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When Verizon launched the latest generation of Motorola DROID phones back in August, the long-lasting DROID MAXX was only offered in a matte black color. It seems a little belated, but as of today Verizon is selling the Moto flagship in two new color options: glossy red, and matte black with new silver trim on the speaker grille, Motorola badge, power button, and volume rocker. Both of them use the same Kevlar body as the original model, but the red version uses the reflective coating previously seen on the DROID Ultra and DROID Mini.
- Motorola Goes Frosty: Verizon DROID Ultra And DROID Mini Now Available In White
- [Deal Alert] Amazon Discounts Verizon’s New DROIDs: MAXX For $69.99, Ultra And Mini For $.01 On Contract
- Motorola DROID Ultra Leaked In A Shade Of Red That Goes Perfectly With Your Fire Truck
- Motorola Releases DROID MAXX (Verizon-Only) And Moto X (GSM And Verizon) Developer Editions For $649.99
Verizon Offers The Motorola DROID MAXX In Glossy Red And Black-And-Chrome Colors was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Whenever Google releases a new version, or major update, to Android one of the most common questions for owners of existing phones is whether their device will ever benefit. Owners of the Motorola DROID devices from 2012, the DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR M, and DROID RAZR MAXX HD has some reason to be concerned when Android 4.4 KitKat was released last fall as their devices were already “old” in terms of smartphones. They probably breathed a sigh of relief when Motorola announced they would make KitKat available for their devices at some point. After months of no updates though, some were questioning whether Motorola was really committed to the effort to make KitKat available for their devices. The good news for most, if not all, of these owners is that David Schuster with Motorola posted over the weekend that the update was only “a few more weeks” away.
In his post on Google+, Schuster indicates the team has made “great progress” in preparing KitKat for the “2012 DROID family” of devices. He does list the RAZR HD and RAZR M specifically, but left off the RAZR MAXX HD. Hopefully leaving off specific mention of that third device was merely an oversight. Schuster indicates the version to be released will be Android 4.4.2.
In a response to some questions, Schuster also reported work in continuing on Android 4.4.x for the 2013 DROID devices. However, the team has been dealing with “a number of different and unfortunately changing requirements.” He does think the challenges are behind the team at this point, so those devices appear to be on track to get an upgrade in “a few more weeks” as well.
source: +David Schuster
Come comment on this article: Motorola’s 2012 DROID devices still slated to get KitKat in a few more weeks
Motorola has been launching new DROID phones every year since 2009. This year is no exception, especially since they signed that exclusive agreement to continue to make DROIDs for Verizon Wireless.
This year’s model(s) will hit around the 4th quarter and will sport a larger screen ratio, meaning less bezel. The latest DROIDs have sported Kevlar, and it looks likes Motorola will continue that trend. However, they will update it with supposed next-gen materials.
Of course Motorola will also launch an updated Moto X over the summer, and just like last year, we expect the new DROIDs to have the same software and features.
It still amazes me that the DROID line is still around, but I guess Big Red thinks it is still pretty lucrative. They are the only U.S. carrier to have their own branded phone.
Come comment on this article: Next Motorola DROID refresh is on track for Q4
Made from a durable polycarbonate, these Motorola Droid ULTRA/MAXX hard cases are strong enough to withstand drops and thin enough to keep in your pocket. The case snaps together around your device leaving access to the screen, camera, ports and buttons.
The Mobi Hard Shell Case is available for just $5.95, 70% off today only. Color options include black, blue, red, purple and pink!
Check out our entire selection of Motorola Droid MAXX accessories including cases, chargers and headsets at ShopAndroid.com
The folks here at ShopAndroid.com have looked over our entire selection of cases for the Motorola Droid ULTRA and are highlighting which skins, hard cases and hybrids have been most popular with customers and staff. Jump past the break to take a look which ones made the cut.
Made from a durable polycarbonate, these hard cases are strong enough to withstand drops and thin enough to keep in your pocket. The back features a soft coating that’s comfortable to hold, easy to manage and helps prevent unwanted drops. Color options include black, blue, red, purple and pink.
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Motorola has updated the DROID Zap app, and this time those using the app will notice a new feature. Perhaps more important though, Motorola has opened things up and the app will now work with quite a few additional devices. Simply put, the app will no longer be limited to those with a Motorola DROID branding, though, some features will be device specific.
In this case, the new feature that has come along with this update is Zap Zone. This will allow multiple users to share pictures in a group setting. Say, at a party. Users begin by inviting others, and once the invitation has been accepted, the sharing can begin. From that point, all pictures you take will automatically be shared for the duration of the Zap Zone.
The other device aspect is simple. DROID Zap has opened up and any Android handset will be able to send and/or receive images. The update is nice to see, if for no other reason than existing users will now be able to
be friends with share images with those who aren’t using a DROID. The real question here will be whether those non-DROID users will adopt the app.
Some brief testing shows the app works well enough, but along with wondering how many non-DROID users are going to be excited, we aren’t exactly sure if this will be more attractive as compared to simply sending an email, or sharing the images with Facebook or Twitter. DROID Zap can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
Motorola Expands Droid Zap App To All Android Devices, Adds Zap Zone Photo Syncing For Verizon DROIDs
Motorola’s Droid Zap, an exclusive feature for Verizon’s 2013 DROID line, always seemed a bit on the limited side. Maybe that’s because only those three DROID phones could actually use the service – other phones could receive photos from nearby users with the Zap app, but only the DROID Ultra, DROID Mini, and DROID Maxx could send them. Today Moto has seen the light and made both sending and receiving photos possible for any phone.
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Motorola Expands Droid Zap App To All Android Devices, Adds Zap Zone Photo Syncing For Verizon DROIDs was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Motorola and Verizon have been performing their usual soak test for the pending Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Motorola DROID line of devices. After what seems like ages, and after it was pulled, they are finally ready to start rolling it out to all current users. Per the norm, the update will roll out gradually for the Motorola DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX and DROID Mini over the next few weeks.
For the most part the update will be all KitKatted out. There are a few minor differences to report though. Users will keep the blue icons and not go to the frosty white. The Jelly Bean dialer remains in place and the home screen stays the same.
Each device gets a slew of improvements to their camera apps, Emojis, DROID ZAP 2.0 update, Fitbit support and some more app updates and integrated ones too. Check out the support docs for the DROID MAXX and Ultra or the DROID Mini for more indepth details.
No clear indication of what the software update will bring
We've already seen Motorola roll out a rather quick Android 4.4 update for the Moto X, and now Droid 4 owners are receiving a soak test invitation. Shortly after rolling out the soak tests on the Moto X, Droid Ultra and various other devices the update starting hitting officially, and we hope for the same here. While this update is likely to keep the phone on a lower version of Android — Motorola's support page still claims the Droid 4 won't go past Android 4.1.2 — we'll never turn down an official software update on an older device.
Invites are going out now, so we can expect to wait a few more days for software to start hitting devices. Hopefully if all goes smooth they will be able to roll the update to everyone rather quickly. Keep your eyes on your update screen and be sure to let us know if you start receiving the update!
- More: Motorola Droid 4 Forums
Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
The Jan. 1 Deal of the Day is the BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for Motorola Droid ULTRA/MAXX. This screen protector is custom designed to fit perfectly on your device and is easy to apply, even for a novice. The ultra-slim PET film reduces glare and fingerprints while providing a smooth touchscreen experience.
The BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz is available for just $8.49, 47% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping.
Find more great deals on Motorola Droid ULTRA accessories at ShopAndroid.com!
Earlier this morning, we were tipped off to news that Motorola would begin the soak test upgrade for Motorola DROID Mini, DROID MAXX and DROID Ultra users. The company didn’t give us any clue as to what the upgrade would be after their last snafu, but our KitKat senses have been tingling ever since we heard an upgrade was coming.
Now, Verizon has taken all the mystery (and fun) out of it by announcing that it’s KitKat on Twitter. Verizon noted that the upgrade is going out in phases, which means not everyone will be seeing it right away. We imagine the aforementioned soak test gang will be the absolute first in line, though if the upgrade to KitKat on the Moto X is anything to go by it might not be a long wait for the rest.
We’ll be feverishly checking for the upgrade, but if you happen to grab it before we can be sure to let us know in the comments section below. It might be a good idea for you to get on WiFi and charge your battery before giving it a go.
Word around the water cooler is that Motorola’s aforementioned soak test for the Motorola DROID Mini, Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID Maxx will be going out over-the-air at some point today. The email delivering that good news went out to soak test participants at some point last night.
Mum is still the word on what this will be, but tons of folks are keeping their fingers crossed that it will be the same Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade we’ve seen roll out for the Moto X.
Motorola’s changed the game with getting KitKat out for their phones so fast, with the company initially beating several Nexus devices to the punch. While we imagined their DROID phones were going to take a while longer — Verizon’s a hard customer to please, after all — this was still a lot sooner than we expected.
If successful, this soak test will turn into a wide spread rollout for all owners of these three devices, though we won’t get too ahead of ourselves about that just yet — there’s no telling what sort of dangers lurk around the corner. We’ll be updating this post whenever things start rolling out. Be sure to let us know if you’re seeing it in the comments section below.
Motorola has begun sending invites for their software “soak test” for the Verizon DROID MAXX, ULTRA, and Mini. All Motorola has to say about it is that members of the Motorola Feedback Network will have a chance to preview a “new software release.” Despite the fact that Motorola could not be more vague, this could very well mean that KitKat is on its way to those devices. It usually takes a few days for a soak test to push out to everyone, so be patient if you’re still waiting – it’s coming, we promise.
Source: Android Central
Come comment on this article: Motorola DROID software soak test beginning, KitKat coming?
Attention, owners of the Verizon Motorola Droid Ultra, Droid Mini and Droid Maxx: Motorola has just sent out invites for a software "soak test" for the trio of devices. Nothing definite, but that could well mean Android 4.4 KitKat is on its way. (Or it could be a lesser version. We've got our fingers crossed.)
It generally takes a few days for the soak test update to push — and it's entirely possible the update will push to everyone — soak test or not — at the same time. It's happened before.
More: Verizon Droid forums; Thanks to everyone who sent this in!
The Dec. 4 Deal of the Day is the Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Motorola Droid MAXX. The DualPro is a hybrid style case that combines a flexible inner silicone layer with a rigid outer plextonium shell. Naturally the silicone core absorbs impacts and the plextonium shell features a custom blend of polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish that delivers improved drop protection over the average plastic case.
The Incipio DualPro Hard Case is available for just $19.49, 35% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping.
Find more great deals on Motorola Droid MAXX accessories at ShopAndroid.com!
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The Nov. 30 Deal of the Day is the Trident Aegis Case for Motorola Droid MINI. Drop tested and environmentally approved, the Aegis Case takes an eco-friendly approach to dual-layer protection. This case meets military standards, exceeding drop and vibration tests, so you know you're getting the real deal. Color options include black, blue, red, green and pink.
The Trident Aegis Case is available for just $20.49, over 40% off today only. Grab yours while supplies last
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The latest deal for Black Friday is a price drop for the full retail price on three of Verizon’s best devices. The HTC One Max, LG G2, and DROID Ultra by Motorola are all seeing their full price drop. The One Max and G2 can be bought off-contract for $499 each and the DROID Ultra is available for $449. What is is interesting is that this may not even be a Black Friday-only deal. This could actually be a permanent drop on some great devices. To get your hands on these discounted off-contract phones, hit the source link to be taken to Verizon’s page.
Come comment on this article: [Deal] Verizon’s One Max, G2, and DROID Ultra full retail prices drop
We’re not sure if it’s simply a coincidence that Verizon happened to mark down the full, off-contract prices of a few of their handsets on Black Friday, but take it as you will. Jumping onto Verizon’s site, you’ll notice the LG G2 and HTC One Max can now be purchased for $500 outright, while the Motorola DROID Ultra has been discounted to $450. For those keeping track, that’s about a hundred bucks off. We’re not sure how long this will last, as it doesn’t appear to be apart of any temporary Black Friday sale.
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Verizon is making it a possibility in their own with the release of the Motorola DROID Ultra and Motorola DROID Mini in white. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the phones are available for the same price as the standard black and red editions of each.
The Droid Ultra and Mini are two of the latest devices to grace the popular Android line at Verizon, dropping the RAZR name that was associated with previous models but carrying over many of the same features. This includes durable construction utilizing Kevlar in the back plate. The Droid Ultra features a 5-inch 720p display and Motorola X8 CPU, while the Droid Mini features the same behind a 4.3-inch display. Like the Moto X, the latest Droids feature the ability to interact with the devices hands-free using simple voice commands.
The Droid Ultra and Droid Mini are available now for $99.99 and $49.99 on a new two-year contract, respectively. The Droid Ultra MAXX, introduced alongside the Ultra and Mini, did not receive the white color treatment.
Following some recent (and not-so-recent) leakage, the Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Mini have appeared in white on Verizon's online store. Nothing has changed besides the color of the phones' exterior — you're still basically looking at a Moto X-class device in a different form factor with added "Droid" branding from Verizon. The phones' prices are also unchanged — the Ultra is $99.99 on a two-year plan, $449.99 outright or $18.97 on Verizon Edge, while the Mini remains $49.99 on-contract, $399.99 outright or $16.81 on Edge.
Hit the source links below for more details.
The Nov. 28 Deal of the Day is the Mobi Hard Shell Case for Motorola Droid ULTRA/MAXX. Protect against drops and scratches with the Mobi Hard Case while keeping the original sleek design of your device. Made from a durable polycarbonate, these hard cases are strong enough to withstand drops and thin enough to keep in your pocket. Available in several colors!
The Mobi Hard Shell Case is available for just $6.49, 67% off today only. Backed by our 60-day return policy and fast shipping.
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Right on the heels of the white DROID Mini leak, @evleaks has tweeted an image of a white DROID Ultra. Currently both devices, sold exclusively by Verizon, are only available in black or red; however, white could join the fun just in time for the holiday season. We’ll keep a lookout for both the DROID Mini and Ultra are set to be released.
Motorola DROID Ultra, in white, for Verizon pic.twitter.com/aSjCKIfvX4
— @evleaks (@evleaks) November 26, 2013
Come comment on this article: White DROID Ultra leaks, likely joining the white DROID Mini for the holidays
Verizon could be ready to introduce a new color option for folks who spring for the Mini variant in their latest DROID lineup. Twitter leakster @evleaks told us that much with this latest press render of the device in white. It’s an interesting look for the little guy, with Motorola typically sticking to darker tones when it comes to phones in the DROID lineup.
The source didn’t have much more information to share, but we imagine Verizon will want to get this thing out during the season where “white” is usually all over the place in the northern hemisphere. With that, there won’t be much more guesswork to do, as we’ll expect this to be identical to the current Motorola DROID Mini in terms of specs. Here’s what you’ll be greeted to:
- 4.3-inch 720p display
- 1.7GHz dual-core Motorola X8 processor with quad-core graphics
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of internal storage
- 10 megapixel RGBC camera w/ 2 megapixel front camera
- WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2,000mAh battery
With that, we can also use the current DROID Mini to get a good idea of price. It’s going for $50 on a new two-year contract right now, or about $16 per month with no down payment if you get the phone through Verizon Edge. That’s not a bad price for a device in this size range. Let’s just hope it doesn’t take long for Verizon to unleash this thing for those who long for a brighter smartphone.
[Update]: Looks like the DROID Ultra is also getting the white treatment. DROID MAXX in line too, Verizon?
It's the Droid Mini you know and love, now with a new color option
Frequent device revealer @evleaks has posted a press render today of a Motorola Droid Mini in white, headed to Verizon. Details on an exact price and availability aren't known, but there isn't much to the imagination here. Verizon often releases new colors of devices to help bump sales, especially around the holidays.
If you've ever wanted a Droid Mini but just can't make yourself pull the trigger on the plain 'ol black or saucy red model, wait it out for this white one to arrive. New colors of phones usually aren't too far behind leaked renders like this.
They’ve done it with the camera. They’ve done it with Touchless Control and Migrate. They’ve even done it with the FM Radio from the brand new Moto G. Now Motorola is moving even more of its proprietary phone apps into Google Play Land, presumably to allow for more frequent and reliable updates. Today Motorola Assist and Motorola Connect, both exclusive to the Moto X and Verizon’s new Motorola DROID phones, are available on the Play Store.
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Motorola Assist And Motorola Connect For The Moto X And 2013 DROIDs Are Now In The Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.
Verizon’s Moto X was the first device to receive Android 4.4 KitKat over the air, but owners of the phone on other carriers aren’t far behind. According to the many reports sitting in our inbox from the Motorola Feedback Forums, the AT&T Moto X will be getting the same KitKat-donning soak test upgrade that Verizon users are currently pulling down. There’s no indication as to when the rollout will begin, but it typically doesn’t take longer than a day or two from the initial notice for Motorola to get rolling on things.
Staying in the realm of update news, both of Verizon’s DROID Xyboard tablets — the Motorola DROID Xyboard 8.2 and Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1 — are now getting Android 4.1.2. No, it’s not KitKat. It’s not even the latest version of Jelly Bean. But we’re just happy those folks are still being supported despite this pair of tablets being quite old in technology years. The short list of improvements includes improved overall OS stability and improvements to WiFi connectivity.
AT&T Moto X owners who happen to be in the soak test can expect to find the upgrade under the Settings menu whenever they’re ready to go live. Xyboard owners can pull their upgrade down right now.
Two-year-old tablets updated with year-old OS
If you're still rocking a Motorola Droid Xyboard tablet almost two years on from the ill-fated slates' release, then good news — Verizon has announced that both the 8.2 and 10.1-inch versions will soon receive updates to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. With its cringeworthy name and Android 3.2 Honeycomb out of the box, the Xyboards were Motorola's last attempt at an Android-powered tablet, brought to market in late 2011.
Jelly Bean's arrival for the tablets comes more than a year after the Xyboards got their last update, to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, in October 2012. And given their relatively meek hardware — a dual-core OMAP 4430 CPU and 1GB of RAM — Jelly Bean's "project butter" enhancements should significantly improve performance on the tablets. The 4.1.2 update will also introduce Google Now, as well as a redesigned camera app.
No word yet on when this update will hit the international versions of the Xyboard, which were sold under the "Xoom 2" brand, but we're not holding our breath. It's a stark contrast to the situation with Moto's latest products, which have been among the first to get the new Android 4.4 KitKat.
Motorola shocked the world yesterday when they announced they’d be the first OEM to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to the masses. That happened on the Motorola Moto X, and on Verizon’s version, no less. We’re still waiting on word about Motorola’s latest DROID phones, but it seems the company is looking to take things up a notch — they are now promising Android 4.4 for Verizon’s 2012 DROID phones.
Specifically, the Motorola DROID M, Motorola DROID RAZR HD, and Motorola DROID RAZR Maxx HD are all being lined up to receive the upgrade to KitKat at some point in the future. Motorola wasn’t interested in giving us a timeframe for those devices, but we imagine it won’t be much longer than a few months before we can get our hands on the chocolatey goodness.
That said, it’s wise not to expect the update quite as fast as it arrived on the Moto X, and it will probably be lower on their list of priorities compared to the Motorola DROID Maxx, Motorola DROID Ultra, and Motorola DROID Mini. Still, the fact that 2012 phones are being pegged for the latest version of Android is something to applaud.
[via Motorola, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]