Things really don’t get much more exciting for Android than they will next week. With the holiday season around the corner, manufacturers are poised to come out firing with their best offerings of the year. Things kick off in a big way next week with the announcement of the Motorola Droid RAZR and the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
The Droid RAZR (to be announced October 18) has been designed to erase all the hype of the Droid Bionic with one fell swoop. It will match or best that device in almost every area, and promises to come in a super-sleek form factor. Adding the brand-recognition of the RAZR name on top of the huge marketing power of Verizon’s Droid lineup will surely equate to some big holiday sales. But another device is headed to Verizon, one which has Android fans foaming at the mouth.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus gains a huge advantage simply on the software it runs alone. Perhaps overshadowing the announcement of the next Google flagship is the introduction of Ice Cream Sandwich, an overhauled and updated version of the Android OS that merges the Gingerbread and Honeycomb code branches. The device itself is designed to combine best-in-class specs with the updated OS to provide a one-two punch of pure Android awesomeness.
Both devices will sport dual-core processors clocked somewhere in the 1.2 to 1.5GHz range. The Droid RAZR will rock a qHD display measuring in at 4.3-inches, while the Galaxy Nexus will sport a mammoth 4.6-inch display with 720p resolution. Both devices look to feature LTE compatibility. The screen size may be a deciding factor for some, but a lack of physical buttons allows the Nexus to make more efficient use of the overall device footprint, creating a phone that shouldn’t feel as big as its screen. The real selling point will be Ice Cream Sandwich and a pure implementation of Android. It is likely the Droid RAZR will run on Android Gingerbread and feature Moto’s custom interface.
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