News by Dan Seifert on Wednesday October 19, 2011.
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Motorola has revealed that its new DROID RAZR smartphone (known simply as the RAZR in Europe) will be upgraded from its Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS in early 2012. The company says that while the DROID RAZR was designed for and launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it has already worked out a plan to bring the new OS to the phone next year.
The upgrade will come as an over-the-air software update, but it is not clear as to exactly when it will be made available. It is also not clear whether or not the upgrade will keep Motorola's custom interface that is featured on the DROID RAZR.
The DROID RAZR was announced just yesterday at an event in New York City, but it was quickly overshadowed by the announcement of the Google Galaxy Nexus later on in the evening. Still, the DROID RAZR is an impressive piece of hardware, and it holds the title of the world's thinnest smartphone, at a mere 7.1mm thick. It is expected to be available in the beginning of November for Verizon Wireless. [via Pocket-lint]
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