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The original Motorola RAZR was the mobile phone to have a few years ago. One smartphone revolution later and the Motorola Droid RAZR is aiming to be similarly successful, but a lot has changed in the last few years.
If you’re looking for a new high-end Android smartphone then there are two devices that should be vying for your attention right now – the Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Droid RAZR. Let’s see how they measure up.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the new face of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but what does it offer beyond the upgraded platform? There’s a lot of good stuff here, but there are a few disappointments as well.
They share the Linux kernel and that was the only common element between Ubuntu and Android, until the news that Canonical was planning to extend their Linux distro onto mobile phones and tablets. But is Ubuntu really going to be an attractive alternative to any established mobile platforms?
Developers were reluctant to produce apps for Android 3.0 Honeycomb as it only appeared on one type of device — tablets. But with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich there is greater impetus on developers to take advantage of the tools introduced in this new combined mobile phone and tablet OS.
You don’t always have to rely on your keyboard — there are many handwriting apps available for Android that will either convert your script to text, save it as it is for quick note-taking, or require you to learn a series of symbols to enter characters into your phone.
There’s a tendency to focus on the latest and greatest releases in the mobile industry and while the cutting edge of the market is always hotly contested the budget segment is important too. Android seems well-placed to capitalize when compared to its competitors.
Mobile phone platform manufacturers have finally recognized the need for voice-activated features and in the last few weeks Apple and Android have both launched new tools. But which is best, Voice Actions for Android or Siri on iPhone?