Yesterday was a big day for Android phone users. First we had the announcement from Motorola about the DROID RAZR
smartphone, which they are claiming is the worlds thinnest smartphone,
at 7.1mm thick, and also sports a 4.3" 540x960 qHD Super AMOLED Advanced display with Gorilla Glass, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera with 1080p video, Kevlar backing, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory & 16GB memory card, Bluetooth 4, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and can resist water splashes. The 1800mAh battery is also rated to provide up to 12.5 hours of talk time -or- 8.9 hours of video playback on a full charge. But Motorola also pointed out the enterprise aspects of the device, such as being about to connect to your "home cloud" with their MotoCast app, which allows your phone to access and upload files to and from your PC no matter where you are. There will also be WebTop on the device, to allow it to connect to two different LapDocks and HDTVs using the HDMI out.
Now if that wasn't enough, enter the Samsung GALAXY Nexus
. This will be the first smartphone to feature the much anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
But that's not all, as the slightly-curved device will also come equipped with a large 4.65" 1280x720 HD Super AMOLED display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5MP camera with 1080p video, NFC for mobile payments with Google Wallet, Bluetooth 3, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (5GHz/2.4GHz), 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB memory (depending on region), and a 1750mAh battery.
Naturally, both will support Verizon's 4G LTE data network. The Motorola DROID RAZR will go on pre-sale starting October 27th (with a release in November) and will carry a price of $299.99 with a 2-year contract (be sure to check out our Hands-on
with the DROID RAZR). Meanwhile, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is also slated for a November release. No price was given, but we can speculate it would also be around the $300 mark.
Now comes the tough decision...which one to purchase! On one hand, the DROID RAZR seems so much more attractive with its premium construction and superb features, but on the other, we're not really sure when, or even if the DROID RAZR will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, which means the Galaxy Nexus will probably gain the upper hand when it comes to software support. In addition, it has the more interesting screen, being bigger and of higher resolution. Anyways, let us know in the Comments section below which one you are most interested in.