Motorola RAZR V lacks Android positivity

By Daniel Chubb - Jul 10, 2012

We have heard from Motorola today in regard to the new RAZR V for Canada and Motosmart for the UK, which will both see a launch this year. The exact release date for each of these phones has not been confirmed, but our readers in Canada can expect the RAZR V in the third quarter. The Motosmart will land on T-Mobile in the UK and should ship within the next 3 weeks.

The Motorola RAZR V specs include an 8-megapixel camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch display, runs on Android 4.0, and is pretty thin at 8.4mm. The outer casing is made from DuPont Kevlar fiber; so this creates a solid build quality. The RAZR V differentiates itself from past RAZR smartphones by having navigation buttons controlled via a touch screen, rather than physical buttons seen in the past designs.

Motorola’s new UK phone, the Motosmart, is designed for the lower end of the market. This is most notably seen with the Android Gingerbread OS on a phone launching in 2012, and also with the specs that include a 3-megapixel camera, and a 3.5-inch display.

One concern that a number of readers have raised already surrounds Android software updates, and some people rightly point out that these Motorola phones rarely get an update. In fact some potential buyers worry these devices would “never get an update“.

Would you buy the Motorola RAZR V if you live in Canada, or the Motosmart if you’re from the UK? You can see the full press release on Motorola here for RAZR V and here for Motosmart. You can also see an official launch video for the Motosmart below.

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  • Lack of software support is apparently the major downfall for Motorola. Another delay in Australia; everyone is deciding to get Samsung instead after a long wait. I was expecting Google to take over Moto completely (update wise) by Q3 and give a major support in software & global market. And…’Razr V’… seriously? Now?

  • Tom

    I’m unhappy owner of Motorola Razr.ICS update was promised first in January,then in Q1 and Q2.Now it’s 11 of July…My wife had Atrix and it took a year to get Gingerbread update.Terrible lack of communication with customers and of course very big problem with updates.I would recommend anybody to stay away from Motorola especially in Europe.