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Motorola is updating its first-gen foldable Razr — with Android 11
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Motorola is updating its first-gen foldable Razr — with Android 11

You may be forgiven for forgetting about Motorola’s folding telephones in mild of latest shiny ones announced by the likes of Samsung, however somebody on the firm should care about them — a new OS update has been released for the 2019 Razr, bringing it from Android 10, to Android 11 (via Droid-Life). Sure, that’s appropriate — the OS that (*11*) is the one which turned out there for the Razr in the present day.

Word: The unique Razr reboot and the Razr 5G each turned out there in 2020. Nonetheless, the primary one was introduced in 2019, so I’ll confer with it because the 2019 Razr to assist keep away from confusion between it and the Razr 5G.

Whereas it could seem to be the replace for the 2019 Razr is woefully late, think about this: in keeping with a report from Android Police and Motorola’s updates page, Android 11 began rolling out to the much better 2020 Razr 5G someday between April and July. For a way first-gen the 2019 Razr is, getting the replace just a few months after its successor isn’t too shabby (even if getting it virtually a 12 months after it began rolling out is fairly tough, on an absolute timescale).

Motorola’s replace points aren’t restricted to its foldables, nonetheless. A lot of its recent phones solely come with the promise of two years of safety updates, with some higher-end ones getting one main OS replace. Provided that the Razr already got an upgrade to Android 10 (in Might of 2020), in the present day’s replace places it at two function updates, which is higher than what Motorola guarantees for a few of its non-folding telephones. And it ought to be, provided that the telephones Motorola guarantees two years of safety updates for price between $160 and $400 — the 2019 Razr was $1,500 at launch. (Although that isn’t to say {that a} $400 cellphone ought to solely get two years of updates.)

Nonetheless, if you happen to’re nonetheless rockin’ an unique Razr reboot, it’s an replace you didn’t have earlier than. You may learn our full rundown of what Android 11 adds here, however the abstract is that it brings chat app bubbles, extra granular privateness permissions, and a extra feature-packed energy menu. Simply do your self a favor and don’t look an excessive amount of at the features which are getting ready to drop with Android 12, as a result of it’s laborious to think about that it’ll come to the older Razr anytime quickly, if in any respect.

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