Two upcoming smartphones are going to feature the newest Android 4.0 mobile operating system, referred to as "Ice Cream Sandwich" – the Motorola Droid Razr and Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In the tech world, some are expecting competition between the two, particularly once Ice Cream Sandwich is released for the Razr, according to InformationWeek.
The news source reports that initially, the Nexus may have the advantage, since it will come preloaded with Android 4.0, whereas users of the new Razr will have to wait until the early months of 2012 to receive the newest version of that O.S. Initial models of the new Motorola smartphone will run on the 2.3 Gingerbread version of Android.
Certain factors, particularly hardware, make the contest between the new phones a closer race than some might expect. The Nexus has a smooth, curved body that makes it comfortable for handheld use but less durable, while the Razr has a Kevlar battery cover, nanotechnology-based water damage protection and "Gorilla Glass" protection for the front of the phone. The main question remains whether customers will value software over hardware and smartphone accessories or vice versa.
ABC News reported recently that the revival of the Razr name may, in and of itself, be beneficial to Motorola, as the device holds the past reputation of being the world's top-selling cellphone.