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Ice Cream Sandwich Android: Motorola Droid Razr Getting New OS in 2012

At yesterday's second press conference for Motorola, the cellphone maker announced that the "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system would be coming to the new "Droid Razr" in early 2012.

Alain Mutricy, SVP of portfolio and product management at Motorola, confirmed this announcement at a company press event in the U.K.

Mutricy stated that although the Motorola Razr was designed for Gingerbread, the company has a plan in place to update the phone to ICS at the "start of 2012" and that all the innovations in the Razr would be optimized for ICS.

Motorola's Droid Razr, which is touted as "the world’s thinnest 4G smartphone," comes with several interesting specs and features.

It measures 7.1mm thick and sports a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 4.3-inch super AMOLED advanced QHD display, am 8-megapixel rear camera capable of shooting 1080p video and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

Motorola Mobility president Sanjay Jha talked about the smartphone's syncing system, MotoCast: "You can stream content from your computer straight to your pocket (or purse) so your personal content is always within reach. And, because you don’t have to upload to a third-party site, you’re saving time while gaining peace of mind. That’s right - your files stay safe because they stay with you."

The smartphone will be available in the U.S. for $299 from Verizon Wireless with a two-year contract.

As for Motorola's other smartphones, operating system updates should be coming to them as well. "We'll release devices to get the ICS upgrade 6 weeks after Google's public push. Hope this helps!, " Motorola said in a tweet to a customer.

Android's latest OS, Android 4.0, "Ice Cream Sandwich" was unveiled yesterday at the "Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode" media event.

Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich also comes with a host of new specs, including, a new custom typeface called Robato, a completely touch screen UI, a lock screen featuring Face Unlock, and Android Beam, an NFC technology that allows users to share information by touching their phones together.

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