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The ascendancy of Google has meant the company no longer sticks religiously to its search engine roots. The California-based tech giant has recently been growing an appetite, it seems, to pledge much more of a focus in hardware after having been solely dedicated to software since being founded in 1998. The company is now reported to have filed for permission with the FCC for Special Temporary Authority (STA), a move that would allow its own employees to test a “next-generation personal communications device” in cities across the US; including Mountain View, Los Angeles, New York and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The sport of routing closed Android devices has been somewhat routine and uninteresting to behold. But when you see Honeycomb on the 1.6" display of a wristwatch, you can't help but reclaim the curiosity that fuelled this obsession in the first place.
Motorola's MotoACTV sports watch normally operates on a highly customised version of Android 2.3, with an iPod Nano-esque user interface; but it's gone under the knife and been opened up via Revolutionary's zergRush exploit.
So as the Droid RAZR meets lukewarm consumer reception over fascination of the thinness and rigidity of design, carrier variants have appeared in Chinese markets today, making the technologies held within UK and US models already outdated.
Of course, these upgrades come at the sacrifice of the 7.1mm depth of the phone; but please. Extra points of a millimetre for a 13mp camera and a full 720p 4.5" screen?
Already, man's primitive need to tear things apart to see how they work is quenched with the tear down of the Motorola Droid RAZR; but how could they go one step further in answering the subconcious dreams of many? Do it with a big-ass handsaw.
The Motorola RAZR makes it's android-flavoured return in a teaser page posted tonight.
Droid-Life found an image of the ultra-thin phone stashed away on the teaser page that went up this morning, and it’s pretty much exactly what we had leaked to us earlier this month, exclusive to Verizon in the US, including 4G LTE and that patterned Kevlar back plate.