The rebooted Motorola Razr launched in February and had a rockier start than the company hoped. There were some hardware concerns and it was quickly overshadowed by the similarly priced Galaxy Z Flip with better specifications. Another point in favor of the Z Flip was Android 10, whereas the Razr launched with Android 9 Pie. That changes starting today, and Motorola is further emphasizing one of the Razr’s advantages as well.
Android 10 for the Motorola Razr adds many of the goodies you’re familiar with. That includes gesture navigation and the fan-favorite system-wide dark mode. More importantly, though, it brings a number of updates to the Quick View display. The large display on the “outside” of the Razr is one of its big advantages over the Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola is packing it with more abilities.
With Android 10, you can now swipe right from the Quick View to see a grid of favorite contacts and a dialer. You can make a call quickly without ever opening the phone. Swiping left on the Quick View will open the selfie camera so you can quickly snap a photo or video.
The biggest change to the Quick View, however, is how it displays notifications. Swiping up will open a full-color list of notification cards that look similar to what you’d see in the full notification shade. It’s still limited to a select number of apps, but it looks more like something you might see on a smartwatch now. You can even type out responses to emails with a full keyboard.
On top of the improved notifications, Motorola is integrating more apps with the Quick View display. You can access Google Maps turn-by-turn directions and control music from Spotify, YouTube Music, and Pandora from the Quick View display. All of this works alongside the existing Moto Display.
Android 10 for the Motorola Razr is rolling out globally today. According to Michael Fisher, the company has also said Android 11 is coming.
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