Before New Year’s Eve we’ve talked a bit about the “accidental” Motorola Droid RAZR Jelly Bean release and how it might’ve affected some of the owners who managed to apply the update on their device. It’s quite a story, and thankfully, the majority of RAZR / RAZR MAXX owners who had the chance to get an early update have reported that the OS works as intended. If not, there seems to be a work-around, as explained in the previous article (hit the link above if you’re experiencing issues with your unit after the update).
As for the rest, well … join us after the break and we’ll tell you what you can expect.
Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
According to Motorola’s Facebook account, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the good old Droid RAZR will hit the waves sometime in Q1. The post in question hasn’t revealed any specifics as to when exactly in the first quarter we can expect the update to arrive, but since Jelly Bean has already been leaked once and considering the fact that, overall, the situation has been positive, I guess it’s safe to assume that the official roll-out might happen sooner rather than later. Perhaps that’s just wishful thinking but hey, we’ve seen a lot of progress lately regarding software updates on other Motorola devices.
As to what you can expect from Android 4.1.2, well it’s the same good old changelog as before. Increased performance and battery life, buttery smooth UI thanks to Project Butter, Google Now and the list goes on.
All these being said, make sure you keep your Droid RAZR / RAZR MAXX close to you and hit that update button as soon as you get the chance. We’re pretty much in Q1 so the deployment might commence in a week, or well over a month from now. Besides, the handset in question has been confirmed for an Android 4.1 update a few good months ago, back in October.
Meanwhile, the newer Droid RAZR HD as well as the Motorola ATRIX HD at AT&T have both made the jump to Jelly Bean, so I suppose it’s high time for Motorola and Verizon to pick up the pace and bring some good news to Droid RAZR owners as well.
Let’s hope for the best, and don’t forget to drop us a line in case you get that update notification on your handset.
Check out Moto’s post regarding the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update.