Android 4.1 coming next week to Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD

Android 4.1 coming next week to Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
According to Verizon, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD are both receiving Android 4.1 next week. Verizon suggests that you budget about 10-15 minutes to complete the download. Installation will take another 10-15 minutes during which you will not be able to use your phone at all. The size of the update is 276MB.

Jelly Bean is coming to two Motorola models at Verizon

Jelly Bean is coming to two Motorola models at Verizon

So what are some of the features you will get from the update? Expandable Notifications which allows you to take action directly from the notification panel. Send emails, return calls, share pictures and more with this time-saving feature. The Smart Keyboard on Jelly Beans is so smart, it knows the next word you're going to type before you do. Well, not really. But it does predict with a high degree of accuracy the next word you are going to type. Voice typing can now be done even when your phone is offline.
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And what can we say about Google Now? This feature knows the information you need and when you need it. While drinking that decaf in the morning, Google Now has shown you the traffic on your morning commute, if you will need to take an umbrella with you, and the point spread for Sunday's NFL games so that you can call Cookie the bookie to make your bets Google Now Cards keep popping up throughout the day.

Both phones were released October 18th probably making this the quickest that any Motorola phone has ever been updated on Verizon.

source: Verizon (1), (2) via AndroidGuys




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DROID RAZR HD
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2530 mAh
DROID RAZR MAXX HD
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3300 mAh

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42 Comments

1. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

WE ON IT AREN'T WE MOTO!? ;D

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No they aren't. They denied the update to all 2011 phones. It's only a matter of time before they stop updating these phones as well. I don't suspect 4.2 coming at all.

24. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

away with you troll. you have nothing to back up your claims which means you wasted your time with that post. go ahead, prove me wrong, i really doubt you will.

33. metalpoet unregistered

For once Mxyzptlk we actually agree. in 2001 i had the DROID X and the DROID 3 and was denied all the cool stuff that other phones had, i finally get a samsung galaxy s3 a month ago and now Motorola decides to give jellybeen to its newest devices and im left wondering when verizon/samsung will allow its customers to have jellybean! ugh !:(

34. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

the Droid X got 2 major upgrades guy and as unfortunate as it was that the Droid 3 didn't get ICS it just didn't have the amount of RAM Moto would want for it to run their version of ICS on. there's a perfectly stable build of CM9 available for the Droid 3 that is actually pretty great anyway. the Bionic, the Razrs and the Droid 4 have all been well supported, they're from 2011 and have good hardware. the Atrix and the Photon just don't have the hardware to support newer versions of Android, even Samsung just eeked out ICS for their highly popular Galaxy Tab 10.1 and very, very recently the Tab 8.9 which uses the same hardware as the phones Moto denied updates for in 2011 so don't listen to that Troll, he has no idea what he's talking about.

35. metalpoet unregistered

still sucks that my DROID 3 was kinda left in the dust lol. the moto razr hd and hd maxx are good devices but maybe if they continue to improve their devices in a year or so then ill switch back.

36. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's fair. if you still have your Droid 3 get Safestrap on there and load up some custom ROM's! i had a Droid 3 and i loved it. i would love to have one as a backup with CM9 or something on it. maybe there's even a good CM10 or a AOKP JB build available for it. o:

38. switza93

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

Atrix 2 has ICS!

40. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i know that. that's because it has an OMAP4 instead of a Tegra II.

2. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Nice, VZW/Moto finally with timely updates. Wonder if the earlier non-HD Razrs will see some JB love though...

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they surely will.

23. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1194; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

I hope they will bring 4.1 to OG Razr/MAXX.. But may NOT bring 4.2, imho. But its OK, ProjectButter + GoogleNOW is the most needed thing and gesture-typing in 4.2 will never be missed as OG Razr/MAXX comes with swype pre-installed...

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

4.2 is incremental. the OG Razr variants, the Bionic and the Droid 4 will get 4.2.

37. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Motorola has already announced that the OG Razr & Maxx will get 4.1. (https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c ): "ICS Upgrade (Android 4.0.4) rollout began in June 2012. Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)". They just haven't said when.

3. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Hopefully this is what google can start to do with Motorola. Should be some great things to look forward to from here on.

5. switza93

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

On 8.7 rating for Droid Razr MAXX HD? woww iPhonearena...

8. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

That's what happens when someone copy+pastes a half-baked review and expects a .2 difference to suffice for those that know the Razr Maxx HD deserves a higher score than the Razr HD which deserves at least a 9 itself. He also expected that adding the note at the top of the Razr Maxx HD review to explain why he gave it such a close rating was enough lol.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This article has nothing to do with the iPhone.

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

So will my og RAZR get jelly bean for Christmas?

7. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Still waiting for S3 at&t update. >. >

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

4.2.1 is already out, with 4.2 JB available on XDA for many phones, including the captivate

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why does that matter here? is there a 4.2 ROM for the HD? all i've found is Virtuous and a CM10 Unofficial Early Alpha Build which are both 4.1 based. o:

20. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It always matters - who cares when an update arrives as long as Google releases them. Phonearena did not even mention the 4.2.1 update. Go to XDA to solve the problem of not getting an update from your carrier/OEM.

26. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's a suggestible course of action but not an automatic one. information about these updates are still important even though there are some of us that went ahead with the third party fix. besides like i said even though we have a Dev Model and a Safestrap Recovery for the Razr HD we only have 2 ROM's right now and one isn't even daily driver material yet. remember it's the holidays and a new version of Android was just released. i doubt development is real high for this phone at the moment but after the holidays we should see it pick up.

10. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Wow, from what I've been seeing, VZW is doing better with the updates on newer phones. They could still make it better, but give them some credit. lol

11. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

I must be one of the FEW that don't want the JB update on my Razr Maxx HD. Unless it fixes the camera and other HW/SW issues I'm happy on ICS. I actually block the updates from even hitting my phone.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

why? if you're happy on ICS you'll be happier on JB. it doesn't hurt anything to update.

14. xmusicianguy

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 13, 2011

I tried the leaked JB and it just seemed harder to use. Plus (another first) I can't stand the Google Now. I like the current google search because I can disable the auto search results and suggestions. I don't like them, Now doesn't offer such an option.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you can opt out of Now from the get-go when it asks you. JB isn't really that much different from ICS in terms of usability. i don't understand where you're coming from one bit.

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Try this ROM - look for CyanCore 1.4 - great battery life - camera works - very speedy and data works fine:http://www.droidrzr.com/index.php/topic/4593-romrazr-cdmajellybeankexecstockaokpcyanogenmod10cyancore-jellycore-by-team-speedcore/

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