Updated to Android 4.1: Motorola DROID RAZR and MAXX, and the European HTC One S

Updated to Android 4.1: Motorola DROID RAZR and MAXX, and the European HTC One S
Owners of the European HTC One S, the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX must have been on Santa's nice list because on Christmas Eve, all of these models received their update to Android 4.1. That means the addition of Google Now, the feature that gives you the information you want when you need it. For example, you can arrange to receive the daily traffic conditions for your commute as you spoon out the grapefruit on your plate during breakfast each morning. Or, you can receive the weather for the next few days just before you turn in each evening. And Project Butter makes your phone's UI run as smooth as, well, you get the idea.

For owners of the HTC One S, the update includes Sense 4+, an enhanced UI with better camera performance, a new landing page and event/map view in the gallery, and improvements in power management (better battery life). The update is a whopping 612MB. Ouch. We'd hate to be the developer that gave birth to that! The update brings software version 3.16.401.8 to your HTC One S.

Also receiving an update, but to Android 4.1.2, are both the Motrorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX, These are not the HD models, and so far there is no documentation or a changelist from Big Red.

If you own any of these handsets and have received the update to Android 4.1, let us know by dropping a comment in the box below. And if you have an Android model that hasn't yet received the update to Android 4.1, perhaps a trip to the Santa at the mall will enable you to make a last minute request.

source: AndroidCentral (1), (2)



1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered


2. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

Got the update on my one s and tbh I'm not impressed. Sense animations seem to be operating at a LOWER frame rate than before :(

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

theres no way......jelly bean runs at a constant 60 fps! .... Are you sure you're not downloading TOO much stuff??

7. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

That's not true lol My note II stutters many times when scrolling .. Android will never be 60FPS smooth.. Nexus 4 comes the closest though

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

im sorry man but i got a droid inc 4g lte and its running 4.0.3(ics)! and stutters are LITTLE TO NONE! and that is "with" alot of apps downloaded, emulators, live wallpapers............o and remember my processor is under clocked at 1.2 ghz (s4) but still i find myself with very minimal lag.............my only question for you guys is...........what are you downloading to cause enough lag to "report" to phonearena?

18. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

I too have note 2. Doesn't stutter. I keep a check on processes though. I agree with XPERIA-Knight. I runs at constant 60 fps. Not in hardcore gaming though.

19. iDroidWin

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

You should see 3D UI tutorial by coldfustion on youtube. He showed his ram too while he was making that video. May be you are doing something wrong.

21. smartphonemad

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

No I wiped the phone just before doing it

4. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011


5. kinz1515

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Just got the update on my HTC One S and all I can say is: AWESOME. Project Butter really creates a miracle, at least in my opinion. Way faster, new settings... I, personally, don't like those Blue accents on the theme, but who cares? It just got faster!!! PS: HTC could have done a smaller update - more than 600MB is a lot.

15. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Hey ppl tell me one thing... If the update weighs over 600MB, will the internal memory for OS and apps be depleted by that exact amount ? If yes, then thats a huge loss..!

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And the ONE X on AT&T won't get 4.1 nor the iON how disappointing

8. mightyillidan

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

xperia t too looks like every one is saying merry xmas :)

20. desijatt

Posts: 58; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

yes..but phone arena didn't even noticed the update to sony's flagship

10. Tux4g63

Posts: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

I recieved an OTA notification for my Verizon Droid RAZR but the update failed to download. I wish I had taken a screen shot. I remember it saying it was roughly 381 MB.

11. pwskates

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I had the same problem with my RAZR! :(

26. allan85

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I had the same problem, but I google it and I've found various websites offering a manual solution. Keep trying:D

13. teckem

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Same here, I got the same message Update Failed

14. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

16. Tux4g63

Posts: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

Jelly Bean on my phone. Christmas is barely an hour old and Santa came with 4.1 Veryyyy Nice. I like. High Five.

12. booboo

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

I called Verizon a few hours ago as it happened to me....i said "mistake?" They said "yes". Whenever Google pushes it was the final response.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Merry Christmas guys! enjoy your Jelly Bean treat! ;D

22. sahrckr

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 25, 2012

which model buddy? one s or one s c2?

23. LordZoid

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 22, 2010

Well, Well, I just got a update on my Verizon Galaxy S3. They pushed it to me on Dec.22. It's now version 4.1.1. Is this a current update are are they just getting around to me now? Aside form a few different configs. Not much different. I have notice that all of a sudden my battery is lasting longer. I used to have to charge it every day. Now it seems to be every other day.

24. Marksplace2

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

The upgrade on the razr was stopped. It never downloaded.

25. kirkm

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

The update was pulled, but a search online with "razr jellybean update" should help others find the update - someone uploaded it before it was pulled, and its EASY to side load. I found a link in the xda forum - with easy to follow directions. Took about 30 min from start to finish, and now I have 4.1.2 Not sure if it will cause a problem IF verizon ever puts out a update....but ICS was killing me, and making me hate ANDROID. Jelly bean seems much smoother. Google now is just OK. Not really sure if I will use it much, but the rest looks alot cleaner, and smoother. Ill comment later about the battery.

27. DCgreen26

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 28, 2012

My razr maxx didn't get the 4.1.2. sih.

28. ClassActionSuit

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 17, 2013

Today I pay Verizon for 4G LTE. I paid Motorola, in combination with Google, for a Droid Razor Maxx wireless device. Installing the provided update package resulted in a reduction of service. Today I am able to connect to the network realizing 1G functionality. Shucks, who ever heard of not being capable to "roll-back" a software release or dot fix? Perhaps the programmers involved need to be remind that "production is not the best editor" Simply put, the back release for the currently defective phones can put into place, ready to be shipped OTA (over the air), within four hours. Think about it. Quite frankly, managing QA results, and not effort, may substantially improve delivery for your network and device products. In short, each current customer funds Motorola, Google, and Verizon. In a disaster recovery situation, what will be their recovery plan? Perhaps the door is open for teaching young individuals how to run a quality shop? How about a reminder for your employees addressing how they get paid (customers money). We will be watching you... BTW: I would be happy to calculate your bandwidth costs prior to doing the right thing.

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