Last month, Motorola announced that the Verizon’s original Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx is scheduled to receive the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update by the end of this quarter. However, the manufacturer has started rolling out much sooner than expected. These handsets were originally shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, which was later updated to the Android 4.0 in mid-2012.
Motorola is currently rolling out this update in batches. It might take some days for the update to reach your smartphone. The latest update is numbered 98.72.16.XT912 and it brings smart keyboard, Google Now, improved voice search, enhanced notifications, improved voice and data connectivity and much more. Check out the complete changelog below.
User Experience Updates:
- Improved connectivity when roaming on GSM network.
- “My Files”, “My Gallery” and “My Music” have been replaced with “Files”, “Gallery” and “Play Music”.
- In Help Center, user will see a video for setting up Google Play Store instead of the Android Market.
- Improved reliability and accuracy of voicemail indicator.
- Improved reliability with the Email and Calendar Sync.
- User is able to use contact groups for sending a message.
- User is able to delete email accounts from device.
- Sling and MOG application preloads have been removed.
- Improved connectivity and reliability with 4G LTE.
- User’s phone will sync Back Up Assistant content at scheduled time.
This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx smartphones. To learn more, head over to this page.