Last week, Verizon announced the availability of the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD smartphones. These devices were originally launched with the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Today, the wireless carrier finally started rolling out this update for both Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD smartphones.
The latest update is numbered 9.1.41.XT926 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 after the break.
- Move between Home screens with more intuitive graphics and smooth transitions.
- Enjoy more reactive and uniform touch responses.
- Improved voice and data connectivity.
- Native calendar settings have been improved for a better user experience.
- Improved reliability and connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus & Visual Voicemail.
- Time stamp shown in outgoing multimedia has been corrected.
- Video calling portal and Accessories Application has been preloaded.
- Verizon Video has been removed.
- Color Application has been removed.
- Fully integrated Amazon app suite has been preloaded (includes Kindle, Amazon MP3, IMDb, Audible, and Zappos).
You will be automatically notified once the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page.
Motorola and Verizon are all set to roll out the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR HD and the HD MAXX. The carrier has updated the RAZR HD support documents to include all the new changes and features brought about by the Jelly Bean update, which indicates that the roll-out is around the corner.
The Jelly Bean update for the RAZR HD and the HD MAXX will bring with it quite a lot enhancements and new features including Google Now, an improved Voice Search, enhanced notification bar and much more.
Below is the official list of changes that the update will include apart from the usual Jelly Bean goodness (9.1.41.XT926) -:
ADDITIONAL JELLY BEAN ENHANCEMENTS
+ Move between Home screens with more intuitive graphics and smooth transitions.
+ Enjoy more reactive and uniform touch responses.
+ Improved voice and data connectivity.
+ Native calendar settings have been improved for a better user experience.
+ Improved reliability and connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus & Visual Voicemail.
+ Time stamp shown in outgoing multimedia has been corrected.
+ Video calling portal and Accessories Application has been preloaded.
+ Verizon Video has been removed.
+ Color Application has been removed.
+ Fully integrated Amazon app suite has been preloaded (includes Kindle, Amazon MP3,
IMDb, Audible, and Zappos).
Keep in mind that the update is not yet live, but it will start rolling out by next week to all RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX owners.
When Motorola unveiled its 2012 line-up of DROID RAZR HD devices, it promised that it will be updating them to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before the year end.
While the official update from Motorola is not yet available, the folks over at DroidRzr have managed to get their hands on a leaked Jelly Bean firmware for the DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD owners.
For a leak, the firmware is pretty stable and includes all the Jelly Bean goodness including Project Butter and Google Now. Some users do report that there is a bit of lag here and there, but that is given considering that this is not the final firmware.
If you own a DROID RAZR HD or the RAZR MAXX HD, then head over to the DroidRzr forums for the download link and the installation instructions. The installation steps are pretty easy, and there is also an automated tool which will flash back Ice Cream Sandwich on your RAZR HD/MAXX HD, if you feel like doing so.
Last night, Motorola announced the successor to the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX at an event in New York — the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. Both the handsets sport a 4.7-inch display Super-AMOLED display with 720p HD resolution. There is no ‘Plus’ here, so the display has a PenTile pixel arrangement. The handsets also feature a Kevlar back and a water-resistant nano-coating like the original Droid RAZRs.
Internally, the ubiquitous Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 clocked at 1.5GHz, an Adreno 225 GPU and 1GB of RAM keep things chugging along. Other features of the handsets include an 8MP camera capable of recording videos in 1080p HD resolution, NFC, microSD card slot, 16GB of internal memory on the RAZR and 32GB on the RAZR MAXX HD, global roaming support, and support for Verizon 4G LTE.
Both the handsets retain nearly the same dimensions as their predecessor, even though they include a bigger screen. The DROID RAZR will come with a non-removable 2500mAh battery, while the RAZR MAXX HD will come with a non-removable 3300mAh battery that is capable of providing nearly 13 hours of continuous video playback.
The RAZRs will be running on Android 4.0.4 out of the box with a new skin from Motorola that is much better than their previous MotoBLUR skin. Motorola did not provide much information on the pricing or availability of the handsets, except that the handsets will be available before the holidays.
Get ready for another Droid RAZR variant! Motorola has been working on a ‘HD’ version of the Droid RAZR codenamed Fighter. After quite a few blurrycam leaks and renders, the folks over at Blog Of Mobile have managed to get some somewhat clear pictures of the handset.
The Droid RAZR HD is going to sport a ~4.5-inch screen with 720p HD screen resolution, on-screen navigation keys, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, 4G LTE support, a 12MP camera, 1GB RAM, and a beefy 3300mAh battery for the MAXX variant of the handset. On the software side, the RAZR HD will be running a Blur-ified version of Ice Cream Sandwich. Oh! and yes it RAZR HD will still come with a locked down bootloader. God knows when Motorola will stop being insane, and provide an unlockable bootloaders on their handset.
The RAZR HD is going to be the first phone from Motorola to use a Qualcomm SoC, and thankfully Motorola is using the latest and great Krait SoC from the company. The Qualcomm S4 SoC also comes with a new 28nm 4G LTE baseband, which should put the RAZR HD’s battery life way ahead of the current generation 4G LTE phones.