Motorola promised to roll out the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates before the end of 2012 and it appears that the company will be keeping its word. In fact, if recent test invites are correct, the updates will likely be rolling out long before the end of the year.
According to Droid-Life, members of the Motorola Feedback Network, the network that tests software updates before they roll out, have begun receiving messages indicating that software testing is needed. What’s more, the invites are being sent out to Motorola Droid RAZR HD owners, a sign that an update will, if testing goes according to plan, be rolling out in the near future.
We haven’t heard about any bug fix updates so it seems that this testing is likely for the promised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates that Motorola said it would be delivering this year to owners of its new high-end smartphones.
After Motorola rolled out the Motorola Droid RAZR M Jelly Bean update just a few days ago, these became next in line to receive their Jelly Bean updates and while many may have thought that it could take awhile to get the software rolled out, it seems Motorola is going to deliver on its promise. Whether that extends to other devices remains to be seen, but this kind of speed is a fantastic sign.
Of course, the fact that Motorola is sending out invites doesn’t mean that a full-on roll out is imminent. This testing will likely a day or more and once completed, it will need to be approved by Verizon. Once that happens, Verizon typically announces that the update will roll out in stages and at that point, owners will see the update trickle out.
Read: Droid RAZR HD Review.
It will, however, likely take awhile before all owners of the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD see the update as Verizon typically rolls out the update to the masses several days after the update begins to arrive.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a massive upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it will be bringing a host of new features including Google Now, improved notifications, a smoother UI and more.