Back at the end of December, Motorola started to roll out the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to owners. Then, the company pulled the plug on the update leading many to wonder when the update might roll out again. Motorola finally confirmed the timing for owners of the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates and says that the update will be rolling out again in Q1.
According to statements Motorola has made on Facebook, the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates will start rolling out again to owners at some point during the first quarter of this year. That means that the software will arrive either in January, February or March. And given that Motorola has followed through on all of its Jelly Bean promises thus far, it’s likely that the software will roll out within that time frame.
Obviously, this is not the time frame that owners were likely looking for given that some owners were the recipients of the update, but nonetheless, it’s nice to see the company confirm the details to curious owners of both devices.
On December 24th, Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners got a bit of a surprise when their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates arrived much earlier than many owners expected. Motorola had not yet said when the updates would arrive and its software update page still doesn’t reflect what the Facebook team said today.
Soon after the roll out began though, it became apparent that something was wrong. We received several emails from concerned Droid RAZR MAXX owners who claimed that the update failed to download and that they were unable to pull the new firmware. And since that day, the software has been unavailable to owners of both the Droid RAZR and the Droid RAZR MAXX.
What’s still unclear is whether or not the Android 4.1 software that Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX received back in December is the real deal. The update was dated December 11th, so it’s definitely s new piece of software, but it’s not clear if it’s the final version.
Still, even if the update arrive in Q1, they will likely be among the first older devices to receive the Android 4.1 update which brings Google Now, a smoother user interface, improved Notifications to the table making it a huge upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.