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Droid RAZR & Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean Updates Start Rolling Out

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The Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates are rolling out slowly to users who are part of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean soak test.

We reported last month that the soak test for the Droid RAZR & Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update was about to start and according to forum posts, the Droid RAZR & Droid RAZR MAXX Android 4.1.2 soak test is underway. Even as Motorola confirmed plans to complete the roll out by the end of March, this is a good sign that the updates will soon hit all users.

Update: Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean Updates Rolling Out in Phases.

The Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean toll out starts to soak testers. This is the last step before an official release.

The Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean toll out starts to soak testers. This is the last step before an official release.

The Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update bumps the system version up to 98.72.16.XT912.Verizon.en.US and delivers a collection of exciting Jelly Bean features to users. We are still waiting to see an update to the DroiD RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX update support page on Verizon, which normally happens shortly before the OTSA update rolls out to the general public.

The Jelly Bean update for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX includes Google Now, which often knows what you need before you know you need it based on your Google data. Google Now also allows users to use voice commands similar to Siri on the iPhone.

In addition to Google Now, users should see speed improvements on the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX thanks to Project Butter. This upgrade brings speed improvements throughout the system. It’s not often that updates hit a year-old phone and bring speed improvements.

According to the Motorola Android 4.1.2 changelog, the update also removes many of the Motorola apps and replaces them with stock Google Apps. The update also reportedly improves camera image quality and much more.

The video below shows off our favorite Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features.

Now that the soak test for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Android 4.1.2 update is in progress, users can expect to receive an OTA update notification very soon, offering access to the update and new features.

Screenshot showing the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update in the wild.

Screenshot showing the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update in the wild.

There is a link to the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean update file available, but most users will want to wait

The Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates complete one of the last major upgrades to Android 4.1. The HTC One X Jelly Bean update remains the last of the large Android 4.1.2 updates that is missing in action. The HTC One X is still waiting for an update as mid-range smartphones beat the former HTC flagship to Jelly Bean.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

8 Comments

  1. Jeremiah

    03/07/2013 at 8:31 am

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. jason

    03/07/2013 at 11:17 am

    Just had text come from Verizon that Jellybean 4.1.2 updates for Razr & Razr Maxx are starting today.

  3. Robyn Pittillo

    03/07/2013 at 9:50 pm

    If I installed the first JB leak will this new one still come to my Max??

    • James

      03/09/2013 at 9:33 am

      Yes.

  4. Connie

    03/13/2013 at 6:37 pm

    I got the update today………so far so good except my voice commands no longer work the way they did………before I could hold down the search key for a few seconds, a voice command box would come up and I could say “text Sara….Meet me at 4.” and it would show me the text, hit send and done……now when I hold down the search key…..I get google search and that’s it, no more voice commands to make a call or anything……how do I fix this, I really relied on this for hands free when driving and such…….

    • Leo Hammarskjöld

      03/23/2013 at 3:50 am

      you get the same functionality with Google now if not even better, plus other even more advanced features. Just test and see for yourself

  5. Tom

    03/21/2013 at 10:33 am

    I got the update last week 3/14/13 and am having problems using my Bluetooth headset to get calls through.
    When I use my Bluetooth I now get the “Google Voice Dialer”. The original Motorola Voice Dialer called “Voice Commands” which (I guess) was the default is still in my Apps and I can use it manually but I can’t get it to be the default without causing problems with Text and e-mail. The original Voice Dialer said, “Please say a command” and then said, “Did you say…Call…Bill…Mobile One?” I then had a choice to say, ”Yes” or “No”. The Google Voice Dialer says, “Speak now” then immediately dials whatever contact it thinks I requested. So far, it has not correctly interpreted any of my contacts and what is worse is it dials them without confirming with me. I can go into the “Manage apps” and disable “Google Search” and that disables the “Google Voice Dialer” and allows “Voice Commands” to be the default but I then lose the microphone on the keyboard when I try to use Text or e-mail. I’ve read on other sites that others are having the same problems. Any suggestions?

  6. Pittillo

    03/21/2013 at 10:40 am

    I’m having issues with my signal, anyone else??

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