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.
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.
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.