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Motorola begins Jelly Bean soak test for DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX

We’ve gotten more than enough tips to feel confident about this one: Motorola’s preparing a soak test for Verizon’s DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. The first editions in the RAZR series will be getting Jelly Bean, though Motorola didn’t go into detail about which exact version. We imagine it won’t be anything higher than Android 4.1.2 as even Motorola’s latest phones haven’t gotten the absolute latest versions of Android yet. Users should still be quite satisfied for the time being, though.

The soak test will help Motorola in the final stretches of testing, and if things go smoothly we could see a rollout within the month. Don’t hold me to that estimation if it doesn’t pan out, though. If you’re signed up for Motorola’s soak test for these particular devices you’ll want to check your inboxes to see how to proceed, as I’m sure a ton of you will want to get your hands on the upgrade.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

Hi,

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR Maxx on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new Jelly Bean software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR Maxx on Verizon, please excuse and ignore this email.

Click this link — redacted — to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

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  • Matthew Merrick

    Funnily enough, my uncle asked me for help with his OG Droid Razr today (he couldn’t figure out widgets). As I was playing with it I realized it had Google Now on it. I double checked the version, in the settings, and yep, Jellybean. He must have gotten it before the update was pulled. It’s surprisingly stable – I had been under the impression that it was pulled due to instability? The only flaw in could see was there was some may lag when trying to enter/exit the app drawer. Past that, it’s actually quite a good experience (tho significantly less feature-filled than the Note 2 and GS3 I use all the time)

  • toomuchgame441

    if the original Razr gets JB before the LG OPtimus G i will kill the CEO of LG.

    • Matthew Merrick

      Ok everyone, i’m now accepting bets on who would win in a fight to the death – TMG here or Bon-joon Koo (CEO of LG Electronics)

      =P

      • toomuchgame441

        I’m gonna do the Harlem Shake on his face… Don’t ask me how

        • camelsnot

          people still do that bs harlem shuffle?

  • Chris

    Finally, definitely been a long wait. Hopefully doesn’t have to soak to long

  • BigCiX

    I guess at&t is trying their hardest to keep their old flagship dead last from updating. Poor One X!

    • toomuchgame441

      I would be so pissed as a One X owner, I’m glad I returned it that week I did have it

    • camelsnot

      actually HTC dragging their feet. Learn.

      • malcmilli

        how is it HTC? Every other variation of the One X has jelly bean and has been had it for a while now. Even Sprint’s Evo LTE has had it for months.

  • j

    Umm… That’s a RAZR M in the pic.

  • Blkegk

    nobody cares about your stupid blog.

    • camelsnot

      just ban the derpturd.

  • Fatbastard23

    To hell with Verizon and moto. I thought with the acquisition that their phones would receive timely updates? Razr still running ICS? #fail

    • camelsnot

      many phones from different OEMs will never receive even ICS. Quit whining and adjust your momo.

  • Fatbastard23

    #fail

    • camelsnot

      ^ you

  • Fatbastard23

    You must be running Gingerbread or better yet you still have a flip phone you cheap bastard

  • Brian

    My colleague got this in December OTA on his Razr Maxx around xmas time.

    • PeninaD

      That was an accidental release, and probably not the exact version that will be going out for “soak” or general OTA.