Jelly Bean for Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD now rolling out


A couple more Android devices have been added to the Jelly Bean family today, thankfully. Motorola has officially announced the beginning of the roll-out process for its latest Verizon Wireless phones, the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD.

The devices originally launched with Ice Cream Sandwich, but Motorola promised everyone that getting Android updates out faster would be a primary concern going forward and that promise is certainly being lived up to.

The roll-out will happen in multiple phases, as you’d imagine, so don’t fret too much when you go to check for the upgrade in the notifications menu.

It might be a week or two, or maybe even three, before your phone gets the upgrade so it’s best to suspend your anxiety and just let it come to you. Other methods of getting the upgrade may eventually pop up, though, so if you can’t wait and Motorola isn’t pushing it to you as fast as you’d like you can always check out AndroidForums.com to see what your options are.

Motorola’s user interface got a bit de-bloated following Google’s purchase of the OEM. Whether or not that was a direct result of the acquisition is another story for another day, but should you read Motorola’s upgrade page you’ll find that its Jelly Bean highlights read more like a Nexus phone than it does a MOTOBLUR phone these days.

That’s a great sign of things to come, and we’re sure those of you owning these particular devices couldn’t be any more happy. Google Now, on-board speech-to-text, expanded notifications, improved Android Beam and more are all being touted as the main features this update brings so Motorola’s letting its own customization take a backseat to allow the more vanilla features of Jelly Bean to shine. Be sure to head to its site for more information.

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Hey Verizon. Where the hell is my update for the S3?

  2. I said I wouldn’t buy another Motorola after my Bionic.

    I think I lied. lol

    1. I said the same thing after having the Razr and a SLEW of Moto phones. Used the GNEX for the last 6 months, but just picked up the MAXX HD on Craigslist, and have NEVER been happier with a device. Awesome solid hardware, with great internals, and a good screen, near stock android experience, and the best effin’ battery ever. it’s quick, too, despite what people say about 1GB of RAM… absolutely no regrets and the best phone i’ve ever used in every aspect. It one ups my GNEX with battery, screen, still has touch buttons, camera is equally crappy, HDMI port, expandable memory (on top of 32GB internal), and build quality. Not to mention it has some cool OtterBox cases for it. I love.

      1. 1GB RAM is more a problem for multitasking if you have a lot of apps, otherwise 1GB is fine if you aren’t running too much stuff at the same time. That Snapdragon S4 inside the HD is also much faster than the OMAP4460 in the GNex, so it’s no doubt faster.

    2. Just go back edit your comment and add an asterisk. Then put in the fine print:

      *unless purchased by Google

  3. Good job Motorola.. I wish the Razr was on Sprint :-(

  4. oh my god. verizon is NOT reading these posts. quit posting about the S3 on every Jelly bean post. and if you are gonna post about it, check to see the 500 other people that have done it, and quit yer bitchin

  5. Release date for the RAZR MAXX? o.O

    1. Exactly! Can we get some love?

  6. I have a nexus 7, a GS3 which I gave my girlfriend after I purchased my note 2. They are all running Jelly been from version 4.1.1 on the GS3 to 4.2.1 on my nexus 7. In my opinion Google Now sucks ass, hard too. The new version(jelly bean version)of S voice on the GS3 and Note 2 is WAY better than Google Now. I have noticed little to no difference in performance after updating the GS3 to Jelly bean other than a few extra options available. I can’t say for my Note 2 or Nexus 7 as they shipped with jelly bean.

  7. Awesome. The Razr MAXX HD is the best phone on verizon right now. Tried the DNA briefly; screen was nice but not as bright as the MAXX HD and battery was terrible. Love the Razr HD Maxx , and JB will make it even better.

    1. I would love to be able to switch between the 2 as i please…. maybe i’ll pick one up if i get a good bonus. haha

  8. Forget the razor. It’s all about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2!

  9. It’s awesome.

  10. I can verify that my HD Maxx was successfully Jelly Beaned to 4.1.1 last night.

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