Motorola says Jelly Bean coming to all Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX users in Q1 2013


After a select group of Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX users received a Christmas gift in the form of Android 4.1.2, the update ceased without explanation. We can’t say for sure why Motorola halted the software upgrade, but we now have confirmation that Motorola plans to deliver Jelly Bean to all users of the RAZR and RAZR MAXX sometime in Q1 of this year.

The news was posted to the comments section of a post touting Jelly Bean for the Droid RAZR M on the Motorola Facebook page. No specifics were offered as to when exactly in Q1 we can expect to see the Android 4.1 update begin anew. We’re in Q1 now, so Jelly Bean could touch down as soon as tomorrow or as late as March. Let’s hope the latter isn’t the case.

If a major bug was discovered at the last minute, it could be a while before we see the update reach handsets. On the other hand, if the software only needed a few minor tweaks expect it much sooner.

[via Facebook | Thanks, Dave!]

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  1. Hope this doesn’t turn out like the other times they push back updates.

  2. That means they MIGHT put them out by Q3, or they’ll tell you next year Q1 that they aren’t giving it to you. In turn, that means they’ll give you a discount to buy another one of their phones so they can do it to you again.

  3. until verizon says no

  4. Woohoo! One of my tips paid off, haha

  5. Seems like manufacturers are finally starting to get their act together on the updates. Now if only the carriers would follow suit.

  6. You guys sure do know Motorola’s ways!

  7. The OTA was pulled by several people and posted over in XDA

  8. They would better update to ICS dumped and forgotten ex-flagship devices Motorola Photon 4G and Atrix

    1. Too little too late, but I agree. I was an Atrix owner that got kicked out too. I pretty much didn’t know what the real android phone experience (on jellybean) was like until I got my N4. The ports just aren’t even close to what that phone used to be.

      1. You’re not the only one. I got my eyes set on the XPERIA Z

    2. yeah that includes my now CRAPPY ATRIX 4G. I’m never going to buy Motorola Phones ever again. I’m going to buy a SONY Xperia Z rumor phone or the GS IV

  9. It ceased because an executive ran to the board room sweating and panting, explaining the profit that big red will lose from the older Razor getting the update instead of just the newer. Big Red ain’t having that. Slight mistake.

    1. I truly despise Verizon

  10. I don’t get why it can’t just be Android 4.2 at this point, it’s been out a couple months you would think the changes are minor enough to just move everything up to that base as an upstream project.

  11. Q1 = March 31st, 11:59pm Hawaii time rollout STARTS!!! Lol!

    1. At that time, the GREAT PUNXSUTAWNEY PHOTON PUMPKIN will arise from the ashes,only to announce that he’s seen neither his own shadow,nor,a hint of JELLY BEAN,not to be seen again for another 6 weeks +…

    2. That’s basically what happened with ICS. They started pushing it out on the last day of the quarter.

  12. I gave up on Motorola, bad experience with the original Droid. Current smartphone, Samsung Droid Charge, next smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4!

    1. I’m one of few who got the JB update…definitely has some bugs but overall I can handle the bugs over the ics which was great at first but got progressively laggy

    2. Uh, how’s that charge update process working out for you? lmao

  13. I’m glad I went with the “leaked” file on XDA. I’m lovin’ JB on my Razr!

  14. Ha, I’ll believe it when I see it……Grr

  15. ICS is the worst thing to happen to my phone. I regret ever downloading it. I f*n despise it.

  16. What a story….RAZR ships with gingerbread, then it updates to ICS, then it updates again to jelly bean-only to a select few, and a year and 2 months later the phone finally operates to its potential. Motorola sucks with their bootloaders, upgrades, and slavery to Verizon. I downloaded JB and fed it to my phone and it is just now a pleasure to own a RAZR. Pretty sad I only get to enjoy my phone for 9 months before my next upgrade. What will I get next? NOT A MOTOROLA! Do yourself a favor, put JB on your og RAZR now….ICS blows and you RAZR will love JB!

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