The update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the original Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX has been somewhat of a mystery. After the company did an excellent job updating their RAZR HD and RAZR M, the original RAZR owners have been stuck waiting. Today however we have good news that the official beta (soak test) for the update has started, and hopefully it will be rolling out to all users soon.
Back on Christmas weekend the update actually arrived for a few lucky individuals, but it apparently had a few issues and immediately was pulled. For whatever reason it was started early, but now is officially getting the soak test treatment from Motorola Mobility themselves.
Soak tests go out to individuals that are a part of the Motorola Feedback Network, and it has been done this way for over the past year. As expected, this is the final stage of testing for the much anticipated update. If all goes well with these limited run soak tests we could see Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean roll out to the original RAZR/MAXX within the next few weeks.
The email going out to the VIP test network doesn't confirm which version of Jelly Bean, but most likely we'll get 4.1.2 and not the latest 4.2 build. Motorola's recent devices are all on Android 4.1.2 at the moment so that's what to expect. If all goes well the update should arrive just on schedule with Motorola's recent report of a Q1 update timeline. We'll report back when we know more. Stay tuned you eager RAZR owners. - Thanks to all who sent us tips!