Here’s a happy way to kick off the weekend: Verizon has announced that the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been approved for both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD. Support documents for the update have appeared on the Internet, which usually means that the update is just a couple short weeks away. Not this time, however, as Verizon has confirmed that RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD users should be getting the update sometime next week.

There’s no specific date for the start of the roll out, but we have a feeling that RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD owners will be happy enough knowing that the update will be arriving so soon. Verizon and Motorola have been pretty speedy getting this update out the door, but there’s one new Motorola device that managed to beat these two phones to the punch: the DROID RAZR M. The Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR M started rolling out earlier in November, meaning that it received the update to Jelly Bean only a couple of months after it was released.

That certainly isn’t bad, so it would appear that Motorola is serious about its commitment to getting Jelly Bean updates sent out to its devices. The company announced this commitment when it revealed the RAZR M and RAZR HD, saying that those who don’t get an update to Jelly Bean are eligible for a free $100. Of course, there’s a little more to it than that (there always is), with Motorola requiring that you trade up to a phone that will be getting Jelly Bean to snag that promotional $100.

In any case, Verizon’s support documentation details all of the changes that come with Jelly Bean, including voice search, the new smart keyboard, and Google Now. Verizon also says that it has “improved voice and data connectivity” with this release. The update comes in at 276MB in size and will begin rolling out at some point next week, so keep it tuned here to Android Community for more information.

[via Verizon]


  1. I don’t really care. Just happy I’m not left out. Glad I spent that $400 on my Razr Maxx last Spring. Face lock only works when I have makeup on. Thanks a lot ICE CREAM SANDWICH for ruining my self esteem.

  2. And, in typical Verizon fashion, they pour all the love on their overused DROID-branded phones. The Galaxy S3 was released four months ago and it still doesn’t have Jelly Bean. The manufacturers need to stand up to carriers and the ridiculous amount of bloatware they install on their phones. If they all did it at once and refused to allow the carriers to sell their phones, the carriers would have no choice but to comply.


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