Motorola is preparing a quick beta test for their DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD smartphones over on Verizon Wireless. As usual, they’ve started sending out soak test invites, letting users know an update is coming and checking for participants. This means an update for the smartphones should be rolling out soon if all goes well.
Sadly we do have some bad news. After reports originally flooded in that Motorola was preparing a software update for both handsets, we quickly learned this will not be an Android OS increase. Many were expecting Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean to be coming, but you’ll still be stock on 4.1 after this latest round of updates.
Motorola confirms right in the soak test emails that this is not an update to the Android operating system, and instead will be in the form of a small maintenance upgrade. This simply means we’ll still be waiting for Android 4.2 to arrive, but this should fix some bugs, smooth the performance, and possibly increase battery life.
As we know, both smartphones run on the exact same software, and will be updated at the same time as well. Sadly this isn’t the latest version of Android but we’re expecting plenty of bugs to get squashed by Motorola. We’re all still patiently awaiting more news on the Moto X, but for now this should be good news for all you current DROID RAZR HD owners.
The soak test for the upgrade should start soon, and hopefully the official release quickly follows.