For those proud owners of the original Motorola DROID RAZR or the RAZR MAXX we have some excellent news for you this afternoon. The folks from Verizon and Motorola nicely surprised everyone this holiday season by sending out the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on Christmas morning. If you didn’t get too many gifts, this should be one to enjoy.
Multiple reports surfaced that Christmas morning Verizon started sending out the update to 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, which is newer than even the DROID RAZR HD Jelly Bean, and we’ve had multiple confirmations that it indeed is rolling out. It appears that Verizon or Motorola might have flipped the switch early, because later in the evening the updates started failing and it may have been pulled.
Verizon usually posts the update changelog and details on their support page, which has yet to happen, but the update is up and running again. For those rocking the original DROID RAZR this is quite the surprise and a nice little gift from Motorola and Verizon — to say the least.
Jelly Bean brings that new keyboard, Google Now voice actions, and of course the informational and detailed expandable notifications are a welcomed edition. You won’t get those on-screen navigation buttons, but you’ll be able to enjoy everything else from Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. Now we’re just waiting for Verizon to allow the Galaxy Nexus to receive a similar update. Or possible 4.2 since all the others are already enjoying that. As usual the update should hit your RAZR soon, or feel free to head into settings and check for updates yourself under the “about phone” section. Happy Holidays!
Update: Download files can be found at the Droidrazr forum.
— Thanks to all who sent this in, even on X-mas!