By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 08, 2013 08:25 AM EST
Brand new OS upgrades and software refreshes are always a welcoming sight for any smartphone, and it seems like the Motorola Droid RAZR and the RAZR Maxx are set to join that long list.
Per reports, the massively popular Motorola Droid RAZR and the RAZR Maxx are now set to receive the highly anticipated Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update that will bring a boatload of features to the devices while at the same time making them more user-friendly.
Motorola, as reported earlier, has been running a soak test for the update, which was also expected to go public shortly, and beyond just updating these phones up to Android 4.1.2, it would also clear a whole lot of bloat off the system. This included both Motorola apps like MOTOACTV as well as carrier apps like Verizon Video on Demand.
“We’re happy to announce today that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade is rolling out to DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola owners in phases. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean offers new features and apps that make your life simpler,” the official page states. “With features like Google Now, Voice Search and expanded notifications, all of your key information is at your fingertips.”
Moreover, MOTOCAST is no longer integrated tightly, and becomes a stand-alone app. Other apps like My Gallery and My Music are to be replaced by their regular Google counterparts, combined with changes to colors, font, icons, and animations.
The page, however, has also reminded interested users that they cannot downgrade back to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software after this upgrade and that for a successful installation, the company recommends installing this update when the battery in the phone is at least 50 percent charged and the user is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
This is a brand new report to the upgradation of both the devices via Android Jelly Bean after it was reported in October last year that Motorola had listed a dozen models that the company at that time planned to bring Android 4.1 to, with some of the devices listed having ETAs attached to them.
“As part of our commitment to deliver the best of smartphone technology, we plan to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to a number of our devices first offered in 2011 or later,” the company wrote at that time.
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