By Alexandra Burlacu | Oct 14, 2013 09:43 AM EDT
Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD owners are in for some bad news, as the handset will no longer receive any more Android updates.
While many Android users are eagerly waiting for an update to the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and later on to the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat, others are left with an older version of the OS and no hope for future updates.
The Verizon Motorola Droid Maxx HD falls into the second category, as it will remain stuck on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with no more updates coming its way. If you want to check out the bad news for yourself, head to Motorola's website (you will have to select where you purchased your device, then select the smartphone from a list).
The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD is barely one year old and it remains unclear at this point why Motorola decided to drop updates so soon. Many owners of the handset made their purchase just recently and were most likely hoping for more software updates.
The Droid Razr Maxx HD made its debut last year on Verizon and it shipped with Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on board. It later received a software update to the newer Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but it now looks like it reached the end of the line.
On the other hand, smartphone makers have changed their mind in the past about updating handsets with newer OS versions. This means that if Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD users post a lot of complaints about this decision, there is a chance for the company to change its mind and provide at least one more update for the device. While there's no guarantee that it's going to work, it's worth a shot.
Otherwise, owners of the Verizon Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD will either have to settle for Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, or turn to various custom ROMs to get their smartphone to run on newer firmware builds. The latest Android version launched is currently Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but Google should also release Android 4.4 KitKat soon.
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