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Video: Quick Look at Jelly Bean on the DROID RAZR MAXX HD

Now that we know you can get back to stock off of last night’s Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) leak for the DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD, we thought we’d flash it and do a little preview for you. With Android 4.1.1 on the device, you get the new notifications, Project Butter performance improvements, and of course, Google Now. In the 5-minute video below, you’ll see it all. 


  • Alexander Garcia

    I’ve noticed that the nav icons haven’t been Moto-Skinned. =)

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    Bulls 2-0!!

  • Sammy Brence

    THUNDER UP!! 😉

  • Mustang5Oh

    The pulldown bar being blue when you touch it and going grey when releasing is NOT a Motorola feature. It is a JB feature. 😉

  • MooleyBooleyTroll

    People app isn’t even skinned yet lol

  • Detonation

    Back to stock soft keys? I kinda liked the moto themed ones…

    • jmsbwmn

      I like the shape of the Moto themed keys, but I don’t like how the arrow key doesn’t change orientation when the keyboard is up. I know it’s a minute detail, but it’s something I got used to.

  • master94

    Project butter is amazing.

  • Razr camera hater

    Can anyone offer test results of the JB camera changes, for the better I hope!!

  • Matt

    any bugs?

  • vicorama

    “indeed they are…”

  • Droid Burgundy

    Gnex > this

    • Gnex has terrible battery life

      • chris125

        and poor radios

        • nightscout13

          For being a flagship NEXUS device, it sure had crappy radios. My Droid 1 had better radios (2009)

          • master94

            Motorola radios will always be the best.

    • bull3964

      As someone who just got a Razr HD MAXX today to replace the Galaxy Nexus, I would tend to disagree.

      • jmsbwmn

        I literally did the exact same thing yesterday. While I’m not 100% sold on the RAZR yet, it’s definitely an improvement from the GNex.

        • Ben

          I too replaced my GNex with. Droid Razr HD MAXX. The poor battery life drove me insane!

      • TheDuceCat

        I’m thinking of getting this. After hearing of no Nexus phones coming to VZW soon, I am looking for a new phone. It’s either this or the SIII.

        • Anon

          The moto phone has a bedside dock and a car dock as options. That’d pretty much seal the deal for me.

    • jak_341

      This all day and every day. Twice on Sunday. Please and thank you ma’am.

      • LiterofCola

        You’re an idiot.

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  • Tim242

    One look at this is why I hate on screen buttons. They waste screen space and the bezel is just as big.

    • Normally, they help eliminate chin, but Motorola hasn’t figure that out yet heh.

      • Tim242

        I haven’t seen a phone yet that has reduced chin because of on screen buttons.

        • James Jun

          The Galaxy Nexus. The bottom bezel was pretty small (and really the only phone I’ve so far that uses on screen buttons efficiently in terms of physical appearance.

          • Tim242

            There is room for capacitive buttons on the Nexus. The top bezel on the GNex is bigger than the iPhone. It has more total bezel than any phone I’ve ever seen

          • EC8CH

            Sure maybe there’s room there but I like them just where they are. I don’t like how the buttons on Galaxy phones are at the very edge of the bottom. The Nexus layout it perfect for me, just enough bezel to hang onto in landscape.

        • nightscout13

          I have to agree with you here. The chin was supposed to be eliminated all together, but instead the RAZR M has a double chin.

      • chris125

        There hasn’t been 1 phone with on screen buttons that have a small bezel. It is funny the phones with the smallest bezels have capacative buttons that you “hate” in every of your reviews

      • No

        Maybe they needed the space for the MAXX battery.

        • EC8CH

          Nope…. moar space for VZW LOGO.

      • nightscout13

        Especially with the double chin on the RAZR M, which supposedly has an -edge-to-edge screen. I held that phone in every which way direction, and could not comprehend how that is considered edge-to-edge. Double chin.

      • thedonxr

        Kellex are you a Packer fan?

        • I was going to ask the sane thing. I’m a Packer shareowner 🙂

      • Pete

        I Don’t care if they eliminate the chin or not ,i m just happy that i dont have to deal with the buttons anymore. Its really nice that they stay there when.i need them and just go away when i don’t!!!!

    • Jon


      You’re a retard.

      • Tim242

        Thanks for your contribution.

    • MFG

      On-screen buttons are great. I even hacked my GSIII to use them. The One X, Note 2, etc are all wrong. They’re going against Android design guidelines. No more menu button, yet Samsung still puts one on and HTC has the least elegant implementation of them all.

      On-screen buttons are the way to go, any phone without them is a fake Android phone.

      • Tim242

        So, you hacked your GS3 to make the screen smaller? What a smart guy you are. On screen buttons serve no real purpose. Android is not one design, it’s many. Claiming that phones without onscreen buttons are fake Android phones, makes you a fake Android user. By your logic, no Android phone before the Galaxy Nexus was real. Google’s own Nexus One and Nexus S…FAKE! Google’s stock design choices are not always best. That’s why you see them incorporating features from 3rd party apps. When onscreen buttons serve a purpose other than wasting screen space, I’ll be all for it.

        • On screen buttons are malleable. They serve to communicate and change as you need them. If an app doesn’t have a menu button, it won’t be there. Instead of me pressing my menu button multiple times trying to figure out if something will happen, I will know not to. Want to get rid of the keyboard? The back button turns into a down arrow letting you know that you’ll be backing out of the keyboard first. Don’t even get me started on custom roms.

          • Tim242

            The menu button is no longer used, so that point is moot. The back button gets rid of the keyboard, without having to change to down. I only use a custom ROM to shrink my buttons off of my display. A stock Nexus display is 4.3″ instead of 4.7, because of useless onscreen buttons. And still, the Gnex has the most bezel of any Android phone.

    • BSweetness

      Agreed 100%. When a manufacturer releases a phone that has a bottom bezel that’s too small for physical navigation buttons, I’ll love on-screen buttons. But until that happens, give me physical buttons and full use of the screen real estate for everything (and not just for videos).

      But the likelihood of bottom bezels becoming that small in the near future is probably slim to none. The space is needed to house the internal components, particularly with the thinness of most current phones. That’s why phones with on-screen buttons still have a large bezel or chin. So if the space has to be a part of the phone anyway, put some buttons there and allow the entire screen to be used.

    • C-Law

      after having a galaxy nexus, I never want another phone without onscreen buttons. But I gotta say I don’t like that the background isn’t solid black on the razr.

      • Tim242

        Why do you like the on screen buttons so much? They shrink your screen from 4.7″ to 4.3″. There is still a chin. Just seems pointless.

  • anybody flash this yet? trying to get my brother to flash it. my Nexus flies on JB, and i cant wait to see how much faster the HD is than mine!