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Videos: Motorola Takes Us on a Tour of Jelly Bean for the RAZR M

With Verizon’s approval of Jelly Bean for the DROID RAZR M, Motorola has gone ahead and uploaded a series of videos to show off some of the new features. We mentioned in our earlier writeup that Google Now, improved Google Search, and advanced notifications are a part of the update, all of which can be seen below. Motorola also included a video of the new Google Search compared to Apple’s Siri. And if you missed it, we posted a similar video a few weeks ago.


Google Voice Search:


Voice Search vs. Siri


Google Now:





  • James

    I have a GNEX on VZW.. how the hell does this phone get JB before the other Razr phones..?? Does the VZW GNexus even have official JB on VZW

    • The GNex does have official JB. Just not 4.2

    • PuzzleShot

      The VZW Galaxy Nexus got JB on the iPhone 5 release date.

  • MentorEvan

    Fantastic features on the Jelly Bean upgrade. Got it today 4pmEST (NYC) and i was amazed.

  • Did no one else notice that siri actually beat google voice in the search for driving directions??The moto device was still looking for a GPS lock. Bad oversight on Moto’s part LOL

    • Justin W

      Did you notice that the RAZR M actually had directions before the iPhone? GPS has nothing to do with the actual retrieving of the directions that SIRI/Google Now does, therefore, Google Now wins.

      • The narrator didn’t ask for driving directions, she asked for “navigation.” So on that front siri won.

        But I digress

        All I’m saying is Moto should have ensured the GPS was locked before asking for navigation..

        • LionStone

          You are correct, the GPS was obviously not on, if it ‘was’ on, yikes! 🙂

  • LionStone

    Wow, they even threw in a jab at Siri w the i5 on LTE! That was cool, but what wasn’t cool is you could easily see the lost screen area from the soft keys, even though the M is 4.3″ and i5 at 4″.

  • nsnsmj

    So since these videos are official from Motorola, then that means they’ve gotten rid of those ugly ass boxy DROID buttons. Thanksha lawd!

    • Larizard

      And since Google now owns Motorola, that means Google is pitting Voice Search against Siri, mocking them with the elevator music. Love it!

  • Alexander Garcia

    Umm… Am I watchin the right vids? Where’s Moto’s skin. Even the nav icons are exactly the same as on the Nexii. =)

  • Sporttster

    Burns my britches that the fking M gets JB before us multitude of Razr and Razr Maxx owners….

  • Ibrick

    I’m so glad Verizon insisted on locked bootloaders, otherwise we would never get such educational video’s.

  • I like that with each new version, Moto is looking more stock Android.

  • zUFC

    So we get the standard google designed softkeys with JB…………nice

    • closer and closer. they’ll be Nexus-like by the time KLP rolls out.

      • Larizard

        i think that’s the goal. they’ll make it very close to stock, but add a few things here and there enough to call it a UI on its own.

        • Justin W

          I agree – what will be left is the Circles widget, the quick settings on the side, and the favorites folder in the app drawer. Everything else will be Google.

          • michael arazan

            I’m guessing it’ll be by next may or june when we see the first Moto Nexus, maybe even with an sd slot

    • I don’t know if that’s sarcasm, but I certainly prefer the Google buttons!

      • zUFC

        I really can’t figure out how you could think that was sarcasm. I’ve read it over and over a thousand times to try. But NO, it’s not. I WANT the standard (maybe that was the word that threw you?) google soft keys. Not that the Moto ones are bad I just like as much stock as possible. “Nice” at the end should of helped?
        Either way sorry about the confusion
        Maybe because I’m not as good as the people on here so I keep it vague in case I’m wrong. I usually am……..haha

    • I actually like the subtle difference from Moto’s custom look.

  • moelsen8

    who is this manufacturer, and what have they done with motorola?

    • Glad it also killed and replaced Verizon too….

  • ManiDePRico

    Love the elevator music on the siri vs googke search video!!

    • +1 for elevator music!!!!

    • Larizard

      that was hilarious

    • master94

      Moto, trolling Apple all the way!

    • Is there a reference for the elevator music? Lol i truly dont get it.

      • Itchy_Robot

        It’s simulating that awkward silent wait you many times have with strangers when in an elevator (elevators many times have soothing music lightly playing in the background). The wait may only be a moment, but it sometimes feels like it lasts forever since you are side by side with a bunch of strangers that really have nothing to say to one another. Maybe it is only a US/western thing?