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Motorola Preparing Update for RAZR HD and MAXX HD, Likely Jelly Bean

During Motorola’s announcement of the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR M, they told us that a Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update would arrive on each before the end of 2012. They appear to be sticking to that, as software testing invites have gone out to members of the Motorola Feedback Network that own a RAZR HD. Keep in mind that this also includes the RAZR MAXX HD, since these two devices are identical other than their battery sizes.

There is no guarantee that this is Jelly Bean, but at this point, what else would it be? Motorola is taking updates more serious than ever, so we would be surprised if it wasn’t Android 4.1. Also, keep in mind that the RAZR M received the 4.1 update a week or so ago.

To see a preview of what Jelly Bean will look like on the RAZR HD, be sure to check out our early hands-on video


We’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Cheers B, N, J, R, M and C!

  • Ryan McClure

    Since the update my “Bedside Mode” is now gone. Anyone have this issue?

  • I’m switching to apple because I bought my original RAZR MAXX on launch day was told by Verizon that i would have ICS within 2 week but ended up not receiving it for six months after Jelly Bean was announced plus Moto announced the new razrs and that they would be receiving jelly bean first at least the iphone stays updated and they don’t have a new phone coming out every week

  • bshaw1028

    Don’t kno y folks keep harpin on the camera, i think its pretty sweet, comin from droid maxx, now that was a horrible camera.

  • anyone know when the update comes out for the razr maxx?

  • rob kling

    It sucks to wait for 4.1 when we know 4.2 is already out there. Big time fail Motorola to make users wait for a half ass upgrade

  • mcdonsco

    Just picked up the maxx HD yesterday and likely getting job for it this week or early next? Saweet!


    ..has anyone noticed that the more you type on android the slower it gets? Like a long email or text or blog entry etc, by the time you get a few paragraphs in i the keyboard doesn’t seem to be able to keep up? Really hope job fixes this!

    • K L

      I have had my HD Maxx since Launch Day and haven’t had any glitches with it or the keyboard. Hopefully JB fixes the problem for you.

      • mcdonsco

        Do you often write lengthy items on it? I’ve had moto androids since the x and almost all of them in between and all of them did, can’t just be me?

  • fartbubbler

    sucks that the MAXX HD will get JB before the S3!

    • Pegleg

      I think its absolutely great!

      • Malcolm James II

        ditto lol

  • duke69111

    It’s sad that the phone was just released and its two versions behind.

  • Ethan

    Ok, Verizon, you have been holding my JB update for my GS3 hostage for too long. Please tell me your demands.

  • Justin Howard

    I just hope the RAZR/Maxx gets the update soon as well

  • bogy25

    Please hurry – need Jelly Bean and I hope this fixes the camera – love the MAXX HD otherwise!

    • I agree. I tried the leaked version of JB on my Maxx HD. I didn’t notice much of an improvement. It was a very early build. So it might be improved by the time it goes out live via OTA.

    • What’s wrong with your camera?

  • Daniel Clifford

    Wow! Great news for the RAZR family. Side note: A little sad how the Galaxy Nexus has yet to get 4.1.2. (Not even going to start on 4.2. Just going to assume it is going to be a while)

    • Greyhame

      At this point I’ll be shocked if the GNex on VZW ever sees 4.2.

      • I see it right now. At least I can unlock my phone and use whatever the dev community brings us. It works flawlessly.

        • Greyhame

          Right.. I was referring to the 4.2 update from VZW. All praise the dev community!!!

  • kixofmyg0t

    I’m thinking Friday.

    Yeah that sounds about right.

  • Guest

    wow these updates are flying out by Moto… looks like we can imagine a Q1 release for JB on the D4, Razr, Maxx, and Bionic

    • Lucky Armpit

      Agreed, but we’re still held hostage by Verizon’s “thorough” update testing process. I’ll eat my hat if the original Razr/Maxx sees Jelly Bean before June 2013.

  • Holy crap, that’s faster than even I dared dream.
    Cmon Moto, RAZR/MAXX up next, get it in *before* your projected time period of Q1 2013, and the people will love you.

    • Heartless12

      I completely agree

  • Malcolm James II

    It doesnt get much better than the “new” Moto for longtime Motorola customers. Just awesome

  • chris125

    Well they did have JB running on these devices when they showed them off months ago so only makes sense that it shouldn’t take them that long to update them even though they should have launched with jb.

    • Greg

      I agree not that impressive to update to the version it should have launched with.I need some project butter for my HD. Still loving the phone and awesome battery life.