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Verizon Approves Jelly Bean Update for DROID RAZR HD and MAXX HD as Build 9.1.41

The Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update for the DROID RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD has been approved by Verizon as build 9.1.41. With a soak test scheduled to start any day now, we can’t imagine that the rollout of the update to all owners of the device will be far behind.

As expected, the update includes all of the new Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now, better notifications, an improved keyboard, better Voice Search, Project Butter, and more. Beyond that, Verizon and Motorola also improved voice and data connectivity, the user experience in the calendar, and Back Up Assistant (ugh). They removed Verizon Video and Color application, but added in the suite of Amazon apps.

Update:  Verizon has announced the update, confirming that it starts next week “in phases.”

The update is 276MB in size. 

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  • Also the screen on the HDs are the same size as the original droid razr/maxx if you don’t count the menu, back, and home buttons. One of the other main reason I’m going to apple.

  • I’m definitely saving up for an iPhone 5 forget Android I waited for the original razr maxx to come out. (I bought the same day it came out back in January.) I was told by Verizon I would receive ICS within 2 weeks but didn’t get until 6 months later after JB was announced and the HDs was announced also at least with apple you can have the top Phone and recent update for at least a year.

  • solbrite

    Getting jelly bean?

  • solbrite

    How about the Droid RAZR?

  • Joe

    Does anyone know exactly how the roll out “phases” work?

  • Greg

    I just got the OTA popup notification on my RAZR HD. I denied it and will wait until i know how to keep root or if their is a new method for JB. Someone in the VooDoo root keeper XDA forum said they just tried to restore after the update with no luck.

  • FLHC

    Serious question: Who’s fault is it that Moto’s phones get delayed updates, Motorola or Verizon? I know Verizon is 100% to blame for the Nexus line, but was it Motorola’s decision to ignore my original RAZR and push the HD version’s first, or was it Verizons?

  • jiggajigga

    Boner alert!!! I just got the OTA update for my Razr MAXX HD!! I just had to reboot, and hold the up/down volume buttons. The trick is to quickly plug/unplug your headphones when the droid eye thingy appears. This resets the update flag so you get bumped to the top of the OTA list. I just did it on my MAXX HD and my wife’s regular HD. Remember, to quickly plug and unplug your headphones. You need to do it real fast, like your headphones are pleasuring the phone. You can make a little sound too if you want, like, ‘oooooh’ or ‘ahhhhh’. I didn’t do the sound, but my wife did.

  • Silver

    So first it was “Moto sucks bad updates rah” and now instead of “Wow Motorola kept their word” now it’s “blah verizon is pushing back the updates for the s3 blah” and not “samsung sucks”? ….okay.

  • Ant R

    What’s with all the bloatware

  • Savan Ghetiya

    if verizon thinks they can get back at those that bought the S3 while keeping their unlimited data plans in effect by not putting out the JB update still .. they have another thing coming… new goal: 1TB of data usage per month .. lets see if big red is a happy camper then !!!!!

  • Tom Z

    When they talk about the new keyboard, are they referring to the cool Swype like Google keyboard? That would be sweet!

  • Jay

    What you guys don’t seen to understand is that DROID is the Verizon’s line of phones. Its the brand that made Android what it is today (whether you like it or not, T-Mobile G1 fans)…When a carrier has an exclusive line of phones, they’ll definitely want to give people incentive to either 1) upgrade to a newer phone or 2) switch carriers to Verizon because they offer a unique phone running JB that isnt a Samsung phone