Motorola’s Punit Soni Introduces “Test Drive” – Allows Users to Test New Software Updates, Starts With Android 4.2

Apologies for the extra long title, but it all needed to be mentioned up front. So yeah, Motorola’s Punit Soni just announced a new program called “Test Drive.” It’s probably similar to the Motorola Feedback Network that allows users to join in “soak tests” of updates before they are pushed to the public, but this name is much snazzier.  (more…)

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.

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Verizon Approves Jelly Bean Update 98.12.4 for DROID RAZR M, Starts Rolling Out Today

This morning, we mentioned that the DROID RAZR M soak test had begun through Motorola and that it was indeed Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Moments ago, Verizon also approved the update as build 98.12.4, which means it should start rolling out to all RAZR M owners over the next week or so. In fact, Verizon says it will start rolling out today, “in phases.” Typically when we see these support docs go live, the update arrives in no time.

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Motorola Sends Invites for DROID RAZR M Soak Test, Jelly Bean Incoming?

This morning, Motorola’s forum manager Matt, has started the process of sending out the invites to their feedback community for a soak test that will take place for the DROID RAZR M. Motorola did say that by the end of the year, their new lineup of RAZR devices would be sporting Jelly Bean. Could this be it? It seems a bit early, but this is a “new” Motorola that is promising quicker updates. (more…)

DROID RAZR HD, RAZR M, and Atrix HD All Rooted

The new line of RAZR phones from Motorola have all been rooted today, thanks to Dan Rosenberg, aka @djrbliss. That includes the DROID RAZR M and yep, the RAZR HD. While we still need someone to confirm this method gaining root on the RAZR HD, you can see from my picture that it most certainly roots the RAZR M. Dan mentions that this method should work on the Atrix HD, Photon Q, and Razr i, as well.  (more…)

Download: Jelly Bean Android 4.1.1 for the DROID RAZR M

The first Jelly Bean build for Motorola’s new lineup of RAZRs has leaked this weekend, and the DROD RAZR M is the beneficiary (Blur version 98.11.35). As you can probably guess, this is a first build and probably not the OTA update that this device will eventually see, so if you would like to flash it, just understand that there is a chance that you will be stuck on this build. At this time, there are not fastboot files available for the RAZR M, so again, if you jump to this, be prepared to be there for a while.

With that said, you do not need to be rooted to do this. You can flash this update right over top of your current 77.111.10 Android 4.0.4 build, hence the name of the file.  (more…)