Motorola has successfully updates its RAZR HD and RAZR M to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean a while ago, but somehow the original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX have been left behind by the company and the owners of the devices have been waiting and waiting until they’ve stopped to wait some more. Finally, there is good news for them too, as the official beta version of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is being tested as we speak, thus the users of the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX can start hoping the will get it soon.
The Android 4.1 update was originally set for a Christmas release, and Motorola did start rolling it out, but it immediately seized it because of some issues. So, the few users that managed to get the firmware upgrade seemed very lucky at the time. This time it’s a different situation as the company is testing it before it lets it go. After all, how many hiccups can you have with just one update.
The Beta version of the update is also known as the soak test, which is received by certain individuals who are included in the Motorola Feedback Network. Motorola has done it by this method for almost a year. It won’t take very long because the testing has reached its final stage, and if nothing goes wrong you should expect the update including Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean to arrive in the following weeks, that is if you have either a Motorola DROID RAZR or a RAZR MAX.
Even though, some of the users have hoped that Motorola will release the latest Android iteration, specifically Android 4.2, chances that will happen are small, and they will most likely be stuck with Android 4.1.2. As a matter of fact neither of Motorola’s smartphones run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so don’t expect the older ones to be more fortunate.
Anyway, the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update should start rolling out when the company actually said it would, in Q1 2013. When that day will come, we will notify you.