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Motorola Droid Razr HD, Maxx HD to Receive Android 4.1

Verizon has confirmed that Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD users will be offered the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update next week.

Both smartphones created by Google-owned Motorola will see Jelly Bean become the new operating system, which delivers Google Now, an improved keyboard and enhanced notifications.

Verizon is utilizing the update to carry out several carrier-specific changes to the Motorola pair. The Verizon Video app and Color app will no longer be present, which will instead be replaced by a new Video calling portal and Accessories app.

The Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD will also receive the full suite of Amazon apps, including Kindle, Amazon MP3, IMDb, Audible and Zappos.

Verizon said the Jelly Bean update will go live in phases next week and will take around 10 to 15 minutes to download and install. Users can manually check for the 276MB update by going to their Motorola handset to Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates > Download.

A support page provided by Verizon depicts the benefits and procedures for the forthcoming update.

 

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  • xpeh
    We also receive the full Amazon Suite? My app drawer is already jammed with useless apps that I can't uninstall.
    Reply
  • halcyon
    The bloatware is meant to be, natural, and simple to be ignored. It seems to have no impact on my use of my S3
    Reply
  • Nakal
    Otacon, buy a Nexus device and get straight up Google with no bloatware.
    Reply
  • TunaSoda
    Yawn
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  • dark_knight33
    Today Verizon Wireless has confirmed that Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD users will be offered the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, after every other carrier (major and minor) has already delivered it to their customers, and long after the phones stop being relevant .


    Fixed.

    I own both a Thunderbolt & a SGS3. I don't know what VZWs problem is, but they simply can't push out a major update, while small carriers like US Cellular seem to get it done right away. FFS, google did all the work, how long does it really take for you to bloat it all up?

    If it weren't for XDA, VZW customers would never run "current" software.
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  • victorintelr
    halcyonThe bloatware is meant to be, natural, and simple to be ignored. It seems to have no impact on my use of my S3Hold on, I thought you were an isheep, why do you complain so much about android then if you have an S3, or is it WP the one you don't like?
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  • victorintelr
    I own both a Thunderbolt & a SGS3. I don't know what VZWs problem is, but they simply can't push out a major update, while small carriers like US Cellular seem to get it done right away. FFS, google did all the work, how long does it really take for you to bloat it all up?If it weren't for XDA, VZW customers would never run "current" software.I just got an S3 from MetroPCS, but the thing doesn't want to update the ICS to JB.
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  • ben850
    halcyonThe bloatware is meant to be, natural, and simple to be ignored. It seems to have no impact on my use of my S3
    Cognitive dissonance is great. It has me still believing that my 4S is slick LOL
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  • halcyon
    victorintelrHold on, I thought you were an isheep, why do you complain so much about android then if you have an S3, or is it WP the one you don't like?Ha, that's why its not so good to make unfounded inferences or assumptions. :p ...but yes, it's WP that I believe has no reason to exist.
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  • xpehWe also receive the full Amazon Suite? My app drawer is already jammed with useless apps that I can't uninstall.
    Most bloatware can be disabled through settings, go to apps, then all, then click on the app, and press disable, if the button isnt there to disable, uninstall updates and then try again, I have about 20 built in apps disabled
    Reply