Owners of a Motorola DROID RAZR HD or RAZR MAXX HD smartphone on Verizon’s network might soon receive access to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, as the wireless carrier has already approved it for both devices.
The new software release will land on handsets as build 9.1.41, and Verizon has already published specific details on it on its official support website.
“Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software upgrade, 9.1.41.XT926.Verizon.en.US, for your Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD by Motorola. This update includes an upgrade to the Android Operating System 4.1 (Jelly Bean),” the carrier notes.
Motorola has started the testing period for the new OS flavor a few weeks ago, when it sent out invitations to users to participate in the beta program, and it seems that all went well.
Unfortunately, there’s no specific info available on when the new platform release will start arriving on devices, nor on how long it would take for Verizon to push it to all of its users.
However, the carrier did unveil that, in addition to all the features and improvements that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean arrives with, there would also be a series of enhancements delivered by Motorola themselves.
Among them, we can count the following:
- Improved voice and data connectivity.
- Native calendar settings have been improved for a better user experience.
- Improved reliability and connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus & Visual Voicemail.
- Time stamp shown in outgoing multimedia has been corrected.
- Video calling portal and Accessories Application has been preloaded.
- Verizon Video has been removed.
- Color Application has been removed.
Furthermore, the update will arrive on devices with the Amazon app suite fully integrated (with apps such as Kindle, Amazon MP3, IMDb, Audible, and Zappos).
Following the upgrade, users will also be able to move between Home screens much easier than before, courtesy of more intuitive graphics and smooth transitions, and will also take advantage of more reactive and uniform touch responses, Verizon notes.
Those who would like to learn additional info on the new update, as well as what they will need to do to upgrade their devices once the new software is released, should head over to this page on Verizon’s website.