Remember the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX’s soak test that went out on Monday? We now have the details on what it brings. Unfortunately, not much. To be exact, it adds just two enhancements. The first is a data bug that was occuring while roaming in Canada on Telus GSM and UMTS networks. And the other was yet another data bug that occurred when connected to an extended network in places like Alaska. A warning would appear; however, that has now been fixed. The update is named 98.72.165.XT912.Verizon.en.US in case you were wondering. Nothing else to see here, folks.
Verizon has announced updates for both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX, bringing enhancements and bug fixes to both.The updates include new versions of Backup Assistant and Motorola’s Smartactions, as well as improved GPS reliability, increased stability, improved Bluetooth connectivity, SMS fixes, and support for VMware Horizon Mobile. Security fixes are also included.
You can see a full overview of the updates via the source links below. The updates should begin rolling out in the next few weeks.
Source: Verizon Support RAZR M | RAZR HD
Are you the proud owner of the DROID RAZR or RAZR MAXX? Did you update to Android 4.1.2 when it became available earlier in the month? Is it working perfectly? Well if that’s the case, you’re one of the lucky ones. It appears that a growing group of people are having issues with the Jelly Bean update. A tipster told Phone Arena that Verizon has received numerous complaints on the matter. People are having issues with dropped phone calls, widgets not updating, and apps not working at all.
While the hope is that Big Red will hopefully push an update out soon to fix these issues, they aren’t commenting. We’ll keep you up to speed as the story develops. What about you readers out there that own either of these phones? Are you having issues with Android 4.1.2? Let us know in the comments below.
source: Phone Arena
Last fall Motorola hinted that they were planning to start moving the interfaces for their devices to being closer to a stock Android experience. Owners of Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX devices will see the fruits of that change in strategy as Motorola starts to officially roll out their Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. According to Motorola’s software upgrade page, several Motorola specific applications have been removed and replaced with stock Android apps.
Some of our readers have been reporting that Motorola is sending out emails to select members of the Motorola Feedback Network to try Jelly Bean for the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. An excerpt from that email is posted below.
Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR Maxx on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new Jelly Bean software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid RAZR or Droid RAZR MAXX on Verizon, please excuse and ignore this email.
This leads us to believe that a Jelly Bean update for the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX is just around the corner, and with everyone looking for all the new features the latest Android OS has to offer, it couldn’t be happening at a better time.
We’ve seen Motorola release some time frames for updates to its device before, but more often than not, they’ve failed to keep those promises. Motorola’s Punit Soni did promise to make some changes to that behavior recently, and I think we’re starting to see some results from that.
Motorola has redone their device update page, which now allows you to sort out your device by country, carrier, and device. Once you’ve found your device, you can easily when it’s slated to receive an update, and when the last update was rolled out. Pretty handy, and significantly better than the huge page of cluttered information that it used to be. You can also sign up for emails to be notified when your device is set to receive an update.
And good news for Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners, the new update page firmly states that both devices are set to receive Jelly Bean in Q1. We’re coming to the end of Q1, so you shouldn’t have to wait too much longer on the update, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as it becomes available.
The original Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX received an over-the-air Jelly Bean update (Android 4.1.2) a few weeks ago. It took that long for an exploit to be found in the OTA allowing for root access for both devices. At this point, it looks like all you’ll need is a PC and a USB cable. Hit the source for the walk-through. Have fun and don’t forget to backup! Once you’re rooted you can even give Carbon Backup a try.
Never before have we seen such a glorious Christmas present from Verizon, but it appears as though the original Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX are now receiving an over-the-air update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. A large number of users are reporting that the update is quite hefty, though we still have yet to hear anything official from Verizon.
It seems the update is rolling out in stages, so if you aren’t prompted right away, it shouldn’t be too much longer. Alternatively, you can manually check for the update by heading into Settings > About Phone > System Updates. Be sure to let us know if you’ve managed to snag the update in the comments below.
Source: Android Central
After a long wait Ice Cream Sandwich has finally made its way to the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. Motorola took the longest of the major Android manufacturers, but on the flip side, they left the main elements of stock ICS intact. I congratulate Motorola because at one point, everyone and their brother was knocking them with the Blur UI. Well Blur is no more and Motorola delivered.
The OTA update should start deploying any day now so we wanted to make sure you’re prepared with all the changes because this is a major update. I tried to highlight most of the major differences, but if I missed anything, please leave it in the comments. Of course your questions are encouraged as well. Grab a snack, a drink, and hit the break to see what Motorola has in store.
For those of you DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners out there, it looks like the 7 month wait for ICS is about to come to an end. Verizon just decided it was time to post the device’s ICS support document and that could only mean the update is merely days away. It’s starting to look like the previously rumored dates of June 22 and 27th are becoming more and more likely as the details continue to flow in.
The ICS build number for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX will be 6.16.211 and will indeed include global roaming like we had previously mentioned. Also to be expected in the long overdue update is a new Smart Actions app, video calling and the Android 4.0.4 version of Motorola Blur. It looks like Blur will be much less intrusive this time around and should have additional features that should make any RAZR owner happy. Head to the source link below to see the full scoop before Big Red starts pushing out the update. It looks as though you will have a bunch of new goodies you should familiarize yourself with. Go on, check it out!