Motorola has announced the upcoming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update for the Motorola Droid RAZR and the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX. The update will carry version 98.72.16.XT912.Verizon.en.US and include all the improvements and enhancements Android 4.1.2 has to offer. This includes features like Google Now, Project Butter, voice search, and expandable notifications.
Check out the full change-log of the Jelly Bean update for the Motorola Droid RAZR and Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX below.
|New User Interface||Look and Feel||Updated colors, font, icons, and animations.|
|New Features||Google Now||Added feature that generates real-time notifications throughout the day with relevant, contextual information such as weather, traffic, calendar. To access Google Now, press and hold the phone’s search key.|
|Improved Features||Voice Search||Enhanced Voice Search to recognize questions asked in colloquial language, such as “Do I need an umbrella today?” Some questions may receive a spoken answer, while others will trigger a Google Search.|
|Camera||Improved image quality with better contrast and details, and more intuitive Panorama Mode.|
|Keyboard||Enhanced dictionaries to be more accurate and relevant and added capability to predict next word in a sequence when typing. Improved text-to-speech capabilities that now work without a data connection.|
|Gallery||Added capability to zoom out to filmstrip mode where photos can be deleted by swiping up and down.|
|Notifications||Added actions to some notifications that can be taken directly from the notifications shade. Added capability to expand and collapse email and text notifications by pinching fingers, in order to view more or less information.|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Added capability to support mobile hotspot for improved performance.|
|Chrome Browser||New Chrome Browser provides multi-tabbed web surfing with the world’s most popular browser.|
|Quick Office||Resolved random instances of Quick Office closing when reviewing a document.|
|Outlook Sync||Faster updates to MS Outlook email & calendar|
|3G & 4G Connectivity||Improved voice and data connectivity quality, reducing instances of losing 3G and 4G services.|
|Google Maps||Reduced time needed to access GPS signal.|
|Audio Settings||Easier to find and edit Audio Effects settings through the music player.|
|Music Playlists`||More easily create a music playlist using on-device music player|
|Contacts||Contacts will sync more often, eliminating the need to wait for manual or nighttime sync.|
|Global Roaming||Improved GSM roaming connectivity for global use.|
|Removed Applications||Social Location, MOTOACTV, MOTOPRINT, Alarm and Timer (replaced by Google Clock), Verizon Video on Demand|
|Removed Widgets||My Gallery, My MOTOCAST, My Music, Picture Slideshow, Social Location, Sticky Note, Weather & World Clock|
|MOTOCAST® 2.0||MOTOCAST is no longer integrated into MyMusic, Files, and Gallery, and is a stand alone app on the device. It has been enhanced with an easy to understand interface, faster speeds, higher performance and ability to support large content libraries. Will need to re-log into the app using your MOTOCAST ID to continue remote access.|
|My Gallery||The My Gallery app has been removed and replaced with a standard Google Gallery app for viewing photos and videos.|
|My Music||The My Music app has been removed and replaced with Google Play Music app. Specific setup information can be found in the Android PLAY store.|
Make sure that your battery is fully charged and that you are connected to your Wi-Fi connected. When the update is available for your device you will receive a notification of its availability. Once you receive the notification
- Select “Download”.
- After the software is downloaded, select “Install now”.
- After the software is installed, your phone will re-start automatically.
If you haven’t receive the notification you can check for the update manually on your device by heading over to Settings > About Phone > System Updates and selecting download. After the download is complete you can select Install and have the update installed to your device.