Motorola and Verizon Wireless initiated the roll out of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Motorola Droid Razr M almost a week ago and while every user was excited about it, only a few had the opportunity to update their device. Today, however, the same update is made available for all users of the Droid Razr M, although, they have to manually initiate the search for the update by going to Settings => About Phone => System Updates. Motorola Mobility official announced through its Twitter account on Tuesday, November 13th.
Android 4.1 for DROID RAZR M BY MOTOROLA is available for manual download. Go to Settings > About Phone > System Updates.
— Motorola Mobility (@Motorola) November 13, 2012
Many reported that the update process was successful and that everything in their phones is working well after the update. Typically, major updates contain glitches and problems but not this one. It seems like Motorola has done a great job in making sure the Jelly Bean update for Droid Razr M would be implemented seamlessly with its new features and bug fixes.
By manually searching for the update, owners will then be prompted that they need to download Android 4.1 into their device. Depending on the speed of their internet connection, the download process may take about 5 to 10 minutes and once the installation is finished, the new system should be up and running like a charm.
Motorola’s Droid Razr M is the first of its devices to get the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update and it is most likely that Droid Razr Maxx HD and Droid Razr HD will follow suit. And since the first JB roll out was successful, we can expect it would be the same when JB updates for other Motorola devices would be rolled out soon.
The company promised that majority of its devices would be getting the latest version of Android. Devices that are not eligible for the Jelly Bean, the company offers trade up with possible $100 rebate. You might want to visit Motorola’s list of devices that will and will not be getting JB here (this link will bring you to Motorola website).
Motorola Droid Razr M was released just in September with Android 4.0 ICS in it. The company’s recent update roll out leaves an impression that it may be under pressure by its parent company, Google, to bring Jelly Bean to its devices as fast as possible. Usually, it would take three to six months before a manufacturer and can deliver new firmware for its device but Moto did it in a little over six weeks.
If you want to learn more about the features of the update, you can visit our previous post on this.