A good month ago, we saw a leak of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Motorola Droid RAZR M. Motorola may have not entirely lost the trust of their customers entirely. Verizon Wireless has unveiled the curtains off of the official update today. The official support page is now live, and the update to Android 4.1 will begin rolling out in phases, starting today. As usual, you may not get the update right away unless you manually check for an update in the System Settings, unfortunately that isn’t available right now though. Verizon has said that eager users will only be able to manually get the update until next week.
The new update is bringing a whole list of features for Android 4.1 including the very anticipated Google Now. Smart keyboard predictions ans some other Motorola tweaks like an enhanced notifications pane thrown into the list of features. While users may really be wanting to experience Google Wallet, some people will be very disappointed to hear that the update is also bringing the ISIS mobile NFC (Near Field Communication) payment system as well. Owners of the phone would have definitely been happy with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being on board upon the smartphones launch, but a swift update right after launch has to be the next best thing. Thus far, it looks like Google has definitely kept their promise with this update after the acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
Of course, there is a whole host of other features to be had with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, but Google Now is probably one of the most notable features. Now, hopefully with Google owning Motorola Mobility, we will possibly be seeing an update to Android 4.2 in the near future? It would definitely be far off, but considering that Google has direct ties with Motorola now, I wouldn’t doubt that they would at least have the idea in mind. Regardless, I doubt we will be seeing Android 4.2 for a while, or at least until Jelly Bean has been put on the rest of their devices.
You can find an entire list of updates on the official support page on Verizon’s website, which can be found here. It goes into a lot of detail so you will be able to understand every last piece of information on Android 4.1. Keep in mind that if you don’t have Adobe Reader installed (which is highly unlikely) Verizon notes that you will not be able to view the PDF full of updates and such.
Was anyone expecting this Jelly Bean update this early or were you expecting a longer wait? Considering the issues Verizon has had with the Galaxy Nexus, I honestly wasn’t expecting this to roll out so fast. But since Verizon is the only one that carriers the Droid RAZR M, it is also understandable that an update would get out.
Has anyone received the update just yet? What do you think of it? Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is definitely a nice update. Sound off in the comments below!
source: Android Central