Google’s newly-acquired company, Motorola Mobility, revealed earlier that majority of its devices will be updated to Android 4.1/4.2 Jelly Bean and older models to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In fact, the company has been so busy lately rolling out necessary firmware upgrades for devices still being subsidized by any US carriers. Just recently, its relatively new device, Droid RAZR M, received Jelly Bean and the roll out was really successful with only a very few owners complained to have not been able to successfully update their devices.
On Monday, November 20th, Motorola started sending out invitations to owners of Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR Maxx HD under Verizon network, especially members of Motorola Feedback Network, to join in the early preview of the new firmware for the reported devices. While there was no information confirming the new firmware will be based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, both devices have been listed on the company’s website eligible to receive the latest Android version. Thus, we have a good reason to believe that if there is indeed an upcoming roll out, it would be JB.
“Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Droid RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD on Verizon to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid RAZR HD or RAZR Maxx HD, please excuse and ignore this email,” Motorola’s invitation letter says.
It is apparent that the company is trying to make its devices in the market as competitive as they can be. So, aside from rolling out updates before year 2012 will over, it also offers trade up with $100 rebates for owners whose Moto devices aren’t eligible to receive Jelly Bean.
The company didn’t provide information as to when testers would receive the update package but many believe it would be within this week so that the roll out may happen by the end of this month. With Google on its back, Motorola is pressured to provide updates to older smartphone models.
[source: Android Authority]
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