Verizon has finally begun to roll out Android 4.1.1, aka Jelly Bean, to owners of both the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and RAZR HD MAXX. The new update (version 9.1.41) weighs in at 276MB and will bring the two RAZR devices just one version of away from being current, despite the fact Motorola is owned by Google. Even though the new RAZR’s won’t be able to use the new Photosphere camera option and other new features in Android 4.2, with 4.1.1 owners will finally be able to use Google Now’s amazing voice search and an updated Gmail app. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect, Project Butter, will smooth out performance on both DROID RAZRs.
The new update will also bring with it, Android’s stock on-screen navigation icons, an improved notification center, faster orientation changes, faster responses when switching between recent apps and users can now swipe from the camera viewfinder to quickly review photos as well as all the other great features of Jelly Bean.
In some other good news, the new update will remove some bloatware, like Color and Verizon’s Video… the bad news… it adds more. Like Verizon did with the DROID DNA (the first of the bunch) and Galaxy Note II, Big Red is now adding Amazon’s services to the device, with a Widget too. Thankfully the widget can be removed from an active homepage, it cannot however be removed from the device.
The new update will roll out and prompt users automatically, or if you’re of the impatient type, you can go into settings>about phone> and search for software update manually.