Verizon Wireles announced on Monday that the Droid 4 by Motorola will soon be upgraded to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The upgrade will be released to customers in phases starting today.
Android 4.1 offers customers a number of upgrades including voice search, expanded notifications, smart keyboard, and Google Now. The voice search function allows users to instantly search the web by simply speaking a search query. Voice search is powered by Knowledge Graph and provides users with ranked search results.
Users can take action directly from the notification panels, returning emails or calls directly from the notice. Notifications are also expandable allowing users to view multiple emails or event details.
Android 4.1 also adds more relevant and accurate dictionaries, making the keyboard far more accurate at predicting the user’s next word. Additionally, voice typing now works without a data connection, and text-to-speech functions have been improved.
Finally, the new version adds Google Now, which provides users with pertinent data such as weather predications or sports scores in an instant. The information is updated in real-time providing users with the information exactly as they need it.
How to Install
The upgrade is being released in phases starting today. Once the upgrade is available users will be able to download it Over the Air (OTA). To start the OTA upgrade simply head to your Menu Key > Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Download. The download will take roughly 35 to 60 minutes (depending on network connection).