When the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX HD came out this fall, they debuted running Android 4.0, an out-dated version of Google’s operating system. These two Verizon smartphones will soon be receiving upgrades, but not to the latest version of Android.
Motorola’s newest will be getting upgrades to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which is about a year old. Version 4.2 debuted this summer. Still, few devices from any company are running this version yet.
4.1 brings some new features, including Google Now, expandable notifications, Android Beam (letting users share media with other users), and new widget capabilities.
Verizon says that the Motorola Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR MAXX will start going out in phases this week. This is a standard practice for smartphone system software upgrades — rather than everyone getting it at once, groups of users are given access to it in a schedule spread out over a few days.
Customers can visit Verizon’s support page for more information about the Android 4.1 upgrade.