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Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD Jelly Bean update now hitting devices

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When I reviewed the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD, it was running a customized version of Android 4.0 that was fairly decent, but really nothing special. The software worked quite well, but I did miss some Jelly Bean features, such as Google Now. Fortunately for owners of the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD, Verizon is now pushing out Android 4.1.1 builds to the devices, bringing along many of Jelly Bean’s most popular features.

Primarily, the update adds Google Now to the RAZR MAXX HD, but the updated OS also includes expandable notifications, an enhanced keyboard, better widget management, and other small tweaks. Verizon and Motorola have also added proprietary changes to the calendar and Verizon’s Back Up Assistant, as well as enhancements to voice and data connectivity. The update also removes two bloatware apps, but adds in other Amazon applications to offset the loss.

The software that originally shipped on the RAZR MAXX HD was perfectly decent, but the fact that Verizon seems to actually be updating the smartphone in a somewhat timely manner will make a difference to many buyers. Sure, it won’t reinvent the phone in the slightest, but an update to a newer version of Android is almost always welcome.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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One thought on “Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX HD Jelly Bean update now hitting devices

  • Avatar of Mike

    It broke a few of my applications; Amazon App Store, namely. My battery life seems to be diminished by about 5% or more. Now I have an annoying chime after voice recognition finishes parsing your input.

    It needs another update.


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