Motorola couldn’t keep things on the low regarding its Jelly Bean soak tests for the DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, so what better way to deal with a problematic leak than to embrace the opportunity and run with it? Motorola has posted an official blog post about the upgrades over at its site, and while [...]
We had some pretty interesting information regarding a Jelly Bean soak test for the original Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX, and now Motorola has made the update official. The support page has just gone up indicating that the update will be rolling out in phases, as is usually the case. There’s no specific note about the removal of the Motorola apps and being replaced by stock Google apps, but this looks to be the same update that we were seeing before.
Seeing the update on your own device yet? Shout out in the forums to let other members know what your experience is.
The folks in our Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX forums are all aflutter this morning, and rightfully so. A new software soak test — wherein a few brave souls get in some final testing before the real push begins — is hitting devices, and Motorola’s own changelog for the Android 4.1.2 update confirms something surprising: Custom software features are being replaced by stock Google apps — or are being removed altogether.
- Removed apps: Social Location, MOTOACTV, MOTOPRINT and Verizon Video on Demand are history. Kaput. Alarm and Timer are being replaced by the stock Google Clock app.
- Removed widgets: Gone are the My Gallery, My MOTOCAST, My Music, Picture Slideshow, Social Location, Sticky Note, Weather and World Clock widgets. Gone. Kaput.
- MOTOCAST has been decoupled from MyMusic, Files and the Gallery apps and is now standalone on the phone. (It’s also been redesigned and is faster, Moto says.)
- My Gallery and My Music have been replaced with their corresponding Google apps.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, but it’s a pretty big deal. You’ll also find Google Now, improved voice search, better camera quality, and the Chrome browser has been added.
Hit the link below for the full changelog, and keep an eye out for the full push, which should follow the soak test fairly soon.
We’ve gotten more than enough tips to feel confident about this one: Motorola’s preparing a soak test for Verizon’s DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. The first editions in the RAZR series will be getting Jelly Bean, though Motorola didn’t go into detail about which exact version. We imagine it won’t be anything higher than [...]
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Plenty of folks using these phones are anxious to get Jelly Bean on their devices. Hopefully this soak test is successful, and we see a software update roll out shortly after. Keep your eyes on Android Central, and jump into the forums to discuss!
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