Does anyone know (or have an insider who knows) when they'll release 4.2/Jelly Bean for the RAZR MAXX? Now that they've announced it for the MAXX HD, seems like it should would be very soon...
I'm thinking about going to the dark side (switch to iPhone 5), but have heard good things about Jelly Bean and would like to give it a try before making the decision.
I am kind of anxious for this, too, as I have been holding off upgrading until it has been released for either the Maxx HD or GSIII. I have tried the new Google Now on other Jelly Bean phones and have been quite impressed with it and will probably not get an upgrade until the phone I want has it installed already.
I refuse to be one of those people who purchase a phone on the promise of what a phone MIGHT get in the future and then complain about how Verizon PROMISED me something when in fact THEY DID NOT!
The only thing I have heard on an available date is sometime before 2013 ....I assume Motorola is still "testing" the new update before releasing it to Verizon, OR Verizon is just making us wait for it. As for the iPhone...I know several people who own them, and as with any phone there are mixed reviews, some wouldn't have anything but the iPhone, and others hate it for various reasons. Myself I've always like Motorola's phones, but the new GS3 has been getting some really good reviews, and people I know who have it absolutely love it. I keep checking my Razr Maxx for the new system update and am disappointed to see it says "Your phone is up tp date".....well 30 days to go before 2013 arrives, so hopefully we will see it very soon.
Honestly, the difference between Android 4.1x/4.2 (jellybean) and 4.1 (ice cream sandwich) is nominal. There are almost no visible differences, and folks make such a big deal about how long the updates take, its somewhat bizarre. The existing software works fine for most people. I have jellybean 4.12 on my Xoom, and there are minute operational differences, but nothing anyone would ever really notice in day to day operations.
Its weird, people get crazy more and more that they're not getting some android update. Its the manufacturer thats the issue, not Google or Verizon. But having lived through numerous android updates in the past 3 years, I have a hard time telling the difference in most cases, other than the dopey lock screen that eliminated the "Slider" cuz the apple jerks sued and won over something that had almost no relevance on the planet
No one should expect earth shattering differences in any android update, as they will likely not be any for a while, if ever. There are too many dependencies in all the different hardware components required to make these "smartphones" fully functional.
I also read that there would be an improvement to the camera... I bought the RMHD knowing that the camera wasn't a great one, but I was at least hoping for better than my MOTO Photon from Sprint and unfortunately it's worse than that one.. I'll take extreme battery-life any day over a camera, but it sure would be nice to have camera optics that was on par with the quality of the device.
compliments of PhoneDog
Verizon recently announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update would begin rolling out to Motorola DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD this week, but at that time, the big red carrier neglected to mention exactly when the new software would begin pushing. It looks like owners of those two handsets didn't have to wait long to start getting a taste of Jelly Bean, as Motorola has confirmed on its official blog that the update is now rolling out to both devices. The update will be rolling out in phases, so don't fret if it hasn't made its way to your neck of the woods quite yet. Moto also says that a manual update will be made available soon.As we noted last week when Verizon first made this update official, DROID RAZR HD and DROID RAZR MAXX HD users can expect this 276MB update to bump them up to software version 9.1.41.XT926.Verizon.en.US. Included are Jelly Bean goodies like Google Now and an improved keyboard along with improvements to voice and data connectivity. The full changelog as posted by Verizon last week is available below. Any owners that'd like to check for their Jelly Bean update can head into Settings > About phone > System updates, and if nothing comes up, you'll have to just keep an eye on your notifications area for that little update alert. Be sure to let us know once you finally move up to Jelly Bean! VOICE SEARCH
ADDITIONAL JELLY BEAN ENHANCEMENTS
Actually got it Tuesday after I had seen the update already being pushed out to some Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD phones on display in the Verizon store.
I'd seen your posts about waiting to upgrade until JB was pushed and that you were gonna get a Razr HD, so figured you were gonna be shopping soon. Guess I'll have to go shopping, too, if I want JB ... once it's available for my Bionic, if I install it, I'll lose my webtop functionality.
Now that JB has been pushed, i was a little disappointed that it didn't include the updates to the camera that allows Photo-sphere functionality. Also the new gesture typing keyboard would be nice. I see that under keyboard settings that it can be enabled, but it does not work.
We likely need the new 4.2 update to get all the new, cook features..