True to their word, Motorola has indeed updated the DROID RAZR M for Verizon Wireless to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean here in November of 2012. This update represents a large stride for Verizon as well as Motorola and also brings on another reason why them being acquired by Google was a great, great thing for all parties involved. This update takes the place of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and makes Google Now, Voice Search, and an updated camera interface a reality for the most awesome little HD display-toting device Motorola has ever produced.
This machine now works with Voice Search as was available before, but Google's enhancements in the software build make it better than ever with voice recognition that's not to be beat. With Google Now you'll have your own ever-updating list of cards that show you information on your favorite sports teams, let you know how long it will take you to get home from work, and inform you about the restaurants near you that have the best food available. Google Now also connects directly to the voice recognition-powered Google Search you've always wanted.
NOTE: This update is "rolling out" right now, this meaning you'll have your update soon if not immediately, and Over The Air, too!
Motorola is doubling down on how clear they want to be with customers here in the modern mobile age, letting users know that they've got a new system that they'll be working with from this point forward to make sure you've always got an up-to-date device. The VP of Software Product Management from Motorola Punit Soni has let the world know that they've got three objectives for the future:
1. Provide a full upgrade schedule for current of Motorola devices
2. Launch Test Drive, a new program that will allow consumers to take our major software upgrades for a test run and provide valuable feedback before we launch the upgrade publicly. The program will start with Android 4.2.
3. As part of the Motorola Trade Up Program, offer a $100 rebate to those who won’t be receiving an upgrade on their old Motorola device.
Have a peek at the Motorola Trade Up Program from back when it was announced, too. Motorola appears to have turned a corner with Google, making an Android universe that's both fair and friendly. Take a peek at our full Motorola DROID RAZR M review for more information on this little fireball.