Android 4.1.2 Update Rolling Out For Droid Razr And Razr Maxx – Shreds Some Moto Bloatware

Motorola has announced that it’s pushing out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, shredding some of its own bloatware in favour of stock Google apps. Google is at work, finally.


To start off, there’s the all important, all useful Project Butter besides these other things, from the official change-log –

  • Google Now – We could all use a good planner to keep track of our busy lives. With Google Now you get notifications generated automatically and in real-time even before you ask. Now your DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX  can deliver sports scores, stock updates, weather reports and traffic updates so you have all the information you want even before you’ve had your morning coffee.
  • Expanded Notifications – You should be able to call or text someone back right from your missed call notification. With Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean you have the ability to do that and more. When you get a reminder about a meeting you can either tap once to snooze or even email participants to say you’re running late.
  • Voice Search – Ask a question and get back the answer you’re looking for, ranging from “When is the next bus?” to “Where can I find a great Mexican restaurant?” You’ll either get a spoken response back or search results that answer your query.

The Motorola apps which are replaced by stock Google apps are Music, Gallery. Motocast, Weather and World Clock widgets didn’t survive the shredding. Motorola also notes that the camera performance has been improved, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t upgrade. Fire ’em up the updaters!

via Motorola