Last week we reported that a mysterious software soak test for the Motorola Droid RAZR M had begun. At the time we believed that it was more than likely that the update contained Android 4.1, especially since we had already seen a leaked Jelly Bean build for the Droid RAZR HD and HD Maxx. The good news is that Motorola has now officially approved build 98.12.4, which will bring Jelly Bean to the RAZR M.
With the soak testing going on already, it is only a matter of time before all RAZR M owners get their hands on the update, provided everything goes according to plan. This is great news and helps reaffirm that Motorola is changing its old ways now that it is owned by Google. When the new RAZR line was shown off in September, there was some disappointment and frustration that the devices wouldn’t receive Android 4.1 at launch. Motorola did promise they would have the Jelly Bean updates by the year end, though. It’s great to see that they are keeping their word.
While we don’t have an exact date for the complete roll-out yet, it is pretty much guaranteed they will be able to keep their goal of getting the update out to the RAZR M before the end of the year, hopefully sooner.