Although the two carriers haven’t officially announced the roll-out, several Rogers and Fido customers said that they have received the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on their Motorola Razr HD.
For the umpteenth time, Rogers has delayed rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for some of its devices. How long will customers have to wait?
Various Motorola devices will get Jelly Bean updates in the first quarter of 2013. A list on the software upgrade page of Motorola mentions the names and regions which will receive the updates soon.
While Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on Rogers are already enjoying their Jelly Bean treat, those sporting other devices that have been promised the software upgrades aren’t as lucky. The carrier’s latest Android 4.1 rollout schedule reveals that the updates for some phones have been pushed back.
Since the arrival of Jelly Bean on the Motorola Droid Razr HD in the States earlier in the month, those who own the non-Droid variant of the phone in Australia have been waiting for the good news to travel south of the equator. It looks like you’ll be getting what you wish for a few weeks before Christmas comes.
Rogers Canada just updated its “OS upgrades” schedule, and what do you know, the Razr HD is slated to get Jelly Bean 4.1 in “late December”.
Much has been said about Motorola’s insistence on locking down its phones. While it was only recently that Moto began providing an official way to unlock the bootloader on some phone models, one member of XDA-Developers has concocted a special formula that allows Moto owners to gain root access without unlocking the phone’s bootloader.
With a population of over 113 million people, but a smartphone adoption rate of just 20%, it was obvious Mexico needed some strong pushes from its wireless carriers, but also from the world’s major device manufacturers to get over its emerging status and start becoming a true force.
Motorola offered details on its Jelly Bean trade up program and updated its Jelly Bean update schedule. The latest generation of Razr devices will get their Jelly Bean fix by the end of the year. Devices like the Atrix HD, Photon Q, or last year’s Droid Razr will be updated to Jelly Bean at an unspecified time.
When Google bought Motorola it was hoped that Google would turn the handset and tablet manufacturer into a shining example of how Android can be used in its stock, unaltered flavor and how a smartphone manufacturer should support its customers in terms of updates and upgrades. However, so far, that hasn’t been true.
A good example is the RAZR M and RAZR HD phones which Motorola distribute via Verizon. These phones don’t ship with Android 4.1, the latest and greatest released version of Android and nor do they come with a pure, unadulterated version. Instead owners of these new phones get Android 4.0 with a Verizon skin and extra Verizon software.