Motorola to Releases a Maintenance Fix Update for the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx


Original Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx users have been receiving invites from Motorola to test out the latest software update for these devices. Invites were being sent out through the Motorola Feedback Network to a select group of Droid Razr and Razr Maxx customers, informing them that the software update is a preview of a "new software release".

However there's little cause to rejoice, as the update does not bump up the Android version on these handsets to Android 4.4 Kit Kat. Motorola has clearly stated earlier that these devices would, unfortunately, stay back on Android 4.1.2 Jellybean. This is to be expected as the devices almost two years old, but an update to Android 4.2 would have been nice.

In the latest details released by Motorola, we have received confirmation that this update is definitely a bug fix release and does not add any new functionality. In the official statement Motorola clarifies that the update would hit Verizon Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx devices. The update specifically addresses a bug that caused data connectivity issues while roaming in Canada on the Telus GSM and UMTS networks as well as another bug that caused data roaming warnings to appear while connecting to an extended network, specifically in Alaska.


Apart from the bug fixes, we would also expect some bloatware to come in too. Motorola does point out that once it is installed, this update cannot be rolled back; so be advised to use your discretion while choosing to update. We would advise you to have your battery charged to at least 50% to ensure it doesn't turn off during the update process. Also, just so you know, updating the software over the carrier's (Verizon's) network will not result in any additional data charges.

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