updated 06:11 pm EST, Fri November 9, 2012
Update brings Google Now, Project Butter to Razr M
Just under a month after a pre-release version leaked to the Internet, a final build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is now being pushed out to owners of Motorola's Droid Razr M. Motorola began giving selected users invites to the soak test for the new version of Android last week, and Verizon customers with the handset should see either a notification that an update is available or the update should begin automatically.
The update brings a faster and smoother interface thanks to Project Butter, which improves response time in Android to run at 60fps. It also brings improvements to the notifications menu, an improved gallery app, and access to Google Now.
The update comes about two months after Motorola unveiled the Droid Razr M in an event in New York. At that event, Google and Motorola executives stressed the importance of timely updates to the latest version of Android for Motorola going forward. The companies promised that the Razr M, the Razr HD, and the Razr Maxx HD would be receiving upgrades to Android 4.1 before the year was out.