Motorola's Droid Razr M goes to Jelly Bean

Posted by Mark Raby

Motorola's recently released Razr M phone is getting the coveted Jelly Bean update.

The latest version of Google's mobile operating system, known officially as version 4.1, is rolling out beginning today.

The Razr M was launched last month and at the time Motorola promised a very speedy Jelly Bean upgrade. It looks like the company has delivered.

The Jelly Bean upgrade could be considered a minor update for the Android platform, which is why it only brings the version number up to 4.1 instead of 5.0.

The most functional aspect of the update is that it looks different depending on the kind of device, so 7-inch tablets have a different presentation of Jelly Bean than 10-inch tablets or smartphones.

Among the updates are increased enhancements to the speed and performance of Android, new and sleeker widgets for the home screen, expandable notifications, and a more user-friendly app for viewing and deleting photos.

It also offers a new touchscreen keyboard for even more seamless text input, as well as new features for the ever-growing list of near field communication (NFC) devices, allowing users to tap phones together to enable things like photo sharing.