Everyone wants to be up to date and up to date with the latest news and updates. Our readers have informed us that for some of them the version of OS running on their Droid is important to their buying decisions for smarpthones on Verizon Wireless.
Also coming in the near future of smartphone releases is the next Nexus which may be called the Nexus 4 or LG Optimus Nexus G, which will be pure Google and the have the latest operating system installed.
Some developers have resorted to "rooting" the Droid M and Motorola Photon Q. However, rooting these devices could void your warranty if you are not careful.
In the original Motorola news release for the latest Droid RAZR HD devices states that they will get an update to Android 4.1 "by the end of 2012."
In a news web search the update reportedly the update will be ASAP, very soon, in the near future and immediately. These conjecturatti contend that since a working version of the ROM of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was leaked for the Droid RAZR M/HD family that Motorola would release the update soon.
These ASAP phrases have all been used in the past and months later an update never came. For example Motorola Atrix, Photon and Electrify owners are still fuming over the fact that they were promised updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, earlier this year in Q3 and then they were told "No updates for you."
Typically, Verizon tests its updates over and over again, then roll out the update in small numbers first.
Then when a device does get an update it can take a half an hour or longer to install the update. Sometimes the update changes homescreens or loses data. Our readers have noted that dangling the carrot of future updates is frustrating and not upgrading devices contributes to global warming as well as chemical contamination of the earth.
We compared the Droid RAZR HD to the Samsung Galaxy S III (read comparison) and both do not have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean yet. They both are excellent top-of -the line smartphones. The Droid RAZR HD MAXX has the greatest battery life on the market and it may melt your brain figuratively. However, for those who want the latest version of everything, they may go for another device especially Photon and Atrix owners who have sworn off Motorola using the finest swear words around.
We ask our readers to offer in the comments below --how you feel about delayed updates, waiting for updates and how updates influence your Droid buying decisions.