Just a short time after Motorola pushed out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates for the Motorola Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX and Droid 4, the company has issued an time frame for the Droid Bionic Jelly Bean update which it says will be rolling out in the second quarter of this year.
Earlier this year, Motorola rolled out a trio of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates. Owners of the Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX and the Droid 4 were all treated to upgrades from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In that time, Motorola continued to promise Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for another aging smartphone, the Droid Bionic, but did not commit to a specific time frame for the update’s roll out.
However, that has changed as the company has confirmed that the Motorola Droid Bionic Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be rolling out sometime in the second quarter of this year. What this means is that owners are going to have to face a lengthy window for the roll out as Q2 spans across April, May and June.
Motorola has been extremely diligent about rolling out its updates well ahead of time so it could be that the Motorola Droid Bionic Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update rolls out much sooner than June. Of course, given its age, anything can happen.
Certainly this is great news for owners of the Droid Bionic who will be getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of the end of their two year contracts. The Droid Bionic first arrived back in September of 2011 to great fanfare but was subsequently overshadowed by the Droid RAZR release just a few weeks later.
Still, plenty of people bought into the first dual-core 4G LTE smartphone on Verizon so it’s nice to see the carrier still upgrading the device nearly two years later.
We expect the update to roll out in phases, much like Verizon’s other Android updates, and once completed Droid Bionic owners will all have access to an assortment of features including Google Now, a smoother UI, better Browser and Calendar apps, and more.