The Motorola Droid Bionic Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update just earned approval from Verizon and should be rolling out to Droid Bionic owners in the next few days.
In early April Droid Bionic Android 4.1 update Soak test invites went out to Droid Bionic owners, and now we are likely within days of the Droid Bionic Jelly Bean update release date.
Motorola looks like it will hit the Q2 release date promise for the Droid Bionic Jelly Bean update as Verizon just updated the Droid Bionic support page with details about the impending update.
The update documents detail the Droid Bionic 98.72.22.XT875.Verizon.en.US update which includes Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
Verizon typically updates this support page a few days before the update starts rolling out over the air to users. The Motorola Droid 4 Jelly Bean update rolled out to users one day after the support page update, so it is possible that Verizon will begin pushing the Droid Bionic Jelly Bean update as early as tomorrow.
Verizon highlights the following major Jelly Bean features which will be available to Droid Bionic owners soon. The Jelly Bean update brings Voice Search and Google Now, both of which offer smarter voice searches and information at your fingertips. The update also delivers enhanced notifications which let users take actions right from the notification panel. The Droid Bionic Android 4.1 update also include a smarter keyboard that lets users use voice dictation without an internet connection.
The video below highlights some of the best Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features which will soon be on the Bionic.
The Verizon Droid Bionic Jelly Bean update support documents also detail several enhancements to the user experience and to the Droid Bionic. Verizon promises better touch responses, smoother transitions and more intuitive graphics. As for Droid Bionic bug fixes, the update will also deliver;
- better voice and data connectivity
- better calendar settings
- improvements to mobile hotspot connectivity
- improved reliability of Back Up Plus Assistant and Visual Voicemail.
- Removal of pre-installed apps from MOG and Sling
When the Droid Bionic Jelly Bean release day arrives, users can download the update over the air from a notification or by manually checking for an update from the Verizon server. The Droid Bionic Jelly Bean update download should take about 10-15 minutes and installation could take 5-10 minutes.