The Motorola Droid Bionic Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update started rolling out to the public last night and is currently in the midst of hitting owners of the aging dual-core powered Motorola smartphone, just a few days after Verizon approved the update for arrival.
Last week, Verizon approved the Motorola Droid Bionic Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for arrival and just a short time ago, the software started rolling out for owners of the old flagship. The software, which is not as massive as one might think, checks in at less than 100MB, and should be a fairly quick install once the prompt arrives.
As of right now, the update is indeed rolling out but we aren’t sure if it’s a widespread roll out or if it’s limited to groups of Droid Bionic owners. We imagine that if it’s not rolling out to the masses that it will be soon, within the next few days. Verizon typically rolls out its updates in phases which means that some owners get the update before others.
Those that wish to download and install the software will need to head into the device’s settings in order to check for the prompt. Those that don’t need the software immediately can simply sit back and wait for the prompt to arrive. Those that don’t wish to wait for the prompt can download the software right now if they want, using a manual installation method.
The update will replace the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software that the Droid Bionic has been rolling with for quite some time. Jelly Bean is a huge upgrade over Google’s Android 4.0 software as it brings a number of enhancements to the table.
Among those, Google Now, a faster and smoother UI, improved multitasking and widgets, better Face Unlock, and more.
It’s not clear if the Droid Bionic’s Android 4.1 update is the last Android update the aging device will get but with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out and Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie on the way, there are certainly some options for Motorola and Verizon to choose from. For now, Droid Bionic owners should just be happy with Android 4.1.