The Motorola Droid Bionic Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, which Motorola promised to users of the former flagship many months ago, could be next in line to receive the software from Motorola and Verizon as the Droid 4 became the latest phone listed on Motorola’s upgrade page to see its Android 4.1 update approved for roll out.
Over the past several weeks, Motorola has been crossing off names on its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade list. A short time ago, the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX received their updates to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and today, it became apparent that the Motorola Droid 4, a device that was released along with the Droid RAZR MAXX many months ago, will soon be getting its upgrade to Android 4.1.
Once the Droid 4 Jelly Bean update rolls out, only two planned Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates will remain on Verizon’s list of software updates that are set to go out.
One of those updates is for the Verizon version of the Motorola Xoom tablet. The other planned update is for the Motorola Droid Bionic which endured a messy upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which was promised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean many months ago.
In 2012, Google bought Motorola which led to leadership changes at Motorola. The first evidence of this surfaced at the Droid RAZR HD launch event when Motorola announced a new trade-in program wherein if it didn’t deliver Jelly Bean to a phone, it would give owners a $100 rebate towards another device. Since then, the company has also outfitted its Android upgrade page with an easier to navigate user interface where it keeps track of the different devices and their updates.
Since last year, the Droid Bionic has been listed as getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and it continues to show a promising “This device will be upgraded Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)” even as Motorola updates the page.
This is a fantastic sign for owners of the device as it means that Motorola is likely hard at work on the update. It also means that an update is likely still in the cards. And now, with the Motorola Droid 4 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update on its way to owners, the Droid Bionic could be the next former flagship, and last Motorola flagship device to receive the upgrade from Verizon.