Google and Motorola took the stage today to announce the Droid RAZR family of devices, including the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX MAXX HD, and Motorola also talked about the Jelly Bean upgrade process.
Google and Motorola stated that they are committed to the Jelly Bean update process, but some devices won’t see the update because it would degrade the performance of the devices.
Read: Droid RAZR HD Announced
For these devices that Motorola can’t upgrade to Jelly Bean, the company will offer a $100 upgrade credit to help users get on a new device.
Motorola did not identify which devices won’t get a Jelly Bean update or when the cutoff will be. Motorola is currently trying to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out the door to many devices, so we hope they offer the credit to those owners.
These devices may include the following Motorola smartphones. We’ve reached out to Motorola for details.
- Atrix 2
- Atrix 4G
- Droid Bionic
- Droid 4
All of these devices are still pending an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, which isn’t promising news for a swift update to Jelly Bean.
The DroiD RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx already have Ice Cream Sandwich, but don’t have any news on a Jelly Bean update, so they could possibly be part of this plan. Owners may take hope in the promise of Jelly Bean Updates for the new Droid RAZR family by the end of 2012.
Stay tuned for more details on the $100 Motorola Jelly Bean upgrade credit as details emerge. We assume this credit will be available across carriers and will be some sort of mail in rebate, but we hope it is offered as a point of sale upgrade credit.
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