The Motorola Droid 4 Jelly Bean update, which was approved yesterday by Verizon, is now rolling out to owners of the QWERTY device and it will be rolling out in phases starting today.
Earlier this week, Verizon approved the long awaited Motorola Droid 4 Jelly Bean update for arrival though it remained mum about when the software would roll out. Fortunately, the carrier decided to clear things up, and announced that the Droid 4 Jelly Bean update will be rolling out in phases starting today. This means that the software, which is rolling out Over-the-Air, could be available within the device’s settings.
Owners who are interested in the upgrade will want to check in the About section of the settings in order to try and pull the update. For some, it may not be available due to it rolling out in phases. Given the low adoption rate of the Motorola Droid 4 though, we imagine that the software will become available for all soon.
Those that don’t wish to wait for the OTA to arrive have the option of installing the software manually ahead of the OTA’s arrival. Droid 4 owners who aren’t adept at installing Android software manually should wait, however.
The Droid 4 Jelly Bean update brings a ton of new features to owners of the QWERTY enhanced device including Google Now, a new smooth user interface, improved Camera app, better Browser and Calendar from Google, more Face Unlock functionality, and more. All in all, it’s a big upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the device’s previous version of Android.
This roll out now means that Verizon has only a few more Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to tackle including upgrades for the Droid Bionic and the Motorola Xoom. Both devices are said to be getting Android 4.1 soon but it’s unclear exactly when they might be update. Given their age, it could take awhile.