The company will offer the upgrade to 2011 or later phones and tablets
Mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility is the latest handset vendor to go official with its plans regarding the delivery of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS upgrades to its devices.The company has unveiled that it will provide some of its users with the new flavor of Android, though not all of them will be so lucky.
The good news, however, is that the update will be pushed to all smartphones that were released this year, and that it will also arrive on some of the last year’s phones.
A total of 12 devices will taste the new platform release, yet specific info on when the update will arrive hasn’t been provided as of yet. Users should also keep in mind that the status of these devices is subject to change.
The list includes: DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD, ATRIX HD (MB866), PHOTON Q, ELECTRIFY 2, DROID RAZR, DROID RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, DROID BIONIC, MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi-Only, and MOTOROLA XOOM WiFi + 3G/LTE.
“As part of our commitment to deliver the best of smartphone technology, we plan to roll out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to a number of our devices first offered in 2011 or later,” the company announced.
“Though we are working hard to deliver that upgrade, not all of our devices will receive it. In the United States, we have created a program for owners of qualifying devices that will not receive Jelly Bean.”
At the same time, the handset vendor has announced that it will offer a $100 rebate to all eligible users who would like to purchase a new Motorola device, one that will receive the new upgrade.
The list of eligible devices includes ATRIX 4G (MB860), ATRIX 2 (MB865), PHOTON 4G (MB855), ELECTRIFY (MB853), CLIQ 2 (MB611), ADMIRAL (XT603), DROID 3 (XT862), DROID X2 (MB870), MILESTONE 3 (XT861), MILESTONE X2 (MB867), MOTOROLA XPRT (MB612), MOTOROLA TRIUMPH (WX435), and MOTOROLA TITANIUM (XT800).
Owners of one of these devices should head over to this page on Motorola’s website to learn more on the trade-up program it has put in store for them. Those with a handset that will be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should keep their eyes peeled for additional info on the release schedule.