Motorola further details Jelly Bean plans, Atrix HD next on list

December 7, 2012
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Ever since Motorola announced that it plans to update a lot of its more recent devices to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, many customers have been waiting for patiently for their upgrade to arrive. Some handsets, such as the DROID RAZR M, the DROID RAZR HD, and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD have already received or are in the process of receiving their updates, but there are plenty more handsets left to upgrade. Motorola has updated its list of devices getting Jelly Bean upgrades, covering most major regions of the world like the US, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America.

First up on the list for the US? The Atrix HD, which is scheduled to begin getting Jelly Bean sometime this month. Canada's Atrix HD and DROID RAZR HD will be getting the upgrade to Jelly Bean in Q1 2013, as will a number of handsets in the US. In fact, looking at the list it seems that the US Electrify M and the XOOM WiFi + 3G/LTE are both scheduled for Q1 2013 upgrades to Jelly Bean.

Other than those, there are a number of handsets that Motorola is planning to upgrade to Jelly Bean, but doesn't have a specific timeframe for yet. In the US, that includes handsets like the Electrify 2, the PHOTON Q, DROID RAZR, RAZR MAXX, and the DROID BIONIC. Have a look at Motorola's full list for the US below.


Sadly, heading over to the Motorola Owners' Forum to view the full list for all regions also gives you this warning: "If your Android 1.5 ('Cupcake') through Android 2.3 ('Gingerbread') model is not listed here, it is not slated for any further Android operating system upgrades." This means that some of you will be stuck on Cupcake or Gingerbread indefinitely, so it may be time to upgrade. Motorola has a number of Gingerbread devices that qualify for its "trade up" program, but you'll still need to shell out for a new handset, albeit with a discount from the company. Is your device going to get an upgrade to Jelly Bean, or will you be left with an older version of the Android OS?


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  • HankRichards

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