Motorola has been pretty good about keeping users up to date in terms of which devices were being upgraded and when those updates could be expected to begin rolling out. Granted, that is not to say they have been the fastest to update, but more that they have offered a regularly updated “Software Upgrade News” page.
That being the case, Motorola has recently updated that page and added a few new devices to the Jelly Bean update list. Those newly added devices include the Electrify M XT901 (with US Cellular) as well as the RAZR HD XT925 (in Canada), the RAZR M (in Australia) and the RAZR i XT890 (in Europe). These four devices are all set to begin the update process in the first quarter of 2013. Specific release dates were not given, which just means that we will begin looking towards the carrier for dates.
Otherwise, the previous status update arrived from Motorola earlier in the month when we learned that the Atrix HD was going to be updated. And well, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has rolled-out for AT&T users. We have also recently seen Motorola and Verizon Wireless roll-out Jelly Bean for the RAZR M and RAZR HD (in November). We had also seen some reports in terms of an update for the RAZR MAXX and DROID RAZR (in December), however that was since pulled and the current status for those handsets is a generic sounding “will be upgraded to Jelly Bean.”
And while it would have been nicer to see more than these four new devices get an upcoming Jelly Bean update timeline, we suppose we can also look at the other side — we didn’t see any devices taken off the list. Finally, some other devices worth keeping an eye on include the PHOTON Q, Electrify 2, XT886, Droid 4 and Droid Bionic smartphones which are on the list for Jelly Bean, but similar to the RAZR MAXX and DROID RAZR, have yet to get any sort of timeframe.[via unwired view]