Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update: Motorola Reveals Revised Timeline

By Prarthito Maity | Dec 08, 2012 12:34 PM EST

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Motorola’s Android users have been wondering for quite some time as to when the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be hitting their devices. Now it seems like Motorola has been working behind the scenes to provide the latest Android refresh to its users and, per reports, the company has issued a revised customer support page that outlines the various Moto devices expected to receive Android updates.

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The good news is that Motorola has assured that some smartphones that users feared would be stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich will receive Jelly Bean. However, the bad news is that all devices are slated to receive Android 4.1 rather than Android 4.2, and there's not much clarity on exactly when those updates will take place.

While the Motorola Droid Razr HD and Droid Razr Maxx HD are the latest to see the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update (both of which are reflected on the support page), looking ahead, the Atrix HD will be next in line to see the update, slated for later this month.

“We know you value having the latest and greatest technology on your device. We are working very closely with Google and our carrier partners to bring you the best possible experience on each of our Android-powered devices,” the official Motorola customer support page states. “This means ensuring that all upgrades and updates enhance device functionality and provide an overall improved experience.”

Going forward into the new year, the Electrify M and both versions of the Xoom tablet are expected to see an update prompt as soon as in Q1. The owners of the first-ever Honeycomb tablet, without doubt, will be glad to see Motorola continuing to support this device. Other products that should see the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in time include the Razr, Razr Maxx, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, Photon Q, and Electrify 2.

This is a major development for Motorola after the company, in November, officially sketched the details for its ‘Trade Up Program’ which gave previous buyers a $100 credit for select smartphones. The initiative, first revealed in September, was designed to keep consumers from switching handset makers over the lack of Android updates.

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