By Alexandra Burlacu | Mar 27, 2013 09:06 AM EDT
Motorola is apparently working hard on its software updates, and the popular Motorola Droid Bionic will get a taste of Android Jelly Bean soon.
Motorola Droid Bionic owners waited months to get an update from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), and it seems that a Jelly Bean update follows the same pattern. The Motorola Droid RAZR HD, original RAZR, and even the Droid 4 got their Jelly Bean updates, but the Droid Bionic and Moto Tablets were left out of the loop and are still waiting for the firmware upgrade.
Motorola launched an update timeline website full of details, and now it finally confirmed when the Bionic will finally get those cool Jelly Bean features everyone's dreaming about. On the other hand, if the update proves as nefarious and problematic for the handset as it did for the Motorola Droid RAZR, RAZR MAXX, Droid 4 and others, some would likely prefer sticking to ICS a little longer, until everything's safe and fixed.
At first, Motorola's roadmap didn't offer much hope of an imminent update, and didn't mention anything about an actual timeframe for when the Droid Bionic would finally get its long-awaited update to Android Jelly Bean. On Tuesday, March 26, things changed for the better.
According to Droid-Life, Motorola just changed its update page to announce that the Droid Bionic will receive the Android Jelly Bean update in the second quarter of this year. It's still not an exact date or even month, but it means the handset will run on Jelly Bean in three months, tops.
Previous rumors suggested the update was coming as soon as the first quarter, but with the quarter close to an end, the new timeframe makes more sense (not to mention it comes directly from Motorola, so it's official). All that's missing now is an actual date, be it official or leaked, and the Motorola Droid Bionic is good to go. Motorola also has plenty of time until then to fix the issues currently plaguing the Droid RAZR handsets and ensure the update will work well on the Bionic.
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