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Motorola to Offer $100 Credit to Owners of Devices Not Eligible for Jelly Bean Update (Update)

In a act of generosity, Motorola is going to offer a $100 credit towards the purchase of a new RAZR device if your current Moto phone is ineligible for an upgrade to Jelly Bean. Naturally, there is bound to be some small print along with that, specifying as to what devices are eligible for the credit, but we’re still awaiting those specific details. From what we gather, any device released in 2011 that is unable to receive the update to Jelly Bean should be eligible for the credit. We’ll keep you posted on the details when they are released.

Update: Motorola’s landing page is now live for the device exchange and $100 credit program. Here’s some details:

If we don’t upgrade your phone to Jelly Bean, we don’t want you to miss out. Buy a select new Motorola smartphone, trade in your old phone, and we’ll give you $100 back. So you always enjoy the best from us.

It sounds like your phone has to be from 2011, although that’s not entirely clear. If your phone does qualify, you will buy your new phone, then trade in your old one and they will send you $100. From what we can tell, it’s not an instant discount.

To learn more about it, head here.

Are you the owner of a 2011 Moto device that isn’t getting Jelly Bean?

Cheers Jared!

  • bearsiji

    Happy to hear! I have a moto V3 and I can not update to JB…

  • Warren

    Cool, they can give me $100 back on what I paid for the Galaxy S3 to replace my Bionic. I might actually consider buying another Motorola product then. When it comes to tech, Motorola is now in very close competition with Apple for #1 on my chit list. I won’t even have Quick Time on my computer.

  • At the rate that Motorola is updating ( or NOT updating their Atrix line ) the Atrix HD won’t get the JB update either. Maybe we’ll get JB for Motorola on AT&T in time for the Atrix Maxx HD 3.5 Super-Ultra Megazord, but somehow I doubt it.

  • so i buy a new phone send the proof of purchase with my old phpone to get 100 dollars straight bs there not giving you 100 dollars they are buying your old phone

  • RussyJo

    My personal opinion is Moto devices that do not yet have ICS (coughBioniccough) will probably not get JB…

  • PyroHoltz

    I want to know how long the $100 off deal will last.

    Many people that purchased a phone in 2011 need to wait a while still before they can purchase a phone at the subsidized price (for the wife’s D3 that isn’t until March of 2013).

  • name

    So when are we gonna find out which devices are upgraded and which are not

  • Maybe this will sound stupid, but if you have to trade in your phone for the 100 bucks, cant you just sell it on ebay with a 100 reserve and easily get at least a hundred bucks on ebay for your device.

  • I think that the original droid razr (and the RoW GSM/CDMA ones) will get Jelly Bean upgrades with not much problem…
    I believe the OMAP 4 series SoCs can still handle it…

  • Bionic

    I’m almost positive bionic won’t get jelly bean. So I will use his program more than likely. Unless I can get more on e bay.

    • Laki S.

      Same here. I was thinking about abandoning Moto outright, but I won’t count them out just yet. That new Maxx HD sounds very enticing.

  • Bharath

    Have a DroidX2 so guess I wont be getting it.

  • Mike

    Looks like I should hang onto my Bionic after all

  • Butters619

    So you have to trade in your old phone? That’s dumb!

  • Hunter

    I enjoy the underlying message: “We’re not going to support your phone you purchased only 1 year ago, even though you are likely on a 2-yr contract and the recommended support life cycle for an android device is at a minimum 18 months. So please, roll the dice, and buy another phone from us!”

    The Nexus endorsement practically writes itself. 🙂

    • Laki S.

      I’m glad someone else noticed the hidden message. My phone is barely a year old, most likely not in line for JB (hasn’t even seen ICS yet), and my consolation is $100 off a $700 phone. You’d think they’d at least support it for the 2 years we signed the contract for. I’m eyeballing the new Nexuses myself, but haven’t counted the Maxx HD out yet.

  • Trueblue711

    The only problem with this is that everyone who bought one is locked into a 2 year contract and can’t upgrade until next year. If I only upgrade on contract (most people do), I’m not going to spend an addition $300-400 to save $100 on an off contract price.

  • a.youth.in.Asia

    Basically, we will buy back your ICS phone from you for $100 and call it a day, you will get a new phone (profit) and then we will sell your old phone when it’s refurbished on Verizon or prepaid for $300 (more profit)

    Man up Moto and let them keep their current phone and take the $100 off the JB smartphone at time of purchase!

  • TheCheapGamer

    Tell you what, I’ll give you $101 for your Droid Razr Maxx if they don’t update it.

  • Aaron

    What about those of us that have a Moto phone NOT on Verizon? My Electrify doesn’t look to get ICS or JB.

  • smwandrie93

    We want to give you the best of smartphone technology. That means not only pushing the boundaries on design, utility, and speed, but also providing the best mobile software out there. Today, that’s Jelly Bean, the newest Android operating system. That’s why we’re upgrading Motorola smartphones first offered for sale in 2011¹and later to Jelly Bean.
    If we don’t upgrade your phone to Jelly Bean, we don’t want you to miss out. Buy a select new Motorola smartphone, trade in your old phone, and we’ll give you $100 back.² So you always enjoy the best from us

    Taken right off that page. so only 2011 phones sorry guys

    forgot the disclaimers on the bottom of the page

    No information should be submitted to or posted on Motorola’s web sites by users under 16 years of age.
    View Terms and Conditions. View Privacy Policy.
    1 Applies to United States sales of Android Motorola smartphones first offered in 2011 or later.
    2 Official program details will be found at this site at a future date. $100 provided in the form of a Gift Card, carrier credit or other cash equivalent at Motorola’s sole discretion.

  • Hmmm… Samsung’s upgrade will pay you up to $300 for your old phone. They offered me $150 for my LG Spectrum. If I buy the Galaxy S3 through Verizon for $199,and get $150 back, that feels like a better deal. Especially since Moto is limiting it to Moto phones.

  • jon knatcal

    LMAO trade it in for $100, no thanks, id sell it on ebay for double that.

  • Rw-1

    To the informed, this is worse than we thought, reeking of desperation, they come up with a credit to entice us back’

    Problem is, that for most of us on the ’12 moto exodus know we’re not coming back until the promises are met. This isn’t one of them, and neither is this dev phone BS

  • Darksthour

    I’m gonna laugh if the only phones they do offer this are the x2 and d3. It’s only two phones just say it. “We are sorry owners of the x2 and Droid 3, we f*cked up but now we are sleeping with Google. We would like to have $100 dollars allowance to forgive us.”

  • Chris Pinola

    I heard someone say that Moto announced today that the original RAZR and RAZR MAXX will be receiving JB updates? Can anyone confirm this?

    • Jim McClain

      well knowing verizon,im guessing 2015 december

  • Jim McClain

    well with verizon that could be a lot of phones ,seeing how slow they are with updates

  • Been rocking a Galaxy Nexus since they came out but I am running my Droid X2 as a DNS server at home would be nice to get something for it since I am looking for a new Moto device since Sammy’s radios are worthless. Might have to actually get rid of a device I still fire up my OG from time to time.

  • dg38

    JB? I’m, I mean my daughter,(since I ditched Motorola for a galaxy s3) is still waiting for ics on her bionic. It would probably be the end of the world(Dec 21st 2012) lol before she gets ics, let alone jelly bean. I used to love all my droids starting with og droid but lack of support drove me away.

  • Bionic


  • orl

    Remenbet that motorola is changing to a better and more innovating company, new owner and new direction.
    i owne and love my motorola products….

  • John Jenness

    Yeah, $100 for a new phone…that ultimately leads to a new SHARED contract!

    • CapnShiner

      They didn’t say you have to get the new device on contract, did they? Not yet. Don’t complain about something that is only an assumption. If you end up being correct, then you can complain.

  • What about my Droid X 🙁

    • CapnShiner

      Sorry, man, it’s too old. I’m in the same boat, unless my friend lets me take the credit for his DX2 that I’m borrowing because he has a RAZR now.

  • Lucky Armpit

    I thought that was most excellent by Motorola. I’m thinking of my friends with Droid X and X2 phones that can get $100 credit towards a new one. He said “any device that won’t be getting Jelly Bean” not “any device purchased in 2011 that won’t be getting JB”. He said that all devices purchased in 2011 will be getting JB. Did he say before the end of the year? He does know his devices are on Verizon’s network, right?

    • CapnShiner

      Actually, if you go to the site it specifies that the phone had to be first offered in 2011. The sign-up form has a list of the eligible devices in a dropdown menu.

  • Steve S.

    Am I not reading this correctly?

    “From what we gather, any device released in 2011 that is unable to receive the update to Jelly Bean should be eligible for the credit.”

    There has been no official list. The original RAZR was released in November 2011. So will the origional RAZR not get Jelly Bean?

    • CapnShiner

      There is a list now. It’s in the dropdown menu on the signup form on the official web page for the program.

  • omgitzjose

    they should extend this to Droid 3 owners too!

  • Jareth

    I don’t want credit I just want an unlocked bootloader.

  • Any idea if Droid X will be eligible for $100 credit?

    • Abe Lincoln

      Released in July 2010 so prob not

      • CapnShiner

        President Lincoln, though long dead, is correct here. The source link form this post confirms it. Look in the dropdown menu in the form.

  • Keenan Singh

    Razr maxx out in January 2012 so do we get it?

    • CapnShiner

      They said 2011 only, so no. I think the RAZR Maxx will be getting Jellybean, though.

  • john

    Kudos to the marketing department.
    Either you own a recent Moto device or you gonna buy another Moto device.
    It’s a win-win.

  • whosinaname

    because of locked bootloader I haven’t bought moto since droid X.

    • CapnShiner

      But the DX has a locked bootloader. It was one of the first to do so.

      • whosinaname

        And that is why I won’t buy moto again 🙂

        • CapnShiner

          It didn’t stop you from buying the Droid X. Would you consider buying either a Motorola Developer Edition phone or one that works with their unlock tool?

          • whosinaname

            I bought the Droid X as my first android phone, I didn’t know about bootloaders and root etc… I would buy moto if it can be unlocked, but I would like to buy it on contract. I can’t afford them otherwise. Even tho my X was locked, man it had good dev support. I just cant imagine what they could have done for it with a truly unlocked bootloader.

          • CapnShiner

            The Droid X was my first smartphone. I knew about rooting and the locked bootloader but I bought it anyway because I actually made $9 after the rebate and gift card through Walmart and I didn’t want to wait for a better phone to be released. Though it has good dev support, I never installed any non-stock ROMs. I just got the unofficial updates so I could keep root because Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper didn’t exist yet.

  • thors1982

    I would totally do this if HTC or Samsung did it… but since Motorola is the one that screwed me by not upgrading me… I don’t want to give them more business.

  • enigmaco

    My droid 3 got screwed, but I wonder if that credit will apply as a discount and therefore take away my unlimited data.

    • CapnShiner

      I’m wondering that too. They haven’t specified yet. I won’t be surprised if it does require a new contract, but I am hoping not.

  • enob

    I wonder if I can give them 5 broken bionics and get $500.

    • CapnShiner

      They haven’t specified yet that it has to be in good working condition, so maybe, but you would still have to buy 5 new devices.

  • LegalAmerican

    Motorola should offer me $100 to upgrade my Razr Maxx to a Note 2. Give Samsung some love since Apple wont get off their a**. I do believe I am graduating from Moto when this contract is up. I loved my phones, but I am starting to prefer Samsung.

    • CapnShiner


  • Raven

    So, I guess that I am out of luck for the $100 Credit because my Droid 2 was released on August 12, 2010 even though I did not buy it until January 2011.

    • Diablo81588

      Your phone is 2 years old bro. Time for an upgrade 🙂

      • Raven

        Yes, that it is. My upgrade eligible date is 9/10/12! But, as I don’t want to lose my Unlimited Data I am thinking about buying one of these new Developer Editions anyway. I was just hoping to get this $100 credit to help with that full price cost.

        • Alas, no, though you can use their trade-in program to get some credit for it.

  • sgtguthrie

    Hard to say when we’ve gotten no news yet about which Moto devices will get 4.1 :- Without that information how can we answer this?
    “Are you the owner of a 2011 Moto device that isn’t getting Jelly Bean?”

    • CapnShiner

      I’m pretty sure the dropdown menu in the signup form is a list of devices eligible for the $100 rebate.

  • JoshGroff

    Oh cool, considering I locked my contract with a Bionic just to get the double data promo then after a few months sold it, went through another few phones and now have a G-Nex, am I technically eligible?

    • CapnShiner

      You have to send them the old Motorola phone, so no. You don’t have it anymore.

      • JoshGroff

        Wow, what a rip off.

  • damn straight I am! Still waiting for ICS on the bionic, well I guess waiting is the wrong word. Anticipating the official release 😉

  • New_Guy

    My wife has a droid 2 and it’s falling apart, so I’m sure she would be pretty excited about this news.

    • Dingus

      Yeah, but the thing is the Droid 2 was released in 2010, so you may not be able to obtain the credit. I have a D2G, and am annoyed that, based on the verbiage above, I cannot obtain the credit

    • Raven

      Nope, it was released August 12, 2010, not in 2011.

  • Butters619

    This will be great for anybody in family plans. Use the $100 credit with an upgrade

  • bigdav1178

    “Are you the owner of a 2011 Moto device that isn’t getting Jelly Bean?” – Is there a list anywhere that actually says what Moto phones will be receiving JB?

    • Think all the devices that got ICS. There’s no way the ones stuck on GB will get JB.

    • CapnShiner

      Look at the dropdown menu in the signup form at the source link from this post.

      • bakdroid

        Read the site, numbnuts! This is for info on the devices, not what isn’t getting JB.

        • CapnShiner

          No, you need to read it. It is for info on the rebate program.


    I’m still waiting on ICS for my BIONIC! !!! Motorola needs to give me a new phone free of charge!

    • that’s for damn sure!

    • Justin

      That would be nice! RAZR MAXX HD for all BIONIC owners!

      • jay mulhollen

        I like your way of thinking!!!

    • Diablo81588

      They don’t owe you anything. The bionic is a good phone that will be JB upgradable.

      • wheineman

        Agreed. The Bionic is as good today as it was the day they released it. They have not removed any features. If you wanted a future proof phone, you should have bought a Nexus. Moto never said they would upgrade your phone forever.

        • onionscoop

          Moto did say they would update the Bionic as long as the contract life, which is 2 years. It is clear moto has dropped the ball with the Bionic’s future.

      • Buy This

        +1 I still love my Bionic. When it FINALLY receives ICS it will be as good if not better. If you don’t like this phone, you are doing it wrong.

      • 1BIGGBOY

        Ok I’ll sell you mines.

    • Cory

      Trust me it’s good to wit. They rushed it out for the RAZR while ignoring a huge and reported battery bug and now my phone’s life is about cut in half of what it was.

    • I was reading up on how the Bionic is discontinued and found out that its possible to get Asurion (Verizon’s Insurance company) to send you a Razr replacement. My problem is I have a $70 extended battery on my Bionic so I wonder if I can swindle a Razr Maxx in the mix instead. Worth a try?

  • jbegs23

    Droid X, Droid Pro?

    • CapnShiner

      No. 2011 phones only. Don’t ask questions for which you were already given the answer.

  • justincase_2008

    HAHA R2D2 you had a good run.

    • CapnShiner

      Yep, he survived all 6 movies.

  • Ben

    I have a Droid 3 and just decided to consider Moto again with this offer. Possibly pick up a developer edition and keep my unlimited data.

    • Don’t be fooled again. Get a Nexus. I had a DROID3 too. Then got a Gnex. The difference is night and day.

      • Diablo81588

        Problem is, the current nexus is junk. Time will tell if future versions will be an improvement.

        • moew

          Call quality on the current razr is leaps and bounds better than the nexus ever was. Maybe with some roms it’s better, but I doubt that any sammy phone can match moto call quality.

          • Hunter

            I’ve previously had 2 moto devices and am currently on the Nexus, I can’t tell any difference in call quality. YMMV

          • smwandrie93

            i would have to agree. i started with the OG, then went to the DX (didnt like the bulk a keyboard added) DX2, (regretted that) Dinc 2, Iphone 4, Bionic, Gnex, GSIII and then Razr Maxx, the only reason why is because i loved how crystal clear all my calls sounded with Motorola over htc, sammy and apple, i work at a verizon retailer thats how i can change my phone almost every week if i wanted too, but really hands down it has to be moto for me for call quality, would be interested if anyone else has seen that as well

          • moew

            smw, for those that use it as a phone you know the difference right away, it’s like 1/2 of the voice data is missing on the vzw sgn. It’s not “junk”, I’ll agree with that, but when voice is critical for business, there’s no way my sgn could cut it. I’ve also had iphones, bionic, gnex, and a plethora of older android phones, and winmo, etc…. If you can’t tell the diff, you probably don’t make many voice calls.

          • Dain Laguna

            Ill give you call quality (ex razr ,current gnex owner) but there is no rom to fix a craptastic screen or camera

          • moew

            Sure the vzw sgn screen is “better” but the battery life is full of fail. I have an extended 2200mah battery and cover on my desk as a reminder of that fail. Also you are right, there is no fix for the vzw sgn camera problems. I take vivid sharp pics with my razr maxx that I couldn’t get on the vzw sgn.

            You really don’t “give” anything when there are common issues with the sgn, like you suggest. Yes, I’ve owned both, and have extensively used them. It was VZW that suggested that they swap me for a razr maxx for the vzw sgn for no charge.

          • Dain Laguna

            Cmon bruh, you dont think you are fooling anyone with your ‘vivid’ razr maxx pics do you? I had the same camera on my razr and extensively compared the two, even going as far as taking the same series of pictures with both devices and then emailing them to myself so i could subsequently view them on the gnex VASTLY superior screen. Then i picked em apart on my laptop at home.

            At the end of the day, of all the things to tout your razr maxx has over the gnex, the camera is SO not one of em. Slightly sharper pics at the expense of dull color reproduction, further excaberated by its lower res and way lower ppi screen. Both cameras are in the same class of ‘meh’, both suck at low light, period.

            Battery life? Its a razr maxx man; NOTHING compares to it. For my needs, which consists of so so wifi at work, great wifi at home and streaming google music on my 20 min drive to and from work (over 3g mind you) i do just fine on the stock battery. Could be better, but such is the price one pays for having one of the first hd-screened phones. And yes, my reception could be better. Seems to be a consistent issue with samsungs

        • Hunter

          I will have to disagree with the statement “the current nexus is junk”. Solid build quality and no issues whatsoever on my end. Guess I got lucky since many people posting are concluding from their ‘extensive research’ that the Nexus is crap.

          • Diablo81588

            Hmm lets see.. documented radio issues, a 2009 camera, worthless speakerphone and mediocre battery life. There are so many better options out there that buying the current nexus would be a stupid decision.

          • Hunter

            Sure a few radio issues were documented, but they were at best isolated. Also “documented” does not give the argument any more weight since anything can be documented. This conversation is documented! Define worthless speakerphone, because otherwise you are stating your personal opinion or the opinions of a handful of other disgruntled owners. As for battery life, I can only speak to my experiences; I am what is classified as an average user and it lasts a solid 20 hours, plenty for a day. “2009 camera” doesn’t mean its bad. I have a Cannon Rebel DSLR from 2009, is that also a terrible device if we use your logic? Or are you one of those people who buys a phone expecting to also get a high end camera? Zero shutter lag, end of argument.

            Lets not forget that the root of this discussion is based around Android OS updates. Guess which device remains king in that category 🙂

            Have a good night

          • Diablo81588

            When I say worthless speakerphone, I mean its so weak that if there’s any kind of background noise, you can’t hear it. Regarding the camera, it has a 5MP low quality sensor. If I remember right, the OG Droid had a 5MP camera. I know megapixels don’t necessarily indicate camera quality, I have first hand experience with this low quality shooter. Night scenes are very grainy, and it doesn’t hold a candle to Samsung’s other 8MP offerings. Zero shutter lag doesn’t mean anything but unfocused picture taking. If you were to move the phone at the moment right before you took a picture, one of two things would happen. You would end up with a blurry picture due to it being out of focus, or you would have shutter lag. There’s nothing special about this sensor other than the ability to take a picture at any time, whether that image be in focus or not. Lastly, you would not get 20 hours of battery life with the stock battery unless you have minimal screen on time, and were using wifi the whole day.

          • Dain Laguna

            Battery life is fine for me but i admittedly am a wifi all day guy. Imo the camera s no worse than my razr was but with much more pleasing color accuracy.

            The speakerphone thing is oveblown imo. Its not as loud as my razr was but certainly no dealbreaker.

        • michael arazan

          The real problem is Verizon/ carriers never speaking of update timelines till the moment an update is pushed. It’s nice to get an update but waiting for ever and having Verizon treat customers like mushrooms, feeding them [email protected] and keeping them in the dark, is the biggest problem. OEM’s have updates but carriers are dragging their feet kick and screaming to get updates out. Carriers need to face the facts that updates are a part of the smartphone world and need to get their [email protected] together in testing and pushing them out in a realistic fashion. Verizon literally takes longer to test and push an update than Google takes in creating them.

      • CapnShiner

        The only difference(software-wise) between a Nexus and a Developer Edition will be the month or so it takes for the community to port the AOSP version. The Nexus phones only have the advantage because the newest version of Android is pre-installed. If the developer edition phones come out before the Nexus, there’s not much of a reason to wait.

  • Oh, time to dust off the OG Droid…

    • Southrncomfortjm

      Would be nice, but it seems that the credit only works if you have a (1) Moto phone, (2) released in 2011 that (3) is not eligible for a JB update. That’s a universe consisting of few phones.

    • EC8CH

      Don’t EVER sent the OG back to Moto…

      They don’t deserve it back.

  • MJZ

    are they offering early upgrades as well?


    can i trade in my old Droid Eris?

    • That was made by HTC

    • CapnShiner

      That was such weak trolling…..you should be ashamed of yourself.

  • I doubt my Bionic would get JB

    • CapnShiner

      It hasn’t even gotten ICS yet, so I doubt it too.

  • I am still rocking the Original Droid. Was waiting for another Motorola… this might just do the trick 🙂

  • Solarix

    I wonder if my wife would be eligible to get this since her Droid 3 will not get ICS

    • Justin

      It was released in the summer of 2011, so it should be eligible. I didn’t hear anything at the presentation about them not offering it to devices that received ICS but will not receive JB, so you should be able to.

      • The D3 will not be getting ICS, so there’s no way it will get JB. I’m going to make a huge leap of faith and say that if the device can run ICS, it can run JB.

        • Lambo_21

          your leap of faith is true, JB isnt a huge jump like GB to ICS. So any device with ICS can run JB

  • Guest

    so the og is now worth 100$ towards a new razr?

    • moelsen8

      that was released in 2009 dude.

    • Angryunibrow

      Some people just cannot read….

    • Justin

      This offer, based on the presentation, will only be valid for those phones released in 2011.

  • my droid 3 should be. that was quite a disappointment

    • G_Romero

      Same here. It runs like crap.

    • smwandrie93

      since it came out in july of 2011 you should be good on that

  • Bill Stevens

    Still not worth it. As soon as my droid 3 contract’s over, I’m ditching motorola entirely.

    • G_Romero

      I feel the same way, but I am confused. Now that Google owns them, is it really motorola? ARGH

  • Kusold

    Do we know which devices will get JB? I’m assuming my Bionic won’t get it. I still have a sour taste in my mouth from that debacle.

    • I think it wil, as it has the same internals as the Razr. Maybe that is why the Bionic ICS build has languished, they are going to jump ICS and go straight to JB.

      • Justin

        That would be nice… But I doubt it. They wouldn’t update their red-headed stepchild of a phone to JB before they updated the RAZR line, although, there may be a small (very very small, as in miniscule) chance of us getting a surprise with a JB update notice.

      • I doubt it. I think we’ve all hoped that about previous long delayed updates. They never do skip though, just delay or deny completely.

        • I have a Droid 3 and just decided to consider Moto again with this offer. Possibly pick up a developer edition and keep my unlimited data. http://iphone5Amazing.blogspot.com

          • Lambo_21

            Way to copy BEN from below
            “Ben • 7 hours ago−
            I have a Droid 3 and just decided to consider Moto again with this offer. Possibly pick up a developer edition and keep my unlimited data.”
            and then add a plug to YOUR i*hone blog. get out of here troll

      • Anon

        That’s my one hope. I’m not betting on it, mind you, but it would be a really smart customer service move if Moto skipped ICS and said “Hey guys, we got you Jelly Bean!”, at least if they can do it prior to the end of September. It would build a lot of faith with Bionic owners.

    • TheZilch

      Bionic is on the list of devices to register with Moto for the credit.

      • Where is the list that says that? Please post link

        • TheZilch

          Its right up there in the article under “head here”.

          • Lambo_21

            but so is the razr so… who knows anymore with Moto… :/

  • Jack Hoffman

    What about devices not upgradeable to ICS…DROID 3 anyone?

    • Diablo81588

      100 dollar credit 🙂

  • PowerofPicture

    Any phone that Moto can upgrade to ICS can run Jelly Bean so I doubt they’ll be sending out many credits.

  • Daniel Maginnis

    Awesome. My droid 3 should be on that list. And since I don’t expect a droid 5 to drop by christmas, I play on picking up one of the new razrs as soon as they drop.

  • cmonnats23

    droid 2? Hell yeah!

  • normmcgarry

    haha what are the retail price on these? is it $759 – $100? not losing my unlimited data!

    • Probably in the 550-750 range, yeah.

      Note: Rampant speculation based on other phones.

    • Daniel Maginnis

      I stream music a lot (no vid, cuz I don’t have lte) and occassionally tether. I only use about 4gb of data. Is it worth it to keep unlimited?

      • If you use 4GB a month already, you’re already a power user and usage is just going to go up. Yes. Definitely.

      • normmcgarry

        Yeah, it isn’t just about the amount of data. I have a special “family with data” plan that they tested out back in the day. We have 5 lines for $205 after our corporate discount on top, all with unlimited data. I’d be paying easily $300+ with the Shared Everything.

      • Justin

        I would recommend buying off contract… I use about the same, and I have LTE connectivity with my Bionic. Once I get the MAXX HD, my usage will skyrocket, I can imagine probably around 10GB a month… I also use mine to tether once or twice a week for a few hours, so it’s definitely a good thing I have unlimited data, and I plan to keep it that way.

      • If you have wifi its not necessary.

      • If you have unlimited then why would you want to pay the same price if not more for less data? Keep unlimited while you can, i’ve heard speculations of Verizon stopping all unlimited users after 2014 but nothing solid and definitely nothing official from Verizon. As for buying off contract, I’m moving to where all my devices will be bought off contract because I found out that if you upgrade your device every 20 months, they add the other 4 months to the next contract and after a few upgrades you end up in the hole a lot and end up like me. Up for an upgrade in November but not able to leave Verizon without a termination fee until the end of 2014!

    • considering the prices on the first versions? $599-649 would be my guess.

    • Jim McClain

      just got my wife the s3, put her on a sub account, so she has 3gig and I still have unlimited

  • Maybe they’ll give me a credit for my Bionic instead of upgrading me? I’d be ok with that.

  • HotRodJohnson

    Dusting off my OG DROID!

    • I think it had to be released in 2011.

      • smwandrie93

        droid life is just speculating that its for 2011 devices, however neither motorola nor google has said taht it has to be a device from 2011

        • Justin

          They actually did say that in the presentation – any device released in 2011 that will not receive Jelly Bean will be eligible for $100 off one of the three devices they unveiled today.

      • HotRodJohnson

        One can dream!

      • HotRodJohnson

        I’m mostly joking cause of their announcement. It’s already rooted with
        Jelly Bean, and I have a Nexus, but it will be interesting to get the
        actual details of their offer (they actually did not say when it had to be released). OG DROID is a beast though!

    • Droidzilla

      The OG Droid already has JB. If you say it’s unofficial, your OG might pimp slap you.

  • Jigga_Z

    I wonder if this is their way of trying to make amends to people who got the Droid 3 and Droid X2

    • cancerous_it

      i had the OG droid and loved it. i got x2’s for me and the wife. the total lack of support for the X2, the encrypted bootloader, and the sheer fact that you couldn’t play music without it pausing every few seconds made me vow to never buy moto again. it’ll take moto more than $100 to sell my dignity. never buying moto again. thanks but not thanks.

      • Diablo81588

        The X2 should have never been released. It was by far the worst phone Moto has made in a long time. The only upgrade from the original X was the tegra 2 processor, which lets face it, wasn’t much of an upgrade at all. Add to that a terrible pentile display, only 512MB of RAM, and removal of the camera shutter button, made this phone a flop on release. Good thing is, you could get a 100 dollar credit towards one of these new phones 🙂

  • Flexo

    So Droid 3? And can I get an early upgrade with that? That may actually get me to stick with Motorola. Worst android phone I have owned.

  • Is the Bionic getting JB?

    • Justin

      Most likely it will – it has the same internals as the RAZR, in terms of processor, ram, etc.

      • Laki S.

        I’m not too sure. It hasn’t even gotten ICS yet and it’s already Q3 of 2012. I’m ready to trade in my Bionic, but I think I’ll wait to see what Nexus has to offer.

        • Agreed that they way overshot their “Early Q3” deadline for the Bionic ICS, but stable builds are out there, so its only a matter of time. However, I also know that the new CEO knows he needs to do something quickly to turn around Moto’s image on software updates, so I fully expect to see them update everything from 2011 except the D3 and DX2.

          • Laki S.

            True, but I think they just gave up on the Bionic. It pretty much became an afterthought six weeks after release. They may come out with ICS eventually, but it’ll never see an official JB OTA.

  • greeknasty

    good luck selling that to my wife who hates her X2.

  • r0lct

    So that’s Droid 3 right? About to get someone a free RAZR M.

  • jnt

    That includes, what, the D3, DX2, and Bionic – right? For Verizon anyway… what am I forgetting?

    • jnt

      Oh yeah, and the original Razr.

      • Justin

        That will get JB, so it doesn’t qualify.