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Motorola Posts List of Phones Not Receiving Jelly Bean, Confirms Which Phones Will Get the Update

When Motorola first unveiled the new RAZR family at the beginning of September, they told us that they wouldn’t be able to update all of their previously released devices to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Since they had too large of a portfolio and would need to leave some out of the fun, they mentioned that owners of these devices would be able to buy a new Motorola phone and then trade in their old phone for $100. They posted the list of devices, this afternoon, which we have below. 

So if the list of phones on the left is of those not receiving Jelly Bean, that means that the DROID Bionic and DROID 4 somehow made the list of phones in line to get it. That’s got to feel good, right? We should also point out that sources of ours said that Motorola is targeting Q1 for Android 4.1 updates for the original RAZR and RAZR MAXX, Bionic, and D4. The RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD should see 4.1 before the end of the year.

Update:  Motorola has also made changes to their update schedule:

There you have it, folks, All of the new RAZRs will see Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) before the end of 2013. The Atrix HD, Photon Q, Electrify 2, DROID RAZR, RAZR MAXX, DROID 4, and Bionic will all receive it at some point in the future.

Via:  Motorola

Cheers Matt and Mark!

  • lewi

    The loyalist who supported Motorola. Waited for bionic. I feel really bummed that we are not scheduled for jelly bean for Jan 2013. Loyalty is hard to get back.

  • Connor McMillin

    Happy to know droid 4 is getting 4.1. My bionic was nothing bug trouble so i bought this droid 4 and worked my butt off for it and 5 days later get ics on my Bionic and now it works flawlessly. May sell one or keep both. Im only 13 ans love tech like this

  • Jbl

    Of course all the verizon phones are going to get updated. Bit I still don’t understand why the photon couldn’t get ICS but the atrix 2 did. Thet are basically the same phone.

  • Stevet

    No upgrade for my Bionic Yet?

  • emod79

    thank god my D4 will get JB! ICS BLOWS. honestly wish i had GB back. the only plus to ICS is i can use chrome

  • Nemo Eht

    I think they just need to pull their heads out of their a**holes and just unlock the bootloaders for all the older devices that they “can’t” support!

  • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

    I don’t see the OG droid on there :( /sarcasm

  • Peter Koegel

    Before the end of 2012, not the end of 2013.

  • chris

    And this is why my next phone will be an iPhone or windows phone
    Had incredible, DROID x, now RAZR Maxx. Each one took too long for updates. 3 different phones and they still don’t got it right?? Goodbye android.

  • Andrew Merewitz

    Good for motorola..even if users aren’t happy when they will get the upgrade, it’s always nice to know ahead of time.

  • PowerofPicture

    So everyone who bought a non-Verizon Motorola phone in 2011 got screwed out of ICS or JB. Good job, Punit Soni.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Juantonto91 Juan Antonio

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! what about DROID X??????

  • enigmaco

    My poor droid 3 left in the dust again….next device will be a nexus oh yes it will be mine

  • KRS_Won

    Well, well, I guess my X2 is good for something ☺

  • Joe Frederick

    I don’t get it. The Bionic and Photon 4G are pretty much identical! Why no ICS for Photon??? I have heard no reason from Moto. This is such BS. Any time you hear someone say no upgrade is because they say “it will impact the user experience in a negative way” probably due to not enough ram or space or whatever. This is not true of the Photon. Hell it came out well after the EVO 3d and my 3d has had ICS on it for the past couple months. MOTO this is Bullsht!!!!!

  • http://www.behance.net/stephen_victor Stephen Victor

    Atrix HD owner here. I love how my phone does not have an ETA next to it on the above table. Grr…

  • Joshua

    MOTO lies worse than Romney…can’t trust them. Q4 means Q2 of the next year, before the end of 2013 means New Years Eve 2013 (if you are lucky). I wont buy another MOTO product ever.

    • asdf

      Hey now lets not be one sided on the poitical comment. Democrats lie, cheat and steal just as much as Republicans. If Obama wins again he isnt going to be any better than Romney would be if he wins. The only upside is if Romney wins we might get lucky and he might turn out okay if not then get rid of him in 4 yrs. We know how Obama is going to run it. More secretive than last president (which he promised he wouldnt be), let the public read bill before passing it (if you have tried its pretty much impossible, so lie again), promised “change” (didnt change much), took troops out of Iraq (which he promised) just in time to help with his campaign not earlier in his term (If you think he only had the time to do it them than your pretty thick, lie again), need I go on……

      • Ethan

        I’m not taking a political stance here, but is your approach seriously “Get rid of him in 4 years if he isn’t good?”…. He’s going to make policy changes, appoint Supreme Court justices, etc. that have an impact far beyond 4 years. Regardless of who wins, their impact is felt far beyond their term. Try being an informed voter before you cast your ballot, or else just stay home and save us all the trouble of your vote potentially influencing the outcome.

  • http://www.wraithtdk.com Matthew Young

    Wasn’t there an announcement some time ago that people under Google’s alliance would be required to provide updates for phones for 18 months? Isn’t the Atrix 2 only 1 year old this month? I’ve never felt so screwed over as I have owning the A2. It’d be one thing if I bought the bottom of the barrel device they offered and demmanded to be treated like a VIP, but I bought the most advanced, most expensive phone they had available for AT&T at the time. And it was brand new! Nine or ten months later and they’re pushing back updates and announcing new version of it. One year later and Moto is pushing me to upgrade instead of providing me with updates?

    And that $100.00 voucher is a joke. I bought that phone when it was brand new and it was only a year ago. That means I’m not elligable for an upgrade via AT&T; so if I want to take them up on their offer for an Atrix HD, I still have to drop $350.00 to replace my barely 1 year old phone.

    And this is from a company owned by Google, who makes Android? Shameful.

  • Guest

    Wasn’t there an announcement some time ago that people under Google’s alliance would be required to provide updates for phones for 18 months? Isn’t the A2 only 1 year old this month? I’ve never felt so screwed over as I have owning the A2. It’d be one thing if I bought the bottom of the barrel device they offered and demmanded to be treated like a VIP, but I bought the most advanced, most expensive phone they had available for AT&T at the time. And it was brand new! Nine or ten months later and they’re pushing back updates and announcing new version of it. One year later and Moto is pushing me to upgrade instead of providing me with updates?

    And that $100.00 voucher is a joke. I bought that phone when it was brand new and it was only a year ago. That means I’m not elligable for an upgrade via AT&T; so if I want to take them up on their offer for an Atrix HD, I still have to drop $350.00 to replace my barely 1 year old phone.

    And this is from a company owned by Google, who makes Android? Shameful.

  • anonymous-x

    This was said to me by one of Red’s reps, ” this money will given only if you bring the cell to the store”. So I’ll keep my unlocked global D3 until after the Holiday’s & have patience for something new & better to arrive.

  • Shubham Aggarwal

    What about Razr XT910 ?

    • bananatroll

      this is all for verizon phones

  • C-Law

    I’ll never understand why people bought the bionic. I wanted it too when all the rumors were flying since I was an og droid owner that was eligible for an upgrade around that time but as it got closer to release galaxy nexus rumors started. Also the gs2 came out at the same time and I checked them both out in store and the bionic was so far behind in screen size and thickness and gpu. I know we couldn’t get the gs2 but just knowing a similar phone was coming out soon on Verizon was easily enough to keep me waiting a few short months for the gnex and I still think its one of the best phones. Now for people whose first phone was a bionic or they didn’t read phone news, they didn’t know any bbetter. Regardless of why people bought it, moto still really screwed all you guys

  • http://twitter.com/Xeneize480 Xeneize480

    Xyboard 10.1???

  • lavaghan

    Nine months ago, I was looking at the cheerful table with Photon 4G receiving ICS upgrade in Q3 2012. The only news that materialized in Q3 was that Photon 4G would never be upgraded. Are these tables some kind of a bait and switch?

    • flosserelli

      1. Never buy a phone with an encrypted bootloader.
      2. Never trust what the manufacturer (especially Motorola) says about future updates.

  • imtrevonte

    I’ve owned (and loved) both the OG and DX. I switched to the Galaxy Nexus in December and can’t go back. I love getting the updates first (been using Jellybean since last month). The only thing I really had to get used to is the “plastic build”. I do miss the solid build feeling. Plus, not having any bloat ware on my phone is a huge perk. Just wish Motorola would come up with a Nexus device!

  • Bionic

    Awesome. The New Motorola is stepping it up. Now that my bionic has ICS its like having a new phone! I feel I can hang on to this thing for at least the first half of 2013.

  • master94

    With Moto’s track record when they say Q1, they mean maybe in 2015.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwiseman918 Jeff Wiseman

    This list proves that companies like Motorola release to many phones. If your paying $200+ for a phone it should be gauranteed to recieve at the very least 2 years worth of updates and support. There is no reason that a phone that is barely a year old shouldn’t get jelly bean and the eventual 4.2

    • Joshua

      Agree 100% — why I left MOTO, got sick of paying $300 for a phone and 3 months later have it selling on Amazon for .01 cent.