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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.ย 

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: ย 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: ย Motorola

Cheers Matt and Mark!

  • I was already burned on the Atrix 4G and Droid 3 and today I learned that Motorola fooled me once again with the Atrix 2. And the rebate program is a joke! I have three eligable phones yet the offer is only valid in USA.

  • bigachx

    Did you mean to say in that last paragraph, all the new Razrs. Will get jelly bean before the end of 2012 NOT 2013?

  • Seanamous

    Thank science! I love (new)Motorola! And Jelly Bean is confirmed!? Ya’ll really know how to mend fences ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Score, OG Droid isn’t on the list, I guess it’s getting jellybean!

  • ckeegan

    I know this is phones but what about the F’N LTE XOOM? It’s vanilla, so why is Verizon di*kin’ around? From this point forward, if it doesn’t say “Nexus”, I’m out.

  • VicMatson

    Have they cut my XOOM out yet, thats what I want to know. If it doesn’t get it soon Moto is on my no buy list!

  • Derrick

    Well considering I am using my bionic for the time being (my S3 has antenna issues and I sent it off to get fixed) I am happy that I just activated it and now I have ICS. I hated this phone but now after using it with ics its so much better. Glad Motorola didn’t forget about us.

  • mgamerz

    We all know they won’t actually upgrade all the devices they say they will. Have they ever? Why would anyone buy a motofail device anymore.

  • For fun they should have just thrown out a JB upgrade for the OG Droid. That would have made headlines ๐Ÿ˜›

  • My Droid Razr may JUST see JB after all!

    I can’t wait to have Google Now! It will shut all the iPhone users up about Siri!

  • balthuszar

    Looks like it says that hd owners will get jb by the end of 2012, unless I interpret ‘before 2013’ wrongly

  • ritesh golani

    why should i purchase droid razr hd on vzw, if i have atrix 2 on AT&T???

    • mgamerz

      You should just buy a nexus instead, you’ll be so much ahppidr.

      • flosserelli

        Or a SGS3 or Galaxy Note 2.

        • mgamerz


  • + respect for moto upgrading all those phone to jelly bean.

  • Mike

    Hip hip, hooray!

    -Bionic owner

  • Aaron

    So Motorola will give me $100 to “upgrade” from my Electrify to an Electrify 2. Great except I am only half way through my contract, and the E2 doesn’t have 4G and only has a slightly better processor with half the storage. #motofail

    • twitter eats dingleberries

      This isnt twitter tool.

      • Aaron


  • ranlil

    This is sweet! I’m not gonna take the ICS OTA…. I’ll wait for JB

  • All the old phone sell for more than $100 on eBay. Don’t do it! Rip off!

  • Detonation

    All of those phones could easily be sold for more than $100 on ebay, swappa, etc. I guess if you’re lazy you can trade up, but otherwise it’s not that great of a deal.

    • Diablo81588

      At least they’re offering. They could say tough titty, since none of those phones were promised jelly bean to begin with.

  • Knlegend1

    …..I don’t even care because I feel like I’m going to go through the same crap when it(Razr) updated to 4.0.3. Also I do own a Droid 3 I haven’t upgraded since, am I considered for the $100 even though my main phone is the Razr?

    • balthuszar

      When did the razr get 4.0.3? Mine got 4.0.4

      • Knlegend1

        My mistake

  • Though this seems to be good, I’m sure Motorola will wait until December of 2013 to roll out the updates, I will have gone through two more phones by then.

    • Travis H

      its called a case

  • Jim McClain

    so i guess my LG DARE must be getting it too? lol

  • I love when I see these lists. I have a D3 and running JB with SS3 perfectly fine ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Naga Appani

    Before the end of 2013???? WTF??? Is it 2012 or 2013??

    • circuspeanut

      AFAIK, it’s still 2012, and “before 2013” would mean Jelly Bean will be coming to the latest RAZRs on or before the end of THIS year.

      • “Before the end of 2013” not “before 2013”

        • circuspeanut

          I was quoting the table, not the paragraph below it contradicting the paragraph above the table which states: “The RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD should see 4.1 before the end of the year.”

    • Diablo81588

      Typo I’m guessing? Lol

  • james

    thats good news for us photon q owners

  • Yay

  • Daniel Maginnis

    well, this is incredibly awesome. bought the razr m and upgraded from my droid 3 on 9/13. can’t return/exchange. basically at this point, dont qualify for the $100 even tho i upgraded to and from qualifying devices. just too early.

  • Guest

    hey uh Bionic (the user) looks like MY source was right… and yours was WRONG!!

    • Diablo81588


    • Bionic

      Yeah LOL

      • Lambo_21

        im thankful his is right lol

  • Ash Hanna

    Overall….x2 owners get screwed AGAIN
    screw you moto…


    Let me translate: The new RAZRs will start the roll out of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) on December 31st, 2012

  • wen will be uploaded to our phones

  • Story_Ninja22

    Droid 4 FTW! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Raven

      Makes me a little happier that I finally quit waiting for the Droid 5 and bought a Droid 4 cheap from swappa.

  • its 3oclock wen will it start

  • Looks like Bionic users are getting Jelly bean https://twitter.com/Motorola/status/259414234004344832

  • Eric

    This is ridiculous. For the Droid RAZR HD/MAXX HD, you have to go to a Verizon store and trade in your old phone for a VZ gift card. So, you have 2 options–

    1. Do the tradein and pay $300 for the MAXX, and end up with a new phone and a $100 gift card.

    2. Buy the MAXX from Amazon for $200 and keep the old phone.

    Does VZ think we’re dumb? Don’t answer that.

    • Bionic

      Better to sell it on ebay. I’ve never got less than $150 selling a phone there.

      • jewvee

        Very true I sold my DROID x with some extras and got 120$

        • jewvee

          It’s less than 150 but for an X ill take it lol

    • Well don’t forget that you also have a 6-month contract with Amazon when you buy the phone…

  • Looks like the RAZR i (XT890) is not on the list…

  • chris125

    Jelly bean coming for bionic according to this http://moto.ly/bionicics

  • VERY happy with Motorola right now. I’m a Droid Razr Maxx owner, and I’m glad they’re getting Jellybean on it. I’ve got to play around with 4.1, and it is a noticeably different than 4.0. Unfortunately though, I’ll be going Nexus when my contract expires next October. Who knows, maybe Motorola will be making a Nexus next year, and if it’s good enough, maybe I’ll go with them. They are under Google now.

  • My sister has a Droid 4 and if she wasn’t going to get JB, she would have been pissed. The Bionic… if that actually gets an update I might pass out.

  • Izzy Rom

    I’ll take a sit while I wait, don’t want my feet to hurt too much…

  • s23

    What I tell Ya’ll! Moto is Bad but it ain’t evil! Who is updating an old ASS phone to JB? MOTO is! Bionic users (me) got a ‘RAW DEAL’ but most importantly Moto Acknowledged that and sided with US! IDC if my ICS was delayed a few weeks. Bionic is Relevant BITCHEZZZ!

    P.S. I write in ALL CAPS because i superduper excited i’m getting JB

    P.S.S. To anyone that says the software update will ‘Only to get delayed till Q4’ STFU!!!!

    • Butters619

      P.S. It would be P.P.S. not P.S.S.

  • paul_cus

    Nice to see the OG RAZR is on tap for the update.

    • Michael Singer

      I dont think you’re allowed to call it the “OG RAZR” unless you’re talking about that old flat flip phone! Lol

  • Moto might be ready but vzw will delay it for months until they have enough spyware and bloat

  • Alexander Garcia

    Wow. This is basically a promise from Moto that the Droid Bionic, the RAZR, and the RAZR Maxx are all gettin’ JB! =D

  • Silver Veloz

    Woo Hoo! for Bionic.

  • Bionic

    I loved my Bionic except for the locked bootloader and lack of updates to latest Android. It took them a year to release ICS. So just 3-5 months for Jelly Bean??? This is why I bought the GNexus.

    • balthuszar

      In their defense, the difference between ics and jb is much much smaller than the difference between gb and ics… So it would stand that the upgrade time would be less

      • TowelieMeBanana

        Partial agree. The snappiness on JB is incredibly noticeable. I doubt I’ll ever own a non-nexus device from here on out. Love my G Nexus.

  • redstormpopcorn

    Overall, a good day for Bionic owners.

    • Definitely.

    • Diablo81588

      Hell yeah!

      • Rob

        My bionic is already getting degradation of the charging port. Seems like this will be too little too late. Besides, remember when they said we were getting ics originally? How long have we waited. Bionic owners got a big shaft from start to finish of the support life of the phone. Moto would have to ship me a new phone to my front door to make me change my mind for my next purchase brand.

        • gammaecho

          Very awesome for Bionic. I don’t think this will be the drawn out scenario like ICS was because ICS to JB is a far less jump than GB to ICS as far as the framework of the OS. Plus you have a ton of Bionic owners lighting a fire under Punit Soni’s ass to keep them on their toes.

        • ceejw

          Buy one of these http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/Wireless-Charging-Battery-Cover-for-DROID-Bionic/73882,en_US,pd.html and you won’t have to worry about wearing out your charger port anymore.

        • Jared Persinger

          That was Verizons fault as Motorola tried serveral times serveral months ahead of the official ota

    • motta2003

      Yeah, you’ll get JB by 2014 at the rate Moto is working…which should be the same time I get ICS (officially) on my TB. lol

      • Trueblue711

        And then when 2014 comes around, they’ll notify everyone that the update was cancelled.

    • TheUI

      As a Photon owner, I am … well, I’m jelly. Or I’m not. Wait, what?

      Anyway, congrats on not being left far, far behind.

      • michael arazan

        Sprint offered my friend with a Photon a deal $25 one time deal to buy a new ICS feature phone and an extension on his 2 year contract for that phone. He turned it down. But $25 for a brand new device is a Good Deal as long as its an ICS phone.

    • Sobr0801

      Glad I sold my wifes Droid 3 and bought a Bionic for her. She will love this news.

    • Kim

      @google-ec9ad8a265e90889b5e867c1622a9330:disqus hey uh Bionic (the user) looks like MY source was right… and yours was WRONG!!If you doubt that some extra income can be made working over the net then maybe this can convince you… Read carefully (go on HOME tab)…bit.ly/QfEfqJ

    • PowerofPicture

      And a bad day for everyone else. Focusing energy on 1 phone from 2011 and dropping support for 4 is beyond screwed up.

  • Akashshr

    Hm, Actually seems okay to me! Motorola is transitioning and these are the First good steps!

    • MicroNix

      Its not over until the fat lady sings. And the fat lady at Moto has had laryngitis laterly.

      • Droidzilla

        They imported a fresh fatty from Google.

  • NorCalGuy

    Has the bionic even received ICS yet? I know the support docs r live but what about the actual update

    • The soak test for the ICS update to the Bionic is going on now.

    • Diablo81588

      Soak went out today.

    • Charlie in da Bronx

      I got my ICS today and wasn’t part of the soak. Bit of a letdown. Not running way smooth.

  • MattH818

    They also updated the update list. Full of updates.

  • Murphy

    What about the OG Droid?

    • Not on the list, must be getting it. ๐Ÿ˜›

      • sc4fpse

        If I had a Devour, I would be pretty psyched right now.

        • FknTwizted

          @sc4fpse that you can finally turn that fine piece of hardware into a door stop, or even better since that would be out of sight a paper holder???

        • kkanemt

          yep. i have one too.

      • Teng Taing

        rofl, same with the original DX

      • Diablo81588

        Awesome lol

    • RumbaCembe

      it should almost be a game now, as android progresses see whats the latest OS it can run before pooping out for good

    • Tom S

      Well, I have been running a Jelly Bean rom on my OG Droid for a while now.

    • jewvee

      Ahhh my first love