The wait is over: Motorola sending out Droid Bionic Jelly Bean soak test invites

by: Brad WardApril 3, 2013

Moto-Droid-Bionic-ICSDroid Bionic owners will be happy to hear that Motorola is sending out invites to members in the Motorola Feedback Network to participate in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soak test.

Here’s the e-mail Droid-Life received from a bunch of tipsters:


Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Droid Bionic on Verizon to participate in an early preview of the new Jelly Bean software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Droid Bionic, please excuse and ignore this email.

The registration window for this soak could be extremely small — sorry about that. Please act now to take part.

Click this link – – to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks. Although we expect to start soon, we ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network

After the soak test starts, and once the software is bug free and up to quality standards, Motorola and Verizon should announce when the update will be made available to the public. In most cases, It does not take very long for the soak to be labeled as a success, so it shouldn’t be long before Jelly Bean will be available to every Droid Bionic owner.

Not too long ago, Motorola quietly confirmed that it will release the Jelly Bean update for the Droid Bionic at some point in the second quarter of the year.

  • popi

    Screw Motorola. i will never ever buy another Motorola phone again. i had the Atrix 4G, first Dual Core phone, qHD display, a really nice phone and they decided to leave it on GB. I will never buy a Motorola phone again after that.

  • I really do hope they get it right this time. GB had horrible network connectivity problems but the OS ran like a dream, so fast and smooth.
    Then ICS came out. I was pleased that the network connectivity issue was resolved. That part worked perfectly. But the OS was a piece of crap. So many freezes that I would just want to smash the phone. Seriously, it would take 20-75x longer for software to load finally become operational- *somewhat operational*. Even the native browser would take 10x longer to load and Chrome… it worked like if it were on a Pentium one with a 56k modem. I lost very important pictures and videos because the camera would freeze.
    I did factory resets several times using the official directions and other users suggestions. A slight improvement then back to square one. To manually force close or reboot continually is pathetic and would only work a little better for a little while.
    PLEASE get it right this time Motorola !!!!!!!

  • we all need GB on the photon 4g! :/