April 12, 2013

Motorola Droid Bionic

We’ve known for a while now that the Motorola Droid Bionic would eventually be getting an update to Jelly Bean. Now it looks like the time has come. Verizon has now released a detailed page that lists the update as build number 98.72.22.XT875, which brings with it Android 4.1.2.

Unfortunately, you will still have to wait until Monday before the rollout begins. Like most Verizon rollouts, it may take days or even weeks for the update to reach all Droid Bionic users, though.

So what’s new in the update? Quite a bit actually.

First off, there is the usual suspects which include Google Now, improved notifications, Jelly Beans’ smarter keyboard and Project Butter speed improvements.

Next up we have Droid Bionic specific changes. This is includes improvements to voice and data connectivity for Back Up Assistan Plus and Visual Voicemail. There also general improvements for calander settings and mobile hotspot data is also reportedly improved with this update.

So now you just have to wait through the weekend. Come Monday, if you are lucky the 98.72MB download file will be waiting. For those that absolutely want it sooner rather than later, starting Monday you can always navigate to Menu>Settings>About Phone> System to see if you can get the update right away.

Andrew Grush
Andrew is dedicated to reporting on the latest developments in the world of Android, and is very passionate about mobile technology and technological innovation in general. While he appreciates Android in all of its forms, he prefers a clean stock experience when possible and currently rocks a Nexus 5. Andrew also loves to engage with his readers, and welcomes well-thought-out conversations and responses in the comments section!
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