Jelly Bean update on its way to Motorola Droid Bionic, starting Monday

by: Andrew GrushApril 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.