Motorola details trade-up program and updates Jelly Bean rollout schedule

October 20, 2012
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Back in September, at the launch of its fall lineup, Motorola promised that owners of 2011 devices that won’t catch the Jelly Bean train will receive $100 credit when buying a new Moto phone.

Now, Motorola is making good on its promise, and the first is to specify the devices that are eligible for the trade-up program. These are:

You must currently own one of these

You must purchase one of these

DROID 3 BY MOTOROLA MOTOROLA ATRIX™ HD
DROID X2 BY MOTOROLA DROID RAZR M BY MOTOROLA
MOTOROLA ATRIX™ 4G DROID RAZR HD BY MOTOROLA
MOTOROLA ATRIX™ 2 DROID RAZR MAXX HD BY MOTOROLA
MOTOROLA ADMIRAL™ MOTOROLA ELECTRIFY™ 2
CLIQ 2™ BY MOTOROLA MOTOROLA PHOTON™ Q
MOTOROLA MILESTONE™ 3
MOTOROLA MILESTONE™ X2
MOTOROLA ELECTRIFY™
MOTOROLA PHOTON™ 4G
MOTOROLA XPRT™
MOTOROLA TITANIUM™
MOTOROLA TRIUMPH™

As you can see, there are quite a few devices making the list, although the selection of Jelly Bean ready phones is less rich. We can’t help notice that the Droid Bionic made it to the list, though it didn’t even get ICS yet.

Note that currently, the trade up program is only available in the United States, with details concerning other markets to be unveiled at a later point.

Motorola also updated its Jelly Bean update schedule, and the very good news is that the latest generation of Razr devices will get their Jelly Bean fix by the end of the year. Devices like the Atrix HD, Photon Q, or last year’s Droid Razr will be updated to Jelly Bean at an unspecified time.

REGION / MODEL* UPGRADE STATUS
USA  
DROID RAZR M (XT907) Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) before 2013
DROID RAZR HD (XT926) Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) before 2013
DROID RAZR MAXX HD (XT926) Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) before 2013
ATRIX HD (MB866) Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
PHOTON Q (XT897) Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
ELECTRIFY 2 (XT881) Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
DROID RAZR (XT912) ICS Upgrade (Android 4.0.4) rollout began in June 2012. Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
DROID RAZR MAXX (XT912) ICS Upgrade (Android 4.0.4) rollout began in June 2012. Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
DROID 4 (XT894) ICS Upgrade (Android 4.0.4) rollout began in August 2012. Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)
DROID BIONIC (XT875) ICS Upgrade (Android 4.0.4) rollout began in October 2012. Will be upgraded to Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)

By the way, if you’ve been hoping for a pure Google-device from Motorola, you’ll have to wait at least six more months to see one. And even then, Verizon will still have a strong word to say about how Motorola’s phones look and behave.

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