Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) is upgrading Motorola Mobility’s Droid Bionic to Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean mobile handling system. The user will pull out a over-the-air program refurbish in phases, commencement today.
Android Jelly Bean promises a smoother and some-more manageable UI, a revamped homescreen that automatically adapts to fit calm and Google Now, that includes personalized information like internal continue and trade updates. Verizon‘s Droid Bionic refurbish also brings voice hunt facilities powered by Google’s Knowledge Graph, a predictive keyboard finish with text-to-speech capabilities and expandable alerts permitting users to send emails, lapse calls and share photos directly from a notifications panel.
Late final year, Google-owned Motorola vowed to extend Android Jelly Bean to a series of inclination including a Droid Bionic as good as a Photon Q, Electrify 2, Droid Razr, Droid Razr Maxx and Droid 4. The Razr, Razr Maxx, Droid 4 and updates rolled out final month; Motorola has not suggested a calendar for a Electrify 2 upgrade.
Motorola will give a $100 credit to consumers who purchased an Android device that is not in line to ascent to Android Jelly Bean. To validate for a offer, consumers contingency possess a Motorola-manufactured Android device that will not run Jelly Bean for technical reasons: The list includes 11 inclination that will sojourn on Android 2.3 Gingerbread (the Admiral, Atrix 4G, Cliq 2, Droid 3, Droid X2, Electrify, Milestone 3, Milestone X2, Photon 4G, Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium), one remaining on Android 2.2 Froyo (the Motorola Triumph) and one adhering with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (the Atrix 2). The $100 credit contingency be practical to a Droid Razr M, Droid Razr HD or Droid Razr Maxx HD. To start a remission process, click here.
According to Google’s Android Developers dashboard, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.x now powers 23 percent of all inclination worldwide, adult from 14.9 percent a month ago. The spike follows Google reworking a proceed to measuring Android handling complement chronicle adoption by collecting information from any Android device that visits a Google Play digital storefront instead of tracking inclination that check in on a company’s servers.
– review this Verizon Wireless News Center post
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