If you didn’t know, Motorola and Verizon is having a joint event today in New York, and they kicked it off with a pretty sweet announcement that all your Motorola fans are going to love. If you’re phone does not get an update to Jelly Bean, they’ll personally knock $100 off an upgrade to one of the newer Motorola devices. Right now, the details are still a tad sketchy, but it is essentially great news for Motorola users, especially combined with their new developer initiative. Motorola has said that they want to roll out the new Jelly Bean update to as many devices as they possibly can. They’ve said that most of the devices that they have launched since 2011 will be upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, while all of the new devices that they announced today at the event in New York will either already be launching with Jelly Bean on board or will have an upgrade on the way in a very short period of time (of course, they will probably change that time frame a lot). The one thing you should be aware of is that this offer is only available for those who are 16 years or older.
While we did have some original suspicions that Google owning Motorola could potentially be a interesting move, but it’s really turning out to have its pluses, I personally am really liking the new developer initiative and of course, that free $100 credit. I’m kind of curious as to when we’re going to be seeing a Motorola Nexus device now (if I am correct, I think we have heard rumors about that one, just very minor ones).
Is anyone excited to see this new offer? Especially that it applies to all of the newer Motorola devices? Hopefully we’ll be getting some more information on this deal soon. I’d really want to know if my device is getting Jelly Bean or not instead of having to wait until they “get around to it.” That’s probably the most annoying factor, but, hopefully they do decide whether or not a device gets Jelly Bean or not rather quickly.
If you’re device isn’t going to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, will you be taking up Google’s offer for $100 credit and get a more advanced Motorola handset or will you say no and go to a different manufacturer for your handsets?
Let us know in the comments below!
source: Android Central