Motorola makes commitment to dev editions Jelly Bean and upgrades

first_imgToday at the Google/Motorola event in New York City Google talked extensive about its acquisition of Motorola Mobility and the future of Android. One of the more interesting tidbits was Dennis Woodside’s vow that the company would commit itself on three fronts: developer editions, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), and upgrades.The new, Google-run Motorola will continue to produce developer editions. The company values these users and wants them to tinker unhindered. This will be possible with developer editions, like the Droid Razr DE with its unlocked bootloader.The company also committed to delivering handsets with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). So you won’t be seeing any new Motorola phones shipping with antiquated Android versions.And what if you already have a Motorola phone that’s not scheduled to get Jelly Bean? This is where Motorola’s last commitment comes in. The company will give handset owners $100 with the purchase of a new phone if their device is not being upgraded to Jelly Bean for any reason. Details on this are still extremely sparse (presumably there will be a full explanation after the event), but it seems like this is a way to get existing, and potentially unhappy Motorola handset users on to new device, all of which will have a clear upgrade path.Check back for more cover of the event, the Droid Razr Maxx HD, and the Droid Razr M.last_img read more

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