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Dec
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Motorola has once again updated its device update page, clarifying the Jelly Bean situation for a number of pieces of hardware. The following notable devices have had their update schedules changed or more precisely laid out:

  • ATRIX HD: Jelly Bean rollout in Dec. 2012
  • XOOM LTE: Jelly Bean rollout in Q1 2013
  • Electrify M: Jelly Bean rollout in Q1 2013
  • RAZR HD (Canada): Jelly Bean rollout in Q1 2013
  • ATRIX HD (Canada): Jelly Bean rollout in Q1 2013
  • RAZR i: Jelly Bean rollout in Q1 2013

There have been changes for other regions, as well, and you can check them out on the software upgrade page, here. Motorola also added the following disclaimer to the page: "If your Android 1.5 ("Cupcake") through Android 2.3 ("Gingerbread") model is not listed here, it is not slated for any further Android operating system upgrades."

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This time, it doesn't look like any US device that was in 4.0-limbo has been removed from update purgatory, with the XOOM Family Edition and Xyboard 8.2 / 10.1 tablets still seemingly undecided on 4.1 upgrade eligibility. Say what you will about Moto - they have the clearest device update eligibility tool of any OEM. Let's hope the speed and quality of the updates start to live up to that page now that Google's at the helm.

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David Ruddock
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  • http://profiles.google.com/tdrussell1 Trent Russell

    Clearest- and slowest?

    • Justin W

      Not necessarily the slowest. The VZW GSIII still has ICS while both the RAZR HD/Maxx and RAZR M have JB.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      Slow? The Razr M got Jelly Bean about a month after the GNex, and Moto is still the only OEM with phones on Verizon running JB.

  • Raynold

    I still remember my Motorola cliq days, that page used to be the most feared website.

  • http://twitter.com/ToysSamurai Toys Samurai

    Since there's almost zero chance that a Nexus will be available on Verizon anymore, if I decide to stay with VZW next year, I may seriously consider picking a Motorola. From now on (that is, after they clean up the junks left over from the old Moto and inject the new energy from Google), I believe they are the OEM that is most interested in updating their phones to the lates Android version.

    • Steve Green

      Owners of the droid RAZR would probably disagree.

      • Bob G

        Also the owners of the OG Atrix will disagree, with charts, graphs, and dissertations.

        • WildPersona

          At least the OG Atrix was blessed with an ICS leak. Sadly, I had already scrapped it for the Atrix HD. Best idea I ever made, though.

          • mgamerz

            you scrapped an atrix that got abandoned for another atrix?

      • Asphyx

        Droid Razr and just about every current unit announced this year were all pre-Googorola designs that only went to release because of the development money put into them.
        I don't expect to see a real Googlrola offerring until next year sometime.
        Then we will see exactly what influence they may have and will also probably see regular updates from google.
        Carrier will still be a stumbling block and delaying influence but if Google does things right they can ensure the Carrier stuff needed will be compatible with all thier upgrades without the need to tweak and re-write the telephny each time.

  • Alphonse Bourdierd

    no date for the photon q, what a bunch of scumbags, Will probably suffer the same fate as the original photon and atrix. Good thing I went with the Note 2, instead.

  • jamaall

    When i got my RAZR, i expected to get ICS in January. But i actually ended up waiting until June/July. Now i got a RAZR m and expected to get jelly bean in December, but instead i got it a month early. Say what you want about moto, but now that google has them, expect much better things put of them

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    I'll believe my Xoom getting updated when Satan laces up his CCM's.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ottermann Jason Heiken

    I'm done with Motorola. My Droid 3 was released 7/11 and ISC was release 10/11. Three short months separated the two. And the Droid 3 languishes on Gingerbread, (12/10).
    Yes yes yes...I know I can root and flash a ROM. I have. But the ROMs were all missing functionality, or sucked down the battery like a hungry Honey Boo-Boo.
    So, in March, when my contract is up, if I decide to stay with Android, Motorola will not be the brand I choose.

  • mgamerz

    they have the clearest device update eligibility tool of any OEM

    Ha I call BS
    Proof: ICS upgrade schedule.

  • Pablo Mojica

    Yeah after seeings their "promises" and change of plans, I decided to jump on Sammy. My S3 is rock solid running 4.1.2 and has a HUGE amount of developer support. I know I am covered for a while.

    • Asphyx

      If Samsung made an S III with slider keyboard I might have jumped by now.

  • Pramod Prabhakar

    "with the XOOM Family Edition and Xyboard 8.2 / 10.1 tablets still seemingly undecided on 4.1 upgrade eligibility "

    Pathetic - I'm done with Motorola.

    But i'm still happy with my Nexus S which continuously given me update from 2.X to 4.1.2.

    Almost purchased my Nexus4 , but Play Store really messed while adding to the cart.

    I'm now seriously thinking of switching over to the ios platform in 2013 for below reasons.(if at all that happens)

    1. Dedicated Google Maps coming for ios
    2. Improved Gmail.
    3. Google Now (voice)

  • Mike C.

    Not mentioned in the story is Motorola's support for non-US customers. It is pretty easy to sum it op: there is none. The non-US Xoom tablets only get ICS a few months ago and are not listed as devices that will receive the JB update.

    Non-US customers should stay well clear of Motorola's android devices - it seems that being part of Google has changed nothing.

  • btod

    Is this taking into account the "verizon delay"?

  • Hooligan

    Dropped Motorola after getting shafted by not getting ICS on the OG Atrix. Now I'm a happy camper with a Nexus 4.

  • varun

    I think I speak for a lot of ex-Moto customers that say: "die in a fire, Moto". While I hope that Google extracts every single last patent of value from Moto to use as a defense against anyone who wants to attack the Android ecosystem, it's my sincere hope they shut down Moto as a phone company. This is not a company that can be trusted and the sooner we get rid of this one incredibly bad apple (no pun intended), the sooner the rest of the ecosystem will be healthier.

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