Android Jelly Bean update for Verizon Motorola Droid 4 possibly coming soon
Verizon might bring Android Jelly Bean to another older Motorola Droid handset soon – not long after it has started updating the original Droid Razr and Razr Maxx. The other handset that we’re talking about is the Motorola Droid 4, launched by the largest North American carrier in early 2012 (with Android Gingerbread on board – later upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich).
Droid-life reports that several Droid 4 users have received invitation to test an “early preview of a new software release”, and there are good chances this is Jelly Bean. Motorola had previously confirmed that the Droid 4 would get JB, although it did not specify an exact timeframe fro this. In any case, we will let you know when the update arrives.
With the Jelly Bean update for the original Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, Motorola has removed a lot of its own software customization, including Motocast. The same thing might happen in the case of the Droid 4. More details should be posted here at Motorola Forums soon.
Unlike the Droid Razr and Razr Maxx, which are no longer available to purchase from Verizon, the Droid 4 can still be bought – costing $49.99 on contract. It remains Verizon’s last Motorola smartphone to feature a full QWERTY keyboard.