Motorola have knocked everyone’s socks off with their latest announcement. They say that if you have purchased a handset from them from 2011 onwards then you will get the Jelly Bean update. If for some reason your handset cannot be upgraded then they will give you $100 towards the cost of upgrading to a new handset.
2011 Motorola Androids like DROID RAZR, BIONIC & DROID 4 promised Jelly Bean or $100 credit
What is so different about the announcement is that this is the first time that a company have said that if you cannot get the latest update they will compensate you. Motorola also made another promise and that was developer editions of their handsets will be coming which would allow users to make modifications of the code of Android. While the average customer will not care less about this it is good news for developers.
Looking at 2011, we can see a handful of Motorola phones that should see the Jelly Bean update. These include the Motorola DROID RAZR, RAZR MAXX, DROI Bionic and the physical keyboard equipped Motorola DROID 4.
On the downside the $100 credit towards an upgrade seems to only apply to Motorola units. This means that you would not be entitled to get the offer and choose the Samsung Galaxy S3. This is not surprising however and you have to bear in mind that you do have to hand over your old handset. This means that in theory it is another trade in offer and Motorola may not be giving away as much as you might first think.