Verizon Wireless is finally rolling out the promised Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Motorola Droid Bionic starting from April 15. Earlier the device was running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but now it will be upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with build 98.72.22.XT875.
This 98.72MB update brings many performance based enhancements and features like Project Butter, which offers Droid Bionic users a variety of graphical capabilities to use their smartphone exclusively.
The smooth transitions over the revamped, responsive and uniform touchscreen-based user interface enable easy movement between the home screens & apps, thus delivering great experiences to the owners of the Droid Bionic. You can even personalize your home page by placing widgets directly on the screen.
Alongside Jelly Bean, the owners of the handset will get standard improvements to apps such as Google Now, which now delivers the right info to users when desired at the right time. The upgrade also adds Voice Search to the phones which allows Google to offer some Siri-esque capabilities to it.
This new update will also offer an expandable and more functional notification panel which will enable the users to handle functions like return calls, send email, and view pictures, etc. directly from the corresponding notification itself.
On the connectivity front, users can notice enhancements in voice & data connectivity quality as well as in Mobile Hotspot data connectivity. Further notable enhancements can be seen in the reliability & connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus and Visual Voicemail.
The Smart Keyboard has been added to the device as part of the update which offers better dictionary along with a voice typing feature that works without a data connection.
Apart from these new enhancements, the users can see improvements in calendar settings and should note one thing that once they update their phones & jump to Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean, then they can likely lose the preloaded Sling and MOG applications of the device.
The update will be pushed to the Droid Bionic in phases via OTA and will be distributed gradually to the Motorola DROID Bionic owners. Unfortunately, you have to wait until Monday when the rollout begins. There are possibilities that users might not be able to update their phones to Android 4.1.2 right now. Don’t worry, the update notification will be pushed automatically to you during the next few weeks.