A couple of days ago, Verizon has approved a new software update for the aging Motorola Droid Bionic on their support pages, indirectly confirming that the device would be receiving an update to Jelly Bean update. Motorola’s 2011 flagship device, the Droid Bionic, was released back in September of 2011. According to Engadget, the long awaited Jelly Bean update is indeed rolling out now for the Verizon connected Droid Bionic handset. It’s been a long time, folks. But, it is better late than never. Right? You must be glad to see it.
The new software update brings a big jump from Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich o Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in terms of size and features. So, it’s a big delicious treat for you. The update bumps the build number up to 98.72.22.XT875.Verizon.en.US.
The update will bring Google Now, Project Butter for smoother transitions, better and improved notifications, Smart keyboard, Voice Search, and also some Bionic-specific features. A couple of pre-installed application, Sling and MOG will be removed after the update. The update is also carrying a handful of additional enhancements such as improved Voice and Data connectivity quality, improved Calendar settings, improved Mobile Hotspot.
The download is around 98.72MB (the support page also says it weighs 337.4MB) and it is now rolling over the air and you should soon see a notification hitting your handset’s homescreen at any time. You can give it a shot manually by heading into Settings > About Phone > System Update > Check for updates.