Verizon plans to release today the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA Update for the Motorola Droid 4

Verizon Droid 4 to receive today the Official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA Update

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The Motorola Droid 4 was launched last year in February and it seems like Verizon hasn’t forgotten completely about it, since the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software upgrade is expected to be out today. The OTA update will be launched in phases and you shouldn’t panic if you don’t get the it in the first hours of March 19th.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Motorola Droid 4 has been confirmed by Verizon and it uses the 98.72.18.XT894.Verizon.en.US version. It will be rolled out in phases for all devices across the US and you will have to wait until the official OTA Notification is pushed out and displayed by your phone. You can also choose to check for the Software Update by going through settings and then checking the info under System Updates.

All the stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features will be installed, such as the ‘Project Butter’ UI which will make your device run smother between screens and menus. Also, you will be able to test for the first time the latest Google product, the Google Now, which brings traffic info, sports, weather, ETA for different points of interest that you might have, photo locations, best restaurants, clubs etc. All that info will be displayed under one single screen.

Improved Voice Search, Smart Keyboard and Expandable Notifications are all the other great features that will be added to your Verizon Droid 4 after the update will be successfully installed. Also, you will get new options for the lockscreen. There are tons of tweaks and other small improvements that were added in order to make the device run faster an better than ever before. However, since the device only holds 1785 mAh battery power and that means that the battery autonomy might be reduced after upgrading to Jelly Bean 4.1 OS.

The news of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Motorola Droid 5 were confirmed today by Verizon.

Do you still own a Droid 4 ? If you do, are you excited to test the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features and finally let go of the Ice Cream Sandwich  OS ? Leave your thoughts below in the comments section.

 

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  • Jonathan Morley

    Yes I own a Droid 4 and for the most part I love it. I haven’t gotten the update pushed to my device yet. …BTW the sentence near the end of your article says Droid 5.

  • Tom H

    Ever since installing the Jelly Bean OS on my phone, my battery life has dropped significantly. My phone discharged 40% in about 30 minutes this morning, and my only use was a 2 minute phone call. This is not shaping up to be a great update. It’s bad enough they made the battery permanent, now I have to permanently keep my phone charger plugged in.