We've gotten hints in recent weeks that the Motorola DROID Bionic's Jelly Bean update could be getting close, including news of soak test invitations going out to Motorola Feedback Network members. Now we know all that there is to know about the update, as Verizon has officially spilled the details of the DROID Bionic's Jelly Bean bump. Documents on the Bionic's official support page reveal that the new update is version 98.72.22.XT875.Verizon.en.US and that the Bionic will be left on Android 4.1.2 once the dust settles and the 98.72MB update is installed.
As far as enhancements go, DROID Bionic owners can expect to see improved voice and data connectivity, better mobile hotspot data connectivity, calendar improvements and the removal of the preinstalled Sling and MOG apps. Also included are the usual Jelly Bean goodies, such as Google Now, actionable notifications and smoother performance thanks to Project Butter. The full DROID Bionic Jelly Bean changelog is available for your perusal at the bottom of this post.
Verizon says that the DROID Bionic's update to Android 4.1.2 will begin rolling out in phases on April 15, so it'll only be a few more days before Bionic-ers (Bionic-ites?) are able to sink their teeth into Jelly Bean. That's pretty exciting news for owners of the DROID Bionic, which has led a rather interesting life for a smartphone.
Originally announced in early 2011, the DROID Bionic didn't actually launch until September 2011 after undergoing a bit of a makeover. When it did finally arrive, it did so with Android 2.3 Gingerbread in tow, which is a very different version of Google's mobile OS than the one that the Bionic will be running next week. Now get to celebrating, Bionic owners, comfortable in the knowledge that you'll soon be able to use Google Now and act on notifications just like your newer DROID brethren.
ADDITIONAL JELLY BEAN ENHANCEMENTS