No Jelly Bean for You? Motorola Offers Trade-In Program, Gives Credit for Newer Android 4.1 Devices
Thousands of Android users have been disappointed to learn that getting the latest firmware update isn't as easy as it sounds. Some really popular phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III just started getting the Jelly Bean upgrade, with the update continuing to roll out over the next couple of weeks overseas. All of the stateside S3 users will have to wait even longer for Android 4.1.
If you're one of the unlucky ones who has a recently-bought Android phone that doesn't have or won't be getting the Jelly Bean upgrade right away, Motorola's got you covered—at least, when it comes to Motorola devices.
On Friday, they launched a buyback program that lets you trade in your Motorola smartphone for a $100 credit towards a new Jelly Bean equipped model (from a pre-specified list) via Verizon Wireless gift card, Motorola Visa prepaid card, or carrier credit.
Here's the list of devices that qualify for the buyback program:
- Droid 3
- Droid X2
- Atrix 4G
- Atrix 2
- Cliq 2
- Milestone 3
- Milestone X2
- Photon 4G
And here's the new Jelly Bean equipped phones that you can trade them in for:
- Atrix HD
- Droid RAZR M
- Droid RAZR HD
- Droid RAZR MAXX HD
- Electrify 2
- Photon Q
If you have one of the devices on the list and want to upgrade, head over to the Trade Up page to get started. You can find a full list of the Motorola devices that are or will be supported by the update here. If yours is on the list, but you haven't gotten the upgrade and don't feel like waiting, you can always try flashing it meanwhile.