09-29-2012 08:46 PM
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  1. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    Whether the Bionic Gets JellyBean or not we win!

    If we get it, we get JellyBean.. if not, we get $100 if we stick with Motorola!

    Link: https://motorola-global-portal.custh...n-rebate_en-US

    Could it be.. better support from Motorola?! Hallelujah!
    divine1sf, Ry, mjwalsh and 1 others like this.
    09-05-2012 04:06 PM
  2. Yaish's Avatar
    That's good news indeed. I think Google recognized they needed to do something to assure their customers who have seen such poor update history from them.
    09-05-2012 05:22 PM
  3. Tom in Bristol's Avatar
    Heh-heh...anyone else find it amusing that this is a Google/Moto Rebate Plan, rather than one from VZW?!?
    09-05-2012 05:53 PM
  4. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    Well, frankly Motorola cannot rely on VZW to look after its own interests! Motorola has to.
    09-05-2012 06:03 PM
  5. sbudaj's Avatar
    Can we just get ICS first??

    Has anyone verified that this is actually Motorola? Don't want to give out my info to just anyone.

    Thanks.
    09-05-2012 06:24 PM
  6. Pur3vil's Avatar
    It appears legit. I found the link from motorola's site.
    09-05-2012 06:34 PM
  7. SonicJoe's Avatar
    It was announced during Motorola's event today. Frankly, I will wait until they give us the info on which devices are updating before signing up. I'm pretty sure the Bionic will be on the rebate list, but they might surprise me.
    09-05-2012 07:11 PM
  8. Tom in Bristol's Avatar
    It was announced during Motorola's event today. Frankly, I will wait until they give us the info on which devices are updating before signing up. I'm pretty sure the Bionic will be on the rebate list, but they might surprise me.
    Did you click on the drop-down list for Model/Carrier?
    09-05-2012 07:46 PM
  9. sbudaj's Avatar
    I think Motorola (and of course Verizon) would rather have you buy a new phone and give you $100 off than update the Bionic!
    09-05-2012 08:06 PM
  10. Ry's Avatar
    Heh-heh...anyone else find it amusing that this is a Google/Moto Rebate Plan, rather than one from VZW?!?
    Not really. Samsung's trade-in rebate was done by Samsung.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    09-05-2012 08:25 PM
  11. piizzadude's Avatar
    Not really. Samsung's trade-in rebate was done by Samsung.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    Beat me to it RY

    One other thing is that Samsungs was a sliding scale depending on the device, and it could have been any Device IF you bought one of three different samsung phones
    09-05-2012 10:23 PM
  12. SamuriHL's Avatar
    I wonder if it's retroactive. Meaning, I'm going to bite on the RAZR HD Dev (or better yet if they do a RAZR MAXX HD Dev hands down) once it's released. Unlockable moto phone backed by google. Who WOULDN'T want one? If they haven't decided on JB support by the time I buy one, I wonder if I'll be able to get the 100 bucks back since I'm buying one of their new toys.
    09-05-2012 10:27 PM
  13. Ry's Avatar
    In all honestly, the Bionic and Photon are the likely phones that are scheduled to get ICS that probably won't get Jelly Bean.


    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    09-05-2012 11:13 PM
  14. JesusG90's Avatar
    I think Motorola (and of course Verizon) would rather have you buy a new phone and give you $100 off than update the Bionic!
    Exactly

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    09-06-2012 01:03 AM
  15. Yaish's Avatar
    I wonder if this will apply to buying an unsubsidized phone. I'll be paying full price next time to keep my unlimited plan.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Android Central Forums
    09-06-2012 08:58 AM
  16. JerryRogan's Avatar
    I'll be paying full price next time to keep my unlimited plan.
    I wonder at what price point the cost of a phone is no longer worth it... For now, I'll keep buying on ebay.
    09-06-2012 09:31 AM
  17. carzaddict's Avatar
    before everyone gets excited that motorola is doing something nice, i feel like this is going to turn into such a mess

    1) they specified MOST but not ALL phones that came out in 2011...bionic might get screwed.
    2) they havent specified dates as to when you can start annoying them about getting credit...for all we know this program can start in 2014. they havent even given dates to most of their ICS rollouts
    3) I think (i may be wrong) that you need ICS first before you can upgrade to JB
    4) they havent specified which carriers will participate. One of the reasons verizon is one of the last ones to get software updates is because they go through vigorous testing before they do a roll out.......for all we know, verizon might not even take part in this

    im sorry to say, i dont think Bionic is getting JB
    09-06-2012 10:01 AM
  18. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    1) they specified MOST but not ALL phones that came out in 2011...bionic might get screwed.
    Either we get JB or the $100 thing. So either frankly is a win.

    2) they havent specified dates as to when you can start annoying them about getting credit...for all we know this program can start in 2014. they havent even given dates to most of their ICS rollouts
    True, they do need more communication on this - which has been a big weak spot on the part of Motorola, they REALLY need to beef it up.

    3) I think (i may be wrong) that you need ICS first before you can upgrade to JB
    This is true, ICS is a prerequisite.

    4) they havent specified which carriers will participate. One of the reasons verizon is one of the last ones to get software updates is because they go through vigorous testing before they do a roll out.......for all we know, verizon might not even take part in this
    The carrier is of no consequence. Samsung has done similar things. Also, if you go to the link provided in the OP, Verizon/Bionic is explicitly listed.

    I think the Bionic will be getting JellyBean personally - but one thing Motorola should do is follow up! They are on Twitter, FaceBook, have their own forums (which I got the link from) - they are not short on ways to communicate, they need to use them and use them for doing more than bragging about the latest "shiny".
    09-06-2012 10:12 AM
  19. JtothaR's Avatar
    Can we just get ICS first??
    I'll never understand why some people will spend 100x more time on a forum flapping their jaws about "Where's the update?" than it takes to root your phone and flash an updated ROM.

    Can anyone answer this mystery for me? Cause I'm confused...
    09-06-2012 10:20 AM
  20. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    I'll never understand why some people will spend 100x more time on a forum flapping their jaws about "Where's the update?" than it takes to root your phone and flash an updated ROM.

    Can anyone answer this mystery for me? Cause I'm confused...
    Fear mostly. To use a skiing analogy, updating would be skiing out of bounds and if you trigger/get caught in an avalanche you're screwed, so it's easier to gripe about why the ski run doesn't include that territory.

    I've been seriously vacillating on whether to install 242.. back and forth in self torture since last night.
    09-06-2012 10:26 AM
  21. DroidST's Avatar
    Not sure I would want to trade-in the Bionic which can be useful out of Verizon service.. I can get good enough deals to buy a new phone..
    09-06-2012 10:27 AM
  22. JtothaR's Avatar
    Fear mostly. To use a skiing analogy, updating would be skiing out of bounds and if you trigger/get caught in an avalanche you're screwed, so it's easier to gripe about why the ski run doesn't include that territory.

    I've been seriously vacillating on whether to install 242.. back and forth in self torture since last night.
    If you do your research, follow instructions to the letter, and have patience(for the process), the chances of running into a problem(that can't be fixed) are next to none.

    I've been flashing ROMs since the WinMo days and have yet to hardbrick a single device.

    The toughest thing for me has always been doing research on which ROM I want to flash (cause I'm not an aspiring flash-a-holic, so I tend to do my research well in advance of flashing).
    09-06-2012 10:46 AM
  23. SnydersWeb's Avatar
    I used to run Cyanogen on my OG Droid. :-)

    Well..... ok.. my temptation finally won.. I am pushing 242 on and I am hoping for the best here. Hopefully it is as people suspect: the release. If not, I'll update to whatever it is.

    In SamuriHL I trust!
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    09-06-2012 01:33 PM
  24. FastMoneyPlaya's Avatar
    Read the fine print:

    Applies to United States sales of Android Motorola smartphones first offered in 2011 or later.

    I bought my Bionic on launch date - September 2010... So I doubt they will give us $100
    09-06-2012 01:36 PM
  25. SamuriHL's Avatar
    2 things about 242....

    1) Don't ever try to fxz to 905 or you will brick
    2) Keep the update zip on your sdcard-ext so that if you brick yourself I can recover it for you
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    09-06-2012 01:37 PM
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