Motorola makes it easier to check the upgrade status of your Android device


If you’re a Motorola device owner and you’re ever curious about whether or not your device will get the latest version of Android, you have never really had to pull teeth in order to get that information. Motorola has long had a place for users to go to check the update status of their device, but it has never been the most easy site to navigate.

Thankfully, that changes today. Motorola has upgraded its Android software upgrade site with a straightforward sorting system. Select your country, then your carrier, and then your phone. After that, Motorola spits out information about whichever device you’re looking for.

Taking it for a quick spin, I’ve learned that the original DROID RAZR is still slated to receive Jelly Bean 4.1 in the first quarter of this year. Sprint’s Motorola Photon Q is still on track for Jelly Bean 4.1, though an exact time frame hasn’t been given. If I owned the original Photon 4G or any other eligible device, I could upgrade to a newer Motorola phone using the $100 rebate phone. If my phone isn’t listed, then I can pretty much expect it to remain dead in water.

It’s a lot more than other manufacturers are willing to do, so even if you aren’t happy with the status of your device’s upgrade track you should be thankful Motorola’s provided this resource. Bookmark it here, and check your own phone from time to time if you’re ever curious.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Your link gives a 404 error

    1. You are not the only one, seems to be down for the moment.

      1. If it helps, I’m on it now.

    2. It’s a troll site. It’ll just load the grumpy cat “NO” picture every time you check to see if your phone has an upgrade. ^_^

  2. First! Ummm oh yeah thats cool by the way. Hopefully other manufacturers can adapt the same feature.

  3. You know, if they wasted as much time actually updating the devices as they do informing people of when they will get the update, they might actually get somewhere.

    1. It’s just a redesign to a website. Those who work on the website have no affiliation with those who work on the software for the phones.

      If a person did that, then they would be over worked. They would be doing 2 full time jobs. I don’t even think that’s legal in the US. LoL!!

      1. I know I’m just saying, if they put the same amount of effort in the updating process as they do in informing everyone of the updates, then they wouldn’t be almost as bad as LG when it comes to updates.

        1. LG is bad. I mean does the LG G2X on Tmo even have Jellybean? Is there an international version? The reason I ask is because that phone is running stock Android. I don’t see any excuses for phones running stock Android.

          1. Yea they are that bad, their flagship phone of 2012 the optimus g din’t even have jelly bean on board at release, i can see how the galaxy s3 din’t have jelly bean because of it being released so close to Google IO but after having 5-6 months to port, their realy is no excuse as you mentioned.

  4. MOTOROLA SUXS for not supporting devices from 2011 but only for VERIZON

  5. Mototola Please release a new high end phone i.e X Phone with fantastic camera, you have not released a new high end phone in almost a year.

  6. Bullcrap the Motorola Triumph is on Gingerbread! I was stuck on Froyo with that thing until I got a Nexus 4.


  7. Awesome. Now it’s even easier to see that buying the Droid 3 was a horrible decision.

  8. I’m so glad I got a Galaxy note 2. I see how much better other companies support their products. No more freezing, rebooting, and stupid problems. Motorola has fallen so far during the last 2 years I don’t know if they’ll recover

  9. Motorola Android Phone (all)

    Update to Android 4.0.4 – Not happening
    Update to Android 4.1.1 – Wow yeah, no
    Update to Android 4.1.2 – September 2013….Hahahaha jk, Nope!
    Update to Android 4.2.1 – You just don’t get it do you?
    Update to Android 4.2.2 – Who do you think we are, Google? Oh wait…..

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