Mar 18th, 2013

It looks like the approval process for the Jelly Bean update on Motorola’s DROID 4 is zooming right along as the carrier has approved the upgrade for an impending nationwide rollout. We’re still not sure when, exactly, to expect the upgrade to rollout, but since this big hurdle has been cleared we imagine it won’t take long.

Verizon typically issues OTA updates anywhere between a few days and a few weeks after they have been given the green light from QA, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for that.

In the meantime, you should know the drill by now: Jelly Bean brings goods like Google Now, a smoother experience thanks to Project Butter, expandable notifications, improved voice dictation, and more will augment the typical Android experience. You can also expect improved voice and data, improved calendar settings, improved reliability of Visual Voicemail and Backup Assistant, improvements to mobile hotspot, and the removal of both Sling and MOG.

You’ll be looking for build 98.72.18, and it eat up about 350MB of bandwidth upon download. Keep an eye on your device over the next few days to see if Verizon gets a little antsy and decides to push it out quick.

[via Verizon]

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