The Motorola Droid 4 Jelly Bean update was expected to roll out a few days ago, but it seems the company is waiting for the go ahead from Verizon. Hence as soon as Verizon approves the Android 4.1 jelly bean update it will be launched in the market.
A soak test was being anticipated by everybody in the market. Motorola company did not openly confirm that soak test was for this update, but looking at the entire scenario as a whole it is not difficult or wrong to assume that this is what the company is trying to test.
The premonitions prevalent in the market because Verizon which is the carrier for the Droid 4, has approved the update. The details were posted on the Droid 4 support page for the owners to see and use. This support page also has an announcement which says ‘coming soon’. This means that the software is supposed to be launched in the coming few days itself.
Usually when an update is approved, it takes a few days for the update to roll out. Sometimes it so happens especially with devices which haven’t been adopted so popularly as the Droid 4, they can be rolled out very soon after approval. It is not clear exactly how Verizon is going to play this but the software can be expected to be launched in phases. This means that will get the entire package over a period of time at different times once the roll out is started.
Among all the carriers, this software will make Verizon have an upper hand. This is because Verizon will be the first carrier to support this software that is being launched soon. It is yet unclear whether Motorola will rope in other carriers to approve this software or even whether other carriers will be interested in at all.