September 5, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
During Motorola’s event today in New York City, the manufacturer not only announced three new devices, but it reaffirmed its commitment to Android and Android enthusiasts.
Motorola made three promises to those in attendance as well as the rest of the world. Those promises include Developer edition devices, Jelly Bean, and Upgrades. To begin, Motorola understands the need for devices with unlocked bootloaders and will launch the Motorola DROID RAZR M, DROID RAZR HD, and the DROID RAZR MAXX HD in developer editions. These will presumably be sold from Motorola’s developer portal and they will charge the full retail cost of the device.
Secondly, Motorola promised an upgrade to Jelly Bean before 2012 is over for the three devices launched today. Almost as important, most devices since 2011 will also receive an upgrade to Jelly Bean. However, if Motorola is unable to run Android 4.1 on the device because it degrades the user experience, Motorola will send you $100 credit to purchase any of the three devices announced today.
It’s great to see Motorola be up front with its fans and customers about its devices. It’s also great to see them take responsibility for Android upgrades. The $100 credit promotion is a nice idea since it will keep customers as Motorola device owners for at least another two years.