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Motorola $100 trade-in for 2011 phones with no hope of Jelly Bean upgrade

Motorola Atrix 2

The Motorola $100 trade-in site has gone live for those who think they got a bad deal owing to the fact that some 2011 phones from the company aren’t upgradeable to Jelly Bean. By the end of 2012, Motorola will be updating most of the compatible handsets which were launched last year, to Android 4.1.

Reminds us of the time Nokia went around handing out $100 credits to AT&T Lumia 900 customers. In the Motorola case, those with a 2011 smartphone which can’t be upgraded to Google’s new OS, could buy a device from select options, trade in the older gadget and avail of the $100 credit.

“We want to give you the best of smartphone technology. That means not only pushing the boundaries on design, utility, and speed, but also providing the best mobile software out there. Today, that’s Jelly Bean, the newest Android operating system. That’s why we’re upgrading Motorola smartphones first offered for sale in 2011 and later to Jelly Bean,” says the Motorola website in question.

Motorola $100 Trade-in Credit Offer

Interested parties who see the Model/Carrier dropdown menu sporting names like Atrix 2/AT&T, Droid 3 and 4/Verizon, Electrify/U.S. Cellular, Photon 4G and Q 4G/Sprint, Droid X2/Verizon and so on, need not panic and assume these cannot be updated to Jelly Bean. Phandroid points out that those who sign up through the website will only eligible to receive the credit if their device is confirmed to not be an invitee to the Jelly Bean party.

Those who want to know whether their phone is upgradeable to Jelly Bean or not, can simply visit the new Motorola $100 trade-in site and register for an update.