Motorola has announced that it would be offering a $100 rebate for eligible devices which can be traded up for select handsets from its more recent lineup. In the same announcement, Motorola also confirmed that it would be rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to most of the devices which were first offered for sale in 2011 or later. Well, that’s a smart but positive way of saying that if you bought your device before 2011, you won’t be getting Jelly Beaned by Moto. However, to make up for that, Moto is making a lot of these pre-2011 devices eligible for the $100 rebate through trade-up promotion, and there’s a pretty long list :
if you own any of the devices to the left, you can say goodbye to the official Android 4.1 update from Moto. But you can, however, trade in your device, and purchase one of the newer handsets to the right, against your $100 rebate. Of course, your existing terms and conditions of your wireless contract would still apply, including any early termination fees.
The offer is currently limited to the United States only, but Motorola says that it plans to roll out the program to other countries over time . If you find something you currently have, as well as something you want in the list above, hit the link below to complete your trade up.
Personally, I think it’s a good move by Moto, to incentivize customers to upgrade to more recent devices, which actually works better for them in the long run in terms of pushing updates, and having a larger customer base on the most current version of the Android. We wouldn’t be surprised if Google had anything to do with this, now that Moto is actually owned by Google.