In what may be the first sign of Google's new influence over the company, Motorola has promised most 2011 phones will get Jelly Bean, and the rest of folks will received a $100 credit towards a future Motorola phone. It's an unprecedented move by an OEM; never has any manufacturer offered to pay for an upgrade.
While the Motorola models announced yesterday weren't mind-blowing, this is a way Google can push OEMs to offer what consumers REALLY want: timely updates to their Android phones. In other words, Google is using Motorola as a tool to force other handsets to get their s**t together.
With Gingerbread still installed on an embarassingly large number of phones, Google is finally finding a way to boost adoption rates of their newest update via Motorola. So far, Jelly Bean is still at a measly 1.2% market share.