DROID Bionic set to receive another software update

April 30, 2012
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Motorola and Verizon's DROID Bionic is set to receive another update in the coming weeks as Motorola has started sending out their usual "soak test" invites for owners to participate in the testing phase. There's no telling if this is an incremental update, or Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at this point. The more updates the better though right?

The last Bionic update back in February was quite large and fixed most of the outstanding bugs with the camera and connectivity so there's not a lot to go on for this update. We could see even more camera improvements, enhancements to 4G LTE, and fixes for some dialer battery drain users have been reporting with the latest official update. We saw an update rolling around earlier this month, but it never was officially released.

With Motorola not being too helpful on their update plans we'll literally have to wait and see what this update will be, but most likely will still be a Gingerbread build and not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but you never know these days. I know Motorola's latest updates have really made the Bionic much better, so surely there are still a few users enjoying the phone. As soon as we hear more we'll be sure and update and in the meantime check out the suggestions of a Bionic 2 and more from the links below.

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[via Droid-Life]


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000391251820 Kyle Daniels

    Your specs sheet is a bit off, the phone was announced Jan of 2011, not August of 2011.  Also, the phone does do FM radio with a 2.5mm headphone plugged in.  I believe this is another increment update, but not 5.9.904, as that has already been tested.  The leak of it wasn’t on accident, I believe Motorola or Verizon decided to leak it on purpose to get more people testing out the software, since they have had massive issues with the soak testers not receiving the update OTA like they should have.

    I believe this may also be an update to prep the Bionic for ICS, I have noticed some unneeded things in the last two updates that specifically pertain to ICS, but have little use in Gingerbread other than to prep for an easy upgrade when the new OS comes out.

  • PaleFlyer

    I think it is the .904 update, as the soak test for that is coming. It is supposed to make connecting to verizon data almost instant and guaranteed.

  • trevor j

    This update gives me a notification saying that my text didn’t go through everytime now

  • Joey Parker

    When when when r they going to follow thru come people they r putting us off and rolling out new phones by the minute do what u promised u gest making everyones. This very upsetting to me and very disappointed promises? How many more