Motorola is working hard on that update for the DROID Bionic we told you about earlier this month. They confirmed that the Bionic had a pretty large list of issues and promised an update within the next 30-60 days. So basically from November 1st to the end of the year. I have good news, it appears they are ready to let a few users test the update so hopefully things are going well.
Motorola doesn't appear to be using the term "soak test" anymore as those were rolling out to users, now it seems they are doing early beta builds for the Motorola Feedback Network members only and calling them "projects". Not a bad idea given the many update failures they've had recently. Basically this means they have an update for the device that needs a bit of testing first. Hopefully it fixes most of the many bugs from this acknowledged bug list.
This is the email being sent to users:
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So far Motorola looks to be on track for that original 30-60 day update time frame that was originally set. Its only been 15 days and they are already looking for testers. Hopefully it will get all squared away and approved before the end of the year and we see an official OTA update in early December. Obviously this is not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this early, but we've also been told that is on the way too. If updates aren't your thing then keep your eyes on the Bionic CM7 development.
If you are a part of the "project" for the Bionic feel free to send us a few details in the comments, or hit that TIP US button at the top of the page.