DROID Bionic owners. After Verizon posted update support details and documents earlier this week we can happily report an over the air update is rolling out for the BIONIC as we speak. The update is rather small but fixes one critical flaw multiple users have been complaining about. More details and download links available below.
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Motorola DROID BIONIC, then today is your lucky day. The phone has dropped in price to free on-contract. It's been eight months since Moto's first LTE device debuted on Verizon, though it's been considerably longer since it was announced - the BIONIC had an unusually long gestation period. For the uninitiated, the Motorola DROID BIONIC packs a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch 960x540 display, a full gigabyte of RAM and an 8 megapixel rear camera. The storage is a still-decent 16GB, and it can be extended a further 32GB with a MicroSD card. The BIONIC was one of Verizon's first LTE devices, and as far as specs go is still a pretty powerful one. Even so, the BIONIC became one of the most disappointing releases of last year.
DROID Bionic has been leaked recently. Sadly we are still waiting for the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Bionic, and now that seems to be pretty far off. When we are still seeing Gingerbread builds leak, that can't be a good thing for the Android 4.0 ICS progress.
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?
over at XDA have found that Motorola's recent hardware for Verizon features global GSM roaming bands (not unlike the HTC Rezound). With a little hacking, they found that these LTE devices could accept SIM card from AT&T and T-Mobile, making them transferable to a huge portion of American carrier customers.
DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX are downright handy if you're looking to maximize your phone's longevity. Unfortunately, those two phones (and their international counterparts) are the only ones that get the privilege. But with some modding and a little elbow grease, Twitter user Dan Davis managed to modify the app so that it runs on the DROID Bionic as well.
One good update deserves another, but before you ask, no, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola is sending out a test update for the DROID Bionic, and given their history that means that is should be getting a wide release within a month or so. Build 5.9.904 is regrettably still Android Gingerbread, but it brings along a few much-appreciated fixes. If you're not a member of Motorola's official support forum you won't be getting it (at least directly), but Verizon should be sending it out before too long.
DROID Bionic specific lapdock on sale for just $79.99 -- a pretty great deal if you ask me.
DROID RAZR got the ball rolling, but it seems that Verizon's price cutting spree is continuing to older models as well. The Motorola DROID BIONIC, Moto's first LTE phone, is now just $99 without the formerly included MicroSD card. The price change is effective immediately on Verizon's website, though of course you'll have to sign a new or renewed 2-year contract to get the deal. The phone still has 16GB of internal storage, and should you wish to add your own via the recently vacated card slot, 16GB cards can be had for about $30-40 USD.