If you’re the proud owner of Motorola’s popular DROID Bionic smartphone then we have some potentially excellent news for you. Apparently multiple reports have been hitting the wires that Motorola and Verizon are finally ready to start the “soak test” for the Bionic’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update — which I’m sure many are impatiently waiting for.
The folks from Droid-Life are reporting that they’ve received multiple emails stating the usual soak test emails from the Motorola feedback network are being sent to Bionic users. What this means is Motorola is rolling the update out to a select few users for a final testing phase before releasing it to the wild.
This is a strategy Motorola’s been using for some time, and appears to be working okay for them. Now that Google has control we were hoping to get some updates in a more timely matter — and hopefully in due time that will be the case. For now however, as long as this soak test goes as planned we can expect Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be available here soon.
Motorola recently missed their update timeline, then later revised their update roadmap and listed the Bionic as receiving the ICS update in Q4. With this soak test finally getting started we could be seeing a mid Q4 update for the aging smartphone arrive. It would be pretty impressive if we saw this land for Bionic owners before the end of October, but that is unlikely. More details on the Bionic and the ICS leak is available below. Who’s excited?