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Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update now rolling out

Android Central

Long-suffering Motorola Droid Bionic owners, your Ice Cream Sandwich update has finally arrived. The Bionic, which has languished on Gingerbread since its release last fall, is today being bumped up to Android 4.0.4 via an over-the-air upgrade.

Reports from the Android Central forums indicate that the Bionic ICS update is now being sent out the masses, following a short soak test.

Unfortunately, it looks like the phone isn't on Motorola's Jelly Bean update roadmap, so Bionic owners will be running 4.0.4 for the foreseeable future. Regardless, ICS is a significant step up from Gingerbread, so Bionic owners will want to grab it right away.

If you're still rocking a bionic, hit the comments let us know how you're getting on with today's update.

Source: Android Central forums

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Droid Bionic finally gets an ICS update as everyone else moves on to Jelly Bean

Droid Bionic finally gets an ICS update as everyone else moves on to Jelly Bean

After nearly a year of suffering with Gingerbread, Droid Bionic owners who haven’t given up on their phone will finally be rewarded with that long-awaited ICS update; the rollout starts October 19th, according to Verizon. Those who get it will receive a new customizable launch bar, a direct access lock screen, enhanced notifications, Motorola’s SmartActions app, Face Unlock, easier multitasking, and many other goodies most Android owners have enjoyed for awhile now. It looks like Motorola Mobility actually made good on some of its promises to fix the handset that has suffered a number of different problems since its launch (which itself took almost nine months from the initial announce date). However, now that Jelly Bean has taken over as the firmware of choice with no word yet if that’ll come to the Droid Bionic, we wonder if it’s too little, too late.

Update: We’ve learned from the comments, Motorola’s owner support forum and its own Facebook page that the company is planning on rolling out Jelly Bean to the Droid Bionic “in the coming months” so don’t lose hope just yet, Bionic faithful.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Droid Bionic finally gets an ICS update as everyone else moves on to Jelly Bean originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The HTC J Butterfly looks amazing, Bionic owners getting ICS [From the Forums]

From the Forums

Just in case you missed out on some of the Android news today, now is the time to go ahead and get yourself fully caught up. Here on the blogs and in the Android Central Forums there is plenty to talk about. Have some questions? Need some help or just looking to chat Android? You know where to go, check out some of the threads below to get started.

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Verizon confirms Droid Bionic ICS update is starting tomorrow

Motorola Droid Bionic

Remember when we started hearing about a Droid Bionic soak test? Yeah, that's happening now. Verizon has just put up official documentation on its support site for the update — software version 6.7.246 — with the label "Coming soon!". The software update will be a whopping 368MB download, and will bring the device up to Android 4.0.4 with many of the recent software customizations people have come to enjoy on the latest Motorola handsets.

From its official @VZWnews Twitter account, Verizon has also confirmed that the ICS update will be rolling out for widespread availability tomorrow. This will certainly be a good start to many Bionic user's weekends.

Source: Android Central Forums; Verizon (Support) ; Verizon (Twitter)

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DROID Bionic And LG Lucid To Receive Ice Cream Sandwich OTA Updates Soon

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Two Ice Cream Sandwich OTA announcements from Verizon in one day? Pinch me. Both the Motorola DROID Bionic (6.7.246) and LG Lucid (ZV7) are set to receive Android 4.0 updates, with the latter’s set to go out tomorrow. The timing for the Bionic’s bump to ICS hasn’t been provided, but considering the Verizon support site documents are up, it should be any day now.

Verizon even provided some pretty pictures to tell you what the respective updates do this time!

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Bionic owners in particular have been waiting quite some time for this upgrade, which has been delayed again and again. It’s also nice to see LG actually, you know, update one of its phones.

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DROID Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update Finally Approved as Build 6.7.246

Ahhhhh yeah, DROID Bionic owners. We know you about threw your phone through the window when Verizon announced that the LG Lucid would be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich tomorrow, before you, but they came through moments ago. The support docs for the ICS (Android 4.0.4) update for the Bionic have been uploaded, which means that [...]

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Ice Cream Sandwich heads to LG Lucid tomorrow, DROID Bionic soon

Verizon has finally dropped some information about the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for both the Motorola DROID Bionic and the LG Lucid. Of course, we heard earlier in the month that the ICS update for the Bionic was in testing, but today we know we’re getting close to release. Verizon hasn’t announced an actual release date for this Ice Cream Sandwich update yet, but with the support documents now up on the carrier’s website, it can’t be too much longer before Ice Cream Sandwich is in the hands on eager Bionic users.


The LG Lucid is another story entirely, though. The Ice Cream Sandwich update will be hitting the Lucid starting tomorrow, and it’ll be going out over the air, meaning that the updating process will be about as hands-off as possible. Like the Bionic, support documentation for the Lucid’s update has gone live on Verizon’s website, detailing all of the new features users can expect when Ice Cream Sandwich eventually lands on their phone.

With the Lucid, some of the things Verizon focuses on are the customizable lock screen, the launch bar on the homescreen, the enhanced notifications panel, and the ability to create folders. It’s much the same with the support documentation for the Bionic, so users of both phones will be in for some exciting new features when these updates begin rolling out. It’s worth pointing out that after these updates are applied, the Lucid will support FOTA updates, while Bionic users will have new versions of a bunch of apps at their disposal, including Amazon Kindle and Motorola Smart Actions.

So, sit tight, Lucid and Bionic users, as Ice Cream Sandwich will be headed your way soon. As we said earlier, the Lucid will begin getting Ice Cream Sandwich tomorrow, while it may take a few days before the OTA update for the Bionic makes an appearance. Keep it tuned right here to Android Community – we’ll let you know when Ice Cream Sandwich begins rolling out to the DROID Bionic!

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DROID Bionic Soak Test Imminent, may finally be Ice Cream Sandwich

In what seems like ages, there’s finally good news for owners of the DROID Bionic. Motorola has purportedly invited Bionic owners to test out a new software update. It’s been reported that we would see Ice Cream Sandwich in the 4th quarter of this year for the Bionic, save for a few leaks. So naturally, we can’t see this being anything other than Ice Cream Sandwich, at long last. As a reminder, a soak test is usually the last phase of testing software. If responses are mostly positive, then it’ll be good to go to the masses soon thereafter. What do you say, Bionic owners? I know, when does Jelly Bean arrive?

source:  Droid Life


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Motorola DROID Bionic Android 4.0 ICS update in testing

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?

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : DROID Bionic
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : August 24, 2011
    Release Date : September 08, 2011
    Also Known As : Targa

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.60 Inch
  • Depth : 0.40 Inch
  • Weight : 159 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1735 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU :
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
  • CDMA
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :


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Motorola starting Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich soak test

Android Central

Some folks have sent emails into Droid-Life indicating that they've been contacted by Motorola to participate in a "soak test" for an Ice Cream Sandwich update on their Droid Bionic. If you haven't seen this go down before, Motorola likes to try and slowly offer an update to specific users to test out before pushing it to the rest of users. It's probably a good strategy in case there are any last-minute bugs, but hopefully it won't be too long of a process.

Motorola has backpedaled a bit in their commitment to update the Bionic to Ice Cream Sandwich in the past, but this will be a good way to make amends with the loyal Bionic owners.

Source: Droid-Life

 

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Motorola aims to fix Android 4.0 update delays for DROID Bionic

Sadly, broken promises is something we have grown used to when it comes to Android updates. It is upsetting, but manufacturers have to know that great communication and customer service can sometimes do more than a timely update. We have to give props to Motorola for this one, as they are not beating around the bush about the DROID Bionic’s delayed Android 4.0 update.

The DROID Bionic has had a rough life (read our review). It went from being one of the most exciting devices of CES 2011 to getting completely redesigned, delayed and being unsuccessful at launch. But hey, it is not a bad device. The only issue is that the Bionic now faces another complication.

The Bionic was said to get Android 4.0 by early Q3, 2012. Of course, we are past that point now, and all eyes are now on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Regardless, Motorola ‘s Punit Soni has taken it upon himself to talk to talk to the community and try to work things out.

We have a plan for Bionic. I am currently solidifying things to ensure we can publish it, commit and follow up. I think you guys have gotten a raw deal and we could do way better. But you are one of the top few things I worry about when I look at Upgrades.

With that, users are now much more content about the delayed OTA update. At least they feel like they are not getting ignored, and it takes honor to apologize and accept they have wronged. I know I wouldn’t mind waiting a bit more if customer service was this attentive (just don’t make me wait too long either).

[Source: Punit Soni Via: Engadget]


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Motorola feels Droid Bionic owners’ pain, promises to fix things

Motorola feels Droid Bionic owners' pain, promises to fix things

With a star-crossed history that includes a lengthy delay, mysterious sounds and other issues, Motorola’s Droid Bionic has had a bit of a checkered past. Motorola, however, is apparently aware of Droid Bionic owners’ woes and is working on a plan to make things right. At least that’s what Punit Soni, VP of Product at Motorola Mobility, is promising owners of the device on his Google+ page. Faced with complaints ranging from the Bionic’s locked bootloader to its delayed ICS update, a contrite Soni admitted that Droid Bionic owners got a “raw deal” and promised their feedback “will not fall on deaf ears.” He then said that the company has a plan for the device and that he is “currently solidifying things to ensure we can publish it, commit and follow up.” Soni did not provide specifics on what those plans are though you have to admit that the guy’s candor about the Bionic’s issues is refreshing. In the meantime, the phone’s ICS upgrade is now slated to roll out in Q4. Bionic owners who want to add their proverbial two cents to the conversation can hit up the source link below.

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Motorola feels Droid Bionic owners’ pain, promises to fix things originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola’s Punit Soni: Bionic Owners Have “Gotten a Raw Deal,” New Motorola Will Try to “Fix Things”

Punit Soni has only been the VP of Product at Motorola for a few weeks and already has taken to Google+ to interact personally with current customers to try to fix some of the company’s past mistakes. One of the topics he is actively involved in includes the DROID Bionic and the fact that it [...]

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Moto Unlock Tool Not Coming to Older Devices Like the Bionic or DROID 3

To no one’s surprise, Motorola mentioned on Twitter today that older devices such as the DROID Bionic, DROID 3, and DROID X2, will not be a part of the unlocking program that they launched at the end of last week. At least they are currently not in the plan. The only devices on the list [...]

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How to: Unlock the Motorola Photon Q Bootloader

On Friday, as I was tearing up Vegas, Motorola released a tool to be used to unlock the bootloader of the Photon Q, their most recently released smartphone. While I know that many of you were hoping this new tool would support the DROID RAZR, Bionic, and other previously released Motorola devices, that doesn’t appear [...]

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Motorola DROID Bionic gets alpha build of CyanogenMod 10

The Motorola DROID BIONIC may have been put into a bad situation on Verizon but there are still a ton of people who like the phone. With uncertainty in regards to a Jelly Bean-filled future we’re sure many are willing to go along unofficial routes to get it. CyanogenMod 10, the AOSP ROM that everyone’s craving, is only available in alpha form for certain devices right now, and Bionic users will be happy to know that their phone has been added to the list.

As usual, an alpha build is not meant to be used for daily drivers. Many things won’t work, and in the specific case of the DROID Bionic one of those things is a biggie: the camera. But if you don’t mind giving it a shot just to see what’s in store for the future then get your nandroid backups going and grab the download here. [via Droid-Life]


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Motorola DROID Bionic Software Update Version 6.7.2233 Leaks Out, Includes Android 4.0.4 Glory

 

Good news for you Motorola DROID Bionic owners. While Motorola and Verizon has owners of the device playing the waiting game for the official ICS update due later in the year, a leaked software version 6.7.2233 update has leaked for the smartphone which includes the latest Android 4.0.4 version and is ready for those who are fearless and ready to get a taste of that Holo goodness. The phone is already smooth with Gingerbread 2.3, but while this leaked is not official— reports are coming in that it’s super smooth and amazing.

While the update seems to be working fine for those who’ve successfully flashed the update to their devices, actually flashing the update certainly looks rather intimidating for beginners and is probably not for the faint of heart. Still, having ICS on the Bionic is definitely worth it in the end. If you’re an owner and are interested in getting a bite out of the 4.0.4 sandwich, hit the break in order to see the source link as well as video of the update in action.

 

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source: Droid Hive


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DROID Bionic Android 4.0.4 ICS leaked – get it now

The still extremely popular Motorola DROID Bionic is getting some slightly good news today. While we are still awaiting the official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich it looks like the folks from Motorola are getting close. Personally I think the Bionic should get updated before the RAZR, but that’s just me. Today however the near-final Android 4.0.4 build has leaked and is available to all.

Hopefully Verizon and Motorola are working hard to release this for all as soon as possible, but while we wait users can try the official leaked build if they’d like. It even works on stock recovery devices that haven’t been tweaked to CWM. We are hearing that the update makes the bionic “buttery smooth,” screen brightness seems improved, as does the camera, and it is overall quite stable.

This actually is an official build that must be flashed using the Bionic’s stock .905 recovery from their latest official OTA. So users should be able to flash it and enjoy ICS with ease. We don’t have too many other details regarding the leaked 4.0.4 for the Bionic but it appears to be a go for now. Hopefully the official update will arrive in the next 2-4 weeks from Verizon themselves, but we have no status update on that front. Hit the link below to download and install ICS yourself.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : DROID Bionic
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : August 24, 2011
    Release Date : September 08, 2011
    Also Known As : Targa

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.60 Inch
  • Depth : 0.40 Inch
  • Weight : 159 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1735 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU :
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
  • CDMA
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via Droid Hive]


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DROID Bionic gets Unofficial ICS 4.0.4 ROM, must be flashed through Stock Recovery

DROID Bionic owners have been waiting since the announcement of ICS back in 2011 for their software upgrade. Everything’s going to get a whole lot better, as this morning P3Droid released a leaked version of Android 4.0.4 ICS for the DROID Bionic, which MUST be flashed through stock recovery, and you must be running the current firmware (.905) in order to flash it. Bionic owners who have already flashed the update have reported that the ROM runs pretty well, and that there are no major bugs in the firmware.

As Droid-Life points out, the new firmware is easily rooted using a previous DROID RAZR 4.0.4 method, although there is another method currently being developed for this specific Bionic build. If you love ICS as much as we do, and own a DROID Bionic, today might be your day. As always, however, we aren’t responsible if you mess anything up.

Source: Droid Hive

Via: Droid-Life

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Android 4.0.4 ROM surfaces for Droid Bionic, can be flashed on stock devices

We still can’t be sure exactly when Ice Cream Sandwich will officially arrive for the Motorola DROID BIONIC, but if a newly leaked build is any indication the day of reckoning could be coming soon. Discovered by P3Droid, the latest ROM is built around Android 4.0.4 and so far is running pretty smoothly for those that have installed it. This is a good sign that may indicate Motorola and Verizon are nearing the end of development for the upgrade.

Even better, those wishing to get their feet wet won’t even need oodles of Android hacking knowledge to do so. The ROM can be installed directly via the phone’s microSD card using stock recovery. In order to do so, users must have their Bionic on the latest official version of its software, which would be the recent .905 update. Even though the installation process requires little tinkering, those wishing to take the plunge should still proceed with caution. Consider the software unfinished for now and expect to run into some bugs.

[DroidHive via DroidLife]


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Minor OTA update to software version 5.9.905 rolling out to all Motorola Droid Bionic owners

After testing the waters by pushing the update early to about 20,000 users last week, Motorola and Verizon have commenced the rollout of software version 5.9.905 to all Droid Bionic owners. The minor update won’t bring the Bionic to Android 4.0, but it does address stability issues and improves the Bluetooth experience during phone calls as well as tweaks VZW’s Visual VoiceMail app.

Most Bionic owners, however, will want the update for the 4G LTE connectivity issues it addresses, though early reports have some users still experiencing problems with 3G/4G data switching. In those cases, the issue may have more to do with network signal strength in a particular area rather than any actual glitch in the software. Droid Bionic owners should be able to pull the update by heading to Settings > About phone  and checking for available updates. Head on over to AndroidForums to read up on the new software and join in on the discussion.

[via AndroidForums]


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ICS Test Build Revealed For Droid Bionic, Real Deal On Its Way?

 

For those of you who actually shelled out for a Droid Bionic, which was a little late to the game after its original announcement, you’ll be happy to know that some signs of an ICS build have surfaced.  Over the weekend it was reported that an ICS test build made its way onto the Cheesecake application which searches Motorola hosted servers for public files often revealing early builds for their devices.  Only armed with the knowledge that the device was supposed to recive ICS sometime in Q3, there have been no previous news or hints at the anticipated update.  As of now, the build is un-flashable as it’s just an engineer’s build.  But, this could be a hint and a sign of great things to come for Bionic owners.  Hang in there folks and stay tuned.  Otherwise, you’ll have to download a custom ICS ROM until the real deal gets here.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Test Build for DROID Bionic Hints at Release from Motorola?

Over the weekend, a supposed Ice Cream Sandwich test build found its way onto the Cheesecake app for DROID Bionic owners. The Cheesecake application searches servers that Motorola hosts their public files on and sometimes, people score early builds. Before this, no builds or details have been seen from Motorola, but we have known that the Bionic [...]

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Deal Alert: DROID Bionic Lapdock Now Going for $50 Brand New at Verizon

It seems like the only time we bring up Motorola’s Lapdocks these days is to tell you when they are on sale. Today is as close to free as you are going to get on these devices. Reports are filtering in that you can pick up a Bionic Lapdock for $50 brand new at Verizon. [...]

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Verizon drops Motorola DROID BIONIC to free

If you’re looking for a great deal on a Verizon LTE phone… keep looking. On the other hand, if you’re one of the handful of people whose heart is still set on the 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 960×540 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.

We’d still recommend going with something else if you can possibly raise a little more dough. As Moto’s first LTE phone, the BIONIC had a lot of growing pains in both the software and hardware that still plague it today (at least on the official Gingerbread ROM). It’s set to get Ice Cream Sandwich at some point, but Motorola seems hesitant to send out updates to any of its American devices. If you’re on a budget but want a Verizon 4G LTE device, the newer DROID RAZR and DROID 4 are both $99, and the mid-rand LG Lucid will only run you $79.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : DROID Bionic
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : August 24, 2011
    Release Date : September 08, 2011
    Also Known As : Targa

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.60 Inch
  • Depth : 0.40 Inch
  • Weight : 159 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1735 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU :
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
  • CDMA
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via Droid-Life]


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New DROID Bionic Update Leaks – No, It’s Still Not Ice Cream Sandwich

Build 5.9.905 has leaked via “Cheesecake” for the DROID Bionic for those looking to stay current with test builds. It’s definitely not Ice Cream Sandwich, keeping the Bionic as the only major Motorola phone of the last 6 or 7 months to have not seen an official Android 4.0 build leak. There is a chance [...]

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Deal of the Day: Seidio SURFACE Case for Motorola Droid Bionic

Deal of the Day The May 1 ShopAndroid.com Deal of the Day is the Seidio SURFACE Case for Motorola Droid Bionic. Crafted from a hard yet flexible material, the Seidio SURFACE Case provides an amazingly thin layer of protection without adding the excessive bulk of other cases. This case consists of interlocking top and bottom pieces that fit your Bionic snugly, and features a soft touch coating. Available in black, blue, burgundy, and amethyst.

The Seidio SURFACE Case is available for just $15.95 today only, 47% off the regular price. Get yours while they're in stock!

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DROID RAZR Smart Actions ported to DROID Bionic

Not all manufacturer pack-in programs are bad – in fact, Motorola’s Smart Actions from the 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.

It makes sense: the Bionic came out only a little before the RAZR, and despite its chunkier profile it uses a lot of the same hardware and the same version of Android. Davis says that it’s only been tested on an official build of the Bionic’s software, so the modified Smart Actions app may require some of Motorola’s software infrastructure to work properly. On the plus side, it looks like it doesn’t need root. Just download the app from this shortlink and install it from your SD card, just like any other non-Market app.

Smart Actions is a lot like an official version of the popular battery saver apps available on the Google Play Store. In its default state it turns off a few power-draining basics like WiFi, screen brightness and auto-syncing when the battery hits a certain percentage. But it’s a surprisingly customizable piece of software: you can set up rules based on time usage, location and connection as to which services get shut down and when. If you’re still running a stock DROID Bionic (and thanks to Motorola’s locked bootloader that’s a definite possibility) give it a try.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : DROID Bionic
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : August 24, 2011
    Release Date : September 08, 2011
    Also Known As : Targa

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.60 Inch
  • Depth : 0.40 Inch
  • Weight : 159 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1735 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU :
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
  • CDMA
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via DroidMatters]


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DROID Bionic update incoming with visual voicemail fixes

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.

Fixes include a revised Visual Voicemail alert system, tweaks to Bluetooth headset volume, and various bugfixes for the power button and Internet connection. Significantly there are adjustments to the way that the DROID Bionic handles the new IPV6 standard, which should make for noticeably faster wen performance on some sites. Overall it’s not an essential update, and perhaps not the one that Bionic owners have been waiting for, but those still on a stock ROM should be happy to see it.

There’s been no official word on an Ice Cream Sandwich Sandwich update beyond the fact that it is, indeed, coming. Motorola’s timelines for its Verizon devices are frustratingly nebulous, though at least one pre-release version of Android 4.0 for the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX has leaked out. With a Verizon lineup full of locked bootloaders, the wait for an official update becomes even more frustrating, as there’s no way to reliably create true custom ROMs without updated kernels.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : DROID Bionic
    Manufactuer : Motorola
    Carrier : Verizon
    Announced Date : August 24, 2011
    Release Date : September 08, 2011
    Also Known As : Targa

Display

  • Screen Size : 4.3 Inch
  • Resolution : 540×960
  • Screen Type : qHD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 5.00 Inch
  • Width : 2.60 Inch
  • Depth : 0.40 Inch
  • Weight : 159 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1735 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 2.3.x
    Audio Playback:
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)
    Messaging:
  • SMS
  • MMS

Hardware

    CPU :
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 1024 MB
    Internal Storage : 16.384 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 8 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • 1080p Video Recording
  • 720p Video Recording
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Proximity
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
  • CDMA
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
    CDMA Band:
  • 800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

[via Droid-Life]


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Motorola Lapdock on sale today only – just $79 for DROID Bionic

Who wants to turn their Android-powered smartphone into a little netbook for the ultimate multimedia experience? While the thought of Motorola’s Lapdock hasn’t taken off in the market like they expected, it is an awesome add-on for anyone looking for additional options. Today 1SaleADay has the DROID Bionic specific lapdock on sale for just $79.99 — a pretty great deal if you ask me.

It might not be the best laptop around but it is thin, sleek, lightweight, has an 11.6″ screen and will turn that Bionic into a pretty powerful desktop-mode device. The Motorola Lapdock also has an additional battery inside that will not only last for 8-10 hours, but charges your Bionic while it’s docked too. We cover it in depth during our Bionic review linked to below.

The deal is for today only, and ends in 8 hours so you better hurry and decide if you’d like one. This is for a brand new unit, not refurbished so it’s a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. Head to 1SaleAday.com from the link below and get yours today.

A quick note, this is NOT the new universal Lapdock 100 or 500, this is the older dock that will only work with the DROID Bionic. I’m sure you could modify it for others but out of the box only the Bionic can enjoy this accessory.

[via 1SaleADay] — Thanks DJ


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