Motorola Droid Bionic ICS Update to Reach More Users Soon
Motorola’s Droid Bionic late last week started getting its Android 4.0 update, but it seems that plenty of the phone’s owners have yet to receive their taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. While this may be expected, given Verizon’s cautious track record in releasing Android updates, it’s understandable that users would be somewhat nervous given the extended delays that they have suffered through.
Still, there isn’t any indication that Motorola or Verizon would cancel this update anytime soon.
The lucky few who have gotten their updates report that the new software is stable enough and practically breathes new life to the aging smartphone. If there really are no show-stopping bugs, then the phased roll-out should eventually spread out to more markets in the United States.
It has been speculated that the additional delay in the Droid Bionic update was brought about by the bugs that were reported in the Ice Cream Sandwich software packages for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX. These include some nasty battery drain issues, email and browser problems as well as a number of issues that make the user interface a pain to deal with.
Given that these smartphones share many of the same hardware, the Droid Bionic’s new software could also bring along bug fixes for the Droid RAZR series.
After that, the next milestone for the smartphone’s owners should be the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update that Motorola has recently promised. The manufacturer has included the Droid Bionic in its list of devices destined to get the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, and given the close similarities between Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, getting out a bug-free update could be easier to accomplish.