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Droid Bionic ICS update now available to everyone

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Droid Bionic ICS update now available to everyone
It’s been a long time coming, but the Droid Bionic Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update is now available to all owners. Unlike many other manufacturers, Motorola built in the ability to its phones to pull the update from its servers directly, rather than having to wait until it’s pushed to you. If you are a Bionic owner who would rather get your helping of ICS sooner rather than later, just head to “Settings”, select “About phone” and then choose “System updates”. Viola, you should be downloading the 368 MB file for installation in no time (although you may want to be on Wi-Fi or have a solid LTE connection to speed things up).

We saw the official soak test for the update earlier in the month, and it was just a couple of days ago that Verizon updated their official pages claiming a start date of October 19th. It doesn’t seem that they quite made that target, but now all should be well in Droid Bionic-land. For those who missed it last time below is the official summary of what is new, although you could also check out our Ice Cream Sandwich review if you are on a slow connection and need something to read while you download the update.
Droid Bionic ICS update now available to everyone

source: Droid-Life

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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 09:36 2

1. jesusLTEchrist (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 May 2010)


What's left besides the Thunderbolt? Its almost as if they want people with phones this old to want a newer one....

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 15:24

11. techytechtech (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


my friend its a business strategy.

apple makes them and presents them in a way where people have to buy it eventually out of temptation and the coolness factor

for android its simply this. give them 2 software updates after that dont give em any. and that is why people will go buy new droid phones because how bad the updates are. these are just simply facts.

but then again you have custom roms available. so root and mod till you can.death before dishonor to a droid phone

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:00 3

2. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Motorola is way too slow with how they update their phones.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:08 2

3. jaabubby (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


My Bionic is extremely laggy when performing basic operations. The 3G/4G connection does not immediately enable when it originally boots. Toggling Airplane Mode does correct the problem, but it is still struggling to connect to the network. I am about to do a factory reset. I had to do the same thing when I upgraded to Gingerbread. Make sure you backup all your data first!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:11 1

4. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5657; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


So motorola give ICS to BIONIC owners instead of us ATRIX/PHONTON Q owners and soon they would say THAT JELLYBEAN doesn't have enough memory

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:19 1

5. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Thats what happens when you dont buy a nexus

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:48 1

6. bubbadoes (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Talk about timely updates. Phone is a year old and was supposed to be "flagship"--model--1GHZ dual core, with 1 gig of RAM, with stock Gingerbread...and now here comes ICS with it's timely update schedule--phone is now discontinued on Verizon. Good job Verizon and Motorola--that is why I don't believe anything you say anymore with your update schedule...You all will always keep customer's chasing phones and updates

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:49 1

9. Jimstar (Posts: 259; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


It hasn't been the flagship for nearly a year, what are you on about? Anyone who really cared flashed an ICS leak months ago, but I guess that doesn't figure into the equation when you just wanna complain.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 10:51 1

7. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


And yet we complain about Samsung not releasing JB fast enough.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 12:09 1

8. antmiu2 (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


im a atrix 4g owner and im still butthurt

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 13:49

10. nofear (Posts: 147; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


That's awesome! I loved my BIONIC and it is a good phone.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 12:44

12. kingjr243 (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)


Some of the apps on my phone keep crashing since the update my email doesn't work anymore and I'm using up alot of ram but there isn't that many apps running

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