Maintenance update for the Motorola DROID BIONIC brings a little bit of joy to owners

Maintenance update for the Motorola DROID BIONIC brings a little bit of joy to owners
Even though it’ll probably never remove the sour taste that Motorola DROID BIONIC owners had to endure after seeing the DROID RAZR coming to fruition very soon after the BIONIC’s release, the recently available maintenance update for the BIONIC should bring just a tiny bit of joy back to those owners.

No, it’s not magically going to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to the smartphone, but rather, it boasts a long listing of improvements, fixes, and enhancements that should iron out some of the handset’s rough edges. It’s rolling out right now as we speak, but if you haven’t seen that notification just yet, then simply check for updates manually under the Android settings menu.

Again, it’s nothing all that monumental, but at least owners will go on knowing that some pesky issues have been ironed out very early in its life cycle – especially when owners are tethered to the handset for a good two years. Here’s what the maintenance update consists of:

E-mail, messaging and data
  • Improved stability of data on 3G and 4G
  • Fixed lockup that could occur while browsing during the handoff from Wi-Fi to 4G
  • "Data roaming" pop-up message will display once when roaming in CDMA internationally
  • Jump to the most recent message after changing the device orientation while in message list view

Device features
  • Mobile hotspot now supports up to eight devices
  • Black screen of death fixed
  • Improved stability to avoid power cycles
  • Fix lock up and power cycles when connected to Bluetooth headset or HDMI cable
  • Improved cold SIM card activation speed
  • "Low memory" warnings when using the Laptop have been reduced
  • Improved camera autofocus for better shutter response time and better imagery
  • Location privacy message will display when using location based service setup
  • Fixed issue where device would power back up after being powered down

Lapdock
  • Improved stability
  • Display will not turn off after use
  • Calling screen will no longer be recreated
  • Reduced frequency of the "Low memory" warning messages

source: Verizon via Android Central

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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware
    1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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