Motorola DROID BIONIC and ATRIX to have power management bugs?

Motorola DROID BIONIC and ATRIX to have power management bugs?
With the release of the Motorola ATRIX for AT&T and DROID BIONIC for Verizon to be right around the corner, it's disheartening to hear that the devices might be released with major Power Management bugs. Posts over on Howard Forums have stated the Power Management bug can cause a wide variety of issues, including overheating (even while in idle), power fluctuations affecting RF signal performance, and cold boot issues. Other Motorola insiders on the board are saying these issues are being kept quiet as the company obviously wants to get it fixed before the final units make it to store shelves. Over on the Electronista site, they have posted an official response from Motorola PR denying the issue completely and saying there is no power management or overheating problems on the two devices. All we can hope for at this point is that the power management bugs will be fixed before the two phones are released, as it would be a shame for them to have these issues while in paying customer's hands.

source: Howard Forums and Electronista

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17 Comments

2. Heywood unregistered

Wow. Some troll sputters some unprovable crap on a forum, & it becomes news. *sigh*

3. box unregistered

Wow, sounds like someone wants to sabotage Motorola's sales by spreading unsubstantiated rumors. Here are two incredibly powerful phones, unreleased and still under development, and there's a "bug"; if it's even true, it's not a bug, it's an issue that hasn't been reprogrammed yet.

4. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

Well if it is true, and Motorola does fix the issue AT&T customers can expect to never receive the update for the fix.

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Yeah, the power management bug is called Android OS. I've never seen an OS gobble up battery life like Android does, no matter how lightly you use it.

6. thekai12

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

and wp7 doesnt it use a lot of battery

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

a bug on something not yet released its not a but

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

bug* damn how does edit works again?

9. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

* BREAKING NEWS * Currently if you talk on the iphone 5 for over thirty seconds it will combust and shoot shards of glass/tatanium threw your skull at speeds over the speed of light. Luckily no one in the world has one. whew..... close one.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

nah, if the iphone 5 had a bug, it would be the "it accidentally DOESNT hang up on people" bug.. lol. if this bug is there at release, then its important. manufacturing and coding issues before release are every day events, and not important.

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

so when they said these issues were happening on a blackberry tablet,, everybody was like "omg its true" and when they are happening on 2 motorola devices they are "no wai motorola iz da best".

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

err... I remember many saying the same thing I said and i backup any device with "flaws" before its even released then only one finding it disturbing where the biased apple fanboys saying this was a mayor issue because the iPad provides a better battery performance... this will be an issue if the phone(any) its shipped with this "bug"

11. therygy

Posts: 94; Member since: May 24, 2010

"variety of issues, including overhearing (even while in idle)".... ... because that makes sense

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I have to say I had android ported on a fuze and used to have a similar issue.... when changing and idle it will overheat, but it was found a patched in few days....

16. viktoriousone unregistered

That's just as important as a typo in an unpublished book.

17. tragichero

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 07, 2011

well if there is a bug and its going to be released... it probobly wont be on the bionic but on the attrix. seeing as the attrix is going to be released a over month before the bionic. by the time the bionic comes out the problem will be more than likelly fixed and this will be a big problem for att.

18. XxVerbalxX unregistered

...this is the motorola i remember hating with a passion b4 the droids came out. oh well, its not a bug if its not released yet. it's a prototype. If people acted like this when the wright brothers were inventing flight we'd still b taking a sailboat to europe. chill the hell out phonearena....we dont care.

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