Motorola DROID BIONIC to get Android 4.1 in Q2

Motorola DROID BIONIC to get Android 4.1 in Q2
Back at CES in 2011, eyes were focused on the Motorola DROID BIONIC with many Verizon customers already penciling the device in as their next handset. Then, inexplicably, Motorola pulled the handset and said it would be replaced by a model with a better form factor, but with the same name. This set off a long summer of rumors and sightings of the model which was finally launched on September 8th of that year.

What really ticked off Motorola fans and Verizon subscribers was that just a tad over a month after the launch of the revamped Motorola DROID BIONIC, pictures were leaked of the Motorola DROID RAZR. And not terribly long after that, Motorola introduced the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX with the 3300mAh battery.

What brings all of this up is the word from Motorola that the Motorola DROID BIONIC will be updated to Android 4.1 some time in the second quarter of 2013. With Motorola DROID 4 owners now already using Google Now and taking advantage of the actionable notifications, this will be the next to last of the handsets promised to receive Android 4.1 to get the update. All that remains to be updated to Android 4.1 is the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE on Sprint.

source: Motorola via AndroidAuthority

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  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh(10.83h talk time)



1. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

If I recall correctly, pics of the Razr were around at least a month before the Bionic went on sale, they just weren't calling it the Razr yet. Anyway, I'm gonna pass up on tis update for a while after all the crazyness I've been hearing about on various Razr forums. My Bionic is still running well and 4.1 isn't worth losing that. Hopefully it'll be bug free at launch.

2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

What about my photon q moto??


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Great news for their users who will now experience JB4.1.2 and hopefully soon getting 4.2.1. Where's Kingkurogii,,,,? And BattleBratt?

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

present! ;D

4. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

So motorola update this out date phone instead of updating our phones like the atrix or photon. Seriously im done with motorola

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's hardware, the Droid Bionic is powered by an OMAP4430 w/ 1GB of RAM, pretty much the exact same thing as the Droid Razr and the Galaxy Nexus, the Atrix and the Photon are powered by Nvidia Tegra II's and the only Tegra II device from ANYONE to have gotten updated to 4.1 was the GE Motorola XOOM. why don't you just go ahead and be done with Motorola already and quit complaining?

5. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

why dont they better fix the issues for the razr jb

6. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I no longer use this phone, but it's good that it's going to get JB! It was very reliable and worked fairly well and with out incident. Everyone with a Razr had issues with ICS, but by the time the Bionic got it, it worked just fine and had about zero issues! Hopefully this will be the same.

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