Motorola DROID BIONIC to get Ice Cream Sandwich update

Motorola DROID BIONIC to get Ice Cream Sandwich update
It is hard to believe that after all of those months that Verizon customers were eagerly waiting, the Motorola DROID BIONIC could be wiped out by the announcement of the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR. Many owners of the DROID BIONIC feel slighted after Motorola showed off the extremely thin and sexy design of the DROID RAZR, not to mention the Super AMOLED display that does away with the often criticized pentile display found on the older of the two DROID models. And the Motorola DROID RAZR will be a little faster with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under the hood.

Good news for Motrorola DROID BIONIC owners

Good news for Motrorola DROID BIONIC owners

Yesterday, we reported that the Motorola DROID RAZR would be receiving an update to the just announced Android 4.0 sometime in the first quarter of next year. But fear not, DROID BIONIC owners, according to a Motorola representative answering a question on Facebook, your phone will also be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update. According to the rep, it is just a matter of Google providing the final code to Motorola before a timeframe can be announced for the update. Feeling a little better, now?

source: Motorola via DroidLife

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DROID BIONIC
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1735 mAh
DROID RAZR
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor TI OMAP4430, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1780 mAh

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51 Comments

1. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

And why wouldn't it? All Dual Core Android phones should get the update. It is just a shame they are all missing NFC.

2. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I don't get all the hype about NFC. Its barely even started rolling out in the U.S. Its like getting LTE in the beginning of the year when it was hardly even available in like 12 cities... I dont think I would even think about using that feature untill its been more developed anyways Cant wait to get the Razr. Then ICS in it will make it the bomb :))

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

apparently you haven't seen Android Beam in action. NFC needs to be in every high-end Phone from now on.

18. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

all im saying is that the fact the Razr dosent have nfc wont deter me from buying it :)

22. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

oh yeah, at this point i agree with you.

3. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I know!! Really, why would the Droid 3, X2, Atrix, the Thrill, EVO 3D, all GS2s, and as you said any other dual core owner have to worry? It should be a matter of when, not if, ICS gets to their handsets.

36. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They are not all missing NFC. The AT&T version of the GS2 has NFC, but it is temporarily disabled, so maybe they were waiting for ICS to roll out so they could take full advantage of NFC support on this device. Not too sure about the others also.

50. GoodFella

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Your comment put me over the edge! Thank you! I was debating between Galaxy S II and the 4S. I had no idea that the Galaxy S II had NFC. I am surely buying the Galaxy S II tomorrow. Thanks Ivan!!

4. BarneyDroid

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Still not happy with Moto (Angry Bionic owner)

5. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

i feel for you, really i do. but, even at the bionic launch, there were vigor and droid prime rumors. either were going to be far better phones, launching a couple months after the bionic. that should have been plenty of info to tell you to wait. a little reasoning would clearly lead you to moto not giving HTC and samsung the entire holiday season. they were going to launch something better to compete as well. still sorry man. i'd get something else, sell your bionic while its value is still high and use that money to get the phone you want in a few weeks.

6. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I don't feel for him. Any one of us phone lovers could easily tell that the Bionic really missed it's shot and that one should just wait a month or two for something much better. And since he's registered on this site he's probably a phone lover too. He should have known better.

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

dude. who would have imagined Motorola would succeed the Bionic in less than a month? the Bionic was really a fine enough phone to push Motorola through the holidays and as sad and excited as i am to say it Motorola wasn't finished yet. quit being an ass and have some sympathy. it can just as easily happen to you.

17. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Who would have known it would be succeeded in 2 months? That's the way phone are on Android. And he knew better was coming in a few months. He didn't know about the RAZR but he had to know about the new Nexus

23. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

don't be a smart ass. it doesn't usually happen that quick, not even for 3 months. i got the Bionic because i like Motorolas. passing on the Nexus didn't bring me any regrets.

8. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I agree. I returned my Bionic, especially after realizing I had that wretched high pitch noise in my $100 head phones. That was the last straw. But also knowing that non-pentile, 720p screens were around the corner, there was no way I could bear that phone for 2 years. Also the fact that the camera was pretty crappy compared to my HTC Incredible also made me want to return it. Can't wait until I purchase my Galaxy Nexus. I would consider HTC, but I hate HTC Sense and the equivocal update process, no guarantees. I'll stick to the guaranteed upgraded Nexus phone.

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

to me those were minor things in exchange of having the best by Motorola but nope! not after my 14 days were well up.

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

the Vigor isn't going to be better than the Bionic and i was willing to pass on the Prime because it's by Samsung. the messed up thing is Motorola and Verizon decided to succeed the Bionic less than a month after it came out by a phone nobody thought would be 4G LTE. Radio Shack is already starting to pull the Bionic from their shelves.

45. StillStuckWithDroid

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I, along with you, bought into the Bionic and I will freely admit I regret it completely now. Is it a nice phone....yes.....but there are issues with it I just cant stand and I feel like I got sold a bill of goods when it comes to the camera aspect of it. The camera on it is a total POS....the shutterspeed makes it useless and the photos are worse then on my OGD. For that reason alone I am going to sell it on EBAY next month and suck it up and buy a Prime retail. My phone is a real important part of my day and I can not see living with this thing for two years. Plus I have the extended battery and the life is still horsesh*t......I am plugging the thing in because it is below 40% by 1pm

46. bolaG

Posts: 468; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

The camera is pretty crappy I have to agree, but I think there is something wrong with your phone if its at 40% by 1pm. When I owned the Bionic I ended the day with the regular battery with about 20% and that was with using it from 9am to 11pm... My complaints with the Bionic were screen, camera, and a little the battery. The Razr fixes the screen, supposedly the battery, and I'll have to cross my fingers for the camera.

49. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'm sure a warranty replacement for a Droid RAZR will fly one day since both phones are so new. that's what i'm crossing my fingers for.

48. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

go to Swappa.com. MUCH better place to sell Android phones. i sold my Droid X there for close to $400 a few months ago. no joke.

11. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I know smartphones are necessity these days but I don't think always having the new one is necessary. We should learn how to settle down and be contented at some point. The BIONIC is still a beast of a phone. Just give it a chance dude. The technology has always something new to offer so you don't have to hurry. In a month or two I'm sure there will be something new that will blow the RAZR.

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

there are key factors you''re forgetting here. 1 is the 2 year contract. 2 is the new high-end price point and 3 is support. one thing us Bionic owners might have going for us though is a warranty replacement. they might send a RAZR as a replacement for the Bionic in certain circumstances. lol imagine if i sad that earlier in the year and everybody just thought of the RAZR as a flip phone. people would be like "you must be out of your mind!" xD

15. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I mean if you guys have a lot of money to spend every time a new comes out I don't see no problem with that. =D

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'm not going to spend anymore money to have a Droid RAZR.

20. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I know right? And from BIONIC, the RAZR is not much of an upgrade.

24. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it really isn't but i still would have gotten it if it were only know a few days earlier that we knew it was going to be this.

14. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

nexus prime? maybe not. but the early ICS release and no motoblur (or whatever they call it now) might be enough. plus hd screen. i would rather be an android power user and have my phone trumped every 3 months than be an apple fanboy and have to wait 17 months for an incremental update.

19. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

Dude, I don't think the iP4s is an incremental upgrade from the iP4. I know the looks and screen didn't budge a bit, but if you will look at the spec sheet, you will see the difference. And I know the upgrades aren't new and theres nothing really revolutionary, but you are talking about upgrade. If you compare the upgrade of iP4 to iP4s and DX to DX2 or EVO 4g to EVO 3D or DROID2 to DROID3, it's pretty much the same.

21. Hallucinator

Posts: 390; Member since: May 24, 2010

Hey you!!! stop making sense

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