Motorola DROID Bionic calls from the past, getting Android Jelly Bean update now

Motorola DROID Bionic calls from the past, getting Android Jelly Bean update now
This might seem unreal but it’s not - the Motorola Droid Bionic released way back in September 2011 is getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device launched on Verizon a year and a half ago and while the buzz around it dissipated quickly, it’s still getting the Jelly Bean treatment.

The Jelly Bean update brings all the usual features starting with Project Butter and the wonders it does with eliminating lag. It also introduces the 2011 flagship to Google Now, and all the niceties of Android 4.1.

Along with the usual stuff, there are some updates to the specifics of the Bionic experience. The update removes the pre-installed Sling and the MOG applications.

source: Engadget

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

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19 Comments

1. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Really good news for Droid owners, and Kingkurogi, Battlebratt! There's also an App called Entropy fixer, which also helps eliminate Lags™

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

xD yeah, it's been a while since i've had a Bionic but i am indeed happy for the people getting this update considering the tragic past of this device.

2. dapsta

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Hahahah remember when everyone went nuts for this phone and it was the super phone that everyone should get. Motorola is a joke when it comes to updates. Even Sony does a better job.

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it was a super phone it just so happens an even better one was just around the corner from Moto. mmm, not really. the only phone that they've promised to update that hasn't been updated yet is the Photon Q and i'm real sure that's on Sprint and if i recall Sony won't update any of their 2011 phones to JB...

9. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

At least Motorola's first 4G LTE phone is getting 4.1. Samsung didn't update their first LTE phone to even 4.0. The Charge is sitting on Gingerbread and will never go above that. Sad.

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I agree Motorola really screwed their customers before the return of the Razr (with Tegra 2 and the Bionic Etna scrapping), but to say they've done worse with updates than Sony is FAR off.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Glad to see Motorola's doing what they should have done already for Bionic users.

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Looks like you use to like Moto phones befor™

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Should never judge by looks alone.

15. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Considering this is the internet, judging you by your looks is a difficult pill to swallow...wouldn't you say unless of course you do in fact look like your avatar of rumplestiltskin no? My buddy still has his Bionic and it's his longest lasting phone period, lol. No breaking or replacements it's two years old in july I think. I will definitely ask him how he likes the JB and what changes he liked and what he misses.

7. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

Wow I'm surprised. Its great that Motorola is updating the bionic. I think all phone makers should update their older devices and not just forget about them. As a original note owner I've watched my phone go from gingerbread to ice cream sandwich to jelly bean. Good to see Motorola updating their phones.

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I think all of the backlash Motorola got from shafting customers with updates have caused them to reconsider and rethink their promise update some of their older phones.

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait a minute...are you finally, JUST NOW, coming around to the idea that Motorola is no longer not providing updates to phones? It only took updates to practically all of Motorola's lineup for you to see the light. Good job!

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My stance has not changed. Motorola still has some making up to do for not updating all of compatible phones.

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Damn moto can my Photon Q get some love??

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Nope! But yes if you root it! Custom Roms JB4.2.1

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my Droid Razr MAXX HD is now rooted, unlocked and running bkjolly's port of the CM10.1/AOKP/PA based Pac Man ROM which is really, really good for an Alpha build. ;D

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Blame Sprint, my friend. At this point, I'm sure it's their fault. You've seen how Motorola has been pushing update left and right to devices lately, I'm sure they've already got a build of it ready for the Photon Q, and Sprint's just testing it and packing it with bloat.

17. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

im done with moto 2102 phone with 4.0 ics Photon Q this is bad

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