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Verizon announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola Droid Bionic

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Verizon announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola Droid Bionic
Fresh on the heels of learning about Android 4.0 soak testing, and after waiting for what may have felt like years, big red is finally announcing that the Droid Bionic will be upgraded to Android 4.0.4 ICS. The upgrades will be done in phases, and customers should start getting notifications beginning October 19th.

The update to the Bionic includes all the goodness that ICS brought to other devices earlier this year. Also included in the update are SMARTACTIONS, Amazon Kindle, GoTo Meeting and others. The Verizon support page also cites improved performance with AOL email, SMS and Visual Voicemail.

Synchronization with Google Calendar is also improved and users of Mobile Hotspot should expect better data connectivity. All-in-all it is a win for Droid Bionic users who may have wondered if they were being left in gingerbread dust or not.

source: Verizon Wireless, Verizon Software Bulletin

Verizon announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola Droid Bionic

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posted on 18 Oct 2012, 23:23 1

1. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

ICS really Verizon??? I dont what is worse the ICS update when is not even the latest version out or that it happen to the flop Bionic

posted on 18 Oct 2012, 23:38 3

2. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

Looks like the last of Motorola's old boys are getting ICS, that closes that book. Only forward looking with phones hosting 1GB of RAM can actually utilize JB. Verizon as usual always testing only to ensure that you can't somehow get free tethering with the build for phones on their network, whilst adding useless apps that no one actually uses. Bionic is just 16 months old and now is finally updated to ICS, about time too but that phone isn't all that good as in 4G mode it burns through batteries in no time flat. Better late than never, and much better than not having it at all.

side note can anyone decipher what the bloke above me wrote, I looked at it forward, backward and up and down and still have no idea what he is going on about, would help if he used some sort of acceptable grammar...I digress...bet the mods won't even pick up on plain old trolling from this one either.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:04 1

3. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

When one is doped one cannot talk coherently or maybe antenna not working corectly so needs a jacket :)

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 01:07 4

4. Izzy_V (Posts: 216; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

My guess would be "ICS? Really Verizon? I don't know what's worse, the ICS update when it isn't even the latest version or that the flop that was the Droid Bionic is getting it."

I have had several encounters with these type of people but to decipher their code is still harder than cracking the firewalls of governments.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 07:54

5. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

I find it insulting to see Verizon being actually happy about releasing ice cream for the Bionic when not only is it not the latest OS but it took this long to get the older version of it. I really do wonder at what point are they proud of themselves for releasing this.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:36

6. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

Its about time. But wow this is ridiculous. For sure never buying another Motorola, think I'll drop Verizon too...

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 12:40 1

7. roldefol (Posts: 4365; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

The Bionic uses the same internals as the Razr and Droid 4, both of which have had ICS for months. What could possibly have been the hold up? The Bionic is barely over a year old, it shouldn't have taken any longer to approve an update.

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