Motorola Droid Bionic About to Receive Substantial Bugfix Update


Back at the beginning of November, we heard that Motorola was at work on a much-needed update to the buggy Droid Bionic, and that it should be ready for release in a month or two. A couple weeks later, we learned that Motorola was recruiting Bionic owners to help test the new update. Now it looks like the update is nearly ready for release, and rumor has it that it might start going out as soon as tomorrow.

As Verizon is wont to do, it’s updated the Bionic’s support page to reflect this coming update shortly in advance of its release. As expected, there are a ton of fixes and improvements claimed with this system software 5.5.893.

Post-update, the Bionic will be able to share its cellular connection with up to eight devices over WiFi. Stability should be increased, with fewer unexpected resets or freeze-ups, and specific improvements to reliability when using Bluetooth, HDMI, or a Lapdock.

One really nice-sounding change is a faster, more responsive camera with better auto-focus. When testing the Bionic, we noticed some high-frequency audio interference, and Motorola blessedly reports that the issue should now be resolved. There are even more little changes than we can list here, so check out the PDF on Verizon’s support page for the full listing.

Source: Verizon

Via: Droid-life

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Stephen Schenck

Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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