Will Motorola’s Droid Bionic end up like HTC’s Droid Incredible and find itself getting a follow-up model on Verizon? A leaked screenshot suggests that’s a possibility, but there might be another explanation.
Asurion is a company that offers Verizon subscribers the opportunity to purchase some insurance for their phones, covering against things like loss and damage. When users go to sign-up for the coverage, the site presents a long drop-down menu listing all the phone and tablet options available for whatever manufacturer they’re looking at. Under [...]
So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich.
Verizon calls this a [...]
If you like to tamper with your Android device then you appreciate the value of fastboot files. If something should go wrong on the way (a soft brick for instance) fastboot files allow you to restore your phone to stock condition. The Verizon Motorola Droid Bionic already saw its fastboot files being leaked and at the moment they were version 5.7.893.
Now fastboot files with system version 5.9.902 are available for all you Droid Bionic tweakers and modders. Grab it while you can from the source link below and keep them in a very safe place; they could help you revive your [...]
Three weeks ago, we learned about plans to start distributing Motorola Droid Bionic software 5.9.902 as an update to some of its testers. Then, just yesterday, word arrived of a larger soak test for a Bionic update; was this still 5.9.902 we were talking about, or might we see something else arrive? Sorry if you were expecting Ice Cream Sandwich, because today Verizon has updated its support pages for the Bionic, revealing the coming 5.9.902 update, and providing us a much more comprehensive list of changes than had been previously available.
What’s now being claimed as [...]
The Droid Bionic is joining the Atrix 4G and the Droid RAZR in getting a soak test, according to recent reports. While there are no indications of what the soak test ROM will contain, there seem to be two major opinions: Ice Cream Sandwich or just a bugfix and performance improvement refresh.
Motorola is planning on updating some of its devices to Ice Cream Sandwich and, while the Droid Bionic might get its Android 4.0 treat, we tend to believe that it will be just after the Droid RAZR gets ICS, and that didn’t happen yet. So what could the soak test refer to? We’ve [...]
Motorola’s been hard at work on preparing updates for the Droid Bionic on Verizon recently. The carrier sent one out back at the beginning of December, when system software 5.5.893 became available. Since then, we’ve seen the arrival of an update to 5.9.901, which contained an extensive list of new features and changes. Development on the smartphone’s next update continues, with news of 5.9.902 already starting distribution.
Testers who update to 5.9.902 will see a few modifications to their phones, but this one’s definitely on the minor side of updates. [...]
If you’re a fan of doing more with your Android device than it was intended to do, you’ve most probably run into a soft brick at some point. That’s the specific point where you grab your hair, panic, and begin asking yourself what you were thinking of. Well, lucky for those who own a Motorola Droid RAZR, Bionic and the Atrix 2, that fear of sudden smartphone death can be cured with a little life support from their recently leaked Fastboot files.
That’s right, the folks at XDA-Developers have done it again. Make sure you hit the links for the specific [...]
After the Droid Bionic recently received a rather big update (version 5.5.893) at the beginning of this month, we were all wondering about the undocumented mystery-update with numbers 5.9.901 that surfaced yesterday.
It turns out the update is nothing you want to ignore! As with any major refresh, it contains application updates and improvements (like VCast Apps Store, Sling stub application, MOG stub application, YouTube fixes, etc.), data connectivity fixes (referring to situations where phone is stuck in 3G mode in strong 4G coverage, no 4G data connectivity, improvements in [...]
About two weeks back we caught wind of a pending update for the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon LTE. With bugfixes, stability improvements, and new features, it sounded like a fantastic release, which we were glad to see arrive. While that update is still fresh on users’ phones, there’s already a sizable new update on its way out to the Bionic, and no one yet has a good sense of just what this mystery update contains.
The previous update brought the Bionic to 5.5.893. The one going out to handsets now is build 5.9.901, suggesting that there’s something a bit [...]
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 [...]
Motorola revealed earlier this month that work was in progress on a new update to the Droid Bionic, and we could hope to see it released in 30-60 days from then. Bionic users registered with Motorola may have a shot at getting their hands on the update way before then, as the company has been soliciting users to help it with a Droid Bionic “project” one very likely to be the update’s soak test.
Just what will this bugfix update cover? We already mentioned the issues we noticed with audio interference as one we expect to see addressed. There’s a problem [...]
You might recall, in our review of the Motorola Droid Bionic we had to ding it half-a-star due to the pops and high-pitched whining present in its audio.
Sometimes the audio problems were there, sometimes they weren’t. It was odd and annoying. We weren’t alone. Many, many others we experiencing the same problem — and we let Motorola know. Some of us were told they’d address the problem in a future OTA update.
Speaking of updates, Motorola says they’ve got one in testing that will include fixes for problems identified through “owner [...]
If you’re on Verizon and are considering a new smartphone, you’re undoubtedly weighing the pros and cons of the new iPhone 4S and Motorola Droid Bionic. While the iPhone 4S brings a higher resolution display, high-end camera optics, Siri, and a dual-core CPU, the Droid Bionic can utilize 4G LTE to get the fastest internet possible and also has high-end camera optics and a dual-core CPU. The Droid Bionic also comes with a significantly larger 4.3″ display compared to the 3.5″ screen on the iPhone 4S, but the trade off is an increase in weight and [...]
The newly launched Motorola Droid Bionic which we recently reviewed is running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the manufacturer has made the source code freely available online.
If you feel like taking a closer look at the bits Motorola included in the OS, head over to the source link and grab your copy. Developers might not be able to unlock the bootloader but could extract or add cookies to the code or even make a stable overclocked ROM for all you hardcore tweakers out there!
Source: MotorolaVia: AndroidPolice
The Motorola Droid Bionic is the latest in high-end smartphones from Motorola running Android for the Verizon network. Like its predecessors, the Droid Bionic doesn’t fail to deliver a high-end feature set. The Bionic has sleek lines and a very generously-sized screen that is sure to impress. Combined with Verizon’s 4G LTE network, this phone is fast in every sense of the word.
The Droid Bionic comes with a nice box that contains the smartphone, large-capacity 1735mAh Li-Ion battery, wall charger, microUSB sync/charging cable, some guides, [...]
Ice Cream Sandwich is the next “big thing” in Android. We’ve been told that it combines all the advancements made in the Tablet and TV versions of Android (which is code named “Honeycomb”) and brings all three back into one unified operating system, including the next iteration that will run on Android-powered smartphones.
Motorola was the launch partner for Android-powered tablets, which run the Honeycomb version of the operating system. Being a “launch partner” has some pretty big perks. You get to work closely with Google and you get [...]
In this face-off video we put the acclaimed Galaxy S 2 up against the best Verizon phone available at the moment, the Motorola Droid Bionic which operates with LTE. In terms of specs, the Galaxy S 2 has a higher-clocking processor, but the Droid Bionic has a higher resolution display. Beyond these two differences, pretty much everything else is the same, save for the built-in HDMI port on the Droid Bionic.
In terms of hardware, the Droid Bionic is thicker and more heavy than the Galaxy S 2, but it feels a bit more sturdy in hand. Take a look at the comparison video where [...]
The Droid Bionic is the latest in high-end smartphones from Motorola for the Verizon network. In this in-depth, detailed video we’ll look at all the built-in apps, the Bionic’s UI, and run some benchmarks to see just how well this powerhouse of a phone performs.
We start the video off with benchmarks: running Linpack Pro, Quadrant, and Smartbench 2011. We found that the Droid Bionic did not perform nearly as well as one would expect. This isn’t a problem with the phone, rather, it’s a problem with the benchmark utilities. Specifically, [...]
If you are into purchasing a Verizon-phone made by Motorola, Amazon is the place to go as they’ve got some great deals on the Motorola Droid Bionic and the Motorola Droid X2.
Don’t forget that if you get a Verizon-phone from Amazon, between September 16 and 11:59 p.m. PDT September 26, 2011, you’ll also receive a $50 Amazon.com Gift Card code. Couple that with the $149.99 price tag on the Droid Bionic and the $0.01 on the Droid X2, you’ve got yourself a pretty good deal. Both prices mentioned above are valid with a two-year contract.
Source: Amazon [...]
Owners of the Droid Bionic are reporting widespread problems with the phone’s audio output, resulting in a high-pitched squeal that is annoying many to no end.
The problem is most noticeable when listening to audio with headphones. You won’t hear anything when nothing’s playing, but if you wait for a quiet portion (though with the phone still outputting audio), you may hear the distinctive whine for a few seconds.
There as many theories for its presence as there are work-arounds to avoid it. One likely theory, though unfortunately one that doesn’t [...]