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[Full Droid Bionic Review] The Motorola Droid Bionic is the first in Verizon's line of Droid smartphones with 4G LTE capability and NVIDIA's new Tegra 2 dual core 1GHz processor. The Motorola Droid Bionic features a 4.3-inch color transflective TFT screen with a 540x960 qHD display and the ability to output video in up to 1080p HD resolution through HDMI. The Droid Bionic smartphone also features two cameras, one front facing 0.3 camera and an eight-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Droid Bionic news, expert Motorola Droid reviews and videos:

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    Every year, we go through the same ordeal. Rumors and leaks surge just weeks prior to the announcement of a new flagship device. Anticipation and expectations swell. Then the company takes the stage at some high-end venue or even at a massive convention like Mobile World Congress or CES. From there, it seems, everything begins to take a turn for the worse. Rarely do any smartphone launches go off without a hitch – every manufacturer has issues orchestrating the fine art that is launching a smartphone. And below are some of the larger issues that are becoming synonymous with smartphone ...

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    As Motorola users are all too aware, while the company does an admirable job of trying to let users know about the Android update situation for each of its models, it has a nasty habit of going back on previous plans to bring updates to certain models. As such, whenever the company gets around to updating that list, we find ourselves walking on eggshells. So, what's the news today? This update focuses on plans for Jelly Bean upgrades. To that end, Motorola lists a dozen models that it currently plans to bring Android 4.1 to. Some of the devices listed have ETAs attached to them; the three ...

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    It sure has been a while since we talked about the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon. You might remember that back in March, Verizon included the smartphone on its list of models confirmed to be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Since then, though, we've yet to see that update arrive. If you've been checking Motorola's own chart of software updates, the Bionic was supposed to see ICS distribution back near the start of Q3, which is clearly in the past by this point. So, where's the update? Motorola VP Punit Soni has been discussing the situation on Google+, and has some remarkably ...

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    We've recently heard and appreciated Motorola's effort to unlock phone bootloaders via its web page even though the only supported devices at the moment are the Photon Q 4G, RAZR Developer Edition, XOOM and XOOM WiFi. Everyone wished more phones will be added in the future but Motorola has some bad news for us (in the shape of no good news, a matter of perspective, really). Answering a legit question on Twitter (a Motorola phone owner wanted to know whether previous devices will be getting the same treatment) Motorola said that, simply, "that is not currently in the plan". Droid 3, ...

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    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 Motorola, right below the Droid Bionic, ...

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    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 list of its ...

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    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 device. These ...

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    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 part of this ...

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    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 heard reports of a ...

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    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. It sounds like Motorola's lawyers ...

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    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 threads of the Droid RAZR, Droid Bionic ...

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    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 Wi-Fi ...

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    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 more substantial that a little ...

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    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 ...

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    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 with the phone losing the ability ...

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