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The Motorola Droid Bionic started receiving an OTA (over the air) update 2 days ago bringing its software version up to 5.9.902. This update has a large list of changes and fixes to the device. The update comes in at 57.6MB and fixes stability such as random crashes and lock-ups.
Motorola Droid Bionic 5.9.902 Update Features:
- Black screen lockups
- Camera multi-shot lockups
- Idle resets
- Multimedia dock lockup
- Data connectivity and stability improvements
Droid Bionic users can finally use their phone without rebooting all day long. You can manually check for the update if you haven’t already received it OTA by going to “Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates”. We recommend using a Wifi connection to avoid disconnect and speed. Let us know how the update effects your Bionic.
The Motorola Droid Bionic took forever to hit the shelves and even once it did has been nothing but a big bug. Verizon and Motorola claim to have cleaned up the device and fixed the bugs with build number 5.5.893. Some of the bugs that people have been experiencing with the Droid Bionic include turning on by itself after turning it off and power cycling when connecting to bluetooth.
Motorola and Verizon not only fixed these bugs but also the many others that were reported over the last couple of months but also added some features as well. This is by far the largest update seen on any device to date. Additions to the fixes in the update include the ability to connect up to 8 devices via the mobile hotspot feature, improved camera focus, fixed lockups during browsing the web between WiFi and 4G connections.
The update will use around 54.4 MB’s so you may want to connect to WiFi if it doesn’t already force you to do so. Please let us know how the update goes and if you notice anything not stated above.
Ever since the announcement of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich those that have purchased Android phones recently have been wondering if their device will get the update. Those that grabbed a Droid Bionic have felt a bit put off by the new Droid RAZR replacing its thunder so quickly. This being said both devices should get the Android 4.0 upgrade before too long.
A Motorola representative responded to a Facebook users question confirming that the Motorola Droid Bionic will get the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Commitments to the update officially will not be made by manufacturers until Google releases the final code. While it could be a few months before the update on the Bionic it will get Ice Cream Sandwich.
It took so long for Verizon and Motorola to release the Droid Bionic you could assume they would have tested it thoroughly. This is of course not the case and Verizon has detailed the bugs and promised a bug fix update in November. Some of these bugs include high pitch squeals through headphones to 3G/4G network connectivity issues.
Most of the bugs with the Motorola Droid Bionic seem to be spastic and not across the board but are annoying bugs just the same. The most irritating bugs for some users is the fact that the device advertised the ability to connect up to 8 devices via tethering. Of course the device doesn’t seem to support that claim.
At this point we are led to believe that the update will be specifically for bug fixes. Even though the much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich should be available to some devices by then we don’t see the Bionic getting it quite yet.
When you get the update please let us know how it goes and if it fixes your issues. As the update nears we will give more information.