Motorola Droid Bionic Gets an Important Update

We told you that the Motorola Droid Bionic was in line to get an important update from Verizon and today, that update has finally started to roll out.

We’ve heard from several Droid Bionic owners who say that Verizon has started to push out the Droid Bionic’s .905 update today. The update should be available to pull manually through the device’s settings and it should only take a few moments to install and get up and running.

Now, of course, this update isn’t Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We know that that update is slated for Q3 and that its roll out is progressing. However, this update is an important one as it fixes an issue that some Droid Bionic owners have been complaining about for quite some time.

Read: Motorola Droid Bionic Review.

Here is a look at the full changelog.

  • Re-calibrated volume of the call connect and disconnect tones to be more comfortable for Bluetooth users.
  • Improved Visual Voice Mail to ensure delivery of a notification to the Status bar.
  • Reduced data stalls to improve 4G LTE data connectivity

The first two are nice but it’s the last one that’s important. Droid Bionic owners have long complained about issues with 4G LTE connectivity and this .905 update should shore those issues up.

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While it’s not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but it’s certainly a nice consolation prize and a sign that Verizon is still trying to iron out all of the issues that are on the Droid Bionic.

So, those with a Droid Bionic will want to check to see if the update is available now, and then start to patiently wait for Ice Cream Sandwich.

  

Comments

  1. St. Louis Joe says

    Since this recent update, my Bionic’s battery life has gone to hell. I was able to go all day on a single charge. Since the update, I’ve had to recharged twice a day. And the phone is running so hot that I cannot keep it in my pocket.

    Anyone else having a similar problem?

    • Adam says

      I am having the same problem. Since the update, the battery drains very quickly and the phone is getting too hot to keep in my pocket.

      • St. Louis Joe says

        Verizon had me do a factory reboot. It appears to be working. The phone is running properly now and staying cool. The downside, of course, is having to reinstall everything, but, oh well.

        You can do a factory reboot by going to:
        Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset

        Good luck.

  2. Mark says

    My Bionic was misbehaving after the update. I pulled the battery and SIM card, then reassembled. That helped. It’s the same advice the tech desk suggested weeks ago. Pulling the SIM card causes some other updating to occur.

  3. dan says

    I HAVE THE EXTENDED BATTERY. BEFORE UPDATE, I got a;lmost 2 days…now after the update … 11 hours. this sucks!

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