Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update Release Date Inches Closer

It appears that another Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich leak with minimal changes has emerged which means that an Ice Cream Sandwich release date for the Droid Bionic has inched closer.

The update has arrived through Droid Hive, courtesy of Droid-Life, and it arrives as version .299. The update has a new kernel number but not much else has changed.

Maybe Motorola was lazy or maybe, just maybe, the software is inching closer to a release, a release that the company has promised in Q3 of this year. Q3 of course takes place during the months of July, August and September but if the software only has minimal changes being made, it’s possible that Motorola is close to getting it to Verizon for a roll out.

Last month, the first Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich build leaked out. That build was 6.7.2231. Soon after, another build surfaced over at XDA-forums, and this build was a little newer and had some bug fixes aboard. We took that as a sign that the update was moving forward and today’s leak seems to confirm that.

The second updatee also may hae brought a goodie with it in Motorola’s Smart Actions. According to Droid-Life, the update brings the Smart Actions feature to the Motorola Droid Bionic.

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Smart Actions allows users to automate tasks using a wide range of triggers. For example, users can program the phone to connect to Bluetooth headset when they get to work or change the ringtone volume for a specific person.

The app can be see in action in the video below:

Read: How To Best Use The Motorola Smart Actions App.

As we have said before, only those with extensive knowledge of ROMs and flashing ROMs should flash this update. Those who are not well trained in the art should hold off for the official update, which, seems to have just gotten closer to rolling out.

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Here’s to hoping that it rolls out in July.

Comments

  1. Jim Barr says

    I flashed the leaked version .2233, and it is really amazing. it’s like getting a new phone. Yes, so much is familiar from GB, but ICS just brings it to a new level. WiFi connectivity is much faster, 4G is solid, and the added features like Smart Actions round it out nicely. It has been very stable, battery life has increased, and everything just seems a bit peppier. If the release is anything like .2233, Verizon will have many, many happy customers.

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