Motorola to Appease Droid Bionic Owners with Early Ice Cream Sandwich Release?

It would seem that Motorola might be hard at work on an early Ice Cream Sandwich release in an attempt to appease Droid Bionic owners that it failed when it announced and released the Motorola Droid RAZR shortly after the Droid Bionic’s launch.

Droid Bionic owners have long been miffed by the launch of the Droid RAZR which took place just a few weeks after the launch of the much heralded Motorola Droid Bionic.

The Droid Bionic launched in September of 2011 while the Droid RAZR launched just two months after the Droid Bionic. And while we gave the Droid Bionic a favorable review, it was clear that the Droid RAZR trumped the device in just about every way shape and form.

Motorola could make it right with early ICS.That’s not the type of launch Droid Bionic owners were expecting after they waited through a lengthy delay to finally pick up the dual-core 4G LTE phone.

Read: Droid Bionic Owners Deserve Some Android 4.0 Answers Too.


Since then, many Droid Bionic owners have anger and frustration towards both Motorola and Verizon about the launch. As they should. They got completely blindsided, especially those that don’t tune into technology news.

Well, one way that both manufacturer and carrier could make it up to Droid Bionic owners is by releasing Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 in a timely fashion. It’s a point that we brought up long before Motorola announced that the software would be rolling out sometime in July, August or September.

And while Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners were left waiting until the last day of their promised Ice Cream Sandwich update roll out window given to them by Motorola, it seems that Motorola and Verizon might not make Droid Bionic owners wait too long for their scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The possibility became clear after several Droid Bionic ICS builds leaked out courtesy of Motorola’s servers. The software has changed less with each leak and one of the leaks even revealed that Motorola will be bringing Smart Actions to Droid Bionic owners, a bit of a consolation prize.

So while we still don’t have an official release date, it’s clear that Motorola is hard at work trying to get this update finished so it can send it over to Verizon for testing.

It’s our hope that these leaks mean something is on the way soon because Droid Bionic owners definitely deserve something good, like say an early Ice Cream Sandwich release, for all the bad that occurred with the smartphone all of those months ago.

Droid Bionic owners, would you feel better if Motorola and Verizon were able to get the ICS update out long before the given roll out window?