The Sad State of the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update

The Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update continues to elude owners who were promised the software in early Q3 but have seen absolutely nothing in the form of software or customer support from either Motorola or Verizon.

At the end of Q2, with all of the Droid Bionic ICS software leaks, it looked like Motorola and Verizon would finally do something good for Droid Bionic owners. After all, Motorola said “early Q3” for the update so many took that to mean July. Unfortunately, we’re now nearing the end of August and Droid Bionic owners have yet to hear anything about the update.

To me, the Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update situation is the worst in recent memory and there are two main reasons for that.


The Droid Bionic ICS update is floating in no-man’s land.

Read: Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update Gets Embarrassing News.


One, the release date window has already passed, owners don’t even have any sort of deadline to look forward to. The timetable is wide open and that’s a terrible thing for an Android update.

And two, Droid Bionic owners have had to watch an assortment of other devices get Ice Cream Sandwich before their device. This, to me, is the worst part.

Relatively unknown Xperia devices have gotten their Ice Cream Sandwich update before the Droid Bionic. Low-end smartphones and pre-paid smartphones have launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board. And maybe worst of all, several Droid-branded devices have received their ICS updates before the Droid Bionic with the worst offender probably being the little-known Droid Xyboard tablets.

Yes, the Droid Xyboard tablets, that were probably bought by a grand total of seven people have received their ICS updates before the Droid Bionic.

Read: Motorola Screws Droid Bionic Owners Again.

Needless to say, owners are frustrated. I’ve heard from many Droid Bionic owners in recent months and a majority of those owners say that this will be their last Motorola phone.


I love Motorola hardware but I don’t blame them. And if you add in the fact that Motorola decided not to include the Droid Bionic and many other phones in its bootloader program and it’s easy to see why I can’t blame them for wanting to jump ship.

I probably would too.