The Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update has been embarrassed once again, this time by AT&T and a low-profile device called the Samsung Captivate Glide which has today received its Ice Cream Sandwich update.
AT&T announced the Samsung Captivate Glide Ice Cream Sandwich update on its website and owners of the QWERTY slider are now able to install the update through Samsung’s website.
The update will take the device from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich which offers a number of improvements over Gingerbread including a new UI, Face Unlock, a new Browser, and more.
This update, of course, is the same update that Motorola Droid Bionic owners are still waiting on and the Samsung Captivate Glide is just another low-profile device to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update before the Droid Bionic.
Droid Bionic owners have been waiting for the software for months, ever since Motorola promised to release the software at some point in “early Q3” of this year.
The company began singing a different tune earlier this month, promising Ice Cream Sandwich at some point during Q3. Q3 consists of July, August and September which means that the update should be out this month.
At least one Motorola rep has said that September will be the month that Ice Cream Sandwich for the Droid Bionic rolls out.
The sad part is that the Samsung Captivate Glide, a device that was, like the Droid Bionic, released in 2011, has similar specifications to the Droid Bionic. Dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, plenty of storage.
Of course, that’s not as sad as the fact that the Kyocera Rise, a device sporting a single core processor, a small amount of RAM, and a release date just shy of a year from the Droid Bionic’s own release date was launched with Android 4.0.
These are only two devices in a long list of devices that have already beaten the high-profile Droid Bionic to Ice Cream Sandwich and they probably won’t be the last.
Motorola has promised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Droid Bionic and at this rate, Motorola would be better off skipping ICS and heading straight to Jelly Bean. The company has said it will give Droid Bionic owners $100 if it doesn’t update the device to Android 4.1.