Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich Update Starts Rolling Out

It appears that the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update is rolling out as promised today though it appears that it’s likely going to take awhile before it hits all Droid Bionic devices.

As we reported last week and as was confirmed last night by Verizon, the Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update is indeed rolling out today though, from what we can tell, it has only started to hit those that are part of the soak test program. We’ve received a number of tips today and here is what we’ve found.

Our original source, who confirmed the October 19th roll out date, says that his Droid Bionic started to receive the Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update at 10AM CST. We have also heard from a soak tester who says that Motorola emailed him saying that the update would be rolling out early in the morning. So, it appears that some people are receiving the update and some aren’t, as of yet.

Read: Droid RAZR & Droid RAZR MAXX Bug Fix Update Could Arrive Soon.


The Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich roll out has begun.


What’s clear is that it will be the soak testers that receive the update, as we told you yesterday, with the rest of Droid Bionic owners getting the update at some point down the line. Usually, it takes a couple of days as Verizon wants to make sure that the updates are void of bugs and dependable. At that point, a full on roll out generally occurs.

Take a look at the ICS roll outs for the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX for an example.

In any event, this is wonderful news for Droid Bionic owners who have been waiting for a long time to snag the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and it means that the phone is no longer stuck on an operating system that has now been passed by two operating systems.

Of course, there is no guarantee that the Droid Bionic will be getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest update, but Motorola has promised the software and it will give $100 credit toward another Motorola phone if it fails to deliver.

Thanks, A & K!