At this point, I think it’s safe to say that Motorola truly did think that the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update would have rolled out by now. The evidence can be found on its own Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule.
Today, the Motorola Droid 4, a device that was slated to get its Android 4.0 ICS update in Q3, saw its upgrade start to roll out. Yet another phone to beat the Droid Bionic to the ICS punch.
Motorola’s update schedule still has the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich slated for early Q3. So, it’s pretty clear that early Q3 has come and gone. Had Motorola listed the Droid 4 ICS update as coming out in early Q3, I would still believe the argument that August 15th is the cut off for “early Q3.”
Not now. Now, it looks like what we’ve been hearing unofficially all along is true. The Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update has been delayed due to the issues that Motorola had with the Droid RAZR MAXX and the Droid RAZR ICS upgrades.
Remember, we’ve heard that Motorola and Verizon don’t want the same bugs to befall the Droid Bionic and that’s why it has taken this long to get the upgrade out.
Sadly, Droid Bionic owners have been greeted with a hefty dose of silence from both companies, even as the update hangs in release date limbo.
We’ve heard that the update could very well roll out this week but that if it does, it will be buggy.
So, at this rate, the HTC ThunderBolt, a device that was launched with lesser specs six months before the Droid Bionic, could very well end up getting its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich before the Droid Bionic does.
HTC has promised the HTC ThunderBolt ICS update for August though a release date remains unclear.
A release date for the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update remains unclear as well and it could be that several other Verizon devices get Ice Cream Sandwich before the Droid Bionic update rolls out or before Motorola or Verizon acknowledge not being able to hit that “early Q3” window.
We’re digging for more info about the Droid Bionic ICS update and we’ll let you know if we find anything.