It’s now Friday, September 28th, which means that over the weekend, the month of September will pass and give way to the month of October. And once Monday arrives, owners of the Motorola Droid Bionic will begin their third wait for the highly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update that has been promised to them.
Last week, Motorola announced that it would be pushing the Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update to sometime in Q4 of this year. That means that it will be rolling out at some point in October, November or December.
And because of the delay, it means that Droid Bionic owners will now embark on their third wait for the Ice Cream Sandwich update.
Earlier this year, Motorola announced that the Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update would be arriving sometime in early Q3. That means that it was originally slated for sometime in July or early August. However, it soon became apparent, likely due to the ICS bugs found in the Droid RAZR updates, that Motorola would not be able to meet its promise.
The middle of August flew by without any answers and August soon gave way to September wherein Motorola took an entire month before it decided to postpone the update until Q4.
The only consolation prize that owners got was that Motorola didn’t wait until the last day to postpone the update, something that HTC did with the HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Incredible 2.
So now that the update missed early Q3, and Q3, Droid Bionic owners are in for another wait that will likely be as much of a roller coaster as the last two.
In light of that, here are several possible scenarios for the Droid Bionic ICS update:
- Motorola somehow gets its act together and rolls out the update in October. This is possible considering the progress we’ve seen from the Droid Bionic ICS leaks but we wouldn’t hold our breath at this point.
- Another scenario: November or December roll out. December seems a bit ridiculous given how close we thought Motorola was so if it moves past October, November is a likely month.
- It’s also possible that it won’t roll out at all, that Motorola and Verizon will scrap the plans. We’ve heard privately from a few connected sources who have expressed doubt about the update as a whole.
Whatever the case may be, one thing is clear.
Motorola Droid Bionic owners are in for another wait for Ice Cream Sandwich and it’s entirely possible that it could be a long one.