Motorola Announces Droid Bionic Update

As cool as the Motorola Droid Bionic is, it’s definitely been a thorn in the side of Motorola. The Bionic was originally announced alongside the HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution and the Samsung Droid Charge, almost a year ago at CES. Problems with Motorola’s 4G/LTE packet stack delayed the device 9 months until this past September.

To top that off, many Motorola Droid Bionic users reported bugs in stability, connection and the camera among other things.  Then to pour salt on the wounds of those who waited it out 9 months to have the absolutely revolutionary and bionic, Droid Bionic, Motorola quickly turned around and announced the Motorola Droid Razr (Droid Razr owners had the same thing occur with the fourth coming Droid 4 but that’s another issue).

Motorola has announced an update is coming to the Motorola Droid Bionic in the next few days.  According to a blog post here, here are the details of the update after the break:


  • Increased stability of data connection
  • Improved transition between Wi-Fi to 4G to reduce lock ups
  • Increased the number of devices supported by mobile hotspot to 8
  • “Data Roaming” pop-up message will now display once when roaming in CDMA internationally


  • Improved activation speed of a new SIM card.
  • Improved ability, after changing SIM cards, to successfully log into social networking accounts and receive over the air software upgrades.

Headsets and Bluetooth®

  • Eliminated the high pitched tone sometimes heard when using a wired headset
  • Media played on device can now be heard while using a Bluetooth® headset

Phone Stability

  • Reduced occurrence of random power cycles, including automatic power ups after power downs
  • Improved phone stability when connected to a Bluetooth® headset or HDMI cable
  • Corrected errors that required battery removal to recover from a frozen screen


  • Improved the camera’s auto focus capabilities to reduce the shutter response time and enhance the quality of captured imagery


  • Improved performance and stability of webtop experience when using a Lapdock
  • Reduced instances where display would turn off during use
  • Reduced frequency of the “Low Memory” warning message


  • Ringtones purchased from the Verizon media store can now be saved to the device

Phone calls

  • Lowered volume on the “Low Battery” alert tone while user is on a call

Apps and Widgets

  • Fixed errors to ensure contacts widget places calls to the appropriate contacts
  •  Improved reliability of Messaging app to display the latest contact information
  • Apps can now be launched from the recent app group
  • Corrected issue that removed shortcut to an app after it had been moved to the SD card.

As you can see this is a lengthy update but it should make Bionic owners see how Bionic their device can be.

source: Motorola