guys, convince me that the bionic is still a great phone thats not outdated

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  1. Bionic_Racer
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    All these new phones keep coming out and it is making me wonder if i should of waited 2 months ago when i got my bionic. Im running 247 leak but still cant help but feel that i am missing out on something..

    Is the bionic outdated? Or does it still hold up well against new phones in its technical aspects?
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    Outdated? Yes.

    Know this, NO PHONE EVER is worth 2 years, barely 1 year, and is almost always outdated by 6 years, and behind in Android OS updates by 4-6 months as well, sometimes longer, this is true for every phone that's not Nexus.

    Ask yourself, does it work for you and does it get done what you need it to get done? If yes, keep the phone, be happy with it, and have fun with it. Don't be like ME and go through 5 phones in 1 year lol
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    Break down the specs of the new phones and list what they have that you don't. Strip away all of the ad campaigns with flashing lights and hot chicks, and you'll see that the ICS Bionic can still hold its own.
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    Right now mobile technology is on fast track. I haven't seen something like this since the CPU races that happened a decade or so ago. There are new items out every 4-6 months.

    The Bionic has a lot going for it:
    • has LTE
    • Dual Core CPU
    • 1GB RAM
    • is getting/has ICS and a solid release of it at that
    • will be soon getting JB (not 100% but signs strongly indicate this)
    if chasing tech is important to you, then by all means, it's your dime. Keep in mind upgrading w/out paying full retail if you have unlimited data will cost you that. Also, as others have indicated here - your new shiny phone will be a virtual paperweight in a year or so.

    When tech moves this fast, it's smart to wait for the next big jump in it, get that, and then wait for the next one. For me, the RAZR X sounds intriguing and has some rather strong specs in it.

    Hold out for VoLTE, and Quad-Core.. or go spend your money. It's up to you.
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    Motorola DROID BIONIC specs

    Motorola DROID RAZR M specs


    Add jb to the bionic and clean up some of the bloat and you are on par with this years specs. In other words, if it was not for motorola not supporting it the device would still be on par. The device can handle both ics and jb and if motorola will not update it they should at least allow for an unlockable bootloader solution so developers can take matters into their own hands.

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    I was contemplating "upgrading" a few weeks ago but the ICS leaks have stopped my search. Running 247 is like having a new phone. I think you have to agree on that.
    Like Snydersweb said, the Bionic is a fairly adequate phone. Maybe you should loo into doing more mods. You will never have the best phone for a long time, there is always a bigger better faster one coming right after the next.
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    Motorola's doing a great job supporting the Bionic. Verizon has been holding things up. This has been fixed. ICS is coming soon, and the current leaked build has a patch to fast-track us to Jelly Bean.
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    It will be a long time before there is software that the Bionic cant run. You are good for quite a while if you want to be!
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    OR: You could donate it to me! :D:D:D:D:D
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    The bionic is just realizing its potential. Check out some Jelly Bean roms and you will realize its still a great device
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    I'm happy with the Bionic on ICS. It still being officially on GB is just ridiculous.

    I know it can run JB and before long there will be a good working build whether official or not.

    At that point it will still hold its own against 80 percent of the devices out there. And it will probably still be kicking when I finally upgrade. I'll do that with unsub, unlocked, prepaid device. Project glass would be nice.

    Edit: didn't see the posts above me when I was typing this, so this is just reinforcing those.

    -Bionic 6.7.247 via HoB
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2012
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    So you think we will eventually get jb leaks like we do with ics?
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    I really do think we will. I think the latest leak kind of puts us in a position for that according to some of the guys on on here. and while it may not be official I'm almost certain that we'll have a properly working jelly bean release from the community. the stuff thats out there now really could be a daily driver for me. a few of my camera apps just wouldn't play nice.

    -Bionic 6.7.247 via HoB
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    You know big brother red they could mess up a w......... nevermind But they really need to do like other carrier and just release the device as is. Heck even At&t is doing it.
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    The leaks won't occur unless the Bionic will officially get JB. Maybe a JB ROM instead.

    Even so, I understand that cheesecake won't work with ICS (because of the security change), but that may have changed.
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    well I think maybe kexec will let us modify the kernel (or rather fool phone into letting us use our own) so hash or another kernel dev can deliver full experience..

    -Bionic 6.7.247 via HoB
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    What exactly does kexec do? I have stock CM 10 but I don't really get what would be different about kexec

    Sent from my CM 10 Jelly Bean Bionic
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    I can't explain technically what it does--but it basically it allows loading a kernel in place of the phones kernel. I think it folks the bootloader. @hashcode0f has (or had) info on it on his blog. At first, I think there was other stuff needed for kernel and so it want really worth it, but I think some interfaces/like api's/drivers or something, became accessable from moto so it's now doable but still alot of work.

    Sorry so vague, I just kinda get the idea and trust that the details are legit. He actually explains things well if the info is still on his site. (Even if I read it again I doubt I could come back and explain very well. Site is hash of codes if you search (that's still how I get to it). It's kinda his blog/journal

    -Bionic 6.7.247 via HoB
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