Ice Cream Sandwich-like Features Already in Bionic; Full Port of ICS Coming to Bionic

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    This is some great news for Bionic owners. A fellow Bionic user posted a great question on Motorola's Facebook page. Apparently, the Droid Bionic is already using a few features similar to some in Ice Cream Sandwich. Furthermore, Motorola is already working hard to port Android 4.0 to the Bionic and share the timing of it as soon as it becomes fully available from Google!

    Can you guys name off some of the features that this user was referring to?

    Thanks to Arkbird for this amazing tip!

    Source: Motorola Facebook
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    One is the applications drawer slides left to right instead of up and down.
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    This is awesome news!
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    umm they both are running Android? I don't know ICS is unlike any of the former Android builds, so it's tough to say what it is.
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    I honestly can't remember off the top of my head but I do remember some stuff that blur has that ICS finally has built in. I think it has to do with how contacts are integrated? I would have to rewatch the event to remember exactly but when they did announce the features, I do remember the Bionic already having some of them.
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    Awesome!:)

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
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    If I was that guy, I would call my self Samus! lol :biggrin:

    And great news for my Bionic!
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    Because some random user *thinks* there are ICS features in his bionic, and because he posted it on facebook, makes it true? Thats just silly.
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    Did you even read the OP? It's about the bionic getting ICS ...
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    SWEET!! If the Bionic gets it soon I would expect the D3 to be close behind it

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    There are features in ICS that the Bionic already had. I remember it has to do with the contacts so the guy on Facebook is actually right. I mean, it is apart of Blur but it's still on the Bionic.
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    The user's perspective was that he noticed features on his Bionic that seemed similar to features outed in ICS.
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    maybe streetkid was referring strictly to the part about similar features?
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    I understand, and thats fine. Its the title of the post, "Ice Cream Sandwich Features Already in Bionic", declaring it as fact that is frustrating. Theres so many rumors circling this community and its already hard to keep it straight without these kinds of things.

    Kind of like that facebook post from yesterday, person asking about the Nexus being on verizon, and it somehow meant that the phone was coming in November. Yes we all have heard the rumors about November, but its not confirmed, bottom line.
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    It's coming somewhere in November, that's no rumor. That's "on the record".
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    There are features of ICS that the Bionic already has. That is fact. I remember thinking to myself during the ICS event that when they got to those parts, we already had them on the Bionic. He wasn't saying the actual app or widget is on the Bionic from ICS, he is saying that we have that feature already on our Bionics.
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    I wonder how long it'll take to get to us, though... June?
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    I understand the confusion with the title. Within the small space that we have available, it is sometimes a challenge to create an attention grabbing title that also includes all information. I slightly tweaked the title based upon your valid points. Thanks for your input!
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    Of what year?
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    I say by Christmas this year.
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