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

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    Don't worry they will. :)

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    All this talk of ICS and that it's coming to the bionic is making me anxious!

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    Mmmmmm ICS

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    Actually yes, there have been 2 phones that got OS updates outside of the month of Sept that I know of for a fact. The Droid X got Gingerbread in May and the Droid X2 got it in the late july early august time frame
     
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    thank you for keeping this thread on topic!
     
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    New to this forum, how reliable has the facebook page been in the past? Positive its not a guy with the first name Motorola?
     
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    As great as this news is, I'm still shocked people were even worried about not getting it. There is no logical reason the Bionic wouldn't get ICS...
     
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    The hit or miss nature of these data issues have me wondering if it's got more to do with the 4G cell sites and less to do with the device. Perhaps certain sites are misconfigured and for whatever reason, the Bionic is more sensitive to these types of things. It seems like they do go offline regularly, and alot of the "outages" only affect you when your connection drops and tries to reconnect. As long as you remain connected during the "outage", you are golden. But let the connection drop for one second, and bye bye data. I believe that most of these data issues will iron themselves out as the network matures. If working on cell sites is like other forms of IT work, you are constantly tweaking things to make them better. The engineers in this area seem to have gotten things right, as our local towers provide a stable, fast connection the the 4G network. I remember when EV-DO rolled out back in 2005 or so. It too had connectivity issues in the beginning. Turned out it was the cell site and not the phone, as back then they didn't have OTA updates. I don't even remember taking my Moto e815 to the store to have it flashed. The issues simply disappeared.
     
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    Perhaps people who haven't owned Moto devices prior to the Bionic and don't realize that Moto is generally good (if slow) at updating their device software might be worried? Generally, a Moto device will receive 2 major release updates over its lifetime, with some smaller bug fix releases in between. By then it will have become old enough that they no longer have a team of developers working on it. So I would expect that the Bionic will DEFINITELY see ICS (especially given its 1GB of RAM) and most likely the next release beyond that (Jellybean?)
     
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    isnt everyone stepping ahead of themselves correct me if im wrong but isnt honeycomb after gingerbread???? why talk about ics if you dont even have honeycomb yet?
     
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    Honeycomb is tablet only

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    oh ok my bad then thanks for the update i didnt know???
     
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    Honeycomb was tablet exclusive.

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    yeah, don't know if this is true but I read either here on the forum or one of the tech websites that Honeycomb was only created to get Tablets out on the market to compete with the iPad but ICS is ultimately what Android wants all Tabs to ship with.