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Motorola Confirms a September Droid Bionic ICS update!!!

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Whittington, Sep 5, 2012.

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    Ahhh...that is not a Bionic shown on that link. No wonder we haven't gotten ICS yet...Moto doesn't know what the phone looks like. :rofl2:
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    It IS a Bionic, but it's the XT865 "Etna" model that never made it to manufacturing. So, in essence, it IS a Bionic. In a way.
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    Actually, that IS a Bionic, just the prototype that never made it to market.
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    I gotta admit, I've been running .232 on a Bionic for weeks now, including some travel in and out of 4G areas, and the performance has been flawless. This should be a good thing for Bionic owners once it's finally released.
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    I'm not so sure this qualifies as the same type of thread. Those you mentioned are about various leaks that were found. True, they may have migrated to the possibility of the update coming in September, but this thread was started for that purpose only - to announce the Motoask posting mentioning update. Also, I don't think "rude" is really the right word. Perhaps "redundant" would be a less abrasive and more accurate representation.
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    Ok so it is confirmed that ICS will be released for the Etna prototype model of the Bionic this month and not the Targa production model that we all have ;)
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    Looking at those photos I'm glad I have a targa and not the Etna. That thing is ugly! But to each their own I guess. I still think the Bionic is a beautiful looking phone, and mine has been rock solid and built well :)
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    What, you don't trust moto's definition of "soon"? :D
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    I'm betting Bionic will fall in the "Some Units" category, Verizon will see to that. :(
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    Is that like being pregnant "in a way"?
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    You guys know my opinion on Moto these days. If Samsung had bothered to ship their unicorn in July (s3 dev phone) we'd not even be having this conversation. However, now that Google is running things and have made some, um, "structural changes", I'm encouraged. If you read the press releases they're admitting mistakes. They're owning them and fixing them. They're saying that they will align update releases more closely with Google's schedule and not 15 years later. I don't see them following through with their pledge of less phones, though. That's a bit disconcerting. But if they follow through with faster updates, lighter on Blur, AND manage to throw us a MAXX HD dev phone.....HOLY HELL boys and girls, they might just keep me.
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    Well Blur is definitely lighter... it's almost AOSP-like with ICS. So that's a good start.
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    What's really funny is how this thread turned so fast into when are we getting jb ;-) didn't even make it to the 2nd Page.
    I bet that if someone gave most of you a free brand new red Ferrari you would complain that you wanted a blue one. Me personally would want a black one lol

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
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    Moto has done a FANTASTIC job with ICS and the amount of "blurness".

    Could that possibly be because ICS is almost a year old and JB has been out for 2 months already? :) The Bionic was sold on the premise that it would get ICS a few months after release. Here we are a year later and are FINALLY staring at the hope of an ICS update a week or two after the year mark. Not so good. If Moto can push JB to everyone by the end of the year, then that will TRULY impress. Don't get me wrong, I've been using ICS on the Bionic through leaks for 2 months now and *LOVE* it. I'm certainly not complaining about the update. Moto has done a great job. It just should have done so 6 months ago.
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    I keep hitting the stupid System Updates thingie on my phone and it says I'm up to date. WHAR MY ICE CREAM WHAR? :D