New 5.9.905 Update for Droid Bionic Rolling Out Soon; Not ICS, but Improves LTE

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    There is a new update that is ready and will be rolling out soon for the Droid Bionic. The new 5.9.905 version is not Ice Cream Sandwich sadly, but it does bring with it improved LTE connectivity amongst a few other things. Here's the list:
    • Recalibrated volume of the call connect and disconnect tones to be more comfortable for Bluetooth users.
    • Improved Visual Voice Mail to ensure delivery of a notification to the Status Bar.
    • Reduced data stalls to improve 4G LTE connectivity.
    There is no word yet on when the update will start rolling out OTA, but it will supposedly be pretty soon. We will keep an eye out for you.

    Thanks for the tip, Dave12308!

    Source: BionicForums.net via VZW
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    Good news indeed! :)
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    Well...not soon enough! Tired of losing data connectivity. Sometimes I wanna put this phone through a wall yet, I like it! Go figure!
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    IMHO it's too little, too late. Pre-ordered the SGS III yesterday.
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    I know exactly how you feel deborah3756. Love the phone, but all of the data drops (however fewer after the .902 update) get annoying. I guess its better than having the actual phone part not work reliably like the Galaxy Nexus.
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    That's so awesome. The MAXX hand offs between 3g to 4g to wifi are perfectly seamless. Motorola really did a good job with the radios and software. You guys are going to love it.
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    Same. Moto has lost me. Hello Sammy :biggrin:
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    tired of 4g killing my battery
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    I just got the update. Installing now. Does this mean there is no soak test?
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    my phone is downloading the update as we speak
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    Downloaded and installed new update.
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    and? lol i think im gonna hold off for a few days. keep us posted
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    I just updated and am starting to play with it. Hope for the best!
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    Those who get it, keep us informed! :)
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    Just got it sent to me.
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    Well it's nice to know that the 905 I got 3 weeks ago is official. At least I won't have to FXZ back to 902 for an update.
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    I just got the following email from the Motorola Feedback Network:

    Hi.

    Thanks for signing up for the Motorola Feedback Network test of software for your Droid Bionic on Verizon. In a bit of a timing surprise, you may already be seeing the software downloading to your Bionic.

    Please go here (link removed) to provide your feedback. We will be soaking through the weekend, and I will also send out a survey, probably Sunday, for your evaluations.

    Regards,

    - Matt


    ​So this is a soak test?
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    I got the same email after I got the update

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    Just got the update and checking it out. My bionic seems super fast.
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    the soak was done over the weekend according to the forum link in that email. its kinda weird this is the first update that has actually ever been pushed to my phone, I installed it this afternoon at work (3G only) and didn't notice a difference until i was at home (4G area) where I lost data for a while. It didn't come back on until I turned on wifi. I hadn't lost data in like a month before installing this update, we'll see how this plays out.