New Soak Test for Motorola Droid Bionic?

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    Some of our Members that have the Motorola Droid Bionic received an intriguing looking email recently. Obviously it looks like a soak test for the Bionic's next update is likely coming. The question is: will this be just an incremental update with some bug fixes and feature enhancements, or will it be Ice Cream Sandwich? Fairly soon we may know. Here's the email in a quote,

    Updated: I accidentally had the old version Droid Bionic as the previous pic, and have since edited it to the correct version.

    Source: BionicForums.net
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
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    I just got the email 12 minutes ago, I do hope that it is ICS.
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    Not a chance, way too soon. It will take months and months for VZ to add and test their bloatware with ICS. Moto is focused on the remaining data drop issues. It will be the 901 update with some added VZ bloatware. That is my bet.
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    Good news for the Bionic! (So what phone is that pictured above)?! ;)
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    That would be the bionic before it underwent serious design changes.

    I kind of wish we ended up with that phone. I liked how it looked
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    Very nice! :D
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    Yes, but that design was based on the Tegra 2 chipset (XT865 Etna). We have a better chipset in our PowerVR based version.
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    Oops. I grabbed the wrong pic. Thanks for keeping me on my toes! Will edit now.
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    Ya I'm happy with our internals but the case on the old one was so much better. I don't like how similar ours looks to the Droid X.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
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    Some one will have to grab the file before they install it and share.
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    We also got 1GB of RAM instead of 512.
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    I actually like it, because it resembles my OG Droid in a way.
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    Got an invite!

    So I got an invitation to sign up for a soak test on Sunday that me led to a questionnaire that told me that in order to participate I'd have to return my phone to non-rooted stock. I'm traveling this week and had to opt out, 'cause I won't be able to mess with my phone.

    Should the fact that my phone is rooted have prevented me from participating? Should I have tried anyway?

    I'm just looking for an update to the WebTop App that will allow me to use the Webcam, VGA and Wired Ethernet port on the LapDock 500.
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    Moto asks that you unroot and go back to stock so they have a known control group for the testing. If you are rooted but still stock...no deleted apps and so on you would have gotten the update just fine. You would have run the risk of losing root depending upon how you are rooted. You have not lost much by declining, if there are no MAJOR issues with the soak test the update will start rolling to everyone else later this week based upon past history.

    Or, any minute now someone will post the update here for you to download.
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    I'm forever rooted & received the update fine...didn't lose root. But everything else is stock...all bloat still there.
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    Added some bloat but so far I haven't really noticed any differences.
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    Mine is FLYING! Super fast!