New Software Being Pushed to Testers

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  1. dmbatcofc

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    Am I reading this correctly? It doesn't say anything about fixing the data drop problem?
     
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    I am, in NO WAY, an expert on Verizon Wireless or Motorola Phones, BUT....

    Though my research and correspondence with both VZW and Moto I don't think a software update is going to fix the data drops... It's my understanding that the data drops are a result of the Verizon network's inability to properly authenticate users "logging in" and "logging out" of cell sites. The issue isn't isolated to the Bionic, it's widespread. Verizon has acknowledged in press statements that they are having "growing pains" in the expansion of their 4G network, and that they're working on the issues they face. So... I'm sure some will contest my statement that: your phone isn't the issue, it's the Verizon network. My 2 cents, take it for what it's worth. If it were ONLY the Bionic, then users on the GNex, Charge, Bolt, Revolution, Etc would not being having the same issues, but they are.
     
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    Wha he said^^^^^^^^
     
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    It's probably a little of both, considering that some people get a replacement phone that worked better. I've heard that has to do with the phone's ability to try again quickly if Verizon doesn't authenticate. Again, a little of both.

    Sometimes I wonder what data problems would go away (or appear) if Bionic owners were to stand shoulder to shoulder. I mean, at my house 4G is spotty, but at my parents it's great.
     
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    When is this ota update coming to everyone..

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
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    That would be really interesting to see, would clear up a lot too.
     
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    No clue; the last time the soak testers got it, I got the update the next week. Hopefully by the end of the month.
     
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    So what about the people that accidently got 901 pushed to them or installed it manually. Will we get the 902? Or did Moto screw us on that one?
     
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    That's a good question. In theory the update will come as .901 did go OTA (at least to some), but we'll have to see.
     
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    I don't think the data drops is software related, at least not anymore. My first phone had 5.5.893 ota and it was worthless for 4g use and I had lots of 3g data drops ever since I got the phone on release day. I got a replacement and this one with 5.5.893 ota works perfect since I got. I even have a solid 4g connection now. I does well when changing between 3g and 4g areas.