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Still in line for JB

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by jhom, Feb 22, 2013.

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    Glad to see them update the look of that page as well Looks a lot better now. They have the Droid Rzr and Maxxx as being in line for a Q1 release which wouldn't surprise me if the D4 and Bionic are in line for Q2 release. But who knows right now as there is no other information to go by maybe they'll surprise us with a Q1 release as well.
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    Those of us who got the Bionic on day 1 are eligible for a new phone on May 8th. I'm either going with a Samsung S IV or the rumored Motorola X phone. Since the X is still rumored and Moto is notorius for delays, I'll probably end up with the Samsung. Guess I don't care a lot whether Bionic ever gets JB, and I'll bet it doesn't happen before I am eligible.
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    Oh my God, I NEED latest and greatest, I need the latest and greatest. It's just a stinkin' phone. Keep getting sucked up with upgrade craze, people. Holding out for JB to get the full potential out of this thing. It's still just a phone.
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    If it's just a stinkin phone, why not go back to a dumb phone then? I would venture a guess that many of us here are hooked on the technology and do need a fix every 20 months, about the time the technology stops keeping up with our appetites for faster processors, more memory, better screens, longer battery life, faster networks, and new features such as NFC. Don't be a Luddite troll, come on in and drink the koolaid!

    JB isn't going magically unlock the full potential of this phone. There is no remaining potential, it is about out of gas (CPU and memory). I agree that it is still very usable. I guess I trolled this Bionic thread by mentioning I will likely go Samsung.
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    ICS unlocked this phone's potential IMO. I got mine in May last year free with a contract. Came off a DROID 1, so even on Gingerbread this phone was a heck of an upgrade for me (although I did love my og DROID). Even though it's aging, I do believe it still holds its own right now with the heavy hitters. I won't have an upgrade til may next year or so, but getting jelly bean will hold me over til then. ICS fixed the data drops and gave me 26+ hours of heavy use on my extended battery now that I've solved my drainage issues, so I'm content to wait.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
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    Same thoughts here. Since by wife has the Note II, I may get the SGIV. Note II with quad core is very nice. I can only imagine what the performance of the SGIV will be like. Having said that, my Bionic with Eclipse ROM is running just fine, I don't feel the need to upgrade as badly now. I could hold out for the Note III.
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    Remember, when you upgrade, kiss unlimited data bye bye.
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    The data all you can eat buffet deal that goes away, does not concern me. Been on the share plan and 6gb on three phones works for us. If I used as much data as the data hogs do, I wouldn't get any work done or have time to get laid. Get off the porn sites. Conserve you data use.
    Priorities!!!!!! people.
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    My contract ends in October. I'll see what's available then and make the decision at that time.

    As for the JB upgrade, it would certainly be nice to have a phone running the same OS version as my Nexus 7. is it an essential upgrade? No. But it shows that Motorola is committed to support. Since ICS, i do find that my Droid bionic is sometimes sluggish, but more often than not, it's due to some app that i recently installed to try out. After removing said app, I'm back to peppy.
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    Dont see us getting JB since most of the Bionic that were sold will come up for renewal May-July timeframe. Mine is 5/18. I will be buying one of the newer phones. My wife has the droid 3. We will update hers first. Hopefully an HD4 will be out by then since she likes a physical keyboard
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    They have already confirmed that the Bionic will be getting JB so this phone will def get it, now when it will be coming out is a different story. You might get it before your update you might not knowing how slow VZ is to approve stuff doesn't seem like a would make a difference for somebody who is going to update regardless. But in short JB is going to be released for this phone. Obviously the last update we will get (Most likely the same for phones like the D4, Rzr/MAXX) it is just a question of when they decided to get it out.
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    Now that JB is available for the Razr, we are one step closer to JB for our Bionics. :biggrin:
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    And why the razr is first is beyond me.

    Liquid Smooth Bionic
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    Soak tests emails for the Droid 4 started going out. No confirmation if it's JB but if it is, that's a great sign for us Bionic owners!
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    At the rate the Moto is going, getting the Droid 4 done in the next two-three weeks...the Bionic should get the JB hopefully in early Q2.
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    my phone barely operates more than 2 simultaneous apps with ICS now. i'd be scared to think what it does on JB. the galaxy s4 can't come fast enough
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    Upgrade schmupgrade Ive been eligible for upgrade since august of last year when the contract I got my original DX on ran out. Do not want to lose unlimited and bought this bionic from someone who got it as a factory replacement. Best phone I've had yet. Don't need the latest/greatest I need tapatalk, LTE and tethering. I am on the road a ton and crack 5-6 GB every month at least if not more.

    Lol "data hogs" you guys do know that the carriers came up with that term to demonize those of us who were and still are using the full potential of the service offered and to deflect the blame off of their douchbaggery for making people pay more for less right? They are perfectly able to offer unlimited like Sprint and T-Mobile do but they won't because they are greedy assholes. And yeah "why don't you go to those other carriers then?". Because they haven't completed their LTE deployment yet, when they do I'm gone.

    So bring on the JB for those of us who want to keep a perfectly good, functional phone for awhile and not drop however much money to have the latest/greatest thing out there. Even with an upgrade I'd rather spend the $200-$300 a new top end phone would cost on something else.
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    Yup, I'm due for an upgrade on May 8th. Unfortunately, Android hasn't does enough to make another phone more appealing, so I'm going to take a 2 year break from Android and get an iPhone 5, then I'll come back a couple years after that.
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    Boooooooooo