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Motorola DROID Bionic

Remember that Motorola DROID Bionic soak test we heard about recently? At the time, it was speculated that it was for a maintenance update that was version 5.9.902, and now Verizon has posted a changelog for an update featuring that same build number. According to the list, Bionic owners can expect quite a few fixes and enhancements, including improved battery life and data connectivity, as well as a couple of preloaded apps. Want to check out the full changelog? We've got it for you below.

Overall it sounds like Bionic folk are about to get a pretty worthwhile update. Sure, the inclusion of some preloaded apps may be a bummer to some, but I'd say that all of the stability improvements and other fixes that are also included make the 57.6MB update tough to resist. No word yet from Motorola or Verizon on when this new software will be rolling out to users, but you can always grab your Bionic and Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates to see if there are any updates waiting for you. Be sure to give us a shout in the comments below if you have any luck in pulling an update down from the sky!

Device Features:

  • Added support for National Plus Code Dialing.
  • Added support for Bluetooth® Personal Area Networks (PAN).
  • Receive text message alerts while on voice calls without voice call interruption.
  • Improved audio while streaming video to a TV using the HDMI connection.
  • Improved Bluetooth audio when paired and connected to the device.
  • Improvements in device stability prevent the following:
    • Black screen lockups
    • Camera multi-shot lockups
    • Idle resets
    • Multimedia dock lockups
  • Device is now capable of providing Verizon Emergency Alerts.
  • Improvements in battery life.

Data Connectivity:

  • Data connectivity and stability improvements.
  • Improvements in Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot download performance.

Application Improvements:

  • YouTube videos will resume play from their previous location after pausing to access the Notification Panel.
  • Composing a Visual Voice Mail message no longer mutes the voice call.
  • Messages saved with Visual Voice Mail will store to the SD card target shown on the user interface.
  • Visual Voice Mail improvements for message storage and deletion.
  • Play WAV audio files.
  • The following apps are now preloaded:
    • Amazon MP3
    • VCAST Apps Store

Via Droid-Life, Verizon


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