Motorola DROID Bionic software update begins pushing out to users

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: February 10, 2012

Motorola DROID Bionic Verizon

Last weekend we got wind of a new Motorola DROID Bionic soak test that was incoming, and then a few days later Verizon announced the full details of the update. Now Bionic owners are reporting that the new software has begun rolling out to users everywhere, completing the last step of an update's life cycle. The update will bump the Bionic up to version 5.9.902 and weighs in at 57.6MB. Once you get it up and running, Verizon says that you can expect to find better battery life, improvements to data connectivity and stability, and increased device stability. We've got the full changelog for the update ready and waiting for you below.

It's always good to see updates being pushed out to handsets, especially when they're as beefy and bug fix-filled as this one is. If you've got a Bionic and it hasn't yet received a notification for the 5.9.902 update, you can check for it manually by heading into Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates. Don't forget to stop by our comments section below once it's installed to let us know if you see any improvements to device stability or data connectivity.

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

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