Motorola DROID Bionic maintenance update reportedly in the pipeline

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| April 15, 2012

Motorola DROID Bionic Verizon

If you count yourself among the number of folks whose smartphone weapon of choice is a Motorola DROID Bionic, you'll be glad to hear that a new update for your handset is in the works. That's according to a report out of Droid-Life, which claims that the new software is currently making its way to Motorola's testers and that it features the build number 5.9.904. Interested in finding out what's changed? Here's the purported list of tweaks:


Issues Corrected / Enhancements

Application Updates/Improvements

  • Updated Visual Voicemail access URL
  • Preload Google R10 GMS apps

Stability and Performance Improvements

  • Visual Voicemails are sent to a device but no notification is given to the user
  • Bluetooth call tones are too loud
  • The APN table can be overwritten by 3 rd party applications,resulting in an inability to camp on the LTE network
  • DNS cache is not refreshed when moving from EHRPD to LTE
  • IPv6 default route is left over after LTE to EHRPD handoff
  • Added support for IPv6 over eHRPD
  • Reduce blank screen lock ups with inability to power up
  • Device may show a white 4G icon but the user is unable to connect to Internet

Just like the previous DROID Bionic update that rolled out back in February, this one's meant to perform some maintenance the Motorola-made device. No, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich, but we do know that Android 4.0 will eventually be making its way to the Bionic. Now it's just a question of when Motorola and Verizon will unwrap the Bionic's ICS treat. As for this 5.9.904 update, Droid-Life suggests that it could be a couple of weeks before we common folk get our mitts on the official release. You can bet that we'll let you know when we hear more from Moto or Verizon. How many of you are rocking a DROID Bionic?

Via Droid-Life

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