The Motorola Droid Bionic may be a far cry from the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx 4G, the current flagship device of the manufacturer, but the handset is still capable enough to be considered for an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In fact, Motorola has already gave out the confirmation that the handset will indeed get upgraded to the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system and has even projected a Q3 release for the update. And as to be expected, the exact time frame as to when we can expect the ICS update for the Motorola Droid Bionic hasn’t been nailed yet.
There are recent reports however that Motorola is right on schedule when it came to the development of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Droid Bionic. These reports emerged when it was found out that a test ICS build for the handset has surfaced when it was found by a Cheesecake application. For the uninitiated, the Cheesecake application is used to go through the servers used by the manufacturer and while doing so, it stumbled across an ICS ROM for the Motorola Droid Bionic.
While this Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Motorola Droid Bionic may not be a big deal to the average smartphone user especially that it can’t be flashed onto the handset to get a feel of how ICS will run on the device, the existence of the said build only goes to show that Motorola is well underway in preparing the ICS update for the Motorola Droid Bionic.
As announced by Motorola in the past, the ICS update can be expected to land on the Motorola Droid Bionic this Q3. This means that users of the handset will get the ICS experience on in their handsets from July through to September. However, a test build coming out in the open could only mean that the ICS update for the Motorola Droid Bionic is already looming in the horizon and could even land earlier than expected.
Though there are no guarantees that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Droid Bionic will land as early as the first parts of July, it would really be nice to get to have the handset finally get its treat of the latest Android version as soon as possible.
As for the Motorola Droid Bionic, the handset still brings and impressive specs sheet to the table. The handset relies on a Texas Instruments OMAP4430 chipset to power its operation while the snappy and smooth performance is courtesy of the handset’s dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 and its 1GB of RAM. The storage of the handset comes up to a total of 32GB with 16GB of onboard storage in addition to the preinstalled 16GB microSD card for memory expansion purposes.
In terms of its display, the Motorola Droid Bionic sports a 4.3-inch TFT capacitive multitouch panel with a qHD resolution of 540 x 960 pixels.The handset also comes with a rather impressive shooting department with its rear-facing 8MP shooter and front-facing VGA camera