Motorola Droid Bionic, the latest 4G dual-core speedster on Verizon has some data connection issues to work out

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When it comes to Android devices, the Droid series of smartphones has made a pretty good name for themselves over the past couple years for their speed and features. The latest release on the Verizon 4g LTE network is the much talked about and highly anticipated Motorola Droid Bionic.

The first dual-core Droid to come out for Verizon, the Bionic is built to take advantage of the incredible 4G LTE speed that Verizon offers. Running the dual-core 1 GHz processor absolutely screams as far as phone features, interface, and those types of tasks. When the 4G connection is active, the difference between my old Droid Incredible and the all new Motorola Droid Bionic is well, incredible. Web Browsing is now a pleasure as opposed to sitting and waiting for my old 3G connection speed to do it’s thing. Not complaining about 3G, but the Bionic on the 4G network is a whole new experience. Downloads are very fast, browsing and communication the same. So overall, very impressed with the phone as a whole and would recommend to others.

While the above is true, there is a known issue of the Droid Bionic losing the data connection often.  The Bionic has a built in automatic detection to switch back and forth from 3G to 4G as needed. The problem for many users, however, is that once the phone loses the current connection, it requires a reboot or possibly switching Airplane mode on and then back off. For me, it takes a reboot.

While many users choose to root their device, and some have reported being able to improve the connectivity issue somewhat, it appears as though we will have to wait until the next update that is scheduled for some time in November to see if this issue will be taken care of.

We fully expect the connection issue to be resolved and once that happens, the Bionic will be the powerhouse smartphone that it is capable of being.

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  1. I just got my droid bionic and the above problem is quite noticeable. I use the phone for navigation and while navigating the phone looses the 3G connection and I have to restart the phone which is irritating as it interrupts while driving. Also the Droid market place apps are not professional. As a software developer I know how bad an app is made if it shows internal exception handling errors. Now I am thinking of get an iPhone, which I have used and think they are better in every respect.

  2. I upgraded to the Droid Bionic this past weekend and am loving this phone. It is the fastest I have ever used, and so far I have not had any issues at all. I am almost always on the 4G network where I live and have not really experienced any connection issues. The one thing I was worried about was the battery as other phones like the Thunderbolt had issues. But I use my phone all day and the battery is plenty to last me until I plug it in befor eI go to bed. Love the Bionic. Thanks for the review.

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