There has been a lot of movement behind Motorola’s curtains and I suppose it’s safe to assume that all these efforts behind the scene are the result of Google taking over the smartphone manufacturer. The biggest change we’ve noticed during the past few weeks, from Motorola’s part, concerns the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update, which was expected to roll-out on a handful of devices by the end of Q3. That didn’t happen due to poor management and what not, but as mentioned above, the situation has changed drastically during the past few weeks.
As a result, the Motorola Atrix 2 received its long awaited Android 4.0 update after a successful soak-test, alongside the Droid Xyboard 8.9 and 10.1, the Xoom Family Edition and the Xoom 2 WiFi. On the other hand, the ICS development for both the Motorola Atrix 4G and the Motorola Photon 4G got the axe, so the question remains, what will happen with the Droid Bionic?
Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4 ICS)
Since Google appointed Punit Soni as Motorola’s new Vice President of product, we’ve been kept in the loop with both delightful and disappointing news. We appreciate this new way of communicating with customers and hopefully, more good news will follow in the future.
Now, speaking of the Droid Bionic, you may remember that a few weeks ago Soni stated that Bionic owners got “a raw deal” and that he and his team will do everything in their power to get to the root of the problem and fix it. Shortly after that, the ICS update for the aforementioned smartphone has been set to a roll-out in Q4, and despite the fact that most Bionic owners probably refuse to believe it unless they see it, Ice Cream Sandwich might be just around the corner.
Apparently, lots of Motorola customers have been invited to participate in a new soak-test for a new software update heading towards the Droid Bionic, which gives us high hopes that Android 4.0 really is sprinting towards the finish line.
Keep in mind that the Atrix 2 has recently received its long-awaited ICS update roughly two weeks after its soak-test, so if everything goes well, the Droid Bionic might actually leap to Android 4.0 by the end of this month.
Nonetheless, considering the past events you have the right to remain skeptical, but we’re hoping for the best so we’ll keep an eye out on Motorola. Stay tuned and hopefully, we’ll get to deliver some great news soon.
Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding the Motorola Droid Bionic Ice Cream Sandwich update soak test.