Motorola promises Droid Bionic will get Android 4
Motorola just revealed over Facebook that the Droid Bionic will get an update to Android 4.0. The release date of the update will be set once Google releases the final version of the mobile operating system, Motorola said. The OS will first show up in the Galaxy Nexus, due out in November.
iPhone 4S A5 processor clocked at 800MHz
Preliminary benchmarks of the iPhone 4S that surfaced on the Internet have been found to show that the A5 processor in the iPhone 4S performs at about 75 percent of the capability of the 1GHz A5 processor in the iPad 2. This would peg the A5 processor in the iPhone 4S at 800MHz, according to Anandtech. However, its real-world scripting, browser and graphics performance currently puts it well ahead of its main Android competition, in the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Motorola Droid Bionic.
List of supported devices slowly expands
Hulu has continued to slowly expand the list of Android devices supported by the company's Hulu Plus app. The latest release adds support for a variety of smartphones, including HTC's Incredible 2, EVO 3D and Sensation; Motorola's Droid 3, Bionic and X2; and LG's Revolution and G2X. Aside from the handsets, the app can also be accessed from HTC's Flyer tablet.
Enables viewing webtop/mirror/netflix ca display
An inventive Droid Bionic owner has figured out how to modify his smartphone car dock so that his phone display is viewable on his car's entertainment system. The owner shared is technique in a Droid Forums posting. Using the altered dock, a parked driver or a passenger can view Webtop, watch Netflix streams, or browse the Internet in HD.
Droid Bionic finally goes on sale
The Motorola Droid Bionic is now on sale through the Verizon online store. The handset arrives some 9 months after it was first unveiled at CES 2011 in January, when it was shown running an NVIDIA Tegra 2. In between its announcement and its release, it has undergone a complete redesign and is now powered by a 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor capable of recording and playing 1080p video, including over HDMI out. One gigabyte of RAM also gives it strong multi-tasking capabilities.
Droid Bionic confirmed shipping September 8
The Motorola Droid Bionic has finally been made official by the company on its Web store after a difficult gestation. The company has also tweeted that the 4G LTE handset will finally go on sale on September 8 as anticipated, nearly a full eight months since being unveiled at CES in January. It had originally been expected to arrive by spring, but was delayed as the result of a switch from an NVIDIA Tegra 2, to a TI OMAP processor among other possible issues.
"Rule all machines"
A leaked video allegedly shows an official teaser for Motorola's Droid Bionic smartphone. The commercial, which was posted on YouTube by DroidLife, does not present images the phone itself, but it does resemble the style of Verizon's previous Droid segments. The words "Rule All Machines" pop up on the screen in between fighting scenes between a woman and what appear to be robots.
Document points to forthcoming devices
HTC's rumored Vigor handset has appeared in yet another leak alongside several other upcoming handsets expected from Verizon. A screenshot posted by Droid-Life is claimed to show a memo related to minimum advertised pricing (MAP) for the Vigor, which is said to use the model number ADR 6425.
Accessory listings provide new images of phone
New images of Motorola's remade Droid Bionic have shown up courtesy of Amazon. The online retailer has posted product pages for two Droid Bionic accessories: a desktop dock, and a car navigation dock with charger. Amazon is not actually selling these add-ons yet, but does invite those interested to sign up for e-mail notifications.
Droid Bionic inbound August for $300
(Update: possibly fake) The forthcoming Motorola Droid Bionic has had its $300 price leaked courtesy of an anonymous tipster who sent Android Central a website page ahead of its introduction. Further, the Droid Does page confirms a number of the flagship device’s specifications and its anticipated August release timeframe. The leak also confirms that like the Motorola Atrix, the Droid Bionic will also support Motorola’s webtop functionality.
Verizon puts up teaser page for Droid Bionic
Verizon has put up a teaser page for the upcoming Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone. The handset, which is unofficially expected to arrive on August 4, will support the carrier's LTE-based 4G mobile broadband network. Users can sign up on the new page to receive details and launch dates.
Bionic pictured with Blur UI
Just hours after Motorola's Droid Bionic appeared in image leaks, the device has been spotted in the wild yet again. The latest pictures show the handset running Android 2.3.4, with a revamped version of Motorola's Blur overlay. The notebook-style dock is also pictured, along with the interface that displays on the larger screen.
Motorola pulls Droid Bionic page, fuels rumors
Motorola has removed the page for the page for the Droid Bionic, which was teased on its website by the image you see below, Droid-Life found. The phone was recently delayed by Motorola until this summer, with the company citing some "enhancements" need to be done. There were also rumors that the device will be cancelled, with the Targa due to replace it.
Droid Bionic hinted soon through source
An unusual but clear hint this week has suggested that the Droid Bionic might finally be getting close to its release. Using a poem, well-known leaker Black_man_x said buyers "may yet have several weeks" to wait for Motorola's phone at Verizon. While he didn't mention Motorola by name, the Bionic is so far the only phone unveiled for the network with both dual-core and LTE mentioned in the rhyme.
Motorola says Atrix and Droid Bionic still on time
Motorola on Wednesday night denied rumors of Droid Bionic power issues. After being contacted by Electronista, company spokeswoman Juli Burda said directly that there was 'no overheating' problem with either the Bionic or the Atrix 4G. Both phones would ship "as scheduled," she said.
Moto Droid Bionic and Atrix face serious PMU bug
(Update: denied) Motorola's Droid Bionic and possibly Atrix 4G could be hit by a major power bug that could sabotage their launches, tipsters have said in the past few days. Both dual-core smartphones reportedly have an issue detected in the pre-release stage with the power management unit that triggers "severe" overheating that can affect reception, booting and consistent power use. One of the two sources in HowardForums, known Motorola insider xbernaut, claimed the issue was "unfixable" and could persist for launch devices, not just prototypes.