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Motorola Mentions DROID Bionic and Set of “New Updates” on Twitter

We can take this new tweet by Motorola a couple of ways:  they could be talking about the previously announced enhancements to the DROID Bionic or this could have to do with revision 3 of the device that we first reported on yesterday.  We’re leaning towards our report that the device is now going through a final set of changes that could help it live up to everyone’s ultimate expectations.  It just seems too coincidental that multiple sources of ours over the weekend mentioned that changes were happening and that now Moto is bringing up a set of “new updates” just days later.

Anyone care to take a guess at what these revisions are?

Hypebeasted.

Cheers @TheGhostBuster7!

  • Mrcheese24

    you know motorola has been tweeting this same thing for months right?

  • Tarsis Brito

    i expect so much from the droid bionic
    i dont care about vanilla android
    i feel with gingerbread the old motoblur on my droid x it is nice.
    for the bionic they need to have the greatest gingerbread 2.3.4
    12 megapixel cam
    6 front facing camara
    a nice design like the sensation not square like the droid x
    2.0 ghz
    2.0 gm ram
    64 gb internal storage
    64 preinstalled sd card
    water proof
    they need to make the new blur the best skin over sense
    slim like the droid x without the hub
    and lastly this phone needs to come soon
    i dont care so much about rooting anymore
    i am happy with stock 🙂

  • Bensoncd

    How about an AMOLED+ screen, 1G ram and an unlocked bootloader?  🙂

  • RW-1

    Goddamn …

    Jha!  You listening ?????

    Phone!

    Give us a display like we have on the OG!

    None of this qHD / Pentile $hit.
    You guys know how to make a display, why not SHOW it?  Again!

    Memory!

    Don’t cripple the goddamn thing, your own blur is the reason the things crawl.

    So here’s my deal, throw blur on it, but you better add 1GB additionally to cover it, so now your talking 3-4Gb for the phone.

    Battery!

    Geez …  Let’s toss a 2000 in there, I don’t care if it will be heavy.

    Either develop a better battery, or make the thing heavier with one of good capacity to cover what the thing is going to be doing. Plain and simple.

    It can be heavy if it LASTS, people will BUY it.

    We already know the OMAP’s kick butt, that category not needed.

    Bootloader, has been covered too.

  • Youllreachus

    – pentile
    + 10mp camera
    + better camera/video hardware. How does iphones 5mp camera kick the crap out of all others?) 
    +  2mp ffc
    +  2g ram
    + decent battery life

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • I love how just a couple of hours ago I walked into the Verizon store with my mom and we (mainly she) asked about the Bionic and the Rep said that it is not coming out at all. 

    I told him that Moto just announced a summer release date. He looked up on his computer and said that BACK IN APRIL that it says that it’s not coming out. 

    I laughed and said that I follow the blogs. Then I went on to set all the phones in the store to the droid-life website. 

    That will teach him. 

    • Waknatious

      Haaaahahaha [guiness] Brilliant! [/guiness]

    • Waknatious

      Haaaahahaha [guiness] Brilliant! [/guiness]

    • Jason Lee

      A month after I bought my Original Droid I took it in for support.  Poor support aside a sales men told me I was crazy for not having a screen protector on my phone.  I explained to the salesman that the phone had Gorilla glass … having no idea what that meant I explained it … to the VZ salesman ….

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • With how much this phone is hyped up, I can’t wait to laugh in everyone’s face when it’s a flop.

  • shr1k3r

    New screen and camera

  • Smr561

    I heard a report from CNN last winter that Steve Jobs is working on an iphone that charges by solar power.  Anyone heard if Moto is working on anything like this?

  • Anonymous

    Revise away MOTO, I got my D1 and Chevyno1’s SSGB5.4 ROM and I’m good right now. I can wait till MOTO gets it right. As far as Blur goes, the new blur is not so bad. On the Droid 3 it shows you can now bold italics and underline words, nice…..

  • MG

    Please Please PLEASE no Pentile Screen.  Then we’ll talk

  • Anonymous

    More RAM, please.

  • Anonymous

    I want to know what Moto is doing to make this device rellevent for the future not looking back at the Atrix or Thunderbolt but how will this device set it’s self apart from the like of new HTC, Samsung devices that will be coming out shortly!!!!!!

    All I have to say is “Don’t drink the Kool Aid” when it comes to Moto, too many hear heartaches!!

  • Godfrey2009

    13 mp camera!

  • Anonymous

    If the Galaxy S II is 4G, all of this will be irrelevant. 

  • Sean Bello

    please god…no qHD

  • Sean Bello

    please god…no qHD

  • J Dub

    If this means they are gonna drop an AMOLED+ display in it then I might perk up. They need to make this a contender with the GS2 before anybody will give it a glance. That and unlock the dang bootloader.

  • Duke Bionic Forever.

  • GotSka81

    Unless its an upgrade to moto company policy and customer relations then I couldn’t care less.

  • It needs pentile replaced with some better qHD, 1gb of ram, and respectable battery life to even come close to compensating for being so late after a hard intro at the beginning of the year.

  • Anonymous

    The most amazing part of this story is that someone follows Motorola on Twitter.

  • Hopefully it will release with the TI OMAP 4430 (or better) instead of the Tegra 2 and sport a full 1Gb of DDR2 instead of the 512Mb it was originally announced to have.

  • Vanquishgc

    I’m willing to give Motorola the benefit of the doubt here for a few reasons. We’ve seen how crappy battery life has been on 4G phones so far (here’s lookin at you, Tbolt). My guess is they’re trying to tweak everything they can to get the best battery life possible. I’m sure they’ve noticed that HTC, Samsung, and LG all released their phones with 2.2, and wanted to up the ante by going Gingerbread. Well folks, that takes a little time to do. Don’t forget the processor issues they’ve had (which besides having trouble latching onto 4G, probably caused some battery issues too). Maybe better screen resolution? Camera? Bottom line is this: when has Moto put out anything with the Droid name on it that turned out to be total crap? Ok, maybe the Pro…but besides that, they’ve all been very good. I am NOT a Blur fan, and hope the UI on the Bionic doesn’t suck, but their build quality and hardware historically has been very good. I had great luck with my D1, the D2 was solid, and the X was very good. Moto has lost market share to Samsung big time, and I believe they’re looking at the Bionic and D3 as ways to get some of it back. Now if turns out to be a turd when it comes out, then ok, we can laugh at Moto while we all get Galaxy S II’s. But seriously, let’s wait to judge until it comes out. Yeah the delays have been annoying as hell, but perhaps the ends justify the means.

    • Anonymous

      This is why I am waiting to jump to 4g.

  • Skychet

    just work already

  • Stelv81

    Droid Incredible 2 here I come!!!!

  • Trooper

    I’m starting to not care anymore.  Looking forward to the next Nexus device now.

    • Droid1294

      me too

  • Larry Mao

    I hope they are finding a way to remove the Blur crap out of the phone, and adding the tv off animation to their Gingerbread release. I can’t for the life of me, figure out why Motorola thought it a good idea to remove a big selling point of Gingerbread, the tv off animation when you shut off the phone. The same goes for many other stock android features that they just remove and don’t even bother replacing with their subpar blur.

  • Maybe they decided to get rid of the pentile at the last minute. One can only hope.

  • Anonymous

    Watch them release this in august as a pure no blur android phone thats perfect right after verizon intros tiers

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they’ll show it at E3 again. At least there’s no more reason to stick with Verizon. 

  • Interstellarmind

    newest update? moto outsources making of bionic to HTC!

    oh man, that’d be awesome. woudl that it were true. moto hardware + htc software = WINgasm

    • Anonymous

      yeah and awful battery life they couldnt get it right with a single core thunderbolt.

  • Britboy3000

    If you haven’t seen the qHD screen in action look at it your self before blindly following ( regardless if it is the respectable Kellex) an opinion. Other sites rave about the screen so who’s to say you know? Figure it out for you so you can find something you like. It about whether you like it or not, not someone else. 

    p.s.- Droid Incredible 2 is a sexy beast….and has 4G settings that where never used =(. 

    • It’s complete hit or miss. Anyone that is a fan of color accuracy and image representation likely will hate it. I can’t stand my X2 and can’t wait to get off of it for something else. Likely the D3, which is said to have pentile too, so I’ll only be sitting on that until the next dual-core phone with keyboard comes along that doesn’t have pentile.

    • Vanquishgc

      agreed on the Inc 2. Got one myself, but might be exchanging it. We just got 4G in Harrisburg, PA, which I wasn’t expecting for another year. That, and as much as I LOVE Sense, the camera, and a lot of the other features, the battery is ‘meh’, the speaker sucks, and I’ve been rather alarmed at the bad call reception I’ve had. My Droid 1 was much better in all of these categories. I also agree about the qHD comment you made. Super AMOLED is overrated IMO. Yeah viewing angles are great, but colors don’t look as natural I’ve found, but again, that’s just me.

      • What I can’t stand about pentile LCD is that a bunch of colors that are supposed to look flat look hatched and a lot of color gradients and other things have this flicker to them that bugs the crap outta me.

  • Anonymous

    uum you realize they said the same thing in a tweet to me like a month ago? Come on man do a little research

  • Anonymous

    It’s still dead to me if it has a pentile screen.

  • I got that same tweet from Moto over a month ago.  

    • Anonymous

      So did I lol

  • Kfath1978

    It seems like everyday now verizon/moto give me one more reason to leave.  i am about there..

  • MattInPDX

    Droid Bionic = Duke Nukem Forever of cell phones.

    • OG Droid

      God I hope it doesn’t suck that bad.

  • Kfath1978

    seriously this is becoming a joke at this point.  

    • Anonymous

      They are on revision #3 I mean come on this is ridiculous

      • If revision 3 was to ditch pentile, would you still be upset then?

        • Anonymous

          I don’t think pentile is  that bad I would much rather them unlock the bootloader and make it stock then whether it is pentile or not.

          • MicroNix

            No way!  Have you seen screenshots of those pentile displays?  If it comes with that, the SG II is going to blow the Bionic to hell.  If Moto truly wants to keep up with the big dogs, then they need to match the SG II which has already been released everywhere but the US it seems, with a decent display, gingerbread, dual core, good battery life, and something I never saw on my D1…A REAL CAMERA!!!!  Just because it is rumored to have a 4.5″ screen doesn’t mean crap if it looks crummy.  I mean, we already seen the reviews of the SG II from around the globe and I haven’t seen one yet that doesn’t call it either a “super smartphone” “Android phone of the year” “Vibrant display on par with Apple”, etc….Moto can’t mess this up with sub par features!!  Not after shaking the dew off the lilies for the last 6 months!!!!!!

  • Probably a Verizon-requested OS update that randomly sucks down extra data to run up your future ridiculous per-GB bills.

  • Time for Moto to give up the cell phone business and go back to making two way radios.

    • Even if they made tin cans with wire, the wire would be too thin and voice quality would suck.

    • ricky siebold

      mmmm yes, i’ve been waiting for a good set of two ways that come with blur and are locked inside of a safe that they won’t give you the code to. 

  • This is the phone that never comes, yes it gets delayed and delayed again. Some people, started waiting for it, not knowing what it was. And they’ll continue waiting for it forever JUST BECAUSE… This is the phone that never comes,…..

    • Anonymous

      Best Comment of the YEAR!!!

    • I am fairly certain the HTC Merge still holds that crown.  At least for VZW, that is.

      • Anonymous

        Yep, that Merge is a great device for a lot of people, but yea, still waiting…

    • MicroNix

      The tweet didn’t say what year…

  • Honestly, I think they’re just trying to implement BING.

    • Kfath1978

      if they put bing on there i will shoot myself…

    • Jarid Jasper

      I would doubt / hope they would never put Bing on a Droid Labeled phone.

  • Donnie

    My guess: they’re going to allow you to use the SD card.

  • Anonymous

    My guess: More bootloader security.

  • The NFL lockout situation will be resolved before they release this thing smh

  • Mrcheese24

    They tweet this in response to people every day

  • My dream guess would be:

    no pentile
    nfc
    super awesome battery life
    open bootloader, root access right out of the box
    1.5Ghz or greater dual core
    1.5GB RAM
    32GB (hell make it 64GB) internal storage
    preinstalled 32GB SD card
    water proof
    12MP camera with real flash, 5MP front camera
    and throw in a blow job from a hot chick (I did say this was a dream guess after all)

    • Sadly, when you wake up you’ll only get to choose three of those. And not the last one.

    • The Dave

      12MP FFC and 32GB preinstalled card are the only real changes I see happening from this list. Doesn’t mean the pentile screen wont get thrown out or the CPU gets boosted, just dont see it happening.

      Changes I see are battery / 4G radio involved. 3 revisions tells me those radios simply will not behave.

      Also, you left out vanilla android. 

      Glorious list, though. 

    • The Dave

      12MP FFC and 32GB preinstalled card are the only real changes I see happening from this list. Doesn’t mean the pentile screen wont get thrown out or the CPU gets boosted, just dont see it happening.

      Changes I see are battery / 4G radio involved. 3 revisions tells me those radios simply will not behave.

      Also, you left out vanilla android. 

      Glorious list, though. 

      • I don’t care so much for vanilla android as I’d install CM7 as soon as it was available anyway.

  • Needs to be

    1. unlocked bootloader
    2. NOT pentile
    3. 1gb RAM

    That oughta do’er
     

    • Then they’ll accidentally leave out 4G. They have to mess up *something* every time.

  • Anonymous

    Pentile screen is gone.

  • Anonymous

    Any word on a new HTC phone like the sensation that will be available on Verizon?

    • Yeah a phone like that will release next year with outdated specs and be called the Thunderbolt 2.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they add a vagina to it.

    • Anonymous

      LOL I dont want my phone to smell like Fishhhhh

      • Anonymous

        then you’re not smelling the right ones.

      • Fish? What women have you been with. Gross.

        • Anonymous

          a girl from San Pedro lol maybe bc she worked at the seafood court area :X

          • Kevlar

            San Pedro, the ghetto by the sea. Where the girls legs are always open.

          • Anonymous

            lol to many beers!! :/

      • whoa man…you need to make sure your women clean themselves

      • whoa man…you need to make sure your women clean themselves

        • Jim Dandy

          +1

    • Inkster09

      Yeah their working on new updates. Meaning uh its not coming out maybe? At all?

      • Anonymous

        They said the same thing to me when I asked over a month ago

  • ViciousKing1914

    Soooooooooo…….what’s HTC’s next big thing?  Moto has been failing lately and if this phone doesn’t live up to the hype of the specs, i’ll be chugging along with my OG

    • Failing?

    • Adam Magie

      Where have they been failing, except to see where other 4G phones are falling short of what they want to have done, and revising their phone to meet with expectations?

      • MicroNix

        How about 4G for the XOOM?  How about SD card support for the XOOM?  How about the fact that nearly every upgraded phone so far looks like the last (RAZR anyone?)  I mean seriously, if 4G isn’t ready for phones, then don’t hold everyone up trying to make it work!!  If that is truly what is delaying the Bionic, do you *really* want to be the ginny pig for it?  What is Moto “tweaking” in order to make it work?  Is the display going to lag as they cut power usage from other functional areas of the phone?  If this is what LTE is going to be like for 2011, then I’ll pass on this 1st gen hardware, thank you very much!!  You can have it and the car battery on your back to last 12 hours.

      • MicroNix

        How about 4G for the XOOM?  How about SD card support for the XOOM?  How about the fact that nearly every upgraded phone so far looks like the last (RAZR anyone?)  I mean seriously, if 4G isn’t ready for phones, then don’t hold everyone up trying to make it work!!  If that is truly what is delaying the Bionic, do you *really* want to be the ginny pig for it?  What is Moto “tweaking” in order to make it work?  Is the display going to lag as they cut power usage from other functional areas of the phone?  If this is what LTE is going to be like for 2011, then I’ll pass on this 1st gen hardware, thank you very much!!  You can have it and the car battery on your back to last 12 hours.

  • P!X3L

    Hopefully a new display and better battery life… and flying pigs. 

    I’m kinda leaning on the latter being more realistic.

  • Do recall that summer officially ends on September 22.

    • tbaybe

      ahahha such a good point

    • Anonymous

      and it just started the other day officially so they are still in that time frame lol

  • They’ve been feeding me this line of crap for a while now too.

  • Guest

    NFC?

  • Bootloader Security Upgrade.

  • Aker

    I’m pretty sure the “new updates” are going to turn out to be revision 4, 5, and 6.

  • BETTER SCREEN PLEASE!

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully (but doubtful):

    1. Better Screen
    2. Stock Android
    3. Unlocked
    4. Better Camera Tech
    5. Wafer Thin!

    That should cover it.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t count on stock Android. Moto loves their Blur. But an unlocked bootloader could remedy this for us.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t care either way actually. I am waiting on the Galaxy2.

        I respect Moto for being the “iPhone” of the android world with the original Droid. But since then, nothing they have done has compelled me to be interested in any of their products.

        Just my personal opinion though 🙂

  • OG Droid

    Hopefully a new screen cause pentile is awful!! Other than that get this thing out already. 

  • Anonymous

    “Summer”

    Let the hypebeastin begin… even though Moto is not my favorite manufacturer right now.