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DROID Bionic Pops Up in Video, Shows Off Boot Animation, New Blur and Speed

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Up until now, we have really just had a bunch of blurry cam shots of the DROID Bionic showing the same info that our sources have been telling us for months.  But thanks to a video just posted by our homies over at Phandroid, we finally get some live action.  The first thing you’ll notice is the boot animation which is essentially the same animation we saw back in May, so nothing incredibly new there.

We do however, get a look at the Bionic’s new Blur that many of you have become familiar with thanks to the DROID3.  One thing I noticed though, is the speed at which this tipster was able to grab an icon and bounce it between screens.  The DROID3 can accomplish a similar task, but that 1GB of RAM in the Bionic appears to make those transitions so much smoother.

The bootup time also seems to be above-average.  We did see a home screen redraw in there and a laggy app drawer at first press, but that was just seconds after the phone had initially booted up and is usually expected.

There is an LTE speed test in there too at 1-bar coverage; nothing to get too excited about.

What do you guys think?  Still torn?

Via:  Phandroid

Cheers Raj and Todd!

  • peggy

    I’m not impressed with the speed test shown.  I had expected to see 14+Mbps at 4G.  Looks good but is is worth $299.  I don’t see the value.

  • okay, not once did i see any proof this is a bionic in the video. show me the proof. 

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  • Larry Jr. Lima

    I don’t understand the design philosophy behind that lock screen. It looks so.. off to the left. The unlock icon is tucked all the way to the left. It doesn’t help that the digital clock and date are left-aligned as well. 

    Meanwhile, the ringer/sound icon is 40% smaller (why?) and floating off center to the right. The best excuse of this aesthetically unappealing layout that I can think of is ergonomics, where they try to not push the icons too far to the right edge in hopes to make it easier for a right-handed person to swipe the icons from left to right using their thumb. 

    But in doing so, they have killed a rather sleek looking interface. Yes, form should follow function, but they could’ve certainly made it cleaner and more pleasing to the eye. Well, a designer’s eye, that is.

  • I must show appreciation to this writer just for bailing me out of this particular issue. Right after exploring throughout the world wide web and meeting tricks that were not helpful, I was thinking my life was well over. Being alive minus the approaches to the problems you’ve resolved through the article is a crucial case, and ones which could have in a wrong way damaged my entire career if I had not noticed the website. Your actual mastery and kindness in playing with all the pieces was precious. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not encountered such a solution like this. It’s possible to now relish my future. Thanks very much for your professional and result oriented guide. I won’t think twice to refer your web sites to any person who should get direction on this matter.

  • Anonymous

    If this phone has any kind of home screen redraw issues, I will be very very disappointed, especially since it has 1 GB of RAM. Might very well be a deal breaker.

  • Anonymous

    If this phone has any kind of home screen redraw issues, I will be very very disappointed, especially since it has 1 GB of RAM. Might very well be a deal breaker.

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  • BillyMaysHere

    Where oh where can I get that wallpaper!?

  • Hardcore Troller

    I want to hear the comments about the haters of this phone

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  • Anonymous

    Blur is still awful.  Cyanogen is where it’s at!  
    If moto wants to continue to lock bootloaders for absolutely no reason at all, they will fall behind.  If this were unlocked, I would be there on launch day, cash in pocket, ready to buy one, no questions asked.  But I WILL NOT purchase anything that does not encompass the open, free spirit that has allowed Android to thrive.  I bought a Xoom, because it’s unlocked.  It’s just that simple.  

    • Anonymous

      Cyanogen is overrated, I wasn’t impressed with it other than the theme engine integration.

  • Anonymous

    Wow! That lag was horrible. Waited how long for this? 

  • Meh. Doesn’t seem any faster than my Nexus S. Still has lag getting to the homescreen. I am unimpressed, honestly.

  • What’s up with the bootloader on this phone?  Locked, encrypted, unlockable, etc?  This is my main concern if I’m going to get the phone or not.

  • faber

    Can’t wait for another encrypted bootloader

  • Anonymous

    I for one am impressed with the speed of Blur and the animations. I think the display will be a deal breaker when I see this in person though. We’ll see…

  • 11knives

    system dump…? anyone have that wallpaper?

  • <5Mbps?  Really?  That is very slow for 4G LTE. 

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  • Btkramer9

    Idk why many of you are talking about this redraw and delay, maybe its because I currently have an env3 and cant wait to get my hands on this but everything I saw in the video was fine. If you guys are honestly going to complain about millisecond delays and start up times on this phone than you are just desperate to find something wrong with it. And why the hell would you be complaining about the start up time anyway, how often do you honestly turn on your phone? and even if you are constantly turning it off for some reason do you really need to use it 5 seconds after you hit the power button??

  • babadush

    Motorola is an American company. If imports get banned it doesn’t affect us being as we live here

  • Cwzrd23

    The commercials for this are going to be epic 🙂

  • sog805

    the boot animation is cooler on the Charge

  • Rob Meyer

    boot up animation looks like a steroidal ARC reactor… nerdin it up!

  • Anonymous

    I just ran the same speed test on my OG Droid…in VERMONT LOL!!!! Not getting there from here! LOL

  • James_Ever

    Like the boot animation. Question, what’s up with Verizon and their marketing/advertising department, this should be everywhere over commercials, billboards, etc., this should be up everywhere but I bet the average consumer has no idea about this device.

    • Greg

      Verizon and Motorola are the worst for marketing. I totally agree with you on this. if it wasn’t for us Droid users, a lot of people wouldn’t know anything about their products until long after they are released. They need a whole new Marketing director.

      • Legoturte92

        They had a great marketing with the Droid X and that’s about it. They had that scavenger hunt which was fun too.

        • Anonymous

          Are you kidding?  The OG Droid’s commercials were the greatest of all time.

    • joba

      I dont know too much about marketing and stuff but It seems to be that when there are huge releases there is way less advertising for it than you would expect. Take the movie Avatar for example, the biggest box office movie of all time and they didnt spend a lick of advertising on it until week before its release

    • Anonymous

      The iHype happened, Verizon is all up in crApple’s ass.  Their Droid brand plays second fiddle now, they made one average commercial for the Charge which I’ve only seen a handful of times and basically ignored the X2 and Droid 3 altogether.

  • Anonymous

    Ill wait and see if it gets rooted and bootloader unlocked before I buy.

    • babadush

      pretty much

  • I gotta say, it does start up pretty fast and the new blur does look nice.

    But if I know blurr, it will be laggy for no reason, and it will still redraw after you do anything.

    Nexus Prime or GTFO

  • Trooper

    Not torn at all.  Unimpressed and late to the game.  Thanks for the phail Moto.

    • how is it late to the game if it is the first duel core LTE phone?

      • Lol good question bra…haters gonna hate