Motorola‘s Droid Bionic is (finally) slated to receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, which will be available on October 19th. This comes when many other cell phones are offering users upgrades from ICS to Jelly Bean. The majority of the Android-using world is still using Gingerbread, however, so Bionic users who upgrade will still be a bit ahead of the general curve.
By upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich, Bionic users will get a variety of new features, including the customizable launch bar, Face Unlock, simplified multitasking, improved notifications, and Motorola’s SmartAction app. ICS users will have Direct Access Lock, which lets the users skip directly to either the camera, messages, texts, or unlock. In addition, users will be able to create folders by drag and dropping apps on top of each other.
The Droid Bionic features a 4.3 inch qHD TFT display with a resolution of 960×540, as well as a Gorilla Glass overlay to help protect the screen. The Bionic has both a microUSB and micro HDMI port, as well as a standard 3.5mm headphone port. Its wireless tech includes LTE, EVDO Rev.A, b/g/n Wifi, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.
Some of this smartphone’s best features includes its 8MP camera with autofocus and an LED flash, which can record in full HD 1080p, as well as its dual-core 1GHz processor. The Bionic was released in 2011. According to the Verizon Facebook page, it will receive a Jelly Bean update “in the coming months.”