Review: Motorola Droid Bionic
The Droid Bionic runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread and shows only the faintest of skins from Motorola. It acts very much like Gingerbread does on the Droid 3 and Photon 4G. It includes some nice widgets from Motorola, and the main menu slides left and right, rather than up and down. Most of the menus behave like stock Android.
There are five home screen panels that users can adjust at will. Only three of them have content loaded out of the box. There are four permanent icons (phone, messages, camera, main menu) in a dock at the bottom of the screen, but those icons can be changed if you wish. There is the usual flotilla of Android and Motorola widgets available to make the home screen more dynamic.
The settings menu is essentially unmodified and works as expected. I wish Motorola had added some basic controls to the notification shade, as other manufacturers have been doing as of late. It didn't, and instead the notification shade only provides notifications.
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Motorola hasn't done anything to really spice up the way Android works, but it definitely feels like a Motorola phone thanks to the (very light) interface skin.
As for performance, the Droid Bionic is incredibly fast. It has a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4 processor inside. Add this to the LTE radio and the 1GB of RAM and what you get are lightning fast screen transitions, smooth application performance, and no stuttering as the Droid Bionic moves from screen to screen and app to app.
First Look: Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have finally brought the LTE-packing Droid Bionic to market after a prolonged nine-month delay. Was the wait for Motorola's first LTE 4G smartphone worth it?
Motorola Droid Bionic Goes On Sale Sept. 8 for $299
Sep 7, 2011
Verizon Wireless and Motorola today announced that the Droid Bionic Android smartphone — the first from Motorola to support Verizon's Long Term Evolution 4G network — will be available for sale starting Thursday, September 8 for $299.99 with new two-year agreement. The Droid Bionic has been re-realized since its first introduction in January of this year and looks like an enhanced Droid X/X2.
FCC Docs Show Revised Droid Bionic in Full Form
Aug 7, 2011
Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site today provide information about the revised Motorola Droid Bionic. The Droid Bionic was first announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show along with the rest of Verizon's LTE-equipped smartphones 9HTC Thunderbolt, LG Revolution, Samsung Droid Charge).
Review: Motorola Moto Z3 for Verizon Wireless
The Moto Z3 is the first 5G-upgradable phone thanks to a forthcoming Mod from Motorola and Verizon. This mid-range device sports a 2:1 screen, metal-and-glass design, and compatibility with Motorola's ecosystem of swappable modules.
Motorola's 5G Moto Mod Explained
Motorola and Verizon Wireless hope consumers will buy into the idea of upgrading their Moto Z3 phone with a modular 5G attachment some time next year. The Mod promises to bring a 10x improvement in data download speeds without sapping the battery too much.