Confirmed: Ice Cream Sandwich finally coming to the Droid Bionic tomorrow, October 19th
The seemingly endless wait for Android 4.0 to show up for Motorola Droid Bionic users is finally almost over. Verizon announced today on its website that the update will begin rolling out ICS tomorrow (Friday, October 19th) in phases.
The update brings “Direct Access Lock” to the table, which gives users quick access to the camera, text messages, keypad or unlock screen. You’ll also get the “new” Enhanced Notifications window, which lets you swipe to dismiss pending notifications. Ice Cream Sandwich also makes creating folders easy by adding the ability to drop one app on top of another.
Be on the lookout tomorrow morning when you wake up. If you don’t see a notification, hit up your system settings to see if you can manually force it. If you still can’t get it, have patience. As Verizon states, the update is rolling out in phases, so it should hit you within the next few days.
Of course, the developers will be all over this one, so it won’t be long before there’s a flashable rooted ROM based on the update, so you can always hold off and wait for that if you’re rooted and don’t want to risk losing root. At any rate, be sure to let us know when you get it, and how it’s treating you after you’ve gotten it installed.