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Official known Bionic problems reported from Verizon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bezerk19, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

    i don't remember the droid incredible having this many issues. (mine had none)

    I do remember the storm SUCKED. that phone is why I own a bionic right onw. when I broke my incredible, I went back to using the storm while I waited for the HTC Vigor...and I just couldn't stand it any longer.

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  2. welbinator

    welbinator Android Enthusiast

    i feel like the primary difference between a smartphone and a regular phone is 3G connectivity. without 3G you have a dumb phone that sometimes acts smart as long as you are near wi fi. that being said....I would imagine a working 3G antenna would be among the things a prominent smarthphone maker should have gotten right BEFORE launch date... This isn't new technology.

    I'm sick of restarting my phone to get 3G back =[
  3. Reverence

    Reverence Android Enthusiast

    I completely agree with this. The fact that they are taking a month to address such a blatant issue is crazy.
  4. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    Fixes takes as long as they take. I see nothing wrong with a Nov release of the first update. Personally, I want them to thoroughly test the update, instead of getting a bad update like TB owners got recently. (at least I believe it was the TB that had it's update pulled)
  5. Wally World

    Wally World Android Expert

    Months for major problems like loss of data is too long also. You don't take your car in and say all the gauges are dead and the a/c doesn't work, but take your time, a month or longer is ok.
  6. Cotton123

    Cotton123 Member

    anybody else have a file stored that is dated 1969 and sometimes 49 in the onboard storage file? I called about it and they said not to worry so I'm curious if anyone has info on it?
  7. Reverence

    Reverence Android Enthusiast

    I see something wrong with the first update being a month away when you buy a smartphone in order to use 3G/4G data connectivity and pay $30 a month for that connectivity, and that connectivity has issues making it so you can't use it most of the time.
  8. across81

    across81 Newbie

    Fixing a car and fixing the software on a phone are completely different. To change the breaks or gauges in a car I order the new part and replace them. To fix the software on a phone new code has to be written, tested for problems, tweaked and then re-tested until it works and doesn't mess anything up. I would rather them take a month or so to get it right then have them release 5 updates in that time that do more harm than good.
    It's just like when Windows or Mac release an update for their computer OS's, they take time to get right.
  9. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    seems a mod deleted my post about telling him that he made a bad analogy. wish I had a copy of my post: i'd put it back up. I didn't even receive a private message explaining why the post was removed. geez.
  10. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member


    From what I found the charger has to be at least 850ma anything less and it takes a long long time to charge.
  11. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    You do know that the included charger is 850ma, right?
  12. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Oh really, that's what all the writing on the side of the charger is.
    I was stating that because a lot of older micro usb chargers are only 500ma chargers and not all micro usb chargers are equall.
    The reason that they say to only use motorola or verizon branded chargers is so people that do not know any better don't just buy what every charger fits. You can use what ever charger you want as long as you make sure it is at least 850ma.
  13. dave1812

    dave1812 Android Enthusiast

    yup. it takes a magnifier for me to read the fine print, including the amperage rating. :)
  14. azjeepster

    azjeepster Lurker

    Had I known before I decided to go from an Iphone which I never had a problem with to a 4g Droid I would have never done it. The Bionic is a POS. One would think that Verizon and Motorola would have addressed the issues with this phone before they hit the market. My phone looses internet and has to be shut down. Well I say trying to shut down but the phone freezes and the battery has to be pulled. Apps just vanish from the home pages and if they are there they say not loaded so you have to re-download them from the market and then the come back to the home screen. Looses internet connections while watching Netflix. Come on Verizon early November for a fix. Guess everyone should just return the phones and go with something more reliable
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  15. shkir

    shkir Lurker

    This phone was a piece of crap! I've owned mine for less then two weeks, and returning it today. I CONSTANTLY lose data connection on the phone. Turning Airplane mode on/off, and removing the battery does nothing to solve the problem. Working in IT and needing, sadly...24/7 data access for alarms in our data center and support users, this was a BIG issue.
    How can someone say this is a minor issue? My question, is this issue more a AZ issue, or nationwide? Most people I've seen with this issue occuring are in Arizona, as I am too.
  16. It seems to me that some users may have received lemons and should go back to where they got them and get them exchanged.

    As for the performance issue ... I suggest they checkout my Network suggestion (assuming they stay with the Bionic).

    As for me ... I waited three months for the Bionic to be released ... glad I did ... glad I got the first one sold in Keene ... really enjoy the improvbements over the DroidX and the DroidX is IMNHO one hell of a nice piece of equipment. I'm looking forward to 4G coming to town.

    This is a free marktplace ... if yu are uynhappy with what's in the Bionic ... maybe get your money back ...

    ... Thom

    BTW I don't work for Verizon, Motorola, or Google.
  17. MechGator

    MechGator Newbie

    o 9/22/11 Touchdown Compatibility:
  18. Slacker1313

    Slacker1313 Newbie

    Add unable to charge from USB when battery meter is in yellow.
  19. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Im gotten the Black screen of death 4 times in the last 3 days....This Thing is going on ebay or to CEX once the Prime drops.
  20. dCoder

    dCoder Newbie

    Odd Droid Bionic Behaviour When Charging
    Question: I've noticed odd behavor on device when it is plugged in for charging (USB and wall-power). I only use Verizon-sold chargers. Specifically, the "password" grid behaves badly and I need to unplug in order to get it to work again. Touch screen function also behaves oddly.

    Anyone else noticed this??

    Same here. Really messes with the Swype keyboard.
  21. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=

    Friends, I'm having to edit posts for disrespect, accusations and unwelcoming remarks to new members of Android Forums posting in this thread.

    Any member, new or senior, is welcome to come straight to a device forum and post issues and rant about their problems with those issues as much as they want to. Indeed, that is one of the main purposes of device forums.

    iPhone vs Android? Well, we do see a lot of that in Android Forums, especially in The Lounge and Android Lounge. <--- Those are the two best areas to make those comparisons, so as not to clutter up the device-specific areas like this Bionic forum.

    Please only address the issues, not the member and her or his suspected motivations. If you feel that user guidelines are being violated, use the [​IMG] button, but please do not challenge or even insinuate the motives of another member, because that is a violation of user guidelines as pointed out in our Zero Tolerance Policy (linked in my sig).
  22. GaryK2

    GaryK2 Newbie

    Easier said then done.
    My Webtop adaptor does not work. I just got an Inductive charger and it does not work. I went to the store and they said I was past the (2) weeks and they would only replace it with a refurb phone. I don't know if that makes sense doing.
  23. That SUX.

    I have found that every one of those retail stores has one person who knows the stuff inside-out. Everyone else in the store turns to him/her when they are contronted with an issue. Have you found him/her? That is about all I could recommend tio you.

    ... Thom
  24. thethreelaws

    thethreelaws Member

    Is it OK to use this thread to discuss the issues listed, or would you prefer to keep this to posting about known issues?

    The reason I ask is that I've experienced something with mine that I would like to put forward and see if it's related to a particular thing I saw mentioned in the OP....regarding how apps interact with the user and with the removable SD Card.

Motorola Droid Bionic Forum

The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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