In the past, Motorola had “soak tests” for upcoming software updates for its Android handsets.  These days, Motorola no longer has soak tests but “projects,” the latest one of which is for the Motorola DROID Bionic.

According to an email that Droid Life received from the Motorola Feedback Network, DROID Bionic owners who are good-standing members of the Motorola Owners’ Forum can participate in the “project” (a.k.a. “soak test”):

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are preparing a project for owners of the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon, and would like to invite you to participate. Click [redacted] to take a short enrollment survey for this project. Please note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to take part.

If you are no longer using your Droid Bionic and wish to update your Motorola Feedback Network profile so you can be part of projects for a different Motorola phone, please [redacted]. If you use the same computer as previous registrations, you can update your profile. If you do not, simply re-register with your current Motorola product. To opt out of the MFN see the link at the bottom of this email.

This is a confidential project under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this project on any public sites.

Thanks — we hope to be in contact with you soon.

– Matt
Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network

Not only did the Motorola DROID Bionic come out too late.  It also came out plagued with a lot of bugs and issues, for which Motorola had earlier promised to resolve by November.

With Motorola already looking to test a new update, it is possible that necessary adjustments and fixes to the update will be done quickly through the soak test, and hopefully an official over-the-air update will arrive early in December.

There is still uncertainty on what improvements and new features the update will bring to the DROID Bionic,  but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is certainly not one of them.

What issues are you experiencing on your DROID Bionic?