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Droid Bionic: When to Update the System

Every so often, a new version of the Droid Bionic operating system becomes available. It’s an Android update because Android is the name of the operating system, not because your phone thinks that it’s some type of robot.

Whenever an automatic update occurs, you see an alert or a message appear on the phone, indicating that a system upgrade is available. You have three choices:

  • Install Now

  • Install Later

  • More Info

The best advice is to choose Install Now and get it over with — unless you have something (a call, a message, or another urgent item) pending on the phone, in which case you can choose Install Later and be bothered by the message again.

You can manually check for updates: From the Settings screen, choose About Phone and then choose System Updates. When your system is up-to-date, the screen tells you so. Otherwise, you find directions for updating the system.

If you want to find out about your current operating system, you can view information about the battery, phone number, mobile network, and uptime, plus other information. To see this collection of trivia, summon the Settings app and choose About Phone and then Status.

For specific information about your account, such as minutes used and data transmitted, you have to visit the cellular service’s website. In the United States, the Droid Bionic is supported by the Verizon Wireless network. You set up or access your account, which then leads you to information about your phone usage and billing and other trivia.

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