DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Soak Test Starts Tomorrow – No, It’s Not Ice Cream Sandwich Yet

The emails have started arriving in the inboxes of members of the Motorola Feedback Network and this time it’s for owners of the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. A software update soak test is coming in the morning, and while we all thought it would be Ice Cream Sandwich, it seems it’s not… at least not yet. But it still seems like a worthwhile update, with improved Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, battery life improvements, beefier security, and a whole slew of bug fixes. Full changelog after the break.

Who Can Use This Release:

ALL DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by MOTOROLA users

Build:  Version.6.12.181.XT912.Verizon.en.US

Enhancements and Fixes:

Battery Life

  • Optimized device performance to extend battery life

MotoCast™

  •  Added new MotoCast widget to enable easier access to MotoCast files
  • Implemented several fixes to improve MotoCast performance

Storage

  •  Modified the storage settings screen to clarify total, available, and used storage space

WiFi and Network

  •  Implemented IPV6 support over cellular connection and WiFi to facilitate updated interaction with the network
  • Corrected 4G coverage indicator to accurately display data connectivity
  • Improved Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity when utilizing WPS security

Visual voicemail

  • Improved visual voicemail performance with data disabled and visual voicemail notification delivery

Bluetooth®

  •  Corrected loud call end and connect tones over Bluetooth®

Google Play

  •  Fixed Share app functionality to directs users to the app page in Google Play

Text Messaging

  • Improved text messaging to ensure timely receiving of texts

Browser

  • Added easy access to bookmarks through a press and hold on the back key

Security

  •  Enhanced device security preventing unauthorized access of telephony database by 3rd parties

Updated Vcast app with new security enhancements

These are all great enhancements and fixes. Perhaps this build is helping pave the way for the upcoming ICS launch. We can only wait and see!

Thanks Steve!

 

 


About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.


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