It is far from exciting to report that a phone is getting updated to Android 2.2 Froyo, but I am sure it is exciting for Motorola Flipside owners. Motorola has finally made the update available, but unfortunately it is not an automatic download. There is one extra step in that you will have to download the file to your microSD card.
Just hit the source link to get the download link and full instructions from Motorola. I seriously doubt this phone will ever see Gingerbread, so hopefully Froyo will keep you happy until you grab a new phone.
Earlier in the week Vodafone users started enjoying the Android 2.3.4 update for the Sensation, and now the fun begins for T-Mobile users. The biggest improvement 2.3.4 gives you is the capability to video chat through Google Talk. This update is version 1.45.531.1, and will be pushed to all handsets by the end September. If you don’t want to wait for the automatic push, you can hit Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates to see if it is available for you to download.
- Software stability
- Improved battery life
- Improvements to Trace dictionary
- Improvements to screen responsiveness
- Improvements to video playback
- Improvements regarding device reboot / power off
- Improvements to icon pixilation
- Improvements to Wi-Fi connection
- Improvements to screen/photo resolution
The Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) update for the Droid Incredible has been delayed according to VZW Support. The reason given was that additional testing was being done by the production team, and a new release date will be posted once they know when it is coming.
This is disappointing news to those hoping to update to Gingerbread this week, but at least it’s not as bad as when we thought the Incredible was not going to get a sniff of Gingerbread at all.
[via verizon forums]
It wasn’t supposed to be until August 23rd, but today Sprint released the maintenance update for the HTC EVO 3D. This is version 2.08.651.2, and the enhancements and fixes include:
- Making additional preloaded apps un-installable by user.
- Updates to applications: Spiderman, Watch, Qik
- Device Lockscreen stuck in “half-state”
- Ability to transfer all contacts over Bluetooth
- Birthday one day off between contacts and Facebook when synced
- Random GPS coordinates issue – stuck in Taiwan
- Lockscreen displays 3-digit temperature correctly
- Spiderman demo lockup
Make sure to hit Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates to grab the update.
Who doesn’t love an update huh? Unless it bricks the smack out of your device right? Don’t worry, we don’t think these respective updates are going to kill your high priced investment. Per a leaked Sprint Playbook, it appears that the HTC Evo 3D will be receiving an update to version 2.08.651.2 which can be downloaded on Aug 18th and will be pushed to the rest of us on Aug 23rd. Don’t get too excited though, it’s not Ice Cream Sandwich however, it will address a number of bugs with the device. Be warned though, this update could prevent you from performing the new bootloader unlock and root method.
Samsung’s Conguer 4G, a highly anticipated device, will also be receiving a security patch, placing the Gingerbread 2.3 build at EG15. No other details have been released regarding the update. Plus, who’s going to argue with a security fix, right? If you’re not familiar with the Samsung Conguer 4G, check out our unboxing here and stay tuned for the hands-on review, which will shortly follow.
If modding is your cup of tea, you might want to hold off on updating your T-Mobile G-Slate with the 3.1 update that’s currently rolling out as it is being reported that the new update carries with it a locked bootloader.
With a locked bootloader making the flashing of ROMs impossible, is the “update” even worth it? Is the 3.1 update better than what can be accomplished now with 3.0.1 + a custom ROM? It comes down to whether or not you value the access that an unlocked bootloader gives you and whether or not that access is worth the price of an update.
Prior to this update, G-Slate had been one of the more developer friendly tablets on the market. Its both sad and frustrating to see this happen when other manufacturers are taking positive steps in the opposite direction.
LinkedIn is a business-oriented social site used for professional networking. This service has grown immensely year by year. It’s about time they have an app that will appeal to the masses. I installed the LinkedIn application when it first arrived. I wasn’t too impressed. It was useful, had some nice features, but just wasn’t appealing to the eyes, nor did it display some additional features I had hoped for.
Want more on the renewed LinkedIn application, including a video, and links to the Android Market and TalkAndroid app database? Hit the jump!
Motorola continues to update the ATRIX with Gingerbread. Although we should have seen the ATRIX come out of the box with Android 2.3, we’ll take what we can get. By way of the Motorola Media Center, we get word that the Korean version of the ATRIX can now be graced with Gingerbread. It will come with everything expected. A newer version of MOTOBLUR, a ‘Quick Launch Bar’ for arranging favorite and most frequently used application. You should also see a noticeable performance enhancement. You can get this update via Motorola’s site, or OTA. For all the details from the Motorola Media Center hit the link below.
There could be a major bug with the TouchWiz UX update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 because they have halted it in order to “assess progress and ensure it’s a positive experience for customers.”
There have been some reports that some users are experiencing scrambled graphics which make their Tab completely unusable. There could be other issues, but for now no updates are being pushed. We will let you know more as soon as we find out.
Three months ago the Gingerbread update went live for the Droid X, and it should have brought joy. Instead it brought nothing but bugs and frustration. The wait for a fix is finally over as Motorola and Verizon Wireless released the bug fix update. Just hit the Menu/Settings/About Phone/System Updates and you should be able to download it (version 4.5.602.MB810.Verizon.en.US). It is time to go back to loving your X. Please let us know how the update is working for you in the comments.
[via vzw support]