DROID 2 Global customers were excited to finally get the Gingerbread update, which started earlier in the week. Apparently there is a Microsoft Exchange encryption issue that needs to be resolved, so they have stopped the update. They are aware of the problem, but we are not sure how long it will take to resolve it. Hopefully no more than a week or so, and of course, we will let you know when the new build is released.
If you haven’t received the update than you can stop checking for the update for now. If you already received the update, than you will receive another update when the new build is ready.
[via moto forums]
Last week we saw a leaked version of a DROID 3 update that was pulled. It was supposed to add video support for GTalk and fix an odd battery issue.
It looks like the update is finally ready because the above email was sent out to Motorola support members announcing that a soak test will begin soon. Assuming the support members are bug free during the soak test, the full roll out will take place later this month.
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]
The Droid X Gingerbread update has been one big disaster. It is full of bugs, and it most likely caused Gingerbread update delays with other phones like the DROID 2, Global, and Pro. One the plus side, the update did bring better performance and a nicer version of Blur (or whatever you want to call Motorola’s UI), but there were too many bugs that made people wish they never updated.
The good news is that Verizon and Motorola are expecting a fix to be ready by mid-August.
We have forwarded your information to Motorola. They were able to duplicate the issue on their end.
As of 7/29/11 we have learned that it will be corrected with MR6 update. At this point, a target release date for this update is mid-August.
As soon as more information becomes available, we will be sure to post it here.
In the interim, if are turning the device off to avoid notification tones during your slumber, you may want to put the device on silent until we get the resolution.
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[via VZW forums]
The Fascinate has been suffering from a bug in which you cannot receive calls, but some of you might not have noticed because you forgot you can actually use your phone for calls. For the ones that did notice, some were able to get replacements devices from Verizon with constant complaining. That route might be unlikely now because update i500.ED05 is now available too fix it, along with some additional SMS bugs.
A class action lawsuit was started against LG claiming that the company failed to remedy various problems and defects with the G2x in an appropriate time frame. Terry Horvarth is the head plaintiff and is seeking to represent a class of those that have purchased the stock Android device.
Now all of a sudden, the Gingerbread update is available through LG’s proprietary Mobile Software Updater, but there has been no official announcement. We have no idea what bugs, if any, will be fixed, nor do we know if this is indeed the final build. It is possible that LG released it to satisfy the unsatisfied or maybe it is a mistake, which would result in it getting pulled shortly.
We reported earlier that due to bugs, all Motorola Gingerbread updates might have been rejected by Verizon. Some training documents recently leaked which state the following:
Android 2.3 expected to be available soon after Droid 3 launch.
We really don’t know when this document was produced so it is hard to say if this is likely. All I can tell you is the Droid X Gingerbread update is awful, and the bottom line is Motorola cannot release any more updates unless they have things ironed out. It is also possible that Motorola’s goal is to fix all the bugs by the time the Droid 3 launches and that is why it is on this document.
In my opinion, they should be fixing the Droid X update before other devices get updates.
A few people have received their Sprint EVO 3D compliments of the early sale to Sprint Premier customers. An over-the-air update (1.13.651.7) has already pushed out to fix a calendar bug, but another bug has popped up.
Several users are reporting that the icon for the Dialer app is now missing from the Sense 3.0 lockscreen. You will not find it in the app drawer either. If you are worried you won’t be able to make calls, you can still get to it by pressing the “Phone” button on the homescreen. Some people have been able to resolve it with a factory reset.
HTC has a fantastic track record for updates and fixes so I am sure this will be resolved quickly.
As expected, Google is planning to address that security issue we mentioned earlier with that good o’l Google swiftness. The security bug exposed users’ sensitive data when on an unsecured WiFi network.
Google’s official statement:
Today we’re starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third-party access to data available in calendar and contacts. This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.
Initially, the bug allowed predators to access contacts, calendar and Picasa Web albums utilizing the ClientLogin authentications protocol. As you can see, Google has begun rolling out the server-side fix to address the Contacts and Calendar issue, however, it doesn’t address the Picasa one since it is not as vital as having your contacts and calendar exposed. Seeing a picture of you is one thing, but knowing where you’ll be and what you’re doing at any given time is a little scary.
The auto update is being pushed out now and should be complete by weeks end. Google’s engineers will continue to try to fix the Picasa Web Albums issue and asks for your patience. They will roll out that update just as soon as it’s ready. Did you receive yours already? Let us know about it in the comments below.
Have a Samsung Vibrant with some bugs? Well, hopefully your woes are handled, as a new update has slipped in via Kies Mini. Sure, T-Mo isn’t telling us exactly what bugs are fixed in update T959UVKB5 (or KB5), but, hey… who needs those kinds of details, right? </sarcasm>
The update cannot be received OTA, so it looks like you’ll have no choice but to bust out that Kies Mini and do it all up manually. Be sure to let us know how the update process goes!