Verizon is now rolling out update 5.9.905 for the Motorola DROID Bionic smartphone. To the overly excited, it may appear as if Motorola has just bypassed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich all together and went straight to Jelly Bean or even Key Lime Pie, but alas, it’s simply just an update number that has nothing to do with which Android version you’re rocking, which in this case is still Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The improvements are as follows:
Recalibrated volume of the call connect and disconnect tones to be more comfortable for Bluetooth users
Improved Visual Voice Mail to ensure delivery of a notification in the Status bar
Reduced data stalls to improve 4G LTE data connectivity
So there you have it, people. It sounds like Bionic owners have been dealing with a few annoying bugs for quite some time so it’s good news to finally see them being addressed. Hit the source link below for more info.
Last month we reported that many AT&T HTC One X users have been experiencing slow, intermittent Wifi connections and that an update from HTC to address these issues had been leaked. Well if you weren’t too keen on manually updating your shiny new One X yourself, AT&T is now pushing out the update OTA (over the air) to all.
Improvements are as follows:
Wi-Fi Connectivity Improvement – improves operation when a device leaves Wi-Fi coverage.
Wi-Fi Throughput (Speed Increase)
AT&T Address Book fixes – Contacts formatting when synced to AAB
Keep in mind that the update will most likely roll out in groups so you may not see the notification right away.
Still suffering from slow, intermittent WiFi on your AT&T HTC One X? Well you can hold fire on trading it in for a Galaxy S III as HTC has released a statement promising a timely update to remedy the issue. Better yet, the guys over at BriefMobile managed to get their hands on it early and have uploaded it so the rest of us can get in on the action.
Check out the official statement from HTC after the break and then click the source link to make your WiFi woes disappear!
“In regards to the wifi issue your running into, this is currently an issue that has been brought to our attention and we are actively working on a fix for this. We don’t have an ETA on the release of the fix yet, but we do have a work around in the meanwhile of toggling the wifi connection on the phone for a few seconds then toggling it back on. This will reset the connection from the phone to the Wifi, make it grab a new address and it should work for a while.”
Rumours this morning were that Motorola is working on a soak test for a Droid 3 software update. It looks like the team have been working fast as Verizon has just posted the official changelog online. Firmware version 5.7.905 is on the horizon and you might just want to make sure you have plenty of battery charge and a wifi connection for this one as it’s a whopping 224MB in size. One might hope that such a sizeable update might bring some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness but no such luck I’m afraid. The update is primarily bug fixes, security patches, stability improvements as well as tweaks to some apps, call quality and camera performance. You can see the full details in the image above.
Keep your eyes peeled for the OTA arriving and get hitting that ‘check now’ button. Be sure to let us know how the update works out for you in the comments below.
Here is some interesting news for you new LG Lucid owners out there. Verizon and LG are now pushing out a software update for the Lucid just two days after its release this past Thursday. This is not entirely uncommon as the Galaxy Nexus had an update pushed out just moments before its actual release on Verizon back in December. The support page states that the update will disable the Enhanced Caller Name ID app that comes preloaded on the phone. I don’t know about you but that app sounds like it would be a great feature, so why would they choose to remove its function? It sounds like there were probably some serious issues with the app and rather than attempt to repair the bugs in an update, they voted to squash it immediately, no pun intended. Are there any Lucid users out there who have experienced any noticeable problems within the last couple of days? If so, this may now be the fix. Click on the source link below for update options.
The Samsung Droid Charge on Verizon is scheduled to receive a much anticipated update in the immediate future. Among the items of change is the addition of the recently released Verizon Remote Diagnostics Tool, which enables Verizon remote access to your device for the purpose of educational demonstrations and troubleshooting. Let’s not forget that Verizon made it very clear that they will not be accessing your device without your permission. The rest of the change log is as follows:
Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System
No longer receive a notification pop-up when using Mobile Hotspot
Device allows for USB tethering while in Wi-fi mode
No longer lose data connectivity when the USB cable is connected or disconnected
Easily view data activity with the Wi-Fi icon located in the status bar
Is there a sweeter notification than the pop up telling you there’s a software update waiting for you? Well it’s time to wake up Canada and check your Galaxy Nexus as they’re about to join the 4.0.2 party!
This latest update is certainly great news for our Canadian friends however, it doesn’t help unravel the mystery of the various ICS variations currently doing the rounds. It was only last week that we brought you news of 4.0.4 and 4.0.5 updates surfacing as well.
So how about it Bell customers, was your Galaxy Nexus update waiting for you this morning? If not, perhaps it’s time to start spamming the ‘check now’ button!
Verizon is rolling out a new software update for the rugged Casio G’zOne Commando that brings free Push to Talk capabilities. The update (C771M100) will also include:
An update to Gingerbread R8 for Google Mobile Services
A replacement to the V CAST Video app
Improvements to email deleting
Text notifications have been added
Improved password input in Lotus Traveler
A fix to the screen locking issue after a call is made with Bluetooth
Email and text message signatures have been added
For those of you who can’t wait to turn your Commando into a walkie-talkie, be sure to log in to your Verizon account and add the Push to Talk feature code. Once you’ve done that, open the Push to Talk app and select “OK”. You can now use the side key on the Commando to connect to your fellow G’zOner’s with the touch of a button. To see the complete details and instructions, hit the source link below.
Samsung has recently announced that they are going to release a new update for the international version of the Galaxy S II. Expected to release soon, the new update will bring a “Big Home” function that increases the icon size by 30%. Another feature included will be called the “System Update Widget” that brings firmware-over-the-air and allows instant access to updated phone software. In case you are concerned that you might miss out on a new update, don’t worry, a notification system is included to make sure you stay up to date with the newest GSII software.
All of you international Galaxy S II owners keep on the look out for these new features and let us know what you think.
If you’ve been frustrated with the roaming experience on your Droid Incredible 2, start checking for software updates. HTC/Verizon have issued an update (4.04.605.1) that enhances the roaming experience, including better connectivity, the ability to dial +1 as a prefix while roaming, and better handling of data and texting while roaming. Beyond that, the update also corrects issues with e-mail server syncing and stability problems with visual voicemail. For those needing a quick step-by-step of how to update the software, click here. Once you’ve updated, come back and let us know how it goes in the comments below.