Verizon Wireless has begun pushing a software update for both the DROID 2 Global and the DROID Incredible. The software will update both of these devices to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. Here is more info:
Update for the Droid 2 Global
- Download Manager App: New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
- App and Power Management Details: Under Manage Applications, a new ?Running? tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
-Multi-Touch Key-Chording: New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos, instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
- Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality: New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
- New User Interface and Color Scheme: New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
- Dock Icons: Static Phone, App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
- App Groups: New App Menu allows creation of custom app groups, in addition to 3 default groups: All Apps, Recent and Downloaded.
- Security: Added Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.
- Updated Calendar Options:
? Display Calendar and event times in your home time zone when traveling.
? Dismiss individual reminders, such as dismissing one meeting reminder without dismissing other meeting reminders.
? Easy conference dialing ? simply dial and automatically enter a conference code directly from your Calendar.
Email and Messaging
+ Sporadic issues with unintended recipient list corrected for text, picture, video and audio multimedia messages.
+ Exchange ActiveSync calendar events created on the device will now push to your PC calendar.
+ POP3/IMAP emails now show the correct date stamp.
New ActiveSync Email Policy Support for the following: + Data encryption for both the internal and SD card memory. + Require manual synchronization while roaming. + Allow HTML email.
Additional Device Features
+ Improvements in stability prevent lockups, resets and force close errors.
+ Bluetooth devices will now select the correct audio recording level for optimal voice capture and alert you when your audio level is too low.
+ Improved battery life while using Bluetooth.
+ Access My Verizon without any force close errors.
+ Reset Backup Assistant under Manage Applications menu.
+ Enhanced connectivity when roaming in GSM/UMTS networks (Europe and India).
+ Improved battery life during Wi-Fi use.
Preloaded Apps and Programs + Google Books + Accuweather + Amazon MP3 Store
+ Blockbuster + Adobe Flash Player 10.2
For update instructions visit: http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/droid_2_global_instructions.pdf
Droid Incredible Update
- Download Manager App:
? New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
- App and Power Management Details:
? Under Manage Applications, a new ?Running? tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
- Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality:
? New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
- MMS messages send correctly.
- Properly save audio files from MMS messages.
- Successfully play audio files from a message.
- Send Vcard through a SMS message.
- Internet connection via Bluetooth now enabled.
- VZ Navigator now operates over Wi-Fi.
- Change songs in the Music widget by tapping the forward button.
- Camera functions successfully without inserting SD card.
For update instructions visit: http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/incredible_instructions.pdf
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