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Verizon Pushing Out Gingerbread for the Droid X2 and Software Update for Samsung Fascinate
      07/29/11 09:22 PM

Verizon Wireless has begun pushing a software update for the Droid X2 by Motorola . The new software will update the Droid X2 to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. All users of the Droid X2 are encouraged to download this update.

Check out our review of the Droid X2 at:
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Motorola-Droid-X2.htm



Here are the enhancements and features:

- Download Manager App: New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing and other apps.
- 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.
- 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.
- Google Books is now preloaded.

Other improvements:

+ HDMI indicator clears if cable is connected and an application is started.
+ No longer receive duplicate SMS messages.
+ After Mobile Directory Number (MDN) change, device no longer performs data reset.
+ On the home screen, icons and widgets display properly. + Improved stability reduces device resets, screen blackouts and screen lockups. + Correct device battery percentage is displayed. + VZ Navigator works simultaneously with Wi-Fi. + Easily subscribe or cancel a subscription to Visual Voice Mail. + Home tray icons can be customized via press and hold. + When device is placed in desk dock, device no longer plays loud sound. + Enhanced User Interface provides improved screen transitions. + Receive MMS sound notifications while on a call.

For update instructions visit: http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/droidx2_instructions.pdf


Verizon also released a software update for the Samsung Fascinate. The update includes enhancements made to text messaging (SMS), Google Books app and more.

Check out our review of the Samsung Fascinate at:
http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/Samsung-Fascinate.htm



Here is the list of enhancements:

call features
+ Properly receive incoming calls.

messaging
+ After sending a multi-recipient SMS message, single-recipient SMS messages will send correctly.
+ SMS message reply is sent to the correct recipient.

additional Device features
+ Google Books is now preloaded.

For update download instructions visit: http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/samsung_fascinate_instructions.pdf







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