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Verizon Pushing Out Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update to Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global
      10/24/11 02:35 PM

Verizon Wireless is pushing a software update for the DROID Pro and DROID 2 Global by Motorola. The software updates both devices to Android 2.3, Gingerbread. Here is more info:

The software update for the Droid 2 Global by Motorola provides several improvements as well as upgrades the device to Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.



Enhancements:

- 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.

Additional Improvements:

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.
- Exchange ActiveSync encryption fails after OTA update.

Preloaded Apps and Programs
- Google Books + Accuweather + Amazon MP3 Store + Blockbuster + Adobe Flash Player 10.2

Customers can download the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Updates or follow instructions on this page: http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/droid_2_global_instructions.pdf



Update for the Droid Pro includes several improvements and upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.



Enhancements:

- 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.
- 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.
• Update Calendar appointments using Exchange ActiveSync without deleting them. + Google Books now comes preloaded. + Geo-tagging features available for camera applications.

Other improvements:

- Improved contact syncing from multiple email accounts.
- Improved battery life while using Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth.
- Correct contact name is displayed when receiving SMS messages.
- Forward SMS message conversations correctly.
- Mobile Hotspot status is displayed accurately.
- Clock widget updates time correctly.
- GPS apps and programs no longer cause unnecessary device resets.
- V CAST Media Manager now comes preloaded.

For instructions on the update visit: http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/droid_pro_instructions.pdf







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