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Verizon Wireless to Push Software Update for the Droid XYBoard Tablets for Global Roaming
      02/09/12 10:17 PM

Verizon Wireless today said they will soon start pushing a software update for the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 tablets. The update will enhance browser performance, touch response and prepare the XYBOARD for global roaming. The global roaming feature will be added in a two step process. This software update will add the global support to the hardware and a second over the air update will be pushed soon after to update the SIM card and make the tablet Global Ready. The second software update will be pushed within two weeks of receiving the first update. Once the second update is completed, customers will be able to take their XYBOARD tablets overseas and use data in over 205 countries, and more than 150 of those with 3G speeds. Here are the details:

After the software updates, the Droid XYBoard tablet will benefit from the follow device features:

+ Enhanced browser performance to improve scrolling.
+ Improved Touch Response that includes Stylus enhancements.
+ Maintain data connection when switching between Wi-Fi and the Verizon 3G and 4G LTE networks.
+ Successfully connect to 4G LTE network and see the 4G LTE indicator. + The Daily application now comes preloaded. + Device is now capable of Global Roaming.

Email & Messaging
+ Successfully open links in email messages without device needing to reboot.

+ Keyboard function supported in docking station.

Also Verizon Wireless has begun pushing a software update to the DROID BIONIC, DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola. The update enhances data connectivity, access to V CAST Apps and more. After the update, your Droid phones will enjoy the following benefits:

+ Mobile Hotspot will now successfully allow other devices to connect to all Internet websites.
+ Improvements in the Mobile Hotspot security.
+ VZ Navigator has been updated with the latest 3D map improvements.
+ Visual Voice Mail Updates:
* Visual Voice Mail messages can be marked as read.
* Visual Voice Mail message playback resumes when audio is switched to speaker.
* Visual Voice Mail will successfully subscribe or unsubscribe while connected with Wi-Fi.
* Successfully press back key after playback in Visual Voice Mail without error.
+ V CAST App now comes preloaded.
+ MotoCast installation steps have been improved for easier use.

Data Connectivity:
+ Improved stability of data connectivity after Airplane Mode is disabled.
+ Improved data throughput performance in low-signal 4G environments.

Device Operation:
+ Improved Battery life when using Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) Bluetooth headsets.
+ Successfully save multimedia ringtones.
+ Favorite Contacts widget has been updated.
+ Improved device stability when moving between home screen panels.
+ Email icon has been updated for improved visibility.
+ When performing an Over the Air (OTA) update, the display will correctly show the remaining download time.
+ CMAS (Commercial Mobile Alert Service) feature has been added.

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Customers can download the update by going to Settings > About Phone > System Update on their DROID RAZR or DROID RAZR MAXX.


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