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Motorola DROID 2 Verizon

Good news for Motorola DROID 2 owners, as Verizon has posted details of a new software update for the second entry in the DROID family on its support page. The update is software version 4.5.621.A955.Verizon.en.US and brings with it a Google security patch, a reduction in Out of Memory errors and several other enhancements. The full list of changes found in the 14MB update is as follows:

Device Features

  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • A Google Security Patch has been added to improve security level.
  • Fixed issue where the device may power ON without user interaction.
  • Adjusted camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered down.
  • Resolved possible device resets while playing music.
  • Reduced Out of Memory errors.

Email, Messaging & Data

  • Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the Mobile Hotspot is turned on.
  • Addressed error that replicated thumbnails in message threads.

Applications & Widgets

  • WAV files can be played from Visual Voice Mail.
  • Purchased ringtones are now able to be downloaded, saved and used where appropriate.

There may not be any major additions in this update, but it's good to see Motorola and Verizon continue to tweak and improve the DROID 2. As for when the new software will begin rolling out, Verizon says that it's "coming soon." If you've got a DROID 2 and want to check for it right this second, you can do so by heading into Menu > Settings > About phone > System updates. Remember to give us a shout in the comments below if you're able to snag the update from the sky, okay?

Via Droid-Life, Verizon


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