Updates for Motorola DROID RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD and Pantech Marauder revealed by Verizon

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| Published: March 16, 2013

Motorola DROID RAZR HD rear Verizon Wireless

It looks like Verizon has gotten into an update-y mood, because the big red carrier recently revealed that it's got some new software for the Motorola DROID RAZR HD, DROID RAZR MAXX HD and Pantech Marauder set to roll out soon. The update for the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD is software version 9.16.6.XT926.Verizon.en.US and includes a handful of various enhancements, including some Google Security Patches, improved Wi-Fi connectivity and camera tweaks that'll offer better touch-to-focus, notifications and low-light performance. The full 9.16.6 changelog as posted by Verizon:

Device Features, Improvements & Fixes

  • Google Security Patches have been added for additional security
  • Data roaming fix has been implemented
  • Connection/disconnection detection has been improved when using USB
  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Wallpaper options are shown when home screen icons are selected
  • Camera improvements have been made to touch-to-focus, notifications and low light performance
  • In-call audio routes to earpiece when connected to headset has been improved
  • Improvements to video streaming pixilation have been made
  • Media sync stability has been improved

Meanwhile, the Pantech Marauder will be receiving an even beefier maintenance update that is software version S910LVWD211F.D1. Packed into this bundle of improvements is Verizon's Remote Diagnostics tool, which allows Verizon support personnel to remotely view a user's device with his or her permission to help with troubleshooting or training. Also included is a combined inbox for multiple email accounts, Google's Chrome browser, SD card encryption and an updated weather widget. Here's the full changelog for the Marauder's update:

DEVICE FEATURES AND ENHANCEMENTS

  • Enhanced Customers Support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics
    • New customer care solution to improve customer service experience. When a customer calls into Verizon Wireless customer care, this solution, with the customer's permission, allows support personnel to remotely view a user's device for device training, application demonstrations and troubleshooting.
  • Combined inbox for multiple email accounts
  • Airplane mode icon has been enlarged
  • Conversation view has been added to email
  • Chrome Browser has been added
  • Outlook has been updated to create and manage tasks
  • "Merge" call button has been added for 3-way call
  • SD Card Encryption functionality has been added (Settings>Security>Encryption>Encrypt SD Card)
  • Weather widget has been updated
  • Back Up Assistant Plus Media improvements have been made
  • When voicemail icon is selected in simple mode, user will be prompted to subscribe to visual voicemail or allow the user to access Voicemail
  • Device no longer power cycles due to a modem crash
  • UI enhancements made to simple mode

There's no word when the DROID RAZR HD/MAXX HD's 96MB update or the Marauder's 132.2MB update will begin rolling out, but the new software usually doesn't take long to start flowing after Verizon has posted its official support documents, so owners of these Motorola and Pantech handsets ought to keep an eye out for their respective updates in the coming days. While any update is usually a good update, the new software that'll be heading out to the Marauder looks like it really ought to improve device's user experience thanks to the additions of a conversation view and combined inbox for email and the Chrome browser. How many of you have a DROID RAZR HD/MAXX HD or Marauder that you call your daily driver?

Via Android Police (1), (2), Verizon Wireless: Motorola DROID RAZR HD/MAXX HD, Pantech Marauder