Samsung DROID Charge set to receive new maintenance updateAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Ready for some more Throwback Tuesday? After learning that AT&T and LG have prepped an update for the LG Thrill 4G that originally launched in September 2011, we now know that Verizon and Samsung are updating the even older DROID Charge, which first launched in May 2011 (after a slight delay). The new update for the Charge weighs in at 20.8MB in size and is software version i510.FP8. As one might expect from the small size, this maintenance update doesn't have a lot packed into it, but there are some improvements that Charge owners will want to be aware of. The full changelog as posted by Verizon:
- Support has been added for Face Lock & Unlock, Photo Editor, Recording Snap Shot and Vector Font.
- “Get Video Calling” has been preloaded on the device.
- Preloaded applications including VOD, BitBop, Rhapsody, Blockbuster, Tunewiki and Mobile Instant Messenger (MIM) have been removed.
Features like Face Lock and Unlock and a Photo Editor sound like nice little additions to the DROID Charge, and the removal of several preinstalled apps ought to help clean out those app drawers a bit. It's good to see the Charge being treated to a new update so long after its launch, and I'm sure that many folks that are still rockin' this handset are excited to be receiving this surprise batch of new software. Any Charge owners that want to check for this FP8 update manually can head on in to Settings > About phone > System updates on their device. How many of you are currently using a DROID Charge or have used one in the past?