December 7, 2009 | by Evan Selleck
First, let me just say that I wish I could control the human language as well as some of these companies. The fact that “coming weeks” was reported just a matter of days ago, and now we’ve got word that the update is starting to roll out to devices today, makes me think Verizon just likes to surprise its customers. Gotta keep you on your toes and what not, right?
At this point, I’m sure you’re just waiting to hear in more detail what the fix is meant to do. How’s the edge of that seat? Okay, okay, here you go:
- OS stability is improved
- Battery life is improved
- Camera auto focus functionality is improved, and time between shots is reduced
- Enhancements for three-way calling
- Audio for incoming calls improved
- When receiving a call on call waiting, the speakerphone now remains on
- Bluetooth functionality is improved; background echo is eliminated
- Improved Bluetooth phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle Bluetooth solutions
- After closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now automatically be removed from the notification panel
- Users can now receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS message is received
- SMS and MMS may now be sent to seven-digit addresses
- Google contact merging has been updated to accommodate seven-digit numbers
- Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously
- The corporate calendar widgets user interface is updated
Simply put, there’s a whole bunch of improvements. Now most importantly, as opposed to the T-Mobile’s CLIQ that got updated last week, it looks like Verizon is going ahead and pushing out a notification pop-up to DROID devices out there about the update. That should make the updating procedure a lot easier, but if not, follow the link right below for some step-by-step instructions.
All you DROID users out there, let us know how the update works for you. How long did it take to download? Can you tell the obvious differences? Are you happy with the update?