Last year, Motorola launched the powerful Droid 4 smartphone exclusively for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. This device features an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard along with a 4 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and much more. However, the device was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. As promised, Motorola has already rolled out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the Q3 of 2012.
After tasting the Ice Cream Sandwich, most of the Droid 4 users were eagerly waiting for the Jelly Bean update. Nearly 7 months after the last major update, Verizon has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Droid 4 smartphone in the US.
This update comes with the usual Jelly Bean goodies such as Google Now, enhanced notification panel that displays missed calls and emails, voice search, smart keyboard and more. Check out the complete changelog below.
Additional Jelly Bean Enhancements:
- Move between Home screens with intuitive graphics and smooth transitions.
- Enjoy reactive and uniform touch responses.
- Personalize home screen easily by placing widgets directly on the screen.
- Improved voice and data connectivity.
- Calendar settings have been improved for a better user experience.
- Improved reliability and connectivity of Back Up Assistant Plus & Visual Voicemail.
- Mobile Hotspot data connectivity has been improved.
- Sling and MOG application preloads have been removed.
The latest update is numbered 98.72.18.XT894 and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified once the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page.
Earlier this year, Motorola announced the Droid 4 smartphone for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. This handset comes with an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and much more. However, the device was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Motorola has already promised to roll out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device during the Q3 of 2012. Now, the wait is finally over for the Motorola Droid 4 owners.
Verizon recently started rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Droid 4 smartphone in the US. The latest update enables global roaming and brings new features such as face unlock, customizable launch bar, direct access lock screen, data usage monitor, enhanced notifications window, recent apps feature, improved settings and much more. Check out the complete changelog after the break.
Enhancements/ Application Updates:
- Device is enabled for Global Roaming.
- Integration of new version of Backup Assistant Plus.
- Mobile IM has been removed.
- Color for Facebook application is preloaded
Email / Messaging:
- Improved Stability and connectivity with Email.
- Successfully download and save ringtones.
Stability and Performance Improvements:
- Mobile Hotspot – Improved connectivity.
- Reduced device resets and power cycling.
- Camera quality has been improved for better pictures.
- Improved My Gallery performance.
- Voice Mail Notification shows the correct of unread messages.
- Updated Mobile Hotspots Icon.
- Visual Voice Mail shortcut on home screen changed to a standard voicemail shortcut.
- Clear Contact pictures are displayed for phonebook contacts.
The latest update is numbered 6.16.217.XT894 and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). The size of the update is 360 MB. You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device. To learn more, check out this PDF file.
Do you still remember the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone? Yes, we are talking about the same device which was announced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. The Motorola Droid 4 is a powerful smartphone which comes with a 4 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera and much more. However, the device runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.
Verizon Wireless will soon roll out a new software update for this device. It will be the first software update for the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone after its launch in February. Sadly, this update will not bump up the Android 2.3 to the latest Android 4.0. However, the latest update brings improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity, improved text message delivery, improved battery life and so on. Check out the complete changelog below.
- Enhanced loud call end and connect tones over Bluetooth.
- Power On function has been fixed.
- Improved battery life.
- Improvements made to reduce touch screen lockups, device sluggishness and blank screen lockups.
- Keypad backlight only launches when needed.
Applications & Widgets
- Successfully receive Visual Voice Mail notifications.
- MotoCast widget can be added to home screen and thumbnail view.
- Improved text message delivery when using the Messaging application.
- Improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity.
The latest update is numbered 6.13.219.XT894 and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). The size of the update is just 18 MB. Verizon will roll out this update within a few days. If you do not get this update on your smartphone, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page or check out this PDF file.
Verizon Wireless and Motorola recently announced the much-awaited Motorola Droid 4 smartphone at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset might disappoint some Android fans, since the device runs on the old Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System, instead of the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. But, Motorola has already promised that the device will get the Android 4.0 update during the second quarter of 2012.
Motorola Droid 4 features a 4 inch qHD display, sporting a resolution of 940 x 540 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), five-row QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel rear camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing camera with HD (720p) video recording and so on.
Other features include a 3.5 mm headset jack, micro USB, HDMI out, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, GPS with AGPS, Android Market, MotoCast, up to 12.5 hours of talk-time, up to 8.5 days of stand-by time and a 1785 mAH Li-on battery.
Motorola Droid 4 is the thinnest and the most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone. This handset measures 2.65 inches x 5.0 inches x 0.5 inches and weighs 6.31oz (approx. 179 grams). Motorola Droid 4 supports up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, thanks to the 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot. This handset will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Verizon and Motorola will soon announce the price of this device. Stay tuned for more info!