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European Motorola Razr Gets A Software Update

Motorola Droid Razr is the company’s thinnest Android powered smartphone with just 7.1mm thickness. Last week, Verizon rolled out the maintenance update for the Motorola Droid Razr owners in the US. Now, we have a good news for the folks using Motorola Razr in the Europe. Motorola recently started rolling out a new software update for the European Motorola Razr.

The latest update is numbered 651.73.30 and it comes with many new features and performance improvements, including the new Evernote application, improvements on call performance and Bluetooth connectivity, etc. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

motorola razr

Changelog:

  • New Evernote application – Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see.
  • Camera – General improvements to camera performance
  • New Smart Rule Trigger – ‘Motion Detection’
  • Security features – Added new security features in the Googleâ„¢ Androidâ„¢ release
  • Phone stability – Improvements on call performance and Bluetooth ® connectivity
  • Localisation improvements
  • Wi-Fi performance and stability General improvements to Wi-Fi connectivity

This update is currently rolled out in the following European countries – Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, SFR, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, T-Mobile Germany and the UK. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets A Major Software Update

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the much-awaited Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the CTIA show. Few months later, Verizon released the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 exclusively for its subscribers in the US. This tablet runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Verizon recently started rolling out the Android 3.2 update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners.

The latest update is numbered I905.EL01 and it comes with an upgrade to the Samsung TouchWiz user interface, Wi-Fi Enhanced Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Built-in support for industry standard VPN clients, Additional support for more wireless Wi-Fi routers, etc. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

samsung galaxy tab 10.1

Changelog:

Device Features, Improvements & Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that caused email to stay bold (reflecting an unread email) even though the user has read the email.
  • Google Security Patches have been applied.
  • TouchWiz user interface has been updated.
  • Wi-Fi Enhanced Connectivity
  • DivX
  • BT 3.0 support has been added
  • Additional support has been added for more wireless Wi-Fi routers.

Applications & Widgets:

The following apps and widgets have been added:

  • AllShare
  • Memo, Penmemo
  • Photo Editor
  • My Files
  • SocialHub
  • WorldClock

The following apps and widgets have been enhanced

  • Music Player(TouchWiz)
  • Video Player(TouchWiz)

Email & Messaging:

  • Enterprise ActiveSync supports additional security policies.

Enterprise Application Support:

  • Built-in support for industry standard VPN clients like Cisco AnyConnect.
  • Strong encryption for data in transmission, hardware encryption and remote wipe capability.
  • EnhancedMobileDeviceManagement (MDM) through partnerships with Sybase and Afaria clients.

The size of the update is 351 MB. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, 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.

LG To Update Its Optimus Handsets To Ice Cream Sandwich In Q2/Q3 Of 2012

Once Google released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich code to the public, it was just a matter of time before all major Android handset manufacturers announced a rough timeline as to when they will bring the latest version of Android to their handsets. After Motorola, Samsung and Sony, it is now LG which has announced via Facebook that it will be bringing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Optimus range of Android handsets beginning from Q2/Q3 of 2012. LG will start rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Optimus LTE, LG Prada 3.0, Optimus 2X, Optimus Sol, my Touch Q and the LG Eclipse during the Q2 of 2012.The LG Optimus 3D, Optimus Big, Optimus Q2 and the Optimus EX will get their share of Ice Cream Sandwich love in Q3 of 2012.

Compared to Samsung and Sony, who have promised to release the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for their high-end handsets by late Q1 or early Q2 of 2012, LG is pretty slow. Q3 means more than 8 months would have already passed since Google had announced Ice Cream Sandwich. If LG wants to reverse their mobile  division’s  balance sheet and profit margin, they better step  up their game and release timely Android updates for their handsets.

Verizon Motorola Droid Bionic Gets A Major Software Update

Earlier this month, Verizon rolled out a major software update for the Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone. This handset was originally announced at the CES 2011 in Las Vegas. It is the first ever dual-core 4G LTE capable smartphone, exclusively available for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. Motorola Droid Bionic runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

Verizon recently started rolling out another major software update for the Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone. The latest update is numbered 5.9.901 and it comes with preloaded VCast Apps Store, voice call muted while composing a visual voicemail, solves no 4G data connectivity issue, improvements in Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot LTE download performance, etc. Check out the complete changelog below.

Droid Bionic

Changelog:

Application Updates/Improvements:

  • Preload VCast Apps Store
  • Preload Sling stub application
  • Preload MOG stub application
  • VZNavigator preload updated to version 7.2.0.452
  • Youtube videos restart after pausing to access Notification Panel
  • Youtube screen flashes when Back key pressed during video play
  • Voice call muted while composing a Visual Voicemail message
  • Visual Voicemail saves messages to internal memory with UI displaying SD card target
  • Visual Voicemail delete actions sends delete and save commands to the server

Data Connectivity:

  • Stuck in 3G mode in strong 4G coverage
  • No 4G data connectivity
  • No LTE service in LTE only service areas (Hagerstown, MD)
  • Patch for Alcatel-Lucent LTE infrastructure R9 support
  • Dual IMSI support
  • Excessive LTE handover attempts (SIB8 messaging processing)
  • Improvements in Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot LTE download performance

Device Operation:

  • OTA update needs to utilize Admin APN
  • Support for National Plus Code Dialing
  • Cannot play WAV files
  • Support for Bluetooth Personal Area Networks (PAN)
  • Missing SMS alerts while on voice calls
  • Choppy audio while streaming via to a TV via HDMI
  • No Bluetooth audio when paired and connected

Stability/Performance Improvements:

  • Black screen lockups
  • Reduced idle resets
  • Voice call drops when SMS message is received
  • Lockups when XT875 is in the multimedia dock
  • Resets after camera multi-shots are taken
  • Internal memory file creation dates shown as December 31, 1969
  • Clock widget time does not match Notification Panel time

The size of the update is just 56 MB. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update.

Verizon Motorola Droid Razr Gets A Software Update

Motorola Droid Razr is the company’s thinnest Android powered smartphone with just 7.1mm thickness. This handset was launched last month, exclusively for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. Within a month of its launch, Verizon has already announced a new software update for the popular Motorola Droid Razr smartphone.

The latest update is numbered 6.11.747.XT912 and it comes with improved camera features, improved stability, improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity, etc. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

motorola razr

Changelog:

Device Features:

  • SIM error notification has been fixed
  • Improved camera features and quality
  • Improved stability of menu access, browser, phone dialer, video playback and music player to prevent force-close errors and lockups

Email, Messaging and Data:

  • Updated group message notification in e-mail
  • Improvement in 3G/4G data connectivity
  • Maintain network connection upon completion of a voiec call

Applications and Widgets:

  • Background color has been adjusted to improve readability in Lapdock connection UI menu items.

The size of the update is just 57 MB. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). It will take you approximately 20 to 30 minutes to download the software. If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page or check out this PDF file.

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S II Android 2.3.6 Software Update Rolling Out Now

A couple of days ago, Samsung and T-Mobile started rolling out a new software update for the Galaxy S II. Today, Samsung has teamed up with AT&T to release the Android 2.3.6 update for the the carrier’s Galaxy S II.

The Android 2.3.6 update for the AT&T Galaxy S II brings some security patches, and some minor improvements like the home button lag being fixed. The TouchWIZ launcher has also been updated and now scrolls screen circularly i.e. it will automatically take you to the first home screen when you reach the last homescreen while scrolling. The update also removes the bounce overscroll effect which happens when a user reaches the end of a list, with a blue glow effect. Users who have already installed the update are also reporting an overall smoother performance, and less battery drain while using the phone as an access point.

Many readers reported that the update failed to install for them for the first time. However, when they tried to install the update later on, it got installed successfully. The update is being rolled out in stages, so it might take sometime to hit your phone.  Alternatively, AT&T SGS2 owners can manually pull the update from AT&T’s server by going to Settings->About Phone and selecting the Software Update option.

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Updated To Android 4.0.2

Verizon Wireless recently launched the much-awaited Galaxy Nexus smartphone, exclusively for its subscribers in the US. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone, which runs on the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. Within a few hours of its launch, Verizon rolled out a new software update for its Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners will get this update as soon as the device is activated for the first time. Check out the complete changelog below.

verizon galaxy nexus

Changelog:

Device features:

  • Optimized Mobile Hotspot when used with VPN
  • Optimized 3G/4G data sessions for faster response times
  • Fixed an incorrect notification that data was disconnected due to roaming
  • WiFi now automatically reconnects when returning to a known Access Point
  • Improvements to special visual effects feature when using front-facing camcorder
  • Visual improvements to the lock screen

Email and Messaging:

  • Fixed an issue where some email attachments would not open correctly

Apps and Widgets:

  • DivX support has been removed and will be supported in a future upgrade
  • Improved audio volume in Google navigation turn-by-turn directions

The latest update bumps the Android version from 4.0 to 4.0.2. The size of the update is just 10.6 MB. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you still haven’t received the update, then just go to settings and check for the update. To learn more, check out this PDF file.

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II Also Gets A Software Update

Its raining software updates! First the Droid Bionic got a major bug fixing software update, then the Droid Incredible 2 and the Amaze 4G got one each, and now its the T-Mobile Galaxy SII which gets a new software update.

The software update for the T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II bumps up the Android version to 2.3.5 and brings with it some bug fixes and Wi-Fi calling.

Below is the full update for the change-log-:

Features:

  • Wi-Fi Calling Over IMS
Improvements
  • Error: ‘Force Close’ and calls dropped when splitting a conference call
  • Battery shows full
  • Caller name not displayed in the call log detail
  • Network Name displayed in the call log
  • City and State not displayed on incoming calls that occur while on an active call
  • Cannot find the Wi-Fi calling application
  • Error: “Invalid SIM”
  • Error: “REG09: Missing 911 address”
  • Error: “REG99: Unable To Connect
Like all other OTA updates, this update is also being rolled out in stages so T-Mobile SGS2 owners need to be a bit patient before their  phone  gets the update. Users can also use Samsung’s KIES software to download and install the latest software update for their handset.

T-Mobile’s HTC Amaze 4G Gets A Software Update

HTC and T-Mobile have started rolling out a new software update for the T-Mobile Amaze 4G.For the unknown the Amaze 4G packs in a qHD (640×960) resolution screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM and an 8MP camera.

The update does not bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the handset, which many users must be hoping for. The update only adds certain enhancements apart from fixing some bugs.  The software update carries the build number 1.43.531.3 and adds Wi-Fi calling and the latest version of Google Music.

Below is the full change-log of the update-:

New Features

  • IMS Wi-Fi Calling
  • Google Music
Improvements
  • Improvements to Bluetooth connection
  • Clock Widget Not Updating With Time Zone Change
  • Improvement To Twitter and Peep Application
  • Improved Wi-Fi Connection
The update is being rolled out in stages so Amaze 4G users should not expect to get the update immediately. Alternatively, Amaze 4G owners can also pull the update from HTC server by going to Settings-> About Phone -> HTC Software Updates and then selecting the Check Now option.

Verizon Droid Incredible 2 Gets A Software Update

Verizon recently rolled out a new software update for its popular smartphone, the HTC Droid Incredible 2. This update is not similar to the one that HTC Incredible S received last week, but it brings some important improvements to the smartphone. The latest update comes with a Wi-Fi password security patch, local video playback in Airplane Mode, improvements to clock and alarm, etc. Check out the complete changelog, after the break.

HTC Droid Incredible 2

Security features:

  • Includes Google BT/DigiNoTar security patch
  • Includes Google security page for upgrading ibping to 1.2.46
  • Includes Wifi password security patch

Device features:

  • Support local video playback when in Airplane Mode
  • 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) support
  • Improvements to clock and alarm features
  • The “Disable while roaming” section will work accurately when roaming in Canada
  • Update Sync & Connect configuration to enable Push e-mail sync during off-peak hours

The size of the update is just 29.35 MB. The latest update is numbered 5.10.605.9 and it can be downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, go to settings and check for the update. To learn more, check out this PDF file.