Verizon LG Spectrum Gets A Software Update

Earlier this year, LG launched the amazing LG Spectrum at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the company’s second smartphone with 4G LTE capabilities. This handset is exclusively available for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. The LG Spectrum originally runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. However, Verizon has already announced its Android 4.0 update plans for a number of smartphones including the LG Spectrum.

Verizon will soon roll out a new software update for the LG Spectrum. No, this is not the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for which you have been waiting for months. However this update comes with many fixes and improvements. It also bring the updated version of the apps including the NFL, VZ Navigator, Amazon Kindle, My Verizon and more. Check out the complete specs after the break.

lg spectrum

Changelog:

Device Features:

  • EAS password follows security policy, requiring an 8-digit password minimum.
  • Application launch will not cause force close when the device is scanning for available Wi-Fi networks.
  • Improved outline for multiple calendar view.
  • Calendar reminders send notification at accurate time.
  • Successfully sync Optimum Online accounts using POP3.
  • Pinch zoom in Camera Preview mode to select zoom level.

Web Browsing & Email:

  • Sync and Connect email maximum count is 500 regardless of server settings.
  • Browser launches immediately upon selection.
  • Added ‘Select Search Engine’ option in browser settings.
  • Google Search is now set as default search for a better user experience.

Applications & Widgets:

  • Google GMS (Google Mobile Services) is upgraded to Gingerbread R9.
  • Updated Google Play (v3.3.12) with enhanced user experiences.
  • Updated Gmail (v2.3.5.2) with a series of security fixes.
  • Talk2 (v1.3) includes updated video chat capabilities.
  • Updated YouTube (v2.3.4) includes enhanced editing functionality.
  • Visual Voice Mail connection has been updated for a better user experience when syncing email.

Updated Apps:

  • NFL v4.0
  • VZ Navigator (v7.5.1.54)
  • Amazon Kindle (v3.3.2.3)
  • SmartShare (R2.0)
  • Verizon Video (v6.1.34)
  • My Verizon (v10.0.7)
  • V CAST Apps (v3.03.41)

The latest update is numbered VS920ZV5 and it bumps the LG Spectrum to Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread) Operating System. This update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). 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 Motorola Droid 4 Gets A Software Update

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.

motorola droid 4

Changelog:

Device Features

  • 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.

Network Connectivity

  • 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 Motorola Droid R2-D2 Gets A Software Update

Last year, Motorola launched the limited edition Motorola Droid R2-D2 smartphone. This handset originally runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. However, the company later updated the device to the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Now, Verizon will soon start rolling out a new software update for the powerful Motorola Droid R2-D2 smartphone.

Before you get too excited, let me tell you that the latest update does not bring the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. However, it brings lots of other enhancements and bug fixes. This update is numbered 4.5.622.A957 and it comes with enhanced security, improved 3G data connectivity, increased browser cross-application scripting and much more. Check out the complete changelog below.

motorola droid r2 d2

Changelog:

Device Features:

  • Enhanced security with DigiNotar security patch.
  • Increased browser cross-application scripting for enhanced multitasking stability.
  • Device will no longer automatically power on after it has been powered off.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Successfully download and save purchased MP3 ringtones.
  • Camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered off.
  • Increased device stability when keypad is opened and closed repeatedly.
  • Improved 3G data connectivity while using the Mobile Hotspot.

Applications & Widgets:

  • App shortcuts remain on the home screen after moving them from internal to external memory.
  • VZ Navigator is now updated to version 7.2.0.452.
  • V CAST Apps is now updated to version 4.4.1.0.
  • Successfully play WAV files.
  • Contact groups will sort correctly.
  • Successfully add application shortcuts or widgets to the home panel without error.

Email & Messaging:

  • Fixed issue where duplicate text and multimedia messages were being received.
  • Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the Mobile Hotspot is turned on.
  • Improved syncing with Yahoo! email.
  • Forwarded emails will no longer remain in the outbox when Smart Forwarding is enabled.

This update bumps the Motorola DROID R2-D2 to Android 2.3.4. It can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). The size of the update is 12 MB. If you have not 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.

Verizon Confirms The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Plans

Most of the Android smartphones released during the second half of 2011 and Q1 of 2012 runs on the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Last year, Google announced the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. However, the only smartphone available in the market with the Android 4.0 OS is the Google branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus. On the other hand, the only smartphone to get the Android 4.0 update is the Google’s very own Nexus S.

Samsung and HTC has already announced their update plans, but none of their smartphones have officially received the Android 4.0 update until now. Last year, Verizon Wireless launched some amazing devices for its subscribers such as the Motorola Droid Razr, HTC Droid Incredible 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, LG Spectrum, etc. Most of the Verizon Wireless smartphones runs on the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, while the tablets runs on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS.

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We have good news for the Verizon Wireless subscribers. The company has recently announced their Android 4.0 update plans. Verizon Wireless recently unveiled the complete list of smartphones and tablets which are scheduled to get the much-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Check out the complete list after the break.

HTC:

  • HTC ThunderBolt
  • HTC Droid Incredible 2
  • HTC Rhyme
  • HTC Rezound

Motorola:

  • Motorola Xoom
  • Droid Bionic
  • Droid Razr
  • Droid Razr Maxx
  • Droid 4
  • Droid XYBOARD 8.2
  • Droid XYBOARD 10.1

Samsung:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

LG:

  • LG Spectrum

Don’t get disappointed if your device is not listed above, since the company has promised to update this list throughout the year. Verizon did not specify when these smartphones and tablets will get the Android 4.0 update. However, you should expect to get this update for most of the devices by the end of Q2 of 2012.

Verizon Unveils The Samsung Brightside QWERTY Phone

Along with the availability of Samsung Galaxy Tab, Verizon also announced a new budget phone, the Samsung Brightside. It is basically an entry-level handset with a 3.1 inch touchscreen display as well as a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This device will be exclusively available to the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US.

samsung brightside

Samsung has already launched some budget devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Y and the Samsung Wave Y which runs on the Android and Bada OS respectively. However, this device runs on the Samsung’s proprietary OS. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard will help the users to quickly send text messages and update social networking sites on the go.

The Samsung Brightside features a 3.1 inch touchscreen display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Samsung’s proprietary OS, 3.2 megapixel camera with timer, brightness control and shooting modes, Document viewer with support for Microsoft Office formats and Adobe PDF, Facebook and Twitter apps, microSD card slot, Bluetooth and much more.

Samsung has not yet announced the complete specs of this device. The Samsung Brightside will be available for Verizon Wireless subscribers from March 1, 2012. You can get this device for just $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two year service agreement.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Coming To Verizon On March 1 For $499

Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 at the IFA 2011. It is the company’s fourth tablet device after the original Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9. As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will come with a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display. Verizon recently announced that the much-awaited Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be finally available for its subscribers from the next month.

verizon galaxy tab 7.7

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a 7.7 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, sporting a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels, 1.4 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Samsung TouchWiz UI, 3.2 megapixel rear camera with HD (720p) video recording and full HD (1080p) video playback capabilities, 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with the usual Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies, Readers Hub, Music Hub, Game Hub, Video Hub, Samsung S Suggest, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Samsung ChatON, Music Player with SoundAlive, DivX/Xvid support, GPS with A-GPS, AllShare Play, Polaris Office, 16 GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth 3.0 and 5100 mAh Li-Po battery. This device allows you to access more than 400,000 apps from the Android Market.

Verizon subscribers can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 from March 1, 2012. This device will be available for $499.99 with a two-year service agreement and a minimum of $30 monthly 4G LTE data plan.

Verizon To Release Motorola Droid Razr Maxx On January 26th For $299.99

Most of the major manufacturers have showcased their powerful smartphones and tablets at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. However, the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is one those smartphone which instantly caught our attention, thanks to the powerful 3300 mAh battery. This handset offers continuous talk-time of more than 21 hours straight on a single charge.

The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx currently runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System, however the company will update this device to the latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS in the coming months. This handset will be exclusively available to the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US.

Earlier this month, we reported that the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx is expected to release on January 26. Verizon recently confirmed that our prediction was absolutely right. Verizon subscribers can finally get their hands-on this amazing device from January 26. If you are planning to buy one, then check out the complete specs after the break.

motorola droid razr maxx

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 11.5GB user available internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16GB microSD card included, GPS with AGPS, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB, HDMI out, FM Radio, Android Market, MotoCast, up to 21.5 hours of talk-time, up to 15.8 days of stand-by time and a 3300 mAh battery.

The price of its older brother, the Motorola Droid Razr has been dropped to $199.99. However, you will need to shell out few extra bucks to get an Android smartphone which promises to offer an amazing battery life. The Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will be available from January 26 for $299.99 with a 2 year service agreement.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Coming To Verizon On January 26

Earlier this week, Verizon announced the new Motorola Droid Razr Maxx smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. This handset runs on the Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) Operating System. It is the first 4G smartphone, which comes with a powerful 3300 mAh battery. Motorola and Verizon did not announce the release date of this handset during the launch, however Motorola’s official website has revealed the release date of this powerful device.

motorola droid razr maxx

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx features a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, sporting a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS (upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS), 8 megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash, HD (720p) video recording and playback, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, micro USB, HDMI out and so on.

It also comes with a 3.5 mm headset jack, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of ROM, 11.5GB user available internal memory, Micro SD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, 16GB microSD card included, GPS with AGPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 4G LTE Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, Android Market, MotoCast, up to 21.5 hours of talk-time, up to 15.8 days of stand-by time and a 3300 mAh battery.

motorola droid razr maxx release date

According to the Motorola’s official website, the much-awaited Motorola Droid Razr Maxx will be available for purchase from January 26, 2012. This handset will be available for $299.99 with a 2 year service agreement.

Verizon Unveils The Motorola Droid 4 Smartphone

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

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!

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.