Thursday, October 28, 2010

Droid 2 update begins with promise of better battery life and more

If any of you out there have a Droid 2 like I do, you may want to try to force this update. I haven't actually tested it yet, but it's downloading right now. Go to Settings, About Phone, System Updates. This is a Verizon update, so if you're outside the US, I don't know if this applies.

After downloading, my phone is now rebooting and installing the patch (Play-by-play blogging!). Make sure your battery is charged up before you start your update. Not necessarily a problem, but always a good idea. Now that the phone has updated, it reboots again, and this should be the final restart so I can see the update. And now my screen says the update was successful. The screen seems to be more responsive; amazingly, all my contact information shows up MUCH faster (I have over 1000 contacts in gmail), and search is VERY fast now. So far, I'm happy.

Droid 2 update begins with promise of better battery life and more: "We've receive a number of reports that a 2.3.20 software update for Verizon's Droid 2 is slowly making the rounds this morning. The OTA push promises a number of improvements and enhancements with the promise of better battery life, faster transitions between WiFi and 3G data connection, and quicker location tracking when using GPS being perhaps the most notable. Here's the full breakdown as we understand it:


  • Improved battery life.

  • Heightened proximity sensor accuracy to enable faster screen response.

  • View the Weather widget in both landscape and portrait orientation.

  • Simpler setup, improved user interactions, and better notifications for Visual Voice Mail.

  • Background Email Sync during display inactivity for better user experience.

  • Support for email domain suffixes containing more than three characters.

  • Keep text messages organized with chronological in-box screen.

  • Edit text messages after you've inserted a video file.

  • Improved audio sound during recorded video playbacks.

  • Stream Guided Tour videos on device in Help Center application with ease.

  • Faster location tracking during GPS navigation.

  • Faster transitions between Wi-Fi and 3G in data connection.


  • New ability to add pictures from your Gallery to a contact.

  • Export all your contacts to the SD card.

  • View details of Social Networking contacts.

  • VZ Navigator is now preloaded on device.

[Thanks, Mark L.]

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