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  • 8 December, 2009

The Droid gets an update

Verizon has announced it’s Motorola Droid will be receiving an update over the coming days. The schedule was set to begin yesterday, Dec. 7th. The new firmware will be Android’s 2.0.1, and it will include a large number of bug fixes. Perhaps the most noticeable fix will be for the camera. Users have complained that the auto focus feature on the Droid hangs, which increases the time to capture a photo.


Some other notable enhancements include:

  • OS stability is improved.
  • Battery life is improved.
  • Enhancements for three-way calling.
  • Audio for incoming calls is 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 widget user interface is updated.


This update includes so many bug fixes, it is guaranteed to get the Droid running more smoothly than it already does (which is no easy feat).


Source: Huliq News