Motorola Droid: Updates already on the way?
- — 10 November, 2009 10:14
The new Droid buzz, as tends to be the case with these things, comes by way of an anonymous tipster. The alleged insider tells Android fan site Phandroid.com an over-the-air update will hit all Droid devices on December 11, with a possible second update scheduled to follow in January.
Motorola Droid: The Updates
According to documents published on the Phandroid site, a laundry list of Droid-related fixes will be made within the upcoming patch or patches. Among the glitches said to be up for correction:
• The character count doesn't show up in the messaging tool until you've reached 160 characters.
• Initiating a three-way call doesn't work properly in certain regions of the country.
• You can't currently transfer contacts directly via Bluetooth.
• Camera autofocus doesn't always work on the first try.
• Sound occasionally echoes back during a voice call.
• Disconnecting a 2.5-mm headset adaptor can cause the media-playing software to launch automatically.
• The phone can lock up when you're editing recurring appointments with large invite lists in an Exchange-synched calendar.
• Videos uploaded to the phone via Bluetooth show an incorrect date and time.
The documents mention a handful of other issues, most of which are relatively minor problems that appear to affect specific subsets of users.
Are you a new Droid owner -- or thinking about becoming one? Check out these Motorola Droid resources for more information:
• My First Weekend With the Moto Droid: A PC World editor's detailed thoughts on his first few days owning a Droid.
• Verizon's Droid Launch: Your Complete Guide: A collection of Droid specs, pricing info and purchasing information, along with reviews from all around the Web.
• Verizon's Droid: 10 Apps to Get You Started: Ten top-notch Android applications to consider when getting started with your new Droid phone.