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Verizon releases Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Motorola DROID

by gseth on 6th August, 2010 in Motorola, Android, Operator News

Verizon has released Android 2.2 Froyo update for Motorola DROID.

The new Android 2.2 (FRG01B) software update includes new features and tons of shortcuts:

Enhancements:
+ Improved Web browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 beta for Android, now available for download via Market.
+ New security options including remote device wipe and device lock, password complexity, and minimum password length.
+ New tips, shortcuts, and assistance from a home-screen widget help users better navigate their phones.
+ Easily switch between the eight most recent applications.
+ Bluetooth® voice dialing displays your verbal instructions and repeats them back.
+ Switch between letters, numbers, and symbols with a touch-screen swipe.
+ Camera’s video mode now uses LED flash, and on-screen buttons make it easy to control zoom, white balance, focus, exposure, and geo-tagging.
+ Camcorder functions also provide easy-to-use formatting for uploading to YouTube™ or MMS.
+ Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of JavaScript heavy pages.
+ Rotate the screen 270 degrees to work with apps in any direction.
+ Check USB connectivity status at a glance with a color-coded widget.

Improvements:
+ Improved security with numeric and alphanumeric password options.
+ Enhanced audio quality.
+ View PDFs and Microsoft® Office files sent from Outlook® 2003, Yahoo!,® and Outlook Express email accounts, as well as TXT file attachments from Verizon.net email accounts.
+ Keep original home-page icon locations after an over-the-air update.
+ Easy shortcuts for access to the phone, application launcher, and browser from any of the five home screens.
+ Management of password policies for Microsoft Exchange administrators across all devices.
+ Sync your Exchange email account to your phone and auto-complete recipient addresses.
+ Support Exchange calendars in the Calendar application.
+ Edit recurring Corporate Calendar meetings with a large number of invitees. + Improved picture management for photos sent to Droid via Bluetooth.
+ Use the Voice-to-Text feature while rotating the device from portrait to landscape.
+ Improved Hotmail® sync for accounts with a large number of emails.
+ Streamlined efficiency in Microsoft Exchange Active Sync® Corporate Calendar for meeting notices.
+ Use Music Player and Visual Voicemail simultaneously.
+ Improved Motorola Corporate Directory application.

How to Upgrade?

For step by step instructions how to get this upgrade for your Verizon Motorola DROID, check out: http://support.vzw.com/how_to_use/droid_upgrade.html

[ via Verizon Wireless ]



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