Motorola Droid 4 Gets New Update with Some Bug Fixes and Feature Enhancements

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  1. dgstorm

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    The current Champion of the Droids, the Motorola Droid 4 is getting a new update, version 6.13.219. This new update has a few bug fixes and small enhancements. Here's a breakdown:
    • 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.
    • + MotoCastTM 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.
    And... here is a description of how to manually get it:
    Enjoy!

    Source: GottaBeMobile and Verizon - Droid 4 Update.pdf
     
  2. Logan3824

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    So I'm still rocking the OG droid and I think I'm going to upgrade this weekend before the upgrade fee starts. As much as I love the features and everything about the nexus, I really like a physical keyboard and the durability of motorala. How does the D4 stand up against the other 4g giants?


    Edit : I noticed the droid 4 has some purplish color on the camera and on the video, do they have any updates from developers increasing the quality of the video? I know that the D4 shoots in higher FPS than nexus but the quality seems better.

    Such a hard decision to make >_> :icon_eek:
     
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    Glad I'm not getting this till July. By then all these bugs should be worked out.
     
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    • MotoCastTM widget can be added to home screen and thumbnail view <-- What is Thumbnail view?
     
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    And maybe you'll have ICS!
     
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    Hesitant to apply this simply because I've modded the crap out of my stock setup. I don't like unfreezing apps, and I'm leery of it killing root and/or some of my system tweaks (including the tether).
     
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    It seems that all Android devices are plagued with wifi issues. I take my ASUS tf101 to wifi hotspots and even with strong signal the wifi will toggle itself on and off randomly. When I use my tablet and phones at home the wifi icon on the phone will sometimes turn white which still allows connectivity to my network share but not to the internet. I have to use the WiFi Fixer app/widget on my Android devices. Google is becoming more and more like Microsoft everyday. Incompatibility between their products and services (Chrome browser v.s. GMail). Sometimes gmail or other google sites don't function properly in the Chrome browser :blink:. Now we just keep getting these "patches" like Android is a moth-eaten ragdoll that needs to be patched and stitched up from time to time. If these companies were less focused on meeting deadlines and pushing products out asap and more focused on quality and quality-control they won't have to continually release this many patches and updates.

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    Guess if I did any UI customization, the update process tells me to kick rocks. Lawl.

    So much for my being worried I suppose. I'll wait until I have to SBF this sucker, or get the ICS update I suppose. :p
     
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    ...On the bright side, in comparison, Apple's iPhone 4, during its debut, had internet connectivity issues with...You guessed it, Wi-Fi.
    Not all is so bad :biggrin:
     
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    You just shared (additional) common ground between Apple and Android. I personally do not sit well with that thought. :p
     
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    Thanks to OTA RootKeeper I was able to restore root after installing this update :biggrin: After installing my WiFi signal strength was at no bars even though I am in the same room as the wireless router. Used WiFi Fixer to reassociate the wifi, now it's at full strength. We'll see how it works over time.
     
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    Well don't get too risky because as far as I know an sbf has yet to be leaked.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk
     
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