Verizon and Motorola have finally updated the Droid R2-D2 to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. This brings the Motorola R2-D2 to software version 4.5.622.A957.Verizon.en.US and contains a slew of changes to the device. Its nice to see a device that we all thought forgotten getting updates even to fix minor bugs but one this size puts our trust back into both Motorola and Verizon when it comes to their device support.
Droid R2-D2 Features with the Update:
Enhanced security with DigiNotar security patch.
Increased browser cross-application scripting for enhanced multitasking stability.
Device will no longer automatically power on after it has been powered off.
Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
Successfully download and save purchased MP3 ringtones.
Camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered off.
Increased device stability when keypad is opened and closed repeatedly.
Improved 3G data connectivity while using the Mobile Hotspot.
Droid R2-D2 Application and Widget Updates:
App shortcuts remain on the home screen after moving them from internal to external memory.
VZ Navigator® is now updated to version 184.108.40.2062.
V CAST Apps is now updated to version 220.127.116.11.
Successfully play WAV files.
Contact groups will sort correctly.
Successfully add application shortcuts or widgets to the home panel without error.
Droid R2-D2 Email and Messaging Updates:
Fixed issue where duplicate text and multimedia messages were being received.
Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the Mobile Hotspot is turned on.
Improved syncing with Yahoo! email.
Forwarded emails will no longer remain in the outbox when Smart Forwarding is enabled.
If you haven’t been pushed the update yet then you can always check manually by going to “Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates”. After checking for the update you should see an update available to version 4.5.622. Click Download and your on your way to the update Motorola Droid R2-D2. Please let us know how you like the update via a comment below.