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Jan
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If you're the lucky (debatable) owner of a Verizon Galaxy Tab 7.7 or LG Lucid, good news - you're about to get an OTA update! Verizon just posted new update docs on its support site for both devices.

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The Tab 7.7's update is about as minor as you can get, though, offering reduced electrical consumption when charging... while powered off. We're guessing that's not what this update is actually about though. The Tab 7.7 was one of a handful of American devices affected by the Samsung Exynos kernel exploit (it runs an Exynos 4210 chipset), and my money's on this update (build LP1) addressing that issue. Verizon's probably just being a little sneaky about it.

The Lucid's changelog is more extensive, adding support for Verizon's remote diagnostics, and a new file manager app. Curiously, Verizon has pre-loaded Adobe Flash Player onto the Lucid. My guess is that this is in response to customer complaints about it disappearing from the Play Store, though Verizon's obviously just kind of dragging out the inevitable on that one - people will have to give it up eventually. Here's the full log for software version ZV8:

Added Features

+ Enhanced customer support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics
   New customer care solution to improve device issue diagnosis during customer
support calls. When a user calls into VZW customer care, this solution allows support
personnel to remotely view the user’s device for troubleshooting, device training and
application demonstrations
+ File Manager: Manage online files on the online storage

Software Improvements

+ “Watch & Learn” videos are supported via streaming
+ "Guided Tour" has been renamed to "Help"
+ Flash Player (v11) has been preloaded for campatibility with ICS device and
performance improvement
+ Improved voice clarity during voice calls
+ LCD backlight can be turned on with the POWER button while on a voice call

As usual with Verizon, expect these updates to start rolling out any time in the next couple of weeks.

Verizon Support [Lucid], [Tab 7.7]

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • ProductFRED

    "Flash Player v11 has been preloaded with campatibility with ICS device and performance improvement."

    FINALLY.

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  • http://twitter.com/zinkscott Zinkscott

    Hey, I was wondering if someone could help me. I've got my Lucid rooted on ZV7 right now. If I unroot, install ZV8, will the Spectrum ICS method still work or is there another method for ZV8?