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Verizon's newest Droid is set to receive a software update over the air, and it actually has a number of important fixes and improvements. This isn't going to bump the device up to a new version of Android, but it's still a hefty download at 103.5 MB.

Here is the full list of changes coming in the update:

  • User can load videos on HuluPlus
  • Improvements to Hotspot connectivity have been made
  • Improvements to Audio Quality for wired headsets and earpieces have been made
  • Bluetooth connectivity and volume level for specific models have been improved
  • Enhanced reliability and stability of the Contacts List have been made
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity has been improved
  • Improvements to default browser for zooming capability have been made
  • Incoming messages display with the correct timestamp
  • Enhanced Recent Apps functionality has been improved

Granted, a lot of this should not have been busted in the first place, but it's nice to see so many fixes in one package. Users will be notified when the update is ready for download, but you'll have to find some WiFi if you're roaming. Then it's just 8-10 minutes and a few reboots separating you from your less buggy phone. After the process has completed, your baseband should also be changed to 1.01.01.0110. The rollout should start soon, but we don't have an exact date yet.

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[Verizon Wireless; Thanks, John]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

    Hm, is HTC finally dropping their much criticized Sense task-switcher to the vanilla or a better one?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Whatever gave you that idea? It's HTC after all we're talking about here. But seriously, that switcher is an abomination.

      • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

        "Enhanced Recent Apps functionality has been improved"

        • TylerChappell

          Maybe they only fixed the app previews, a lot of apps sometimes have a black screen for the thumbnail instead of what actually should be shown. Oh well, I am super happy to at least see my DNA getting updates so soon.

          • http://my.opera.com/rafaelluik Rafael

            I look forward to see it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerrod.dorrell.7 Jerrod Dorrell

    Great to know u guys r on top of the android DNA bugs and ur going to make things happen to correct them. I just love my DNA.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      If by make things happen, you mean wait for Verizon to roll out the OTA, then YES!

  • Chris

    Isn't this phone still on 4.1.1? If so, HTC is living up to it's name again.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    Am I the only person who saw that baseband version (1.01.01.0110) and wondered if they intended for it to look like binary?

    • TylerChappell

      That makes two of us.

  • Sergii Pylypenko

    Could you please stop calling 100mb download hefty? Hefty starts at 500mb. You can snatch 100mb using McDonalds WiFi, while waiting in line.

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