19
Mar
2013-03-19_10h48_41

Verizon is just not letting up on the updates. Which is kind of a crazy thing to say about the carrier. Today's is an oddity, though, as the Droid Charge will be getting a mild upgrade. Yes, really. It's not a huge change, though. Unfortunately, it's not Jelly Bean (or even Ice Cream Sandwich), but it does bring a couple of the features from those platforms, including face unlock and a photo editor.

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Since it's not coming with Ice Cream Sandwich, we have to assume that either Verizon or Samsung (more likely the latter) added the features in themselves. In addition, "Get Video Calling" has been added as a preloaded app, but to compensate for the extra bloat, several old requisite packaged have been removed, including VOD, BitBop, Rhapsody, and Blockbuster.

The OTA has not yet begun, but it should be coming soon.

Source: Verizon

Thanks, Stephen!

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • Alberto Hamade

    My wife got this yesterday... it is indeed out in the wild.

  • Christopher Saylor

    I just disconnected mine today. Hopefully this means the remaining users get another update to one of the best user generated roms out there, Tweaked by DWitheral.

  • George Tunaya III

    I still am using this phone (waiting on the Note III announcement maybe - or the SIII price drop when IV comes out)...WUT. lol

  • barnassey thomas

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ph0fl65xul2koo/61e64c37f92a.update_SCH-I510_FP5E_to_FP8A.zip

    Link to the update to those who would prefer to do it manually.

  • wz609t@yahoo.com

    Bloatware is not removed fyi. Still there.

  • http://twitter.com/tomlothian Tom Lothian

    The bloatware was not removed. This may be the time to finally root this pig and put something else on it.

  • Arcy

    how do you remove bloatware, its still there

  • LaurinLooLoo

    I got this update a week or so ago, and all of the bloat apps that were mentioned have been removed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frozzy24 Sylvia Borup

    I have had nothing but problems with force closures since this update. discounted upgrade at the end of this month, counting down the days to be rid of this paper-weight.

  • jd

    I got the update on two of our droid phones and we have had nothing but problems since then. phone became very slow , apps would lock up. phone screen would go black and you could not turn the phone off or on it just stayed in some type of sleep mone.