Android updates mini-roundup; Ally, Galaxy S, DROID X, Incredible

Want some major proof of how huge Android is getting? In one day, it’s not unheard of to see 4 devices make the news for updates they will be receiving. That’s exactly what has happened today. We got a couple devices who’s updates are pretty lackluster, and a couple devices who’s updates are exactly the opposite. So who’s firmware is about to make the change?

LG Ally: The Ally will see an update this weekend that is not 2.2, but still includes some major tweaks and fixes the device badly needs. The list includes the following:

Increased QWERTY keyboard operability.
Streamlined alert functions.
Improved usability with alert sounds for authentication or confirmation of Bluetooth® functions.
Increased speed and response time for Messaging and Camera applications.
Manage your schedule with preloaded Corporate Calendar application.
Improved Amazon MP3 application.
Preloaded Backup Assistant application is now available.
Enjoy an enhanced preloaded Visual Voicemail application.
Sync Facebook contacts with a new preloaded application.

All good, no? Get ready Ally users, let us know how everything works out.

Via Talk Android

Galaxy S: Those of you using a Galaxy S of the international flavor should take not. A French spokesman for Samsung has said that the international version of your shiny new Vibrant/Captivate is slated to receive Froyo 2.2 in September. While this doesn’t necessarily mean anything, it could very well be a sign of things to come for Galaxy S series device owners here in the US. Only time will tell.

Via Android Central

DROID X: There’s good news, and bad news to report on the DROID X. The good news first. Verizon is officially rolling out an update for the X that includes the following:


+ Improved battery charging status indicator.
+ Smoother transition for camera and camcorder functions.
+ Redesign of weather widget icons.
+ Faster Exchange ActiveSync® email loading.
+ Streamlined organization of newly downloaded applications.
+ Organized favorite contacts by call count.
+ Updated Bluetooth® connection for enhanced video
sharing experience.
+ Coordinated date and time across phone displays.
+ Cleaner looking status bar for GPS symbol.
+ Improved sync capabilities for 3G Mobile Hotspot.
+ Faster Visual Voice Mail loading.


+ Take advantage of the enhanced, preloaded My Verizon application.
+ Preloaded Amazon Kindle® application lets you read Kindle books on
your Android™ phone, including thousands of free books.

Sounds great right? Unfortunately, it’s not all roses and sunshine for you DROID X early adopters yet. It’s not really a big deal… but, it’s an issue none-the-less. Under your contacts, when you choose a contact and look at your recent history with that number, it shows you recent texts, e-mails, calls, etc. If you delete that history, it’s supposed to stay deleted. As of right now, it’s not. Even after texts are deleted, the transcript of deleted text messages will still appear in the contacts history. Nothing Earth shattering, but if you have something to hide (for whatever reason), this may end up being a problem for you. Hopefully the bug gets sorted out soon. In the mean time, be careful.

Via Phandroid

DROID Incredible: Last but not least, we have some very good news about the DROID Incredible. A couple days ago, we reported that the HTC Incredible will be getting an update to Froyo 2.2 as soon as late July/early August. That information came from a letter obtained by HTC. Need more proof you say? Well I think this picture speaks for itself.

Oh, I almost forgot… The original DROID may be seeing something soon as well. Hopefully, it won’t be long now.

Via Gadgets DNA