So the Motorola DROID 3 may have been on the throne of Verizon-branded devices for only a short while, but there are plenty of people out there who would prefer the DROID 3′s physical keyboard to the Motorola DROID Bionic’s lack of one. With that being said, the select owners out there who have been waiting to get their Google Talk video chat on, can now rest easy, because Motorola has finally pushed out the required update to make the feature usable.
Motorola has announced that the update has begun its roll out, which means that it will be issued to all the owners out there in waves. But, if you’re like most people and can’t stand waiting, you’ll be able to pull the update down from the clouds when you want. Just head into Settings –> About Phone –> System Updates. You’ll be notified that an update, system build number 5.6.890 that weighs in at 57.6MB has been detected. Get your download on, and then enjoy all of these new features:
New Features, tweaks, and updates:
Improved audio clarity for incoming calls and navigation.
No longer receive urgent notifications from Visual Voice Mail.
Email and Messaging
EAS policies can now limit personal email.
After setting up “Other” email accounts, user is now taken back to “Adding Accounts” page.
Yahoo!® emails show correct time-date stamp.
Applications and Widgets
Google Video Talk now comes preloaded.
V CAST Media Manager now comes preloaded.
Geo-tagging feature works properly.
Successfully subscribe to News App bundles.
Successfully launch GoToMeeting®.
When selecting to return “Home” in V CAST Video on Demand, the correct video will play.
V CAST App Store menu now functions correctly.
Streaming video is now available within the NFL Mobile app.
Improvements in the stability and connection of the Data widget.
Improvements in the stability of VZ Navigator®.
City ID now displays country name when receiving international calls.
SWYPE® keyboard cursor no longer skips to auto signature.
Backup Assistant no longer displays “Network Unavailable” error message.
Additional Device Features
Improved camera shutter speed and addition of multi-shot capability.
Correct charging indication displayed while on the Wireless Charging Pad.
Improved stability reduces camera, browser and device lockups/force close.
Access My Verizon without any force close errors.
Display screen no longer flickers.
Airplane Mode works properly while toggling rapidly.
GPS updates now install properly.
Improved battery life.
The Startup animation sound will no longer play when the device is in “Silent Mode”.
Guided Tours now available for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®.
When display is locked and rotating camcorder is in use, the display is no longer distorted.
Improvements in the functionality and stability of the SWYPE messaging feature.
Device no longer overheats after prolonged use of camera or camcorder.
Device no longer force closes while in Landscape Mode and the Apps Tray button is selected.
Let us know how the update process goes for you, and what you think of all the new additions, including that Google Talk voice chat.