For you DROID 2 Global owners out there, software updates may be something you’re still excited about, but just a bit too jaded at the same time. That’s perfectly understandable. But, thanks to the fine folks at Motorola who want nothing more than to keep on trying to make you happy, we’ve learned that the newest software update for the DROID 2 Global is available now.
The software build is 4.5.608, and it’s now being rolled out over the air. Yes, that means in phases, so it’s not going out to everyone in one lump sum. However, if you are too anxious to get your hands on it, you can always head into the Settings of your phone and pull down the update on your own time. There’s a full list of the changes and enhancements just below.
Download Manager App:
New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
App and Power Management Details:
Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos, instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality:
New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
New User Interface and Color Scheme:
New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
Static Phone, App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the Dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
New App Menu allows creation of custom app groups, in addition to 3 default groups: All Apps, Recent and Downloaded.
Added Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.
Updated Calendar Options:
Display Calendar and event times in your home time zone when traveling.
Dismiss individual reminders, such as dismissing one meeting reminder without dismissing other meeting reminders.
Easy conference dialing – simply dial and automatically enter a conference code directly from your Calendar.
Email and Messaging
Sporadic issues with unintended recipient list corrected for text, picture, video and audio multimedia messages.
Exchange ActiveSync calendar events created on the device will now push to your PC calendar.
POP3/IMAP emails now show the correct date stamp.
New ActiveSync Email Policy Support for the following:
Data encryption for both the internal and SD card memory.
Require manual synchronization while roaming.
Allow HTML email.
Additional Device Features
Improvements in stability prevent lockups, resets and force close errors.
Bluetooth® devices will now select the correct audio recording level for optimal voice capture and alert you when your audio level is too low.
Improved battery life while using Bluetooth.
Access My Verizon without any force close errors.
Reset Backup Assistant under Manage Applications menu.
Enhanced connectivity when roaming in GSM/UMTS networks (Europe and India).
Improved battery life during Wi-Fi use.
Exchange ActiveSync encryption fails after OTA update.
Preloaded Apps and Programs
Amazon MP3 Store
Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2