Motorola DROID 3 Update Incoming, Host Of Bug Fixes Incoming

The Motorola DROID 3 is about to get a large software update — unfortunately it’s just an update of Gingerbread. The 5.7.905.XT862 update comes in around 230MB, and is full of fixes, enhancements, patches and more bug fixes. Given that the DROID 3 only has 512MB of RAM, an update to Ice Cream Sandwich is probably a pipe dream anyway, but every time we see those words “software update” we get a little excited. So what got fixed?

Device Features

  • A Google Security Patch has been added to improve the security level.
  • Fixed issue where the device may power ON without user interaction.
  • Avoid device interruption when accessing an application prior to the storage being fully mounted on the device.
  • Improvements in device stability help avoid device power cycles.
  • When connected to a Bluetooth® headset or HDMI cable, the device will no longer lock up and power cycle.
  • Improvements to the camera’s auto focus will reduce the shutter response time and enhance the quality of captured imagery.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.

Call Features

  • Use a wired headset without the interruption of a high pitched tone.
  • Plus code dialing has been enhanced, improving the experience while traveling.

Applications & Widgets

  • Playback media can be heard while using a Bluetooth headset.
  • Place a call to the appropriate recipient using the contact widget.
  • When moving applications to the SD card, shortcuts to these Apps will remain.
  • After updating the contact database from the Messaging App, the Messaging UI will display the latest contact information.
  • Successfully post and play videos on Facebook.
  • Purchased ringtones are now able to be downloaded, saved and used where appropriate.
  • Contact pictures display properly in Google Voice.
  • VZ Navigator® 3D City is now preloaded.
  • Resolved excessive data usage and continuous downloading for VZ Navigator 3D City downloads.

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