Droid Pro

A couple days ago we told you about the soak test starting up for the Motorola Droid Pro, and it seems to have passed and version 4.7.3.XT610 has been made official. Verizon has posted the change log and update instructions on their support site, with some critical bugs being addressed. The full list:

  • Improved security with DigiNotar security patch.
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Device will no longer lockup or reset after an Over the Air update.
  • Device will no longer automatically power on after it has been powered off.
  • Pressing the spacebar key will no longer cause the device to lockup.
  • Improvements to keyboard backlighting.
  • Smart Forwarding will no longer cause forwarded messages to remain in the Outbox
  • V CAST Apps is now updated to version 2.00.54.
  • VZ¬†Navigator is now updated to version

Users affected by the weird lockup and phantom reboot bugs should be especially happy, and security fixes are always welcome on a device designed for business use. For those who aren't using the Droid Pro for business and have been using other methods to keep it current, don't accept this one until a developer says you can. 

There's no timeline when you should expect the update, but as soon as we hear that it's begun rolling out we'll let you know. It's not ICS, but at least Motorola and Verizon didn't forget about the Droid Pro.

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Droid Pro update official, change log posted


There are a multitude of bugs on just about every Droid phone. The problems are well documented but the fixes don't seem to come. With locked bootloaders it makes it next to impossible for independent devs to cook up a fix. The Droid X2 I had suffered with a battery bug that came with Gingerbread that rendered it in need of a charger after about 5 hrs.

I had to say goodbye to Droids & Motorola. Better days are ahead in HTC land.

My Droid Pro has been remarkably stable and I don't have any need for updated Verizon apps. I tried to manually pull down the update but it is not available yet.

This is a decidedly niche phone and I don't begrudge the fact that it won't get ICS, but I really like to see a new phone with a portrait physical keyboard.

I am waiting for the same exact thing (though I'm over in AT&T's pond). I'd love a more modern, updated version of a phone like this; portrait physical keyboard. Even if it slides up.

Still Waiting check every so often to see if it is available. I wish they would release a new Droid Pro, as I enjoy the form factor and the front facing keyboard. Glad to see they haven't forgotten us as far as software updates.