HTC Rezound

The "official" update document for the HTC Rezound is now live on Verizon's website, which usually means an OTA update is nigh.  According to the page, the Rezound should soon be seeing software Version 2.01.605.11 and baseband version 0.95.00.1118r, so unfortunately this is not the Ice Cream Sandwich ROM that was leaked a week or so ago.  If anything, it looks like a maintenance release to get some bugs ironed out, which nobody should be complaining about.  The changelog in handy bullet-point form:

  • Updated signal strength meter to 5 bar Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI).
  • Screen Timeout issues while connected to Wifi have been resolved.
  • Resolved issue with Mobile Hotspot data stalling while multiple users are connected.
  • Improved audio quality during voice call.
  • Reduced forced closures related to the People application.
  • Improved device stability reduces continuous resets.
  • Resolved issue with Task Manager stopping Mail background service.

All very welcome fixes indeed.  The Rezound is a hell of a phone as is, and knowing that HTC and Big Red aren't going to let it wither by the wayside is great news for all of us.  Security patches and bug fixes are just as important as complete OS updates, so we'll take them every time.

Of course, there's no guarantee that this is coming soon, but in the past we have seen the support page for Verizon phones go live a few days before the OTA begins to push out.  There's no reason not to think this will be the same situation, so if I had a Rezound and was interested in accepting a stock update, I'd be preparing for it.  Jump in the Rezound forums and discuss!

Source: Verizon (pdf); via Android Central forums.  Thanks, iLLusive!

 

 
There are 9 comments

nickmiller71 says:

I can't wait for ICS on the bad boy...

moosc says:

Wow another lte phone another signal bar snafu geeze vzw

droidman2177 says:

this update better not screw with an already near flawless phone! Better voice quality? Really? This is one of the best "talkers" i have had in quite awhile! I guess we'll just see what we'll see. Won't we.

jroc says:

Yea....well...compared to my RAZR...it could use an update to help voice quality...or phone reception.

I have both and the only time I get complaints about my phone breaking up or them not hearing me is on the Rezound. Only happens when I'm in a bad reception area.

droidman2177 says:

Man, i'm sorry to say, but moto is junk. Still. Why the hell would you release a phone that is exactly the same with a bigger battery 2 months later. That alienates your customer base and proves that moto is out to screw people for money. Totally F'in Stupid! Garbage!! Google better str8tin this crap out, cause i really think that is BS!

jroc says:

Ok...what that has to do with call quality...I'll never know...

And like I mentioned...my RAZR has better reception in areas my Rezound would start breaking up. So I dont think Moto is totally junk...lol.

droidman2177 says:

They put out one piece o's**t after another. And you know it.

SurfingJerry says:

I'm skeptical. I haven't experienced ANY of the listed bugs this claims to fix.

eklisiewicz says:

I would like to see the headphone jack audio problem fixed, which is not listed here. Beats Audio is useless to me when all I get is loud hiss and static in the left channel, something which is not present when I use BT headphones.