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Verizon's HTC-built Droid DNA will soon be receiving a software update with a few important bug fixes, as the carrier has just posted word on its Droid DNA software support page. The new version 2.04.605.2 710RD comes with a sizeable changelog, including references to fixes for the mobile hotspot function, headset audio quality and Bluetooth --

  • User can load videos on HuluPlus
  • Improvements to Hotspot connectivity have been made
  • Improvements to Audio Quality for wired headsets and earpieces have been made
  • Bluetooth connectivity and volume level for specific models have been improved
  • Enhanced reliability and stability of the Contacts List have been made
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity has been improved
  • Improvements to default browser for zooming capability have been made
  • Incoming messages display with the correct timestamp
  • Enhanced Recent Apps functionality has been improved

We've had first-hand experience of mobile hotspot jankiness on the DNA, so hopefully this update will provide relief for this and other lingering issues with the phone. If previous Verizon updates are any indication, this new DNA firmware should start pushing out in the days ahead. When it does, the update file will weigh in at 103.5MB.

Source: Verizon Wireless

 

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Verizon's Droid DNA to be updated with bug fixes

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I was hoping for 4.1.2, but I guess this will do. I am surprised that there is no mention of fixing Email sync problems some people have been having.

I'm hoping for a SIM card fix if is indeed a software issue. That issue is driving me nuts. I've already changed out the physical card three times.

Enhanced Recent App functionality?

Maybe they'll return the standard Android look for the recent app button?

Here's hoping. That full screen recent app screen is pure non sense.

I actually prefer HTC's implementation of the app switcher because the "cards" are actually big enough that you can tell what app you're looking at without looking at the name. It also reminds me a bit of multitasking in webOS, which is never a bad thing.

I'm looking forward to the update, give credit where due, this is a fairly quick update to address several problems (rel nov 21?) 2.5 months is pretty good, now that said if we didn't have problems there would be no need.. but at least they are supporting the device!

How in the world do we fix the SIM card issue that even major outlets like Android Central refuse to report in on that impact their user base?

I don't understand how this isn't front page news. a new phone that doesn't even function as a phone! New phone doesn't fix it , new sim doesn't fix it. And there's a problem with recent apps? Who cares about the gui! I want to receive a simple phone call.

Smgdh

I agree! Especially if you use the phone for business like I do as well as pleasure. I bought my phone at Costco & they stated I can exchgange it for any other device I like. My best friend who runs an insurance agency has a DROID RAZR HD & his device is rock solid. I think that's the route I have to go, I cant afford losing all my sales calls!

Besides the time stamp in the text messages, absolutely no issues with this phone. The battery life has been amazing especially considering all the worrying before it came out. Easily the best phone I've had yet.

Orlanka, I dont believe you have had the phone ling enough to have experience this issue. Verizon has stated to me that HTC knows about the issue and it effects ALL DNA's.

Also, Phil, where is the outcry? I guess because its not a god damned iPhone no one gives a shit.