Verizon Wireless details latest Droid Bionic software update

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Verizon Wireless has detailed and looks ready to begin rolling out the next software update for the Droid Bionic smartphone. The update will be arriving as software version 5.9.902.XT875 and will contain more than a handful of improvements dealing with everything from data connectivity to applications. According to details coming from Verizon, this update will measure in at 57.6MB and take about 10 to 30 minutes to download and then need another 5 to 10 minutes for installation. Those looking to get the update can navigate to Menu -> Settings -> About phone -> System Updates to check. Or you can sit back with some patience and simply wait for the update notification to arrive on your device. With that, here is how the changelog reads;

Device Features

  • Added support for National Plus Code Dialing.
  • Added support for Bluetooth Personal Area Networks (PAN).
  • Receive text message alerts while on voice calls without voice call interruption.
  • Improved audio while streaming video to a TV using the HDMI connection.
  • Improved Bluetooth audio when paired and connected to the device.
  • Improvements in device stability prevent the following: Black screen lockups, Camera multi-shot lockups, Idle resets, Multimedia dock lockups
  • Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
  • Improvements in battery life.

Data Connectivity

  • Data connectivity and stability improvements.
  • Improvements in Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot download performance.

Application Improvements

  • YouTube videos will resume play from their previous location after pausing to access the Notification Panel.
  • Composing a Visual Voice Mail message no longer mutes the voice call.
  • Messages saved with Visual Voice Mail will store to the SD card target shown on the user interface.
  • Visual Voice Mail improvements for message storage and deletion.
  • Play WAV audio files.
  • The following apps are now preloaded: Amazon MP3, VCAST Apps Store.

Via [Verizon Wireless] and [Droid-Life]

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