Motorola Droid 2 update offers new UI and SD card encryption

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Motorola Droid 2 users must know a 2.3 update is running as i write this article “in phases,”  bring a few new interesting enhancements like the new user interface (UI), microSD card encryption for security reasons and a few fixes.

For a full list of details regarding Android 2.3 Gingerbread update v4.5.601.A955.Verizon.en.US, check the change log down below.


  • New Download Manager
  • App and Power Management Details
  • Multi-touch key-chording
  • Improved word selection copy functionality
  • New UI and color scheme
  • New dock icons
  • App groups
  • Improved security
  • Improved battery life while using Wi-Fi
  • Fixed issue that caused frequent data connection drops
  • Mobile Hotspot status is displayed accurately
  • Improved email application
  • Correct contact name is displayed when receiving SMS messages
  • Emoticons are displayed in messages
  • Forward SMS message conversations accurately
  • Notification LED will flash when new message is received
  • Access My Verizon without any force close errors
  • Compass calibration within Google Maps syncs accurately with your location
  • Geo-tagging features available for camera applications
  • Clock widget updates time correctly
  • Callback numbers now populate in Dialer app
  • GPS apps and programs no longer cause unnecessary device resets
  • Google Books is now preloaded
  • V CAST Apps is now preloaded
  • V CAST Media Manager is now preloaded
  • Blockbuster® movie rentals license remains active after download
  • Keypad backlight turns on in darker settings
  • Improvements in screen display no longer causes display screen to turn black
  • Fixed issue that caused factory resets when the device’s mobile number is changed
  • Fixed issue that caused device reset and a black display screen after over the air upgrades.

To check or pull the update, tap Settings  > About Phone >  System Updates. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Motorola Droid 2 update offers new UI and SD card encryption

  1. ACie

    What do you mean my App Groups? Does this allow you to group your applications like the iPhone? If so, how do one do this? Also, I do not see the VCast App or the VCast Media Manager. Please help.


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