DROID 3 update brings Google Talk video and more

DROID 3 update brings Google Talk video and more
Good news for DROID 3 users, you will soon be part of an exclusive Android club. A new update is rolling out right now which brings a number of bug fixes, but also adds a rare feature that Google showed off months ago: Google Talk video chat. 

The update is out now and will bring your phone to build 5.6.890. Obviously, the biggest news of this is that it adds video chat support to Google Talk, which is a feature that Google introduced first in the Nexus S with Android 2.3.4. The trouble is that many Gingerbread updates for other phones have only been 2.3.3, so Google Talk video chat still hasn't made the rounds as far as it should. 

In addition to that, the update brings about 30 bug fixes, including some fixes to make Blur more stable. Unfortunately, you'll still have Blur, so it's not the best fix available.

source: Droid Life

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DROID 3
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(9.16h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

is motorola's new blur better than the old one at all? Why do I still see complaints about it?

3. doubleD

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

I really enjoy the blur on the Droid 3. I think that most people that complain about the new blur haven't even used it. My biggest complaint on the Droid 2 was the lag, with the recent update to the new blur, the lag was greatly reduced. With the dual core processor on the Droid 3, lag is a rare occurrence and very limited when it does happen.

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeah it's actually really nice, i even used to be a big GO Launcher guy and after i got my Droid 3 i've kept it stock. you guys that keep bagging on Blur (which it isn't even called anymore) are just so used to disliking Motorola's skins that you don't give it a real chance. it's simpler than Sense and it's not so in your face and that's what i like about it. closest thing to stock you can get other than that 1st Gen Optimus UI.

2. rokin unregistered

i lost track what google is doing now, they seem to be working on a bunch of things google+, google buz, goggle, gtalk, etc etc....

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Google is an enormous company. It's always working on a bunch of different things.

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'm unfreezing and unrooting right now. i'll get back to you on how it is.

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

is anyone else having trouble with it? i used Pete's Motorola Root tools to unroot and restore my phone then i'll try to force the update in Settings>About Phone>Software Update and after i download it and go to install it it'll stop close to halfway full in the bar on the Package Installer screen then it'll reboot and say "Software Update Failed!"

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Try flashing it? Check XDA for the stock Files and try updating from there

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i know i can do that but i don't want to, i can even do it via the software i used to unroot but i want to keep my OTA portals open. i think since it's pretty much back to it's factory settings i'll take it in to Verizon and play dumb and they'll probably fix it or replace it for me if i don't figure it out tonight.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

if you flash to a stock version (current or new you get OTA updates anyways) this worked for me on Milestone, defy and Galaxy Ace by using the flash tools (RSD and Odin respectively) try this maybehttp://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1255198 EDIT: reread, yeah try verizon too

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

oh, oh, yeah i've tried SBFing it but RSDLite won't see my phone in Fastboot. i think there's a corrupted file or something.

12. tech.currentblips unregistered

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