Motorola DROID X firmware update now being rolled out

Motorola DROID X firmware update now being rolled out
Motorola DROID X firmware update now being rolled out
A few days ago we informed you that Verizon planed on rolling out a firmware update for their just released Motorola DROID X MB810 smartphone. Late last night the firmware version 1.13.604 started to be pushed out via OTA, with more phones added each day. The Verizon site lists the updates in the firmware, but there is a more complete and detailed list courtesy of Droid-Life with symptoms resolved for the battery meter, USB mass storage mode, Visual Voice Mail download, camera & camcorder showing a blank screen, weather widget showing a star instead of the sun, Exchange accounts not updating, app drawer is now in alphabetical order, sharing video over Bluetooth, date & time out of sync, GPS icon in status bar getting stuck, 3G Mobile Hotspot connection with iPod & iPad, and voice mail duration. There's no mention anywhere that the new firmware fixes the occasional Wi-Fi connection problem that some have experienced, nor does it fix the issues with the screen flickering (as that is a hardware issue). Let us know if your DROID X gets the .604 update and what you think about it in Comments section below.

Motorola DROID X MB810 Review | Specifications

source: Verizon Wireless and Droid-Life

Motorola DROID X firmware update now being rolled out


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12 Comments

1. MOERBO

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I just bought my Droid X at a STAPLES over the weekend (yes they now sell Verizon, T-Mobile and At&t) and I haven't had any problems with my unit. The only thing they should have fixed was the picture Gallery, it does not show my picasa albums anymore like my Droid did. I'm glad Verizon is taking necessary steps to prevent us from going through a iPhone like problems.

10. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You're probably the same type of person that was bitching when Apple released new OS versions shortly after launch right? Yea, figured so.

11. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

-1 for getting a phone @ Staples...lol

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Can someone tell me what the battery life is like? Maybe compared to the Droid?

3. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

I can get about ten hours with very light Internet usage, moderate texting, and everything else turned off.

4. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I get a little over a full day with frequent texting and a decent amount of messing with the market, most of what I do is through Wifi though, I don't know if that makes a different on battery life compared to 3G.

5. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Anyone know if there is an extended battery planned for this beast? Its a superb phone but I would love to not worry about if I turn on GPS or WiFi how much more battery will drain. But then again I guess thats almost the norm with smartphones these days. Size vs. how big of a battery you can shove in the frame. Personally I wouldn't mind a slightly bigger overall phone packing a longer lasting battery.

6. stix26

Posts: 21; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Yes there is an extended batt that is only 1mm thick that takes is 1840 mah that is supposed to come out very soon.

8. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I had the Motorola Droid from the day it was released until the day this phone was released. The last 4 months I actually carried around an extra battery and by 7-8pm I would have to switch to the extra. With the Droid X I can get a full day on one charge, but the battery is definitely very low by the time I go to bed. My definition of a "full day" is about 7:30/8:00AM until about midnight and I would consider myself somewhat of a heavy user. Overall, I would say there is a slight improvement in battery life over the original Droid, but my Droid was overclocked at 1ghz.

9. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I have actually noticed improvements in battery life when using wifi. But ONLY if you are constantly connected... it is when the phone is being taken in and out of range of the wifi signal that the battery seems to drain. This is how I have come to this conclusion... If I want to go to say, cnn.com over 3g it will generally take 3-10 seconds probably (when viewing in desktop mode)... over wifi (depending on speeds obviously) generally about 2-5 seconds. That is saving me anywhere from 1-5 seconds of having to power my display where I am getting absolutely nothing out of it. Using wifi all day I only notice about 7-10% of my battery life being dedicated to that at the end of the day, and i'm sure I saved quite a bit of time powering the display considering that about 60-75% of my use is dedicated to powering the display at the end of the day.

7. bloodpanther

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I got my update early yesterday. I love that they are being proactive.

12. lvtechaddict

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 01, 2010

Just did my update about 10 min ago and so far I noticed an improvement in the USB detection. Before, it would only detect a connection about 1 outta 10 times and now it's detecting a connection every time. Hell, I'm happy with just that. Everything else is just butter on the biscuit.

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