Upgrade for DROID X on the way to repair minor bugs

Upgrade for DROID X on the way to repair minor bugs
Some journalists who received an early review unit of the Motorola DROID X had received a firmware upgrade to the phone. Those who received the device on Thursday's launch and afterward, were not recipients of the upgrade. As a result, DROID X owners might notice that they are having problems connecting to a Wi-Fi signal among other things. To remedy these minor bugs, the upgrade that the reviewers received, 1.13.604, is expected to be sent out OTA on Monday. Don't expect the upgrade to follow the calendar precisely. After all, first-gen Motorola DROID owners are still waiting for the Froyo that was expected to have arrived on July 13th.

Besides the Wi-Fi connection repair, the .604 upgrade is also supposed to improve the status bar for recharging the battery, camera and camcorder functions will have smoother transitions, Weather widget icons will be re-designed, you will notice faster Exchange ActiveSync email loading, newly downloaded apps will be organized better, favorite contacts will be organized by number of calls, and there will be faster Visual VoiceMail loading among other things. For a complete list of changes to expect, check out the source link. Sure it stinks to buy a phone that comes out of the box with a number of bugs, no matter how minor they are. But when the carrier and manufacturer are on top of the ball and offer a brisk fix, it is a sign that you as a customer, are considered important to the companies involved.

Motorola DROID X Specifications | Review

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral



15. jdoc611

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Its really funny how you guys bash on the Apple fanboys. You are just as bad. DROID X bahhhhhhhhh Verizon bahhhhhhhh The list of things being "fixed" by this OTA is pretty long considering the phone was just released not but a week ago. But I guess its ok that your wifi does not work or your camera is laggy amoung other things. Oh wait its ok becuase they announced it to to world. Congrats your phone is still buggy one way or another. You guys are idiots.

14. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I have the Droid X, got it on friday in the mail. Best F***ing phone ever. Awesome apps, no censorship, incredible service, and nothing wrong with it yet as far as bugs or minor issues like the ones stated above, no reception issues, and not nearly as big as i thought, very comfortable size to it. Really a next to perfect phone as far as today standards go. Only one thing i don't care for, whenever you want to back out of something you have to press the tiny back button, and thats barely even an issue.

13. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

The only thing better than amazing customer service is having an amazing phone on a great network. Thank you Droid X :)

11. jack395

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Steve Jobs is one pompous and arrogant guy! I used to have high regards for him, but after iphone4 I just lost all respect for him.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Haha low res? Before iphone 4 it had the highest resolution on any cell phone. Id rather have a huge screen than a tiny shitty one that you can't even hold without losing service. Not to mention your phone is made of glass, better hope you never drop it. And how's it like to remove your battery? Oh wait you can't. You'd have to send it to apple for a replacement. I don't care about video calling, you'll never use it so shut up. Go buy your bumper or wait like a good sheep until your case comes in the mail so you can finally use your iphone for its main purpose........TO MAKE CALLS. Id rather have a large screen than a small shitty one, i don't care if your phone has higher pixels. That'd be like bragging about having HD on a 20 inch tv to someone who has a 50 inch tv!

8. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Amen. LOL@a little hi res screen. Evidently you haven't stepped into the big screen tv world yet and are still using a 19" flat screen. In the world of screens...bigger is better kid.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Exactly. I don't care if the phone has one billion pixels, you can keep your tiny phone. The difference is really only noticable when you have the two phones completely zoomed out. Most people zoom in on web pages anyway and thats when they start looking exactly the same. It isn't a big deal, screen size over screen resolution any day.

4. happypowerdemon unregistered

hey! how's that huge, low res screen? did u save ur apps to your memory card? those huge apps? how's video calling? good? njoy FRAGMENTATION!!!!! p.s. the EOL for the Droid X is in 8 months and 29 days--fktards

6. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Enjoy not using your iPhone to its fullest potential on a shit network. "Ooooh! I can see pretty colors on my phone! what can yours do?" "I can video call someone but I have to be at home on my Wifi network.." ooooh! I have apps.... oh wait... I can use them without reception? but how do I download them? do i have to hold my phone a certain way?" Do you like getting fucked by your master? I mean seriously... how much more arrogance can you take? I bet your the wife in the relationship arent you? Even though your what liberal society would call a man.... And BTW. EOL is not 9 months from now. I would know. Trust me on this!

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Someone has phone envy. What can I say, size matters.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

"Low res?" Maybe relative to the Iphone, but the only penalty is that smaller letters get a little jagged. "Save apps to memory card?" Yeah, there's an included 16 gig memory card that's-wait for it-REMOVABLE. You can put up to a 32 gig card in the Droid X. So say you fill up one card with apps. You can swap it out for another card and put even more crap on that one. "Video calling?" Which you will use...once? Twice? Only one percent of everyone in the U.S. has an iphone. How many of that one percent are you going to place those video calls to? Until almost all phones have front cameras video calling is nothing but a gimmick. "EOL?" Who cares? If the phone works and it works well, you won't need to upgrade until you're eligible. There's always something newer and flashier coming out. I know people who still use BB Curves because they work well for them. Hell, it used to be that phones survived years past upgrade dates. My mom still has her six year old Nokia. All EOL means is when they'll stop selling the phone in deference to a new phone in its niche. And tell you what, 9 months is about standard for phone EOLs these days. So, you have your new Iphone. Providing you can get signal on it (oops, not a given even when avoiding the death grip!) Let's download a ton of apps. How are enjoying unlimited data....oh, sorry, forgot. Only a 2 gig limit on smrtphones. So, let's get those sausage fingers working on your big....oh, wait, your screen's kinda puny. All right, so let's go for a walk....oh, great, you dropped it and shattered the screen. Too bad you don't have Gorilla glass in your phone's face. So, let's customize your replaceme....oh, wait, you can't really do that. Oh, you managed to fill your phone's memory. So let's get another...oh, wait, no memory card slot. You neglected to pay the extra 100 bucks for the model with more memory. So before you bash what is actually quite a good phone, think about the weaknesses of its competition compared to it.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i would rather have a 4.3 inch screen over a 3.5 inch screen anyday. owning a 3.5 inch screen phone is pathetic. have you ever heard of fring? it's video calling over wifi and 3G. you will be able to save apps to the memory card with froyo 2.2. go back to your crapple playskool toy.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Now see, there you go. Minor bugs, and Motorola and Verizon immediately acknowledge the issue and promise an update to fix the problem. If this were Apple... "There is no problem with Wi Fi. Hold your Droid correctly." "There is no issue. If you don't like it, then give us our fu.cking phone back." One month later... "So as you can see, Blackberries, Nokias, and Windows Mobile phones are also sluggish when changing from camera to camcorder, and their apps aren't organized very well either. We're all human, we all make mistakes. But we'll give you a free case if it'll make you feel better about these NONEXISTENT problems. And there'll be a software update somewhere in the near future...ah, fu.ck it, who knows when it's coming out?"


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Baaaaaaahhhh i am an isheep and Steve Jobs is our lord and master baaaaaaaahhhh!!!!! Oh shit im holding my iphone with my left hand and my iphone is losing signal noooooooooo!!!!!!! *wakes up* whoa what a horrible nightmare!!! I dreamed i had the shitty ass iphone 4!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I have had no issues with my droid x. But its good to see motorola being respectful and mature about these MINOR issues.

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