Software Update for Verizon Motorola Droid R2-D2

Posted on March 24, 2012 by Nikhil P Naik

The Motorola Droid R2-D2 released last year was initially running on Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS. Later However, the company updated it to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Verizon now will soon release a new software update for the Motorola Droid R2-D2 smartphone. It is important for the Motorola Droid users to know that the update does not bring about changing in to the  Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. The update brings in some augmentation and bug fixes.  This update is numbered 4.5.622.A957.


Here are the changelog:

Device Features:

  • Enhanced security which comes with DigiNotar security patch.
  • Improved 3G data connectivity
  • Wireless Alerting System enabled
  • Download and save the purchased MP3 ringtones
  • Camera settings will be saved even after switch off
  • Enhanced browser cross-application script for stabilizing multitasking
  • Device stability enhanced when keypad is opened and closed repeatedly


Email & Messaging:

  • Duplicate text and multimedia messages receiving Issue Fixed
  • Improved syncing with Yahoo! email
  • Forwarded emails will no longer remain in the outbox on enabling Smart Forwarding
  • Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages when the Mobile Hotspot is switched on.


Applications & Widgets:

  • App shortcuts remains on the home screen after moving from internal to external memory.
  • VZ Navigator is now updated to version
  • V CAST Apps is now updated to version
  • Successfully play WAV files.
  • Contact groups will sort correctly.
  • Successfully add application shortcuts or widgets to the home panel without error.
NOTE: Through this update, Motorola DROID R2-D2 would be enhanced to Android 2.3.4. You can download it via OTA (Over-The-Air). The size of the update is about 12 MB. In case you haven’t received the update, then just head over to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update.
Get more info from this page or check this PDF file.


About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

Leave a Comment


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.