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DROID DNA Kit Kat Update With Sense 5.5 Ready to Rollout, Here is the Changelog

On Tuesday, HTC  told us to expect the Android 4.4.2 with Sense 5.5 update for the DROID DNA on Verizon as early as today, April 24. They appear to be spot on with their timeline, as Verizon has now posted the full changelog for the update, a list that includes talk of BlinkFeed enhancements, a redesigned gallery and music apps, better lock screen controls, advanced location management (thanks to Kit Kat), and more.

Again, the update was supposed to start rolling out today. To try and pull it, head into Settings>Software update>Status or check new.

According to a reader of ours, the update comes in two parts. The first is an 18.3MB file that prepares your phone for Kit Kat. The second update is 618MB and finally brings the goods. 

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BLINKFEED

  • New menu delivers quicker access to search and content sources
    • Access by swiping from left side of the screen
  • Easily turn BlinkFeed on or off
    • Perform a pinch-in gesture on the home screen > Then access the Edit screen > Simply tap BlinkFeed ON and BlinkFeed OFF

LOCATION SETTINGS

  • Redesigned for ease of use and battery conservation
  • Shows estimated battery use of each app
  • Offers a master switch that turns all location settings on or off
  • Lists which apps are using location services
  • New setting enables you to choose between these location profiles:
    • High accuracy (most battery use)
    • Battery saving (least battery use)
    • Device sensors (GPS only)

GALLERY APPLICATION

  • Redesigned for easier viewing of different content configurations
    • Panels for each configuration (folders, highlights) have replaced the drop-down menu
    • Swipe left or right to switch between panels
  • Quickly access photos from the cloud and social networks
  • Manage and edit Video Highlights easily
    • From Events panel, tap desired event, then switch to Video Highlights
    • Select desired pictures, themes and music

DO NOT DISTURB

  • Cut down on phone distractions during important events
  • Block incoming calls: turn off sound, vibration and LED notifications
  • Can be set to resume ¿normal mode¿ at a certain time
    • To access this feature, go to Settings > Sound > Do not disturb
  • Tap on an Event to view all the pictures and videos from a particular occasion

LOCK SCREEN

  • The process to lock screen widgets has been simplified
    • Swipe left from the lock screen
    • Tap the + icon to choose a widget to add to the Lock Screen

MUSIC APPLICATION

  • Redesigned for easier viewing of different content configurations
    • Panels for each configuration (artist, albums) have replaced the drop-down menu
    • Swipe left or right to switch between panelsd
Via:   Verizon
Cheers Chris, Tyler and David!

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