The HTC Rezound update that will introduce global roaming to the year-and-a-half old phone is now pushing out to users. The update is 207MB in size, but as long as you are on LTE, should only take a few minutes to download and then install. As I just mentioned, this update brings global roaming to the phone, a feature it should have had a year ago.
Other than global roaming, you’ll see updates to bloatware and improved data connectivity.
To pull it, head into Settings>About phone>Software updates. (more…)
An update for the HTC Rezound has been approved by Verizon this morning as build 4.05.605.14. This is not Jelly Bean, I repeat, this is not Jelly Bean. It does add global roaming support, though, a feature I thought should have been added, oh, a year ago. But hey, it’s there now!
The update also includes updates and improvements to bloatware, along with improvements to Skype video calling, device stability, and data connectivity. And that’s about it.
Since Big Red has approved the update, one would assume that it will start to rollout in a matter of days. The update is 207MB in size.
Just yesterday, Verizon approved an update for both the DROID Incredible 2 and the HTC Rezound. While we still haven’t heard anything from Incredible 2 owners, we do have one Rezound owner that has already been pushed the update. Inside, there isn’t much to talk about. Instead, all we get from Verizon is that it brings “HTC device enhancements.” Sweet.
The update is 6.9MB and will bring the phone up to build 3.14.605.13.
Keep your eyes on that Rezound, folks!
Both the HTC Rezound and DROID Incredible 2 received approval on new updates from Verizon this morning, though it’s not much to talk about from what we can tell. While the Incredible still needs Ice Cream Sandwich and the Rezound could use a dose of Jelly Bean, neither will see them with this update. All the update includes is an “HTC Device Enhancement.” We have no idea what that means, but will do our best to figure it out.
The Incredible 2 update is 32.88MB in size and will bring the phone up to build 6.04.605.07. The Rezound update is 6.9MB and will bring the phone up to build 3.14.605.13. (more…)
Well, if you are looking for a phone off contract on Verizon, Daily Steals is hosting a pretty sweet deal on everything from the Galaxy S3 all the way to the LG Lucid 4G. Some devices have very steep price cuts (they are all refurbished), so go take a look and see if anything strikes your fancy. (more…)
I love the holidays. It seems that all of my favorite things go on sale, including smartphones. For a limited time, naturally, AmazonWireless is hosting a deal on select Verizon devices that should make for some happy buyers.
The original DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX are both on sale for only a penny, while upgrading and new customers can get the Galaxy S3 16GB for just $79.99. If you’re looking for one of Verizon’s new phones, you can grab the RAZR M for one cent as well, or grab the slightly aged HTC Rezound for the same price. (more…)
HTC has updated their device FAQ for anyone looking to find information on when and if their device will receive Jelly Bean. Long story short, HTC has made it clear that in general, devices with 512MB of RAM or less will more than likely not receive Jelly Bean. Unfortunately, that probably goes for you too Thunderbolt owners, even with your 768MB of RAM. Other devices from HTC that are equipped with just 512MB of RAM are the One V and Desire C.
We work hard to ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience and therefore some products will remain at their current version of Android. In general, devices with 512MB RAM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.1. As we identify other devices that will not be upgraded, we’ll provide updated information.
As for which devices will definitely get JB, HTC says they are prioritizing the update for the devices that were launched in 2012, then working their way back. The company has quite the portfolio to work through, and as you most likely already guessed, it could take quite some time before we see updates go live for the Rezound, EVO 3D, and other once-flagship devices. (more…)
The Jelly Bean update situation on Verizon is a tricky one. I say that because most Android phone manufacturers have yet to even update most of their phones to Ice Cream Sandwich. So how can we start talking about Jelly Bean updates? Well, we know that many of you are always looking for the most current information on this subject and thought we may as well create the official page for it just like we did with Android 4.0. Once word starts trickling out from Motorola, Samsung and the rest of the major players, we will update this post. I’d say that this is definitely one that you should bookmark. You will also find a shortcut to it in the sidebar. (more…)