Droid 2 update begins with promise of better battery life and more

We've receive a number of reports that a 2.3.20 software update for Verizon's Droid 2 is slowly making the rounds this morning. The OTA push promises a number of improvements and enhancements with the promise of better battery life, faster transitions between WiFi and 3G data connection, and quicker location tracking when using GPS being perhaps the most notable. Other enhancements include:

  • New ability to add pictures from your Gallery to a contact.

  • Export all your contacts to the SD card.

  • View details of Social Networking contacts.

  • VZ Navigator is now preloaded on device.

Click through the break for the full list of improvements.

[Thanks, Mark L.]


  • Improved battery life.

  • Heightened proximity sensor accuracy to enable faster screen response.

  • View the Weather widget in both landscape and portrait orientation.

  • Simpler setup, improved user interactions, and better notifications for Visual Voice Mail.

  • Background Email Sync during display inactivity for better user experience.

  • Support for email domain suffixes containing more than three characters.

  • Keep text messages organized with chronological in-box screen.

  • Edit text messages after you've inserted a video file.

  • Improved audio sound during recorded video playbacks.

  • Stream Guided Tour videos on device in Help Center application with ease.

  • Faster location tracking during GPS navigation.

  • Faster transitions between Wi-Fi and 3G in data connection.