It looks like Motorola is going to push a pretty significant update to the Motorola Droid 3 and unfortunately it will not bring Android 4.0. This 224MB file will have software version 5.7.905, so you better make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network for a quick install. Here is the full changelog:
- A Google Security Patch has been added to improve the security level.
- Fixed issue where the device may power ON without user interaction.
- Avoid device interruption when accessing an application prior to the storage being fully mounted on the device.
- Improvements in device stability help avoid device power cycles.
- When connected to a Bluetooth® headset or HDMI cable, the device will no longer lock up and power cycle.
- Improvements to the camera’s auto focus will reduce the shutter response time and enhance the quality of captured imagery.
- Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
- Use a wired headset without the interruption of a high pitched tone.
- Plus code dialing has been enhanced, improving the experience while traveling.
Applications & Widgets
- Playback media can be heard while using a Bluetooth headset.
- Place a call to the appropriate recipient using the contact widget.
- When moving applications to the SD card, shortcuts to these Apps will remain.
- After updating the contact database from the Messaging App, the Messaging UI will display the latest contact information.
- Successfully post and play videos on Facebook.
- Purchased ringtones are now able to be downloaded, saved and used where appropriate.
- Contact pictures display properly in Google Voice.
- VZ Navigator 3D City is now preloaded.
- Resolved excessive data usages and continuous downloading for VZ Navigator® 3D City downloads.
While Verizon hasn’t given a date when they’ll roll out this update, we suspect that it could hit your Droid 3s sometimes next week. If you can’t wait for it and would like to keep checking your handset, you can head to Settings > About Phone > System Updates. Let us know if you get it.