Verizon approved the Android 4.0 update for the Droid 4 on Monday. The carrier also published the complete changelog, and is expected to begin the soak test sometime today. Besides the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, the update will bring better quality pictures, global roaming capabilities, a remote diagnostics tool, plus other improvements and fixes. Android 4.0 will add new features like Face Unlock and improved multi-tasking.
The update should begin rolling out in a few days If today's soak test is successful. You can either wait to be notified, or check for the OTA download by navigating to Menu Key > Settings > About phone > System updates > Download.
The 364.1MB Android 4.0.4 update will take the software build number to 6.16.217.
Here is the complete changelog:
Issues Corrected / Enhancements -OS Upgrades
Device is enabled for Global Roaming. Now take advantage of voice and data services in over 205 countries worldwide. For additional information and support please visit www.verizonwireless.com/global.
Integration of new version of Backup Assistant Plus.
Mobile IM has been removed.
Color for Facebook application is preloaded.
Enhanced Customer Support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics
New customer care solution to improve customer service experience. When a customer calls into Verizon Wireless customer care, this solution, with the customer’s permission, allows support personnel to remotely view the user’s device for device training, application demonstrations and troubleshooting.
Email / Messaging
Improved Stability and connectivity with Email.
Successfully download and save ringtones.
Stability and Performance Improvements
Mobile Hotspot – Improved connectivity.
Reduced device resets and power cycling.
Camera quality has been improved for better pictures.
Improved My Gallery performance.
Voice Mail Notification shows the correct of unread messages.
Updated Mobile Hotspots Icon.
Visual Voice Mail shortcut on home screen changed to a standard voicemail shortcut.
Clear Contact pictures are displayed for phonebook contacts.