Gingerbread Update for my Verizon Samsung DROID Charge

Yesterday, I turned my Samsung DROID CHARGE 4G from Verizon on and it asked me if I wanted to update.  Always wanting that, I said yes.  After two days, here are the nice things I’ve found (nothing bad so far).  I was surprised when it finished, it did not offer me any idea of what it did though.  I’m pretty sure it’s the Gingerbread update.  My Phone Info now says 2.3.6 Firmware Version

So, here are the features (and screen shots)


New Version numbers on main screen. image
Nice transitions for top toggles (wifi,bluetooth, etc).  Before, it was hard to tell if bluetooth was on, coming on, off or going off. image
Shows top in green when phone is active.  That is, it reminds me I have a phone call going while I’m doing something else. image
pinch gives up to 4 browser sessions in carousel mode image
breadcrumb icons showing which screen I’m on. Note at the top. I also has a button next to the screen numbers which brings up the screens all together like in the next screen shot.  Also, when scrolling through the carousel, it now wraps from last to first instead of hitting a wall. image
Allow me to set any screen as home screen. image


Feel free to add comments below about other things.


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  1. OTA updates for BYOD to work has me thinking how Sencha and Azure consumerize IT. Separating the user experience from the business logic, breaking the IT admin log jam, product update cadence can simply flow.


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