Verizon Wireless has said that customers with a Samsung Droid Charge should expect an update shortly. The software update goes by the number FP1 and brings a lot of enhancements to the Samsung 4G/LTE device. Unfortunately it’s not bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to the Verizon Wireless update document, the Droid Charge update brings these features and enhancements:
+ Updated User Interface (UI).
+ Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System.
+ No longer receive a promotional notification popup when using Mobile Hotspot.
+ Device allows for USB tethering while in Wi-Fi mode.
+ No longer lose data connectivity when the USB cable is connected or disconnected.
+ Easily view data activity with the Wi-Fi icon located in the status bar.
+ Complete calls without experiencing choppy audio, clicking noises and/or
one-way audio noises.
+ Resolved “no tones” dial pad issue, allowing for easy access to voice mail
and other automated systems
Verizon has also updated VZ Navigator to version 188.8.131.52 and has done some other application enhancements that will protect data loss from some third party Android Market applications.
This update will also bring the Verizon Remote Diagnostics Application that will allow (with customer approval), customer service agents for Verizon to “log in” to your Samsung Droid Charge to remotely view the device for trouble shooting, device training and application demonstrations.
This free update should arrive soon in your software updates section.