Phones Review

Motorola Razr Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread update with Smart Actions

Under: Google Android, Motorola
By:Debbie Turner | March 21st, 2012

The Motorola RAZR smartphone has been a hugely popular smartphone and owners of the device in the UK, France, Spain and Italy will be pleased to hear today of a Gingerbread update 2.3.6. The update has started rolling out and brings new Smart Actions. Read on for more about the update.

The new software package, for those currently using software versions SPU9 and SPU 11, will update Motorola RAZR handsets to firmware version SPU 15 and brings the usual bug fixes and enhancements to performance as well as some new features. As well as a new UI, users of RAZRs with the update will now also be able to upload photos to a connected PC. Other upgrades include an improved battery performance, better stability, minor adjustments to the camera and a Google security patch.

Brought to our attention by Phandroid, sourced from Facebook, Gingerbread 2.3.6 will also include Smart Actions, such as a VIP caller mode, whereby the user can set particular rules concerning specific call contacts. Another of the new Smart Actions is Auto Text SMS, which allows users to set up an automatic response to an SMS or Voice Announce for incoming caller or incoming SMS details.

You should receive a notification to your handset that the update is ready. If so simply select ‘Download’ and after downloading select ‘Install Now.’ After installation your phone will restart and then will have updated automatically. Without a notification simply open ‘Settings,’ then select ‘About Phone’ followed by ‘System Updates’ then press ‘Download.’ After the download simply press “Install,” and after this process your phone will automatically restsart. If you’re waiting to hear when you can get the Android 4.0 ICS update to the RAZR then the last information we have for Europe showed an expected release in Q2.

Full details of what you can expect from the Gingerbread 2.3.6 update can be found at this Motorola changelog. Have you already received your notification for this update and if you have already installed it what do you think of the improvements?

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  • Wangtastic

    Got the update today, it’s given some welcome improvements but still can’t wait for ics! :D

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