Verizon Wireless today said that it os offering a system update to the LG Revolution. The update does not install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but does add a few new features. The chief new tool that will arrive with the update is Verizon's remote diagnostic software, which will let Verizon's technical support staff view the user's device remotely to help with trouble shooting. The update also adds the Verizon Video application, and fixes bugs related to AVI video playback via HDMI, the alarm clock, Dolby Mobile presets, text messaging, back key functionality, and a reboot issue. The update can be downloaded over the air.
Skype has provided an update to its Android application that adds the video chatting feature to a large number of new Android handsets. Skype notes that Gingerbread is required to use the video chat feature, so owners of the following phones are encouraged to make sure their system is up to date. The new handsets are: the Acer A5; the HTC Desire, Thunderbolt, Sensation, EVO 4G, EVO 3D, Incredible S, Desire HD, Flyer; the LG Revolution; the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Droid Charge, Galaxy Tab; and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, Xperia ray, and Xperia mini pro. The update is free to install.
We've discovered that Verizon is quietly pushing Qi wireless charging technology, by requiring manufacturers to include the technology in their LTE phones. Read on for photos and details of the first Qi products for Verizon.
LG's first LTE phone for Verizon Wireless will be the Android-powered LG Revolution. PhoneScoop got hands-on time with a pre-production beta at Verizon's CES press conference.