Verizon’s oft-forgotten midrange Android-powered smartphone that packs a side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard, the LG Ally, has received a software update.
Sadly for its owners, the phone will still be on Android 2.1 even after this update is applied, since it isn’t an update to Android 2.2 Froyo. There’s no word on when or even if an update to what is now the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system will reach the LG Ally.
Today’s update does bring a few fixes and enhancements here and there, though. The playback of audio files received via picture messages is now improved, as is Exchange ActiveSync calendar syncing. Also, the Exchange ActiveSync provisioning feature is now compatible with all Exchange servers.
A new version of Skype is built into the firmware, and VZ Navigator is now preloaded as well.
For more information, go straight to Verizon here, where both the instructions to update your phone and the benefits of doing so are waiting for you in PDF form.
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