Verizon HTC Droid DNA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update starts rolling out today
Some people have devices that already run Android 4.4 KitKat. And then there are others stuck on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Well, starting today owners of Verizon’s HTC Droid DNA are leaving the 4.1 club. Unfortunately though, they’re only getting 4.2.
That’s still something, but you really shouldn’t expect any more updates from HTC and Verizon, or not soon anyway. Android 4.2 was launched around one year ago.
The update brings with it HTC Sense 5, alongside a myriad of other improvements. Sense 5 in itself is a big update, coming with BlinkFeed, new People and Calendar apps, Video Highlights, a new Dialer, and a new Gallery app. Bug fixes are in tow as well, naturally. Stuff relating to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, video recording, and battery drain has reportedly been fixed. Obviously new software can introduce new bugs, but if you were experiencing any issues with the previous version, you should update as soon as possible. As you should even if all was working well for you, since Sense 5 comes with so many new features.
The update will come in two parts. The first will bring you to build 2.08.605.1 710RD. After that, you’ll get build 3.06.605.4, which contains all the goodies. The rollout should start today, and it will be an over-the-air affair. As always in such cases, it may take a few days or weeks for it to reach your particular device, so hang tight. The phone will notify you when the update is ready to download and install, and you go from there.