Featured Mobileburn Video

HTC DROID DNA updating to Android 4.4 today


News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 24, 2014.

htc droid dna · htc news · cell phone news · andrew kameka

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green.

HTC DROID DNA
HTC DROID DNA

Verizon and HTC have begun updating the DROID DNA to Android 4.4.2 and Sense 5.5. Though some DROID DNA owners initially feared that they might be left out of the code from the KitKat update, the phone is receiving the latest version of Android as well as new enhancements in Sense UI. Users can update the phone by going through a two-step process that applies one 18 MB update and then restarts to apply another 618 MB update. Charge your phone to at least 75 percent and then go to Settings > Software update > Status to check for an update. It's rolling out now and may not be available right away. Here's what's new, courtesy of Droid-Life.

BLINKFEED
- New menu delivers quicker access to search and content sources
- Access by swiping from left side of the screen
- Easily turn BlinkFeed on or off
- Perform a pinch-in gesture on the home screen > Then access the Edit screen > Simply tap BlinkFeed ON and
- BlinkFeed OFF

LOCATION SETTINGS
- Redesigned for ease of use and battery conservation
- Shows estimated battery use of each app
- Offers a master switch that turns all location settings on or off
- Lists which apps are using location services
- New setting enables you to choose between these location profiles:
--- High accuracy (most battery use)
--- Battery saving (least battery use)
--- Device sensors (GPS only)

GALLERY APPLICATION
- Redesigned for easier viewing of different content configurations
- Panels for each configuration (folders, highlights) have replaced the drop-down menu
- Swipe left or right to switch between panels
- Quickly access photos from the cloud and social networks
- Manage and edit Video Highlights easily
- From Events panel, tap desired event, then switch to Video Highlights
- Select desired pictures, themes and music

DO NOT DISTURB
- Cut down on phone distractions during important events
- Block incoming calls: turn off sound, vibration and LED notifications
- Can be set to resume ?Normal? at a certain time (Settings > Sound > Do not disturb)
- Tap on an Event to view all the pictures and videos from a particular occasion

LOCK SCREEN
- The process to lock screen widgets has been simplified - Swipe left from the lock screen and Tap the + icon to choose a widget to add to the Lock Screen

MUSIC APPLICATION
- Redesigned for easier viewing of different content configurations
- Panels for each configuration (artist, albums) have replaced the drop-down menu
- Swipe left or right to switch between panelsd

source: Droid-Life

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

About the author

Andrew Kameka
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.

Related Stories

CLOSE