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Verizon issues minor Droid 2 update

The wireless provider adds a number of improvements and enhancements to its flagship Android handset.

Droid 2 CBS Interactive

Motorola and Verizon have started rolling out a minor update the Droid 2 handset. Like most maintenance releases, the update features general improvements, few new features, and the requisite bug fixes.

Chief among the improvements are better battery life, faster location tracking using GPS, and quicker hand-off between Wi-Fi and 3G for data connections. Other, less noticeable changes include the ability to view the weather widget in landscape and portrait mode and stream videos found in the help center application.

New enhancements found in the update include the capability to backup and export contacts to microSD cards and the option to assign pictures to contacts using the phone's gallery. Keeping with Verizon's recent update tradition, it is also installing its VZ Navigator software as part of the v2.3.20 update.

The full list of features can be found on Verizon's support page. The carrier has also put together instructions to help new users walk through the process of updating.