If you happen to have Verizon for your wireless provider of choice and rock the carrier’s version of the HTC Droid DNA, you should be waking up to a little notification that lets you know that an update has landed on your smartphone. As it stands, Big Red is currently in the process of rolling out an update to the HTC Droid DNA and this much was confirmed when the changelog of the said update was posted on the support site of the wireless provider.
As usual, the update is being rolled out via OTA so either you wake up to a notification on your HTC Droid DNA or you manually check for the update to get the process rolling. Based on the changelog of the update, this particular update is not really something to get excited about because it only brings one improvement to the HTC Droid DNA. However, we stick by our maxim that any update is a welcome one so long as it brings improvements to the handset in question.
Once this update is applied to the HTC Droid DNA, it will crank up the software version of the handset to 710RD and bring improved SIM card detection to the device. As mentioned earlier, this particular update is just a small maintenance update that is not too gorund-breaking compared to say, an update that will crank up the Android version of a handset to Jelly Bean.
For those living under a rock for the last couple of years, tge HTC Droid DNA is the enry of the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer to the phablet category, a category in the smartphone competition that has been totally dominated by Samsung and its Galaxy Note devices. as of last count, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is still the undisputed king of the hill in the phablet competition because the massive Samsung device epitomizes what a phablet really is – a cross between a phone and a tablet.
The domination of the Samsung Galaxy Note II is not because for lack of competition but only because the other phablets from other OEMs are not powerful enough to take down the Samsung phablet off its lofty perch. Things changed however with the entry of the HTC Droid DNA which, although came with a slightly smaller display, came with a full HD screen and a more “pocketable” form factor.
Under the hood, the operation of the HTC Droid DNA is powered by the phablet’s QualComm AOQ8064 SnapDragon chipset which brings into play a quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and a whopping 2GB of RAM. The storage space onboard the HTC Droid DNA is a bit meager though at just 16GB with no way to have this expanded. Display-wise, the handset sports a 5.0-inch Super LCD3 screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its dual-shooter configuration on the other hand includes a main 8MP shooter at its back panel and a secondary 2.1MP snapper at its front bezel.