Verizon Pushing Out Security Update For Motorola Droid X

Motorola Droid X Update

The Droid X was Motorola’s flagship Android smartphone back in the summer of 2010, and many of us have already forgotten about the handset. However, after a year and a half of inactivity, Verizon has officially announced that it has started rolling out a security update for those who are still using this somewhat outdated device.

Also known as the Droid Shadow and Droid Xtreme, the Droid X packs a 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, a Power VR SGX530 GPU, 512MB of RAM, 6.5GB of internal storage (upgradable to 32GB via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1,540 mAh battery.

The upgrade bumps the Droid X up to software version 45.621.10.MB810.Verizon.en.US, which incorporates two new modifications to system security, that can be seen in the changelog below:

  • Enhanced accuracy and reliability of the Commercial Mobile Telephone Alerts (CMAS)
  • Google security patches have been integrated to reduce potential security risks

If you’re a Droid X owner and have not received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for the upgrade.

It’s great to see Verizon’s and Motorola’s continued support towards one of their older handsets.