Verizon has detailed the latest software update for the Samsung Stratosphere smartphone. And while the update will bring some of the features found within Ice Cream Sandwich — your device will not be running Android 4.0. Instead, Stratosphere users will have a modified version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. That disappointment aside, other details from Verizon note that the update will arrive as SW Version i405.FF1 and as a 53.8MB file. According to Verizon, the update should take about 5 to 7 minutes to download with another 5 to 7 minutes to install. Of course, we suspect that will actually go a bit quicker. Getting into the update and the new features, this one brings Face Unlock, an organized app tray, image capture during video recording and improvements dealing with incoming calls, and the photo editor.
Face Unlock: Secure face recognition to unlock the device
Organized App Tray: Now you have the ability to sort your apps from A-Z.
Image Capture During Video Recording: Tap the camera button and take 1MP still image during an HD video recording.
Incoming Call: User accepts or declines calls by swiping in either direction
Photo Editor: Edit Pictures: color enhancements & fun effects.
Additionally, the update also includes the following “additional features and improvements.”
Added multiple enhancements in Visual Voice Mail (VVM) application, such as: Logout option. Note Option. For Private message, added reply call back options
Enhanced Security with a Google Security Patch.
Improved audio with turn-by-turn navigation.
Assign a personalized ringtone to each of your contacts.
Improvements made to screen wake up while on a voice call, in speakerphone mode, and after the display goes into sleep mode.
Improvements in touch screen response.
Google Gtalk is now available to conduct video chats.
Enhanced connectivity to WiFi access points.
Support Call back number for Text & Multimedia Messages.