pantech marauder verizon

Verizon has officially announced a new Pantech Marauder software update and, although it does bring a few new features, it is not an Android version update.

The update, bearing code name S910LVWD211F.D1 (very easy to remember, I know,) brings a list of new features including Google Chrome to the LTE Ice Cream Sandwich device that Verizon announced in August 2012.

Other new features are Verizon Remote Diagnostics, a combined inbox which allows you to manage multiple email accounts (email also has conversation view now,) as well as the fact that you can now encrypt data on the SD card. Some other small updates have been made to the UI, weather widget and BackUp Assistant.

The update is available over-the-air (OTA) and Verizon has made available a handy guide for installing it (see Source link below).

Curiously though, a user on Android Forums claims to have spoken to a Verizon technician that says the update should not be installed, as it can brick the phone. I would imagine Verizon would have taken off the notice, should that be true.

How about you? Have you ever had an update cause bigger problems than the ones it solved?

Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.