Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Droid Charge update, Samsung and Verizon continue to push new firmware out to their customers, releasing system software i500.ED04 for the Samsung Fascinate.
The Charge’s update was pretty decent, fixing one big annoying, function-robbing bug, in addition to several smaller ones and providing some performance boosts. We wish the Fascinate was getting something nearly as interesting, but this ED04 release seems more meta than anything: one of the main purposes for this release is to patch the phone so that future update installation is improved. An update that prepares the smartphone for updating? Sounds very similar to February’s pre-NoDo update for Windows Phone devices.
To be fair, ED04 isn’t solely an update-updating update; Verizon says it will also improve the connectivity of incoming calls. While that’s great if you’ve been having an issue receiving voice calls, we haven’t heard widespread reports of any such problem. Better safe than sorry, we suppose, so go ahead and snag this update as your Fascinate lets you know it’s ready.