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Motorola Droid 2, Droid X & Droid Pro: Gingerbread Heading Your Way

May 24, 2022 | Debbie Turner

If you’re a fan of your Droid phone and have no wish to upgrade to a newer model then we may have some good news for you today. Owners of the Motorola Droid 2, Droid X or Droid Pro who have been wondering when they might get an operating system update might be interested to know that Android 2.3 Gingerbread looks to be heading your way.

It seems that a Motorola employee has confirmed the Gingerbread update via the Motorola Support forums, according to Kellex over on DroidLife. The list of phones to get the update includes the above and also the Droid 2 Global, which we reckon will make a lot of people very happy indeed. The update is also said to fix the Activesync issues, which have concerned many, and it’s stated that the Gingerbread update will “include improved Exchange Activesync functionality.”

It’s thought that the Droid 2’s and Droid Pro will receive the OS update sometime before the third quarter ends while the Droid X update will arrive by the end of the second quarter but as user testing is already proceeding it may of course come much earlier. Exactly when, will be down to when Verizon approves the Gingerbread builds. Over on Wireless and Mobile News there’s a report on the Droid X receiving the Gingerbread update and a date of May 26 is speculated though not confirmed. The article also tells what you can expect with the update and how to prepare for it so check it out at the link for more.

If you are thinking of getting a new smartphone you may be interested in checking out our Choosing the Best Smartphone Guide where the Droid 2 Global was recommended as a QWERTY handset on Verizon. What are your thoughts on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update coming to all of these Droid models? Were you suffering from corporate sync problems? Let us know with your comments.

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  • Dominis

    Yeah, ActiveSync is pretty useless on the Droid X, and I'm the network administrator of my company! Instead, I route everything through a personal GMail (though I also do this at my job, I have low confidence in Exchange). I'm looking forward to a smoother experience and the small feature upgrades more than anything. Motorola and Google have worked more than a year on the software between what we have and what we will have. I expect a lot of wrinkles to be ironed out, though I will not be as happy about looking the root on my phone.