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Gingerbread update for the Motorola DROID 2 is being pushed out pronto to handsets

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Gingerbread update for the Motorola DROID 2 is being pushed out pronto to handsets
There’s no arguing that the Motorola DROID 3 exudes that perfect combination of dreamy specs and improved design to make it one of the more substantial handsets for Verizon, but its predecessor is also seeing some love now that Gingerbread is making its way to it.

Today, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is being sent out and brings the Motorola DROID 2 up to spec with some of its siblings. However, it’s only packing Android 2.3.3 as opposed to the more recent version of 2.3.4 – still, we’re sure handset owners are going to be appreciative. Obviously, one of the more prominent visual changes with it is the fact that it sports a new user interface and color scheme. Meanwhile, some of the other listed new goodies include the following:

  • New Download Manager App
  • Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications, as well as the storage and memory being used by each
  • Multi-Touch Key-Chording
  • Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality
  • New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors
  • Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access
  • New App Menu allows creation of custom app groups
  • Added Device and SD Card encryption
  • VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings

via Android Central

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posted on 01 Sep 2011, 14:31 1

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


sorry Droid 2, i gave up on you months ago. :P

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 18:34

8. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


The Droid 2 is such a headache. I'm with you there.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 14:36 1

2. droiderrific guy (unregistered)


i agree with ya thumper... i had the droid 2 til now and they rollin' out with the update when the BIONIC is coming out next week? /facepalm

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 15:39

4. myLITTLEpony2 (unregistered)


wtf BIONIC that phone blows

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 16:13

7. droiderrific guy (unregistered)


the BIONIC will be the best handset released into Verizon til of course, different phones start coming out such as the iphone 5 and nexus transformer prime so i dont know which phone youre talking about :(

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 15:24

3. nicedroidz (unregistered)


Awesome. I have a Droid 2 currently and this update will just provide me some entertainment until iphone 5, nexus prime comes out and at that point I can proceed with choosing between iphone 5, nexus prime and sg2. Still though this update should have came a lot earlier.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 15:41

5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i might have waited too if the update came earlier.

posted on 01 Sep 2011, 16:11 1

6. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 410; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Motorola is the best for updating their handsets...take note htc and the last to ever update samsung

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