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Motorola DROID X gets Android 2.3 OTA upgrade; is Netflix coming to the device?

0. phoneArena 12 Apr 2011, 21:53 posted on

The Motorola DROID X received an OTA upgrade today that takes the device to Android 2.3.3 and brings a new Bootloader to the phone which will kill off root access; speculation that there is a .jar file with the word Netflix in it could mean that the DROID X users will soon have the Netflix application to use...

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posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:15

17. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Nothing OTA for the wife's X yet, but what I want to know is, what about the Incredible??????

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:27

18. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)


So glad i got rid of that pos. No waiting months for an update that doesnt fix anything.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:07 3

23. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


how do you know it doesn't fix a thing? you don't own one to actually tell

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:50 3

30. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, Hawk, I'm so glad I typed a list of all the sweet fixes and tweaks and improvements in the Gingerbread update just so you could completely ignore it and type an ignorant comment about a major software update that "doesn't fix anything." This is especially ironic considering that you didn't even keep the X long enough for Group to come out, and half of your original complaints were the result of you not listening to the salesman or doing the research. Let's not forget that you managed to brick what, like 3 brand new DROID Xs in a row?

Yeah, we all know exactly who isn't an authority in this thread.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:53

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Froyo, not group.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 14:44 2

54. irishdroid (unregistered)


ugh hawk you are such a misinformed douchebag.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 07:33 1

19. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Stupid question: to what extent do the visual improvements in this update resemble those in the "X2" photos? (I'm still of the opinion that those photos are all bogus, and the X2 will not look identical to the X.)

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:12 1

24. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


saw i few picks of the leak for the X (not he new one)and the new UI looked like the one on the bionic, here is a snapshot
http://handies.phandroid.com/media/motorola-droid-bionic-1294332936-316.jpg

couldn't see the X2 photos but i think the rightful descendant is the bionic, and there wont be any X2

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:20 2

25. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


I think the one codenamed "Targa" will eventually be the X2, the pictures that were claiming to be the X2 I think is just a refresh

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:24 2

26. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Although I agree the Bionic is the rightful successor

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:25 1

27. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I dont think it could be a good idea to get so many hight end phones but its Motorola, they love to mess with their own sales

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:51 1

31. snowgator (Posts: 3602; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Thanks for the picks- nice looking phone. It is all shades of confusing, the way companies do new phones. Code names, secret leaks, unnamed sources. Surprised we are not all hunted down by unseen operatives to shut us up....

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:52 2

32. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Agreed. The form factor, shape, the fact that it will apparently have a segment-leading 12+ MP camera... the Targa looks like this fall's flagship, just like the X was last year. And if you consider how X owners love their phones, and those on annual upgrades will be eligible in August... it all makes sense to me.

There may be a mildly refreshed X, but I don't think it will be enough of an upgrade to warrant a "2".

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 11:03

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


missed the leaked pic
http://www.talkandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/droid-x-gingy-300x209.jpg

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 11:15 2

43. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


The new version of (ninja)Blur looks even better integrated than before. I know people are still going to complain that it's not stock, but as long as it's a well-done skin, I have no problem with what Moto is doing with the Droid line.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 12:23 2

47. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


I think this is why moto hired so many people to work with OS, they want to bring something noone has (see atrix) so they have something 'revolutionary' also they want to make sure their tweaks to the OS are well integrated.... they need to work or the will disappear

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 12:25 2

48. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Agreed. I think Moto is definitely moving in the right direction

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:43 2

28. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


congratulations to moto for being the first to update to gingerbread! those ninjas sure know what they are doing.... now could you spare some ninjas to help your GSM market out?

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:49 2

29. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Now HTC needs to follow suit

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 08:55 3

35. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


For all the crap people give Blur, Moto has been infinitely better about updates than Samsung. That's one reason I keep leaning toward Moto for my next phone (which is, painfully, not until Oct.)

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 09:08 1

38. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And if we're talking about Verizon Android phones, the X still functioned just fine when it came out. The Fascinate, on the other hand, initially had a list of major bugs that was pages long.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 09:16 2

39. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I want to like Samsung. Really, I do. I like their designs and I love my AMOLED screen. The SAMOLED+ looks like a work of art. Their new Tabs look great. But it's taken them half a year to adapt the Fascinate for Froyo while their competitors are already moving to Gingerbread. What is it about Touchwiz that's so damn hard to upgrade? And why can they do it with one Galaxy S phone but not another?

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 10:51

40. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I know. The captivate is already at Froyo.

But as slow as these updates come, at least they don't brick phones like a certain Cupertino company's updates do... :)

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 11:09 1

42. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


motos huge problem is related with the marketing department and its GSM update department they both need to be executed

but moto is not a bad company overal,l its after all my second choose when it comes to android phones (SE is my first even tho I've been getting moto phones recently) moto needs to establish a better way to do sales

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 11:30

44. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Agreed. I have no problems with my wife's X, and I still have an OG Droid as my backup to the Incredible. I typically stick to HTC and Moto for my phones, although I would like to give Samsung a fair shake if they can prove to update their devices in a timely manner.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 12:08 1

46. Shanism (Posts: 19; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


I told you guys! haha I was so right all the Droid X2 picks are just droid X with the gingerbread update. LMAO! I knew moto wouldnt have the same design for the the x2

posted on 14 Apr 2011, 08:54

59. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Well, if pricing leaks are to be believed, they are releasing a refreshed X and may even call it the X2. But if all they're doing is swapping out the FWVGA screen for qHD, the 1 Ghz OMAP3 for 1.2 Ghz, and increasing the RAM from 512 to 768, and Gingerbread... that's not an X2, it's an X1.5.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 12:48

51. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


Thank you very much for the comment! I didn't expect direct feedback at all in regards to my comment, much less within six minutes. I greatly appreciate it!

I'll be completely honest; I don't use my phone for anything else besides calling, messaging, e-mail, and browsing. But I want to upgrade for the sole purpose of getting a virtual keyboard with a comma and numeric buttons on the main keyboard. I've tried two other keyboards from market, but both were buggy.

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 12:30

49. knuckleballer34 (Posts: 119; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


I'm definitely going to wait and read the feedback from other users experiences with Gingerbread before I install it on my X. I just switched to the X after a bad experience with a Droid Incredible (i'm thinking mine was just a lemon)...my battery life and call quality on Froyo are both too good for me to jump to Gingerbread right away. Prior to the X i've had three different Android devices, and each one of them had lower signal, less battery life, and poorer call quality after receiving software upgrades. Coincidental or not, they were all HTC...i'm hoping the X responds differently. Looking forward to reading the upcoming feedback on Gingerbread!

posted on 13 Apr 2011, 12:36

50. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So far my battery life seems to be about the same. I haven't had an opportunity to test the call quality yet, but my reception seems about the same. Overall the new version of Blur combined with Gingerbread 's improvements is a sight to behold.

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