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Motorola's Android 2.3 update said to be rejected by Verizon as too buggy

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Motorola's Android 2.3 update said to be rejected by Verizon as too buggy
Verizon is said to be rejecting all Android 2.3 updates for Motorola's DROID series after the DROID X received a version of Android 2.3 that is rough and buggy. Anonymous sources for Droid-Life say that the manufacturer is recalling update teams to try and solve the problem, but will not release a time period for the development of a new version.

Because of Verizon's freeze, the Motorola DROID Pro update is on hold and updates for the DROID 2, the DROID 2 Global and the DROID X2 will not be released soon. Some of those handsets were expected to receive the Android 2.3 update within days, and now it might be as long as a few months until these models get the Gingerbread update.

Neither Motorola or Verizon will comment on this report. The Motorola DROID X has suffered from random reboots, lagging performance and short battery life since the installation of Android 2.3. If you own a DROID X and have noticed that your handset has been acting and performing poorly since you downloaded Android 2.3, leave us a comment in the box below.

source: DroidLife

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posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:02 8

1. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Nope. Been running like clockwork. The pre release version had been a little buggy, but this version has been great so far.

Either way, the bottom line is that Motorola is working to solve the problem.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:29 8

3. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And why, praytell, did I receive two thumbs down?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 00:31 6

11. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Ah. The answer lies below. People don't like that I 've been relatively lucky with this update. I'm sorry you're all having problems, but you don't have to take it out on me.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 01:09 6

12. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And the idiotic downthumbing continues, with no one having the balls to tell me why my opinions are bad or wrong. Is it bad that my phone, which I worked hard to get and keep, works just fine? Is it bad that Motorola is actually trying to fix the issue instead of denying it exists? Is it bad that I dont like those who take their problems out on others?

You're all registered users. Why don't you be brave and tell me what's wrong instead of lurking and thumbing me down for no apparent reason?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 09:08 5

25. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It's confirmed: you're cowards.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 09:42 2

26. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 304; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


more like assholes.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 10:32 2

29. Todd (unregistered)


Its because your a pompous asshole and nobody likes you. Your full of s**t with an ego too big for your pipsqueak body.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:29 1

31. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


And what evidence do you have to justify that claim?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:30 2

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


i like Sniggly! i don't think he's any of those things! o':

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 12:54 2

34. Sniggly (Posts: 6803; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Thank you, thumper. You're awesome. :) I did go overboard with the comments, but the article put me in a bad mood. Motors been trying so hard these past couple of years that I hate to see them fail at all.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 23:53 1

40. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Sniggly is a bit overzealous when it comes to Android ;-) - But his arguments are always intelligent, and he speaks with logic and calmness - what CANT be said when it comes to certain iPhone fanatics AKA Taco.

Sniggly pwns.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:06 1

2. cheetah2k (Posts: 773; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Thats great, but a clear indication that the Gingerbread update for the Atrix is still a long way off.

Motorola really need to pull the finger out ASAP

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:33 1

4. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Android in my eyes, is like a jailbroken iphone. You get alot more customization, hacks, and get to change the phone the way you want, but you also lose stability.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 02:35 3

15. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Difference is, in Android you can just get a different Rom for your device...

And as an owner of a JBen iPhone - it is NOTHING compared to the level of customization found in Android.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:38 1

5. bkircher (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Oct 2010)


Ya, I have been getting random reboots, not to often, but it seems to go in cycles, Ill go a few days without one then the next Ill have three in the same day. Battery life seems to be ok, and performance doesnt really seem to lag at all. Its a million times faster than the D1 which is what I previously had.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 23:52

6. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It android its supposed to be a little buggy Verizon so come on months for gb is redic. This is what I hate about vzw.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 00:02 1

7. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


At least we know they are working on this devices to update them to Gingerbread!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 00:08 1

8. jarenlopez (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


Yes I have been having problems with my Motorola Droid X ever since the update. The random reboots, horrible battery life, and transition lag. I thought it was just my phone, so its kind of good news that there will eventually be a fix to it. Just gotta be patient i guess

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 00:14 1

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


ohhhh, i don't like this at all...at least the Droid 3 should be fine.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 00:16 1

10. DROIDcommenter (unregistered)


Thank god, the battery life has been a major issue. I thought it was just me.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 01:37 1

13. ajhallx (unregistered)


yeah i was having a great droid x after gingerbread then today my phone over heated 2 times and turned off then i had to do 2 battery pulls all i can say is i hope it just had a bad day lol because it work perfect before today ...

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 02:01 1

14. Tldrumstix (unregistered)


My DROID x has been lagging in performance and accuracy. Phone also reboots on its own and battery life is wasted after about 10 hours.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 04:45 1

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


Hahahahahahaha. Moto is a joke! They cant do anything! So glad i got rid of the x last year.

Sniggly, i will hit +1 cause u just said u had no problems. Wtf ups with the -8!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 05:25

17. longhairbilly (Posts: 61; Member since: 23 Aug 2010)


Thankfully my battery life has been the same. I have two problems that have been driving me crazy. When I try to make a phone call, as soon as I hit 'send' the phone disconnects right away. I am not able to make a call until I reboot.

The other problem is after being on wifi, then turning it off, the phone won't go into 3g. I can't get data or make calls.The phone is useless until I reboot.

The reboot time is not anywhere near as bad as my Blackberry Tour was, but its still annoying to have to reboot every morning after turning off wifi.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 06:08 1

18. StillStuckWithDroid (unregistered)


Well I am somewhat glad that I am not the only one

I have Gingerbread on my OGD (the alphonso build) and I have to admit I wish I had NEVER done it. NEVER NEVER NEVER........ I get random reboots for no reason....the phones ability to turn back on my 3G connection after a phone call is ridiculously slow and often I have to manipulate my email to get it to turn the 3G back on. Battery life has been worse I think but hard to tell because I am the epitome of a power user......I am on the phone all day. Also having massive trouble with my Bluetooth connections

all in all I wish I could just go back to Froyo

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 06:15 1

19. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


You can

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 06:20 1

20. daddyd302 (Posts: 14; Member since: 17 Jul 2008)


My Droid X is rebooting itself at night when I'm charging it. It'll show 3 or 4 bars with 3G, but I cannot connect to the web, weather channel app, google voice or make any calls. Anytime I try to make a call it would just hang up right away when I dial it.

Turning on airplane mode won't do anything. The only solution is to reboot the phone. The only other problem I still have is google map freezing the phone up or forcing it to reboot itself.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 06:31 1

21. mikeyinthecaddy (Posts: 3; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


Mine has no signle, every once and a while it will reboot its self, the keyboard both swype and regular are acting funny and at times there is no screen response.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 06:44 1

22. jaabubby (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)


Yes! I am so glad I am in good company with these eerily similar issues with my Gingerbreaded Droid X. I am experiencing all these issues as well. Whew! They better fix this issue quickly! It's becoming frustrating!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 07:40 1

23. pitbulldog (unregistered)


Not having as many issues as ive read here but issues i am having are when i shut my x off it will turn itself back on almost everytime the first time and i have to shut it off again also my buttons at the bottom sometimes wont light up and ill be in a dark room with the only light coming from my tv and ive also noticed some lag hopefully moto fixes all of our issues soon because i have an upgrade and something other than moto is sounding good right about now

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 08:11 1

24. captn3x (unregistered)


I wish Verizon would have held back FROYO from my DROID 1. In a matter of days it went from the best phone I have ever owned to the lagiest, slowest, most painfull to use phone ever! Not a day goes by that I don't curse Google for this update and Verizon for eliminating one year contracts.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 10:18 1

27. OldTimer (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


Since receiving the 2.3 update battery life is significantly better though I have experienced numerous reboots following turning my DX off. I have al;so noted that the bluetooth drops out after a short period of time (10 to 15 minutes). I also have a Bible app that has been acting erratic since the update.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 10:25 1

28. derp (unregistered)


lol the droid x has been having those issues since it was released, regardless of software version.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:26 1

30. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


me just the lagging and the rebooting.. but battery life is better... i thought it was my X .. but glad to see that i am not the only one..

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 11:46 1

32. amp20x (unregistered)


I haven't had any major problems like random rebooting or short battery life. The only problem i have is that the keyboard lags and the animation whwn opening apps is sometimes slow.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:45 1

35. E_man (unregistered)


The gingerbread update for the Droid X has been like getting a new phone for me. Believe it or not, the Motoblur interface is actually nice and has alot of handy features. Battery life has gone from 10-12 hours a day to 12-14. No reboots, not nearly as many problems as before.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 14:51

36. DroidX-Gngr (unregistered)


I am a fan of the 2.3 update, but I had to do a hard reset to get decent performance & my battery life has decreased about 25% since.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 15:57

37. Jesse Metalpoet (unregistered)


I am now on my 3rd droid x in the last month since the gingerbread, the performance was amazng when i first received the update but now in the last month its incredibly slow and i now charge my phone 3 times a day, I have done all the work on my phne to improve battery life but its not working!

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 16:22

38. sonyfiend (unregistered)


I sell VZW, and the biggest problem I have run into with the X was the keyboard stopped working correctly. It is the keyboard itself, not the texting program (took me a bit to figure that out). I downloaded a new keyboard for it and it started working fine, but I am honestly surprised the Moto let this ship as is.

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 17:59

39. Stopit (unregistered)


I am having the same issues with my Droid X, charging, battery, lagging, it is just awful.
I am glad this information was posted, I just called Verizon today again for the 10th time and they told me that they had no knowledge of any of these issues.

posted on 05 Jul 2011, 02:19

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posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:39

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posted on 24 Aug 2011, 14:47

43. darth8ball (Posts: 519; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I have a DroidX and since the Gingerbread has made it's way to my phone no problem. But downloaded the newest update two days ago and still no problems. Where do they come up with some of these articles. Sometimes I think it is only to stir the iOS vs. Android pot.

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