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Motorola DROID 2 Global finally gets Android 2.3

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Motorola DROID 2 Global finally gets Android 2.3
It may seem like it‘s way overdue, but the Motorola DROID 2 Global has finally been given a taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the 103MB update will begin rolling out in phases.

The Motorola DROID 2 Global first became available for Verizon in November of 2010. It features a 1.2GHz processor, which is an increase from the 1GHz processor found in the original DROID 2 . It also has a 3.7-inch capacitive display and packs a 5 megapixel camera.

Since its release, the DROID 2 Global was powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. An update to Gingerbread was first released back in June, but it wasn’t fully baked. Now Motorola has announced the re-release of the update. The update will be around 103MB in size and will add some more of Motorola’s user interface customizations in addition to the features associated with Gingerbread.

Motorola said that the update will roll out in phases, but you can manually check to see if the update is available to try and get it faster. If you are still using your DROID 2 Global and will be happy to receive Android 2.3 then tell us what you think in the comments below.

source: Electronista


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posted on 06 Sep 2011, 16:35

1. Aoshi (unregistered)

The droid 2 / milestone 2 case proves how motorola ignores their users... its a shame!
even Samsungs galaxy s (brazilian - that has digital tv) has been updated to 2.3.3 and the milestone 2 remains in 2.2!!!
there is also the defy, that proplably will remain in 2.2 even with hardware to go to 2.3
motorola does not want to update their products because she wants you to buy a new one as soon as she release its new phone... see droid 3...
do you want 2.3 buy droid 3... want newer software buy newer phones dont want motorola to update it
by the way here in Brazil a guy sued motorola, so they update his phone, thats by the way been updated in the rest of the world, except brazil.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 16:45

2. JayLeBlanc (Posts: 33; Member since: 16 May 2011)

My girlfriend's Droid 2 got automatically updated to gingerbread last week!

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 16:48

3. Ygor (unregistered)

I agree with Aoshi. Before to buy my droid2/milestone 2 (here in Brazil), all my friends told me to do not buy this gadget becouse Motorola since Droid1/Milestone1 had serious problems to update the software while Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson had updating their smartphone softwares. I hope Motorola bring to us Brazilians the GingerBread update for ours Milestone 2.

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 16:59

4. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)

what about droid incredible? hurry htc!!!!!!

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 17:14 1

5. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

the update was pushed out on 8/30. bit late on the news eh?

posted on 06 Sep 2011, 18:16 1

6. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Wow, iPhone 3GS is two years old, yet it will get iOS5. Talk about typical Android fragmentation.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 11:39

8. Stan (unregistered)

FYI, The 8/30 update was for the Droid 2, this update is for the Droid 2 Global. Diff updates.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 15:56

10. synesterJACK (unregistered)

i have not gotten the update yet for my droid 2 global but all my friends with the phone has. what gives? i really want it

posted on 17 Sep 2011, 11:57

11. Camarti (unregistered)

@SynesterJACK same thing with mine. I don't have the update either and when I went to verizon they told me it was pending for a release date. Its like they pulled it before we could get it. Lol dang!

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 09:15

12. synesterJACK (unregistered)

@carmarti: i called them and they said it would eventually be pushed to our phones but that was a week ago and ever sense the new update came out and i havent got it my phones been acting up

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 19:46

13. Sarah Ann (unregistered)

I haven't gotten the update to my d2g either... I've been waiting a long time for this... hurry up verizon and motorola! Damn!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 08:53

14. synesterJACK (unregistered)

yeah its pretty stupid. why cant it all be sent out all at once.. now my phone is hella tweaking and acting up

posted on 06 Oct 2011, 04:07

15. jeramy (unregistered)

Thats funny that u guys are having trouble with your phones. Because i have had three droids now and the new ones i get still have the old problems so i gave up. And when i seen moto tweet on twitter talking about the release i was stoked because this release is actually supposed to fix a ton of glitches in this phone and the big one is internet droppage. Thank god. But on the note of ur phones acting up after it started to roll out. Mine has def been doing the same weird ah. Mine seems to freeze all the time and when trying to unlock the phone it freezes alot and blank screens when i turn on the screen.

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