Motorola DROID R2-D2 also gets its fill of Gingerbread as well
posted by John V. / Sep 13, 2011, 10:48 AM
Indeed it’s only inevitable, especially when the Motorola DROID 2 Global managed to get Gingerbread not too long ago, but there are reports from those sporting the R2-D2 version that the update is finally hitting their phones. Naturally, some can say that it’s an unexpected birthday present or something since the handset is nearing its 1-year anniversary of being on the market.
Nevertheless, we’re certain that handset owners will be delighted by this new revelation – still, you might want to manually check for the update if you haven’t received that notification just yet.
source: Android Central
Be careful what you wish for. Gingerblow was a disaster on my Droid X. Expect your phone to randomly reboot when it is turned off. Get used to the text messaging app to take 1-5 seconds to open. The camera can take up to a whopping 7 seconds to open and start firing off pictures. You'll basically miss every random photo opportunity with 2.3 slowing things down. If you don't believe me, browse the Motorola forums to read all about the hassles and frustrations their poorly written software has caused. If I were you guys, I'd stick with 2.2 at all costs. That's where Motorola's software engineering prowess peaked. There are some nice features with 2.3, but it comes at the expense of the phone being incredibly laggy and downright unreliable.
posted on Sep 13, 2011, 1:18 PM 0
Posts: 520; Member since: Aug 02, 2011
@Chris I feel for you my friend, I downloaded the Gingerbread update when it became available and started having random problems like what you speak of. I downloaded the Go Launcher Theme and it helped for a while then back to force closes. but the 2.3.4 update about a month and a half ago came and no problems since, hope you get it fixed
posted on Sep 13, 2011, 1:35 PM 0
Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011
3 of my D&D friends have this phone... All 3 have them rooted and skined to be different R2 Units.. and rooted with different series of beeps and sputters.. so when they boot up together its Highly annoying.. sounds like a droid convo
posted on Sep 13, 2011, 1:38 PM 2
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