Motorola DROID X2 now getting its Gingerbread update

Motorola DROID X2 now getting its Gingerbread update
Many an eyebrow was raised when Verizon launched the Motorola DROID X2 with Android 2.2. After all, considering that the first-generation of the phone had a nice run as Verizon's flagship handset, you would expect the sequel to come out dressed in its Sunday best. But as it turned out, DROID X2 owners didn't have to wait terribly long as on Tuesday, the Gingerbread update was rolled out to the handset.

Besides Android 2.3, the update brings some enhancements to the phone such as a Download Manager app, a new app that manages the downloads on your phone from web browsing, email attachments and from other apps. When inputting numerals from the keyboard, shortcuts can be used instead of having to change to the numeric function mode. Word selection and copy/paste are both improved. Press-hold on the screen will now help you select a word. Press twice and the word can be copied. Although the device is too new to be boring for its owners, the update brings a revised UI and a new color scheme as well as new widgets and icons.

Some new features are now available to the Motorola DROID X2 calendar. When traveling, you can view events in your home time zone. Other changes allow you to dial one number to set up a conference call, Google Books is now pre-installed and lastly, any images captured with your camera app can be geo-tagged. Check the sourcelink for a complete list of changes that the download brings. And DROID X2 owners, please let us know what you think of Gingerbread on your device by leaving some comments below.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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1. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

hopefully the next one receives some noticeable hardware changes

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeehaw. That would be about the same timetable as the one the original X was on for Froyo. Good job, Motorola.

3. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Yes, good job Motorola pushing out an update that has been available for months. Oh yeah, especially when ICS is right around the damn corner.

4. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's not the same Gingerbread as the Droid X Miz, it's the one that Motorola spent those months improving upon further to make real use of it's dual-core power like what launched with the Droid 3 just a few weeks ago.

9. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

A hard personification of the word, excuse. They could've saved the DX2 and spent time preparing GB and released it then, but then again, this is Mototrolla.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You apparently don't know much about software or programming. Btw, perfect opportunity to tell you this: I just got an Atrix and updated it to Gingerbread. Know what I was able to do without rooting? That's right, bloatware UNINSTALLED. :P

10. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Like you do, the one who apparently thought RAM and hard drive memory were the same thing. You know what I'm able to do with my phone - sideload apps off anywhere I choose unlike AT&T telling you who to get apps from and capping your data. Now how do you like them apples, Sniggles?

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Wait, so I'll never be able to sideload appear? Lol, wrong again. Also, the only carrier that doesn't cap high speed data anymore is Sprint, which has s**tty coverage around here. T-Mobile doesn't charge overage, but they don't get coverage in some critical spots. AT&T is capped, but at least they're cheaper than Verizon Wireless, which also caps its data now. So what were you trying to prove there? Now, as for my knowledge on computers, I made a semantic error by referring to flash memory as a hard drive; I wasn't wholly incorrect, because flash memory on a phone performs the same exact function as a hard drive. I know the difference between RAM and flash memory/hard drives perfectly well, thank you very much. However, you obviously have memory problems, since you're unable to remember simple facts like that. Good job.

20. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

LMAO!!! You realize you can't really do much with rooting since AT&T still has somewhat of a restriction? Try again, Siggy. And wow, $5 is soo cheaper. Verizon has better coverage and network, course you're the one who has a Motorola phone and lord knows they are horrible. Lol, yeah right. Some semantic error, and it looks like you're trying to backpedal there.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Maybe if we all ignore him he will go away.

8. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

can dish it but can't take it.

11. Photographer unregistered

Does anybody know when Verizon/Motorora is going to fix the issue with the Motorola droid X update? Because I have a friend that recetly updated his phone to Gingerbread and it kinda bricked his phone. His phoenwas working perfect before the update.

13. Bob unregistered

Well i would tell you how i like it pa!!!! if i had recieved the update

14. VZW X2 unregistered

Still haven't received this update. Tech support seems unaware that a gingerbread for the x2 was even released.

15. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

I tried to go to settings and softwear updates and nothing was there.. Anyone know whats going on?

16. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

even after the announcement it'll still take up to a couple of days for the update to get to everybody, please be patient.

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Or it could just be a leak, like with Gingerbread for the original X.

21. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Yup, as usual Android updates are slacking.

18. Tux unregistered

VZW X2, I have had the same issue and I pored over the Verizon Wireless website today to see if there were any clues there. If you go to the support page and input the DroidX2 as the device it shows that there is an available software update. The version the phone comes shipped with is 1.2.148, and the new update is 1.3.232. I called VZ and their tech support guy had the same answer as you found earlier...he didn't even know. I don't want to call them a bunch of idiots, but there must have been a serious communication issue or some major oversight on someones part...

19. MattyPp unregistered

I have not been able to get the update on my droid x2 as of wednesday (7/27). Is this a manual update or what?

22. Zeljko unregistered

Got the update and everything works OK. Only difference....icons look different.

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