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

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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43 Comments

1. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

3. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

25. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's confirmed: you're cowards.

26. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

more like assholes.

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.

31. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And what evidence do you have to justify that claim?

33. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

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.

2. cheetah2k

Posts: 2223; Member since: Jan 16, 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

4. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 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.

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.

5. bkircher

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 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.

7. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

8. jarenlopez

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 29, 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

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

10. DROIDcommenter unregistered

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

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 ...

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.

16. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 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!

17. longhairbilly

Posts: 66; Member since: Aug 23, 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.

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

19. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

You can

20. daddyd302

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 17, 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.

21. mikeyinthecaddy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

22. jaabubby

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 16, 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!

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

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