Verizon to update Motorola DROID 2 Global and Motorola DROID Pro with tasty Gingerbread

Verizon to update Motorola DROID 2 Global and Motorola DROID Pro with tasty Gingerbread
Owners of the Motorola DROID Pro and the Motorola DROID 2 Global will be happy to know that the carrier is updating both phones with the Gingerbread version of the Android operating system. The update has been sent out OTA and bsides updating the OS, it will also fix some bugs and add some new features..

Among the improvements on the DROID 2 Global and the Motorola DROID Pro will be the addition of a Download Manager app to allow you to manage your downloads form emails and apps. Under "Manage Applications" you now can see which apps are running and the storage and memory used by each app. On the keyboard, numbers and symbols can be typed without having to switch over to the numeric keyboard mode thanks to the use of shortcuts. While typing, you can select a word by pressing on the hold button and a second press will copy the selected word.

The update also brings a new UI and color scheme to both devices and you can create your own custom App groups besides the three options available by default: All Apps, Recent and Downloaded. Lastly, the Contacts, Static Phone and Apps Launcher icons have been replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are attached to the dock at the bottom of all home screen.

The downloads will take 20 to 45 minutes, depending on network conditions. Installation will require an additional 5 to 10 minutes. The size of the update is 14MB.

source: Verizon (1), (2) via Phonescoop


Related phones

DROID 2 Global
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Storage 6.5 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1420 mAh(8.33h talk time)
DROID PRO
  • Display 3.1" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP3620, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1420 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I already have this update, when I saw the title I thought it was a secondary update to fix whatever bugs were known, but if I read this right this for people who have not updated to GB?

2. iShepherd

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

No, the first sentence suggests that all the D2G and DPro are just getting Gingerbread now which is not the case. I've had the official OTA update for more than a month now on my D2G and have even received a minor update in that time period. This is either another small update or some really bad info is going around the blogsphere.

4. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Yeah maybe the actually jump from froyo to GB. But I am having trouble with my wifi ever since, it fluxuates and loads video content slow, than fast, same goes for the web pages. Thought there might've been a fix. Verizon rep. told me he has had reports of wifi problems when they first started rolling them out, then the pull, than again sending the OTA.

3. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I believe it was release a while ago but immediately pulled due issues..hm.. i might be wrong tho :)

5. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

This is true. I had the Droid Pro until last week and I never had GB on it..

6. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

There was a delay on update for Droid 2 phone, but this is the right time to update with the release of Motorola Droid Pro….! for further updates and news for moto mobiles i would like to share a big sourcehttp://www.motoask.com

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