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Droid 2 Global Won’t See Gingerbread Until After Droid 3 Launch

Anybody holding out for the Gingerbread update for the Motorola DROID 2 Global will need to practice a bit of patience, as leaked documents pertaining to the release of the Droid 3 suggest that the update to Android 2.3 won’t rollout until after the successor device has launched. It’s just another wrinkle in a saga that began when the Motorola DROID X received its update to Gingerbread, quickly followed by a “soak test” for the Droid 2 Global. We had hoped this would mean the update would come to all D2G handsets soon after, but here we sit weeks later with nothing to show.

Yesterday we learned Verizon rejected the latest round of Android 2.3 updates from Motorola for being riddled with bugs and glitches, and the revelation that the Droid 2 Global won’t see Gingerbread until after the Droid 3 launches has us thinking there is still work to be done. Of course, VZW could be holding off on the update in an attempt to steer people towards the upcoming handset, but that seems unlikely. The latest rumors suggest the Droid 3 will launch sometime in the first half of July, but that hardly has us hopeful that the Droid 2 will be getting an update in the same time period.

[via DroidLife]




  • Jeffrey Tarman

    that blows

  • TalkingMoose

    Friday news so slow you gotta dig though the old articles posted here to find other tidbits? This is from the same source as the Droid 3 news posted here last night, and that source article for that clearly pointed out the D2 Gingerbread note.

  • http://twitter.com/Tehpriest Roger Pitman

    Typical Motorola. That’s why I dumped them for Samsung.

    • chris125

      ha because they are any better than moto. It only took 8 months to get froyo on most of their phones here in the US. And they held back an update to try and get people to buy the newer phone.

      • nonextstop

        I’d rather be 8 months on Eclair than be a year on Cupcake like I did with my Cliq. Roger’s right, Moto is terrible with updates.

        • chris125

          Well the cliq wasn’t high end like the galaxy s varients were. Usually mid level phones get less updates and take longer since they move to update their high end phones first. Although they all take forever and something should be done by google about it. How you can let security vulnerabilities go unfixed on most phones is a joke.

        • TalkingMoose

          Moto was bad on updates with CLIQ for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is that it was a low-end phone. They’re overall great on getting updates out. You can’t let your sample size of one act as the rule for the general case.

          • nonextstop

            It was at the same level of all Android phones when it was released. What was the worse was the delayed updates which went from 3 months to a year. And just because a phone is low-end doesn’t mean the manufacturer won’t update it. I moved to the myTouch Slide and that got an official FroYo update, and it is considered a low-end phone.

          • Guest

            The cliq was spec wise same as the mt3g and behold II. The mt3g was updated from 1.5 to 1.6 to 2.2. The Motorola Cliq withe Blur, took forever . The cliq xt, with the same specs was abandoned on android 1.5. (Of course not to mention samsung’s behold II with the same specs that their touchwiz could not be upgraded past 1.5).

            Moto seems great with updates if it has a red “V” on it for verizon. Other than that, (think moto charm, backflip, cliq xt which were abandoned because their crappy blur would not work with the upgrade) they are less than stellar with their updates. Hardly a sample size of one, in this case at least 3.

            Perhaps it they follow through with their unlocked bootloader and remove blur things will improve.

        • jroc74

          Meanwhile….the US versions of the Droid 1, Droid X1, Droid 2 all got updated in a timely manner…

          So saying Moto is terrible with updates isnt correct. So is saying Samsung is terrible with updates. Moto does better in the US with high end Android phones, Samsung does better over seas..

          • Guest

            No, moto does better with updates when there is a red “V” for verizon on it. Anything else seems they lack the determination to make it so. That or their blur bloats the phone up so much that it cannot function with real android and their bloatware blur.

  • http://www.greenless.com Lex Lybrand

    If you own a D2, and you want Gingerbread…. there’s no reason why you shouldn’t already have Gingerbread. It’s out there, folks.

    • http://syndrstudios.com/ Ben Jeske

      You have a link to a working droid 2 global gingerbread?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X7LMHDBJYCN2GP23BT4K4TE7UA JimB1971

        Not for the global. Lex didn’t read the article or isn’t familiar with the D2G apparently