Is Motorola Preparing A Software Update For The Original Droid?

I guess the old girl has some fight in her yet! According to DroidLife who received this email today from the Motorola Feedback Network, there could be some kind of software update planned for the Motorola Droid “OG.” Gingerbread? Ice Cream Sandwich? Bloatware? Check out the full email:

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are preparing a project for owners of the original Motorola Droid on Verizon, and would like to invite you to participate. Click this link to take a short enrollment survey for this project. Please note that you must be a member of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to take part.

If you are no longer using your original Droid and wish to update your Motorola Feedback Network profile so you can be part of projects for a different Motorola phone, please click here. If you use the same computer as previous registrations, you can update your profile. If you do not, simply re-register with your current Motorola product. To opt out of the MFN see the link at the bottom of this email.

This is a confidential project under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this project on any public sites.
Thanks — we hope to be in contact with you soon.

- Matt
Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network

Typically, these emails follow soak tests which are a signs of a possible firmware update but I mean, c’mon. 2 years after the device was released? Wow. Even if Motorola were to officially bring Gingerbread to the device, I’m sure there would be more than a few happy Droid owners out there welcoming the update with open arms. What do you guys think? Whatever happens, we’ll be keeping you updated.

[Via Droid-Life]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Damon-Nevils/1249804829 Damon Nevils

    Wouldn’t it be great if Google will begin to treat all Motorola devices like Nexus Devices. Now allowing blur to be an option and upgrading (yes I said upgrading) current devices to stock Android.

  • Jason Purp

    It probably won’t be Gingerbread. It’ll be something minor and stupid.

    And even if they do update it to Gingerbread, it’ll have Motoblur on it. I’m pretty sure.

    • https://plus.google.com/104038709432067945998/posts Wyatt Beougher

      Yup, just like Froyo did, right?

      • Jason Purp

        That was different lol

        • https://plus.google.com/104038709432067945998/posts Wyatt Beougher

          So like Honeycomb (and subsequent updates) on the Xoom, then?

          • lordofthereef

            We get it. You think you are pretty cool.

          • https://plus.google.com/104038709432067945998/posts Wyatt Beougher

            Not at all. Just don’t understand why the guy would say something so obviously wrong. It’s not like this is the first time the OG Droid has been updated (or the Xoom, which was Moto’s other vanilla device), and none of those updates has brought Blur or bloatware.

  • C-Law

    Wouldnt that be funny if the update was gingerbread but it brought with it an unlockable bootloader, more bloatware, and blur. Muhahaha!!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I’m not laughing O_O

    • Cipher Zero

      The OG Droid always had a non-encrypted, unlockable bootloader, and it didn’t have blur either; it released with vanilla Android 2.0. I think that you’re thinking of the Droid 2s or DXs.

  • Matthew Merrick

    that image of the smiling droid is CREEPY! can i use it as as avvie? :P 

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Doowit! :D

  • Chris Sandoval

    I refer my Droid as a man.. and if he gets an update ooooo weeeee! I can’t wait for it! Even if its still tucked away in my drawer!

  • Jerome Gantt

    i look forward to any upgrade to my droid that will stop it from shutting down or freezing up.  how about fix the too many text messages alert when i have no text messages. 

  • Dave

    I don’t like Gingerbread but it sure made my Galaxy Tab speedy.

  • xIndirect

    Great post Chris, too bad that it will be motorola so…..expect the devices to randomly explode once any future android version reaches the older devices. :o

  • jjrudey

    I’m okay with this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1269278629 Markus Finster

    And once more Motorola shows they don’t care about their international customers. just the US home team. My number 1 reason to not consider the RAZR.

    • Level380

      The milestone doesn’t get love!! For the yanks, the milestone is the GSM/3G version of the droid.

      The atrix is heading down the same path as well!

      BAD MOTO!!!

    • dreadnatty08

      Well, the #1 cell provider in the US considers Moto its bread and butter with the Droid line.  Unfortunately, Moto doesn’t look beyond the border anymore for much attention.  Sorry Milestone owners :(

  • Andrew

    /Pray its a good update.

  • http://briefmobile.com/ Korey Nicholson

    Wow, that smile is creepy

    Maybe it is Gingerbread…possible, but it could just be a security update to froyo

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    They will but blur on this.  

  • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randroid

    “Do not post any details or information about this project on any public sites.”

    I guess this email doesn’t count as “details or information about this project”? lolz

  • davefinn

    I’ve been running Gingerbread for a while now and my OG runs better than on Froyo. Pete has done a great job with his GPA builds.

  • Hohlraum

    Yeah that is what they are doing.  Use some common sense.  They just want to survey people who are still using that phone to find out why they haven’t upgraded.  These companies and wireless providers are morons.  They seem to easily forget that most people buy the phones with a stinking contract.  Even if you got a OG Droid on launch your 2yr contract JUST expired a week ago.

    • lordofthereef

      Actually, I believe they offer 20 month upgrades, do they not? That would leave people who bought the original droid having been upgrade eligible for nearly 5 months.

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  • http://twitter.com/kmtom Katelyn T

    I got an update on my Droid 1 this morning. Still can’t find any information out about what it is!