Dec 14th, 2010

Whoa. Looks like Motorola and Verizon have been hammering away at the Gingerbread update to bring it out for the DROID X. According to BGR, someone got their hands on build number VZW-TestKeys-280657 which carries baseband number BP_C_01.09.07P. It would appear that he’s running Android 2.3. We know, we know: easy to fake.

And with a little elbow grease and an alternate home launcher, most phones can “look” like Gingerbread. But I’ve yet to hear about a ROM like this on any of the DROID fansites and there’s a lot here suggesting the software is real.

But look beyond the darker tones, the greener accents, and the pretty animations: there’s no BLUR. As I said, LauncherPro could change all of this on any phone and this could easily be fake, but if it turns out to be real, those who aren’t big fans of MOTOBLUR’s aesthetics might not need to deal with them much longer.

The video maker says that the core functionality is still there, but most of its work is done in the background and doesn’t get in the way. That would be great compromise as the latest version of BLUR does provide some cool security and power saving technologies that other folks would otherwise have to get from the Android market. What’s your take?

[Update]: Judging by some of your comments, this certainly is fake. The version numbers are the same as on current 2.2.1 builds, and the animations are from a ROM called Apex, apparently. Good eye, folks! But we still hope Verizon and Motorola follow in these footsteps for their official upgrade because BLUR is still an eyesore.

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