May 16th, 2011

Last week leaked documents detailing the launch of the Motorola Droid X2 seemed to indicate that the device would launch with Android 2.3, but new information is making it look pretty unlikely that the X2 will be Verizon’s first Gingerbread phone. Sources talking to Droid Life have refuted the claim, saying that though the MotoBlur overlay of the X2 matches that of the original Droid X’s leaked Gingerbread update, the new handset will in fact launch with Android 2.2. Speaking of the update for the original Droid X, Verizon won’t be launching that before the X2 gets its own Gingerbread upgrade.

Further solidifying this rumor, word is VZW plans to advertise the Xperia Play as the network’s first Gingerbread phone. If you recall, the latest we have heard is that the Play will launch in tandem with the X2 on May 26th.

How much longer after launch could the Droid X2 receive Gingerbread? Hopefully it will be a matter of weeks rather than months, as the new Android version would look mighty fine on the upcoming dual-core handset.

[via DroidLife]

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