Late yesterday, we’ve reported that a Motorola employee has confirmed that Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will be coming to Motorola Droid X handset along with the Droid Pro, Droid 2, and Droid Global handsets. It is being heard that Motorola have nailed down all the Gingerbread update builds for the Droid series devices.
And now Verizon has released a support page, containing the change log and benefits of updating the Motorola Droid X to the Google’s latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. So Verizon is going to announce the Gingerbread update for Droid X very soon. The upcoming Gingerbread update is bearing the build number – 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US. and bringing several improvements and enhancements to the Droid X.
Update: Verizon has confirmed that the Gingerbread update for Motorola Droid X will be rolling out from May 27th, Friday.
The Features To be Updated After Upgrading to Gingerbread:
# A new Download Manger App will be added, which will manage every download form web browsing, email attachments, and other apps.
# Multi-Touch Key-Chording allows you to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos, and you don’t need to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
# New widgets, icons and screen will be updated with refreshed colors.
# Using ‘New App Menu’ you can create custom app groups – All Apps, Recent, & Downloaded.
# Geo-Tagging option for Camera applications.
# Improvements for Calendar, E-mail, and many more.
# ActiveSync fixes, Improved battery life.
# Enhanced Auto Focus camera feature to use in low-light situations.
The Gingerbread OTA update should soon be rolled out on any day starting today. So Droid x users have to keep checking for notifications on their handsets. The update is weighing at the size of 112MB.
Droid X users need to select “Menu” > “Settings” > “About Phone” > “Settings” > “System Updates” > and tap the “Check New” button –> Tap Install –> Installation should start now.
For more info on the features and download instructions of the 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US (Gingerbread) update, check the source links 1, and 2 below.