Heads up Motorola Droid X2 users. Your favorite Verizon Wireless has started rolling out the most-awaited Gingerbread flavor of Android OS for your Motorola Droid X2 handsets. The new software update 1.3.232.MB870.Verizon.en.US is bringing the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS update, along with the latest version Motorola Blur, which is the same version of Blur that can be seen on the newly launched Motorola Droid 3 handset, and there are also some device-specific features, general stability improvements and fixes included in the update.
Changes To Take Place After Upgrading To 1.3.232.MB870 Update:
# New UI with new widgets, icons and screens in refreshed colors.
# Improvements in the screen display.
# Improved stability to reduce device resets.
# Addition of Download Manager App to manage the downloads from web browsing, email attachments, from other apps.
# Improved word selection and Copy/Paste functionality.
# Press-hold on the screen – to select a word; Press twice – to copy the word.
# New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos.
# Device and SD Card encryption. VPN enhancements integrate IPSec VPN clients into device security settings.
# Pre-loaded Google Books for your convenience, addition of vibration icon..
# Geo-tagging feature for camera apps.
# When travelling, users will be able to view events in your home zones.
# Individual reminders – users can dismiss one meeting reminder without dismissing other meeting reminders.
# Easy conference dialling feature to dial and enter a conference code directly from your Calendar.
# VZ Navigator simultaneous operations with Wi-Fi.
# Fix to keep the screen from inadvertently going black.
# No more duplicate SMS messages.
# Fix for interruption during the unlocking the device.
# Ability to customize the Home icons.
# Enhanced UI with improved screen transitions.
# General stability improvements to cut down on unwanted data resets after Mobile Directory Number (MDN) changes.
# Accurate notification of battery percentage.
Lot of improvements and changes..huh? You can check out the source link for the remaining changes, and a complete list of changes that the update is carrying. As it is not the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update, Google Talk video chat is not supported by the handset just yet. There is no specific time frame set by the carrier to roll out the Gingerbread update for the Droid X2. So, we are not yet sure about when the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update will actually hit your handset. So, you may need to wait a bit longer and the update should be coming any time now, so keep checking your handsets’ display panels.
The Droid X2 users will be getting the notification alert regarding the update, asking to tap the "Download" button to get the latest update. You can also manually check for the software update availability by following the instruction provided below.
Rooted Droid X2 owners should flash back to the standard Droid X software to receive the OTA update, and move over to “Menu” > “Settings” > “About Phone” > “Settings” > “System Updates” > and tap the “Download” button –> wait for some to finish the downloading process –> Tap Install button –> Installation should start now –> Handset Reboots Automatically –> Tap the OK button on screen –> Done. The Gingerbread piece of cake should be ready now to taste on your handset. After finishing the installation of the update, the software version should be shown as 1.3.232.MB870.Verizon.en.US. The size for this latest software upgrade from version 1.2.148 to 1.3.232 is 101MB. Hit the source links for full instructions regarding the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for Motorola Droid X2 handset.
You might be aware that the dual-core processor equipped Motorola Droid X2 handset is available to purchase with a cheaper price tag of $59.99 at Amazon Wireless now.
[Source: Verizon (1), (2)]
3 thoughts on “[Download] Motorola Droid X2’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update 1.3.232.MB870 Available Now”
I’ve read multiple articles about Gingerbread available now for Droid X2. Yet I check my system version and it says 1.2.148 MB870. I hit System Update and it tells me I’m up to date. somebody needs to get their facts right. Is it available? Is it available in some areas and not others? Or are you like the tabs web site where you publish inaccurate information so we respond with our email address.
My phone has just automatically updated. Verizon is probably rolling out the upgrade so as not to overload the network.
My phone was working great before gingerbread. Now get an error message every time I send a text. It says “text message not sent” but they r bei.g sent. I am also getting several duplicate texts from other people