Apr 12 AT 10:35 PM Alberto Vildosola 35 Comments

Motorola Droid X getting the Gingerbread treatment tonight

At last, you brave Droid X owners! That long-awaited day is finally here; you’re getting some Gingerbread tonight. Not feeling like being outdone by HTC, Motorola is rolling out the Gingerbread update to Droid X users as we speak. Members at the DroidXForums have confirmed that a “silent update” started rolling out a few minutes ago. The update process is pretty quick and painless, but those of you with modified software will have to restore to stock to get the update. Here are the many features Gingerbread will bring to your Droid X:

  • UI refinements for simplicity and speed
  • Faster, more intuitive text input
  • One-touch word selection and copy/paste
  • Improved power management
  • Control over applications. “Manage applications” shortcut in the Home menu
  • Native Internet calling support
  • Downloads app for downloads management
  • Many under the hood enhancements to speed and responsiveness

If you’re feeling a little adventurous today, you can manually update your Droid X by following the instructions here, but proceed at your own risk.

Via: AndroidGuys

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website jose

    About time motorola and verizon are steping it up..good sign ..ha we beat you htc and sprint…I have a feeling evo people are going to find a way to make this negative…

    • http://Website Paul Atreides

      Congratulations! You’re right though, the DX is still over-shadowed by the monster of 2010 the EVO! Hopefully this update brings a ffc and removes motoblur :-P. Honestly, I’m just busting your chops though, enjoy your update guys.

      • http://Website jose

        Thank you..I think we all know the Droid x is better than evo ..minus motoblur..

        • http://Website Paul Atreides

          It’s all a matter of opinion brother. To each his own.

  • http://Website jacker

    Havent got it yetin NE Ohio

  • http://Website Jack

    The Droid X has an NFC chip in it? Didn’t know that.

    • GRAW

      I had no idea as well…

      • Alberto Vildosola

        It’s a Gingerbread feature, but you’re right the Droid X doesn’t have an NFC chip. It’s fixed now.

  • GRAW

    So, when’s the D2 getting sum love huh Motorola?

    • GRAW

      I have no idea what you just said :|

  • http://www.everythinglegit.com Ramon

    Well there is no official press release from Motorola and so far this looks like it’s just going to a bunch of testers and some random people to see if there are any problems. I wouldn’t get my hopes up, yet. I’m gonna manually install it anyways :) ..

  • http://Website Marion Barber

    Does not work on my iPhone 3G.
    Android fail, Droid fail!

    • http://Website Marion Barber

      Does not work on my iPhone 3G.
      Android fail, Droid fail!!

  • http://N/A Martin

    I just downloaded the update file in the article’s link; it took a while for my phone to boot up, but assuming you follow the instructions it’s a piece of cake. Gingerbread looks nice. ;)

  • http://Website standupstrong2u

    This is so great..I love gingerbread it taste good on my droid x

  • http://Website Mike

    Took the plunge about two hours ago and have been eating gingerbread ever since and it does taste great so far.

  • http://Website Mike

    Took the plunge about two hours ago and have been eating gingerbread ever since and it does taste great so far on my DROID X.

  • http://Website Mike

    Sorry for the double post but I am so excited and I have really been needing my gingerbread it is almost like a drug I have been craving and now I have it.
    Thanks allot tech junkies I needed that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://Website standupstrong2u

    This is a happy day in droid land

  • http://Website punk ass chauncey!?!

    Richard yarnincanpoop ain’t you even dare post on this story aight breh.

  • http://Website cheel

    When is It gona be the evos turn.Im so upset right now,so so so so so so very upset.

  • http://Website BW

    Any news on when the Droid Pro will get Gingerbread?

  • http://Website Evo owner

    Good for you guys and gals! I’m a little jealous, probably go the ultimate droid route tonight.

    • http://Website Paul Atreides

      Try and be a little more patient. I’m sure when it comes, HTC will introduce some pretty cool things that other manufacturers aren’t with new Sense features. It will be worth the wait I think.

  • http://Website jim

    love how you guys have no proof. this i an unofficial release & WILL NOT be out for a real OTA for weeks to come

    http://twitter.com/CellZealot/status/58000498355208192

  • http://Website Tsepz

    Congrats Droid X users! I wish MOTOROLA had done a global GSM version of the Droid X, this is one CDMA phone ive always wanted to get my hands on.
    Im patiently waiting for SE to release this update for my X10i :(

  • http://Website Shane13133

    Cant wait to update to gingerbread. i have to wait till 210 though :(.

    Go droid x!!!!

  • http://Website MotorolaAndroidIndonesia

    After upgrade to OS Android 2.3.3 (GingerBread) and use Quadrant Standard for Full Benchmark have 1872 point (source link => http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n584/motorolaandroidindonesia/Motorola%20Droid%20X/2011-04-13_18-23-22_114.jpg )

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Im curious to see what tiny dick troll yarrell has to say or what youtube link he will post

  • http://twitter.com/greenless Lex

    I may be wrong, but the first leak of GB for the DX didn’t have SIP support baked in. Has anybody confirmed this?

  • http://Website B

    Are we gonna get any comfirmation…I doubt this is the real one, and does it make sense as to why I bought a Droid x a week ago and am at ver.2.3.320 what’s with that?

  • http://Website jesse

    Can’t wait for the update to hit me. Been waiting for some sweet gingerbread tastiness. Too bad no root buying can wait. ;)

    • http://Website …..

      It makes you fat and ugly

  • http://Website Iconaw1

    Man I have to say although I had to do a factory restore to get the bugs worked out. (I think mainly because of Launcher Pro) once it did and didn’t do a Google restore because it had launcher pro on the back up. I did the manually update and something i thought I would never say “the new motoblur is awesome” all the updates from the way you fix misspelled words, cut and paste, app drawer, social network widget, and the customizable dock, mostly everything is tons better and I would say better that most UI’s that are laid over Android. I like it better than Sense.

    P.S. if you have the problem with not being able to add icons to home screens in the normal way it could be because of Launcher pro. Once I restored without letting Google restore from backup this problem fixed for me.

  • http://Website Tom

    I just did the manual install of gb on my droid x…ridiculously simple procedure…gb is so fast responsive and looks beautiful…no more lag!!!!