May 25 AT 11:34 AM Alberto Vildosola 18 Comments

Motorola Droid X is finally getting Gingerbread, for real this time

We’re not kidding this time, I promise. After a handful of leaks, Verizon and Motorola are finally ready to update the Droid X to Gingerbread. You can expect your Droid X to update itself starting this Friday, according to Verizon:

Verizon Wireless will begin pushing Android 2.3, Gingerbread, to the DROID X by Motorola on Friday. Enhancements include a download manager app, a refreshed user interface, app grouping and more. Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/droidxsupport for more information about the update.Albert AydinVerizon Wireless

Specifically, Droid X users will be able to enjoy all the following new features and enhancements:

  • Download Manager App
  • Better App and Power Management
  • Multi-Touch Key-Chording
  • Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality
  • New User Interface and Color Scheme
  • Dock Icons
  • App Groups
  • Emergent Groups and Smart Contacts
  • Geo-Tagging for Camera applications
  • and much more

As we’ve said many times before, it’s always nice to see one more Android device get updated to Android’s latest and greatest. At the same time, it’s quite sad that it took Motorola and Verizon more than six months to update the Droid X. If both companies don’t improve in this area, you can expect Ice Cream Sandwich to drop on your Droid X2 a year from now — if at all.

We’d love to know if any of you guys already got the update. Is it faster? More stable? Do you like the new features? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Verizon

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 Hans

    Wow, Verizon is finally the first to push out an OS update. Woo, Verizon.

  • http://Website mark

    What about the G2?? Sigh…guess stock is not all it’s hyped up to be.

    • AME

      Seriously! I think it’s pretty weak that my G2x is going to get anything after the Droid X.

  • http://Website Stephen

    Come on Sprint, still need an update for my EVO……

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    Yeah right…. It’s for real this time… I wouldn’t hold my breath they will still MESS IT UP the combination of Moto and Big Red is always SUSPECT. But I must say nothing is worse than Lg and Samsung

    • http://Website Hans

      There hasn’t even been talks about the Evo receiving GB, only the Epic(which is by…Samsung!) Lol. It seems like Verizon will finally beat Sprint to the punch this time. :O

    • http://Website snowbdr89

      Dick the douche wasn’t you told not to shame a vzw blog with your dumbass? Now run along douchebag

  • http://Website JayMonster

    I find it funny that you call out Motorola specifically, yet as the first few parts here show, this is actually one of the first devices ( if not the first outside of Nexus devices) to actually get gingerbread.

  • http://Website 4335

    gingerbread is obsolete

    • GRAW

      You’re obsolete.

      Back to topic, good the X got Gingerbread, but, for all us who bought the 2, when can we get some as well Moto?

  • http://Website Imnotgettingtoexcited

    I have been waiting for Gingerbread and I do hope that us Droid X owners can obtain it. However, I contacted verizon and they told me that they have recieved no information about any updates and they said that they usually are. Even if we do recieve gingerbread I do not believe that it will be released friday because they have rumored this before and yet we are still on froyo..all im saying is.i will believe it when I see it..

    • http://Website JayMonster

      Not sure who you contacted, but even the official VZW response about the release date (and the pull date, which is actually several days later) has been published in the VZW forums.

      The Support Page for the update is also now live:

      http://support.vzw.com/system_update/droid_x.html

  • http://Website jason

    How will I know the phone is updated.

  • http://Website maly

    I can’t wait!!! I wonder who will get it first? And what time today? Im waiting man let’s do this big red.

  • http://Website so..

    So do I need to unroot to get it?

  • http://Website sucks fool

    As with the last update it will come in waves for up to 2 weeks. With that said has anyone actually gotten it yet?

  • http://Website michael

    As of june 1 12:00 a.m. I hit the update button and there it was, Gingerbread, I must have hit that button s hundred times before. Now that its updated and improved upon a great deal. Its fast, smooth, and the motor blur is much better. The keyboard is different but intelligently laid out. You’ll notice quickly how the resolution got larger since im having to shrink some widgets. No complaints here. Try editing its different but raiser to use. his is great, thanks Motorola, everybody trylooking into that site moto accidently put up with all those upcoming devicees….

  • motorola droid

    I use to love my DROID x but ever since the update nothing but problems.
    Reboots all the time and battery life is horrible. Hate it!!