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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