Aug 25 AT 3:00 PM Dustin Earley 8 Comments

Updates: Gingerbread for Droid 2 ready to roll, Evo 4G maintenance update coming


Two big updates for two very popular devices are in the works right now, nearly ready to grace handsets across the country.

The first update waiting to be sent out is the much anticipated Gingerbread OTA for the Droid 2. Coming in at 106MB, software number 4.5.601 includes a lot more than your average jump to Android 2.3. Among the normal spiced cookie enhancements, you’ll find added security, a customizable dock, improved copy-paste functionality, a download manager app and more. There’s a ton of improvements and big fixes tucked into the update as well. For a full list of improvements and features, check out the images in the gallery below. You can expect to see the update hitting Droid 2 handsets some time in the near future. [1]

The next update, scheduled to hit devices in the next 1-2 weeks, is a maintenance patch for the HTC Evo 4G. Evo users shouldn’t expect to see any more big updates for their device, but a few more bug fixes like this may be in store. Software version 4.53.651.1 for the Evo will include:

  • Integrated voice recognition accuracy with voice search and voice-to-text
  • Image size issue with contact transfer over bluetooth resolved
  • Images cut off in Picasa issue fixed
  • Group contacts not in alphabetical order issue resolved
  • Out of memory, Unable to send SMS error fixed

It’s been noted that users trying to manually active the update may receive an error message stating that there is no update available. Sprint has informed Evo owners to be patient and check again later, or wait for the update to automatically hit your device. [2]

Should you receive either update a little early, be sure to share your experiences in the comments below.


  1. DroidLife
  2. Sprint
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  • Richard Yarrell

    Updates for the granddaddy of all 4g android devices seems to never stop that’s why it is the best as well as sprint…

    • josegb2011

      only in your dreams my friend..

    • E

      Hate all u like a lot are never going to admit how good the EVO is and as a proud owner of one I still love mines till I get the white EVO 3D it took apples crown as best mobile device it still rules as king of Android and the smart phone world and still gets updated what more should I say

  • Kevin

    I thought carriers are now committed to bring OTA as quick as possible? This seems kinda slow to me.

  • pjax

    I remember reading about getting the Gingerbread update for the Droid2 Global

    but that never happened. And I wonder if it ever will

  • E

    And despite ur pointless opinions Android is still on top n growing and ur pathetic asses come to blog on an Android site like were gonna care what u dumb idiots think I know ya have no better things to do but troll but like ya I get my fix by shitting back on ya

  • Steve505

    iOS 4.3 was extremely buggy.

  • Meh

    Yeah, and the pathetic apple trolling on a android fan site never stops either. Buncha insecure 13 year olds.