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Motorola Preparing New Software Release for Original DROID, Is it Gingerbread?

The Motorola Feedback Network is a group that any Motorola phone owner can join in order to get on a testing list for new OS updates that may be headed to their device in the near future.  Well this afternoon, the MFN sent out the email below to alert its members to an upcoming software update for the original Droid that they will may have the opportunity to test.  There are obviously few details given, so we have no idea if this is something major, but one has to ask the question, “Is it Gingerbread?”

Full email after the break.  

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We value your input!

We recently learned of an opportunity to test new software for the original Droid in advance of wide release. These pre-launch “soak” tests are becoming increasingly common for Android phones. Naturally, we want to get as many Motorola Feedback Members involved as possible.

If you are interested in taking part, please re-register for the Motorola Feedback Network using this link. The new registration process is much shorter than the older one. If you register and provide the required information and permissions, you will be invited to take part in the upcoming test for Droid. We will contact you about the test when the time is right.

If you are now using a different Motorola phone, please re-register as well, so we can include you in projects for your current phone. (If you click the link above and find you don’t end up on the survey, but on a forum page entitled “Thanks for registering for the Motorola Feedback Network!” please read that page for an explanation.)

Please respond as soon as possible. There is a limit to how many Motorola Feedback Network members we can include, and we will work on a first come, first served basis.


– Matt
Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network

What do we think?  Is it Gingerbread or just the 2.2.1 update?

  • Very good written information. just patches to the framework. Its not a moto update, its a Google Update. Your WiFi uses drivers provided by Moto, not Google. Thanks for sharing with us…

  • The_Chief

    I doubt that Motorola would go to such lengths just to test a small update to an existing ROM. I got that e-mail and would be surprised if the soak test isn't a Gingerbread trial for D1.

  • obiter_dictum

    Gosh, lets just speculate.

  • 2.2.1 is a joke. It is about 3-4MB in size. Just patches and so forth. The real update was FroYo, so if you have that, sit tight, The Gingerbread androids are baking… 🙂

  • Brendan

    ya effin right!

  • I read somewhere that the update was to be honeycomb. 🙂

    • Honeycomb is for tablets. Its a fork in the tree specifically for these devices. NO PHONES will ever see HONEYCOMB. Google search it, its fact.

  • I say the hell with 2.2.1 update, i want 2.3 Gingerbread 😀

  • Racketier

    It's blur or 2.2.1. That's it

  • Johnh

    And the MS doesn't even have the original 2.2 yet. . . .

  • Steve-O

    Well, I got the email. Let's see what happens..?

  • We will have Cyanogenmod's Gingerbread for month's before an official release.

  • Barlog

    Where's my DX update! I'm getting really tired of my X rebooting at random, music player stopping, browser crashing and every other possible mess up that 2.2 brought along with it to my once awesome DX!

    • RoadsterHD1

      Are you rooted? If not, you should root

  • I got this email for both my Droid and Droid X a few weeks back. I re-registered and haven't heard anything since.

  • Hate to say this but the only way I see Gingerbread on the OG is through Cyanogen.

  • Mrpicolas

    Wouldn't be surprised if they tried to lock it too moto is shady stay rooted my friends

  • its probably gonna be blur

    when will they learnnn

  • I would wager it is just the 2.2.1 update. 2.3 would be phenomenal though!

  • Towelie420

    Not only will of droid probably never see gingerbread, but even if it did, they're averaging about 6-7 months after the fact to finally release a buggy update. I love my x but moto blows.

  • FrenchToast

    too bad my Droid fell into the sink today… not on purpose either.

  • Patch89esch

    FRG83 guarantee it 🙁 still nice to see we havent been forgotten

    • Sprotthedestroyer

      Exactly what I was thinking. They were still selling the OGD in june, they can’t have just dropped everything about it.
      I got mine in june from a verizon store

  • OldNuc

    Being happily rooted for these many months I do not feel any crushing need to be blessed by a lovely MOTO update that may happen to plug the recovery hole.

  • Mkweathers

    We we're lucky to even get froyo on there…

    • ArecBarwin

      you're joking right, 2.2 ruined the original droid

      • Darkseider

        and you're a moron. 2.2 made the Droid a much more capable, stable and flexible device. If you root your Droid and go with AOSP ROMs like CM or stock ROM replacements w/ tweaks like BB you will see just what make 2.2 on the Droid great.

  • This Is One Of Those “Hurry Up And Wait” Things.

  • zepfloyd

    VERY wishful thinking there Kellex. No way Motorola is allowing people to test an OS that hasn't even been formally announced by Google yet. Certainly just 2.2.1. Sorry folks, nothing to see here.

    • Semo

      Totally agree .. I have HTC device , and I got update for Android 2.2.1 . So I believe it is the same thing for Motorola’s people

    • feztheforeigner


  • evltwn

    Can you join this group if you have a rooted Droid?

    • there wouldnt be any point since the recovery would block the ota.

      • evltwn

        Good point…I forgot about the recovery blocking the OTA.

  • kimir

    and yet the droid eris barely got 2.1……………

    • eris = fail phone

      • eddieonofre

        eris unrooted= fail phone, eris rooted = acceptable phone

    • Im running the HTC Hero CDMA, which is identical to the DroidERIS, and I run 2.2.1 with my eyes closed.

  • It is not Gingerbread. Come on, now.

  • Higher_Ground

    2.2.1 most likely and I'm not sure I want to be helping matt out after the way he/motorola handled the froyo rollout

    • eddieonofre

      “froyo for te original droid soon” where soon meant like 3 months…

  • Topher

    This seems almost certain to be 2.2.1. Maybe it will fix the wi-fi issues that popped up with froyo.

    • No WiFi fixes. just patches to the framework. Its not a moto update, its a Google Update. Your WiFi uses drivers provided by Moto, not Google.

  • Murphy

    All of a sudden I'm hungry 🙂

  • :fingers crossed:

  • with how motorola has updated the droid in the past I'd say its just 2.2.1

  • Hopefully Gingerbread 😛

  • Jager07

    And I just rooted! C'mon custom roms! 🙂

  • mathees

    well that would make waiting for my upgrade much more bareable