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Update on DROIDX Gingerbread and DROIDX2 Launch Software, Xperia Play Will be First With Android 2.3 on Verizon (Updated)

It’s May 16 and if we were going to see a roll out of Gingerbread to the DROIDX, we probably would have seen some signs from Verizon that it was actually happening.  As you may have guessed, we haven’t seen any of them, so we’ll have to assume that it won’t be here today or maybe even this week for that matter.  There are a couple of rumors floating around behind the scenes that suggest it may not be out until after the DROIDX2 hits on May 26.  And why would they do that?

Well, because the DX2 is also looking more and more like it won’t launch with Android 2.3, but 2.2 instead.  All of those leaked pictures we’ve seen from the user guide and launch kit with blue Blur are not Gingerbread according to our sources.  We were worried that they might slap the new Blur over 2.2 just like we saw on the Bionic at CES and those fears appear to have come true.  We’ve been told that the device guide for employees also clearly says “Froyo” and that dev builds of the phone are still running 2.2.  Just think, is there any way they would allow the original DX to be running newer software than its replacement?  They wouldn’t let it happen.

And to add to this rumor, we’ve also been told that when the Xperia Play launches on the 26 alongside the DX2, it will be dubbed the “first Verizon phone running Gingerbread.”

Update:  We have pics of an official update here.

Need a recap? DROIDX2 launching May 26 with new blue Blur, but only running 2.2.  Xperia Play launching May 26 with stock Gingerbread.  Original DROIDX won’t receive Android 2.3 until the DX2 has it.

Hopefully that didn’t ruin too many Mondays, but we wanted to keep you in the loop on what we’re hearing.  If things change, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Cheers CK and DB!

  • Jmomma

    I hope you didn’t order that DX2 because one of their “sales”  reps said it would be getting the upgrade soon?! Those were the same people that said netflix wouls run on the Droids because it had Flash.  You see how well that worked 

  • Jmomma

    Verizon sucks. At one time they were the best. Sprint is making a come-back.  Wait till verizon stops their unlimited data this summer!  Why do you think they had all those problems get netflix to run on android phones?  Verizon didn’t want that service running on their network.  They want you to use the “unremovable” block buster app and get their cut.   Their 3G service isn’t the best and I’m sure the 4G will suck too.  Sprint’s price is right and their service is getting better. Oh Yeah, their phones are so much better.  Think about it, how often are you getting full speed (3G)? Verizon is known for great calls, not data.  No updates is the last straw for me. F them

  • Michael Scheidell

    ordered my dx2 yesterday.. confirmed it is supposed to be delivered today (4/20).  looks like it will have 2.2 on it, but 2.3 out soon. 
    its a ‘dx’ on sterioids from what I read, dual core cpu, better screen, and hdmi can ‘mirror’ to your display (so you can see what buttons to press).  oh,, and 30fps video..!

  • Villella1717

    Is this update to 2.3 ever going to happen?

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  • Guinness4power

    I did an sbf back to Froyo from the Liberty GB because I was expecting an OTA for GB so I could use Netflix! Liberty put their nightlies on hold until the OTA so looks like I have some more work to do!

  • Anonymous

    Blur is unacceptable. Encrypted bootloaders = not interested.. am I alone on this?

  • Anonymous

    This is all getting a little nauseating and I am about to say ‘screw you Verizon…’
    If I manually install Build 4.5.588, will I in any way be able to roll-back to get the ‘official’ build OTA? I will this just cancel all of that out and screw me?

  • Lestroisneon

    My contract with VZW ends in July and I have to say that after the hell I’ve been through with their customer service recently, hearing about the hell others have been through with their customer service AND the absolutely sh*tty line-up of phones, I’m going to be moving my business to Sprint.  After ten years of never missing a bill payment on my end, it took VZW almost TWO months to credit me for an overage on their end.  An overage they would never have notified me of, nor credited me for had I not noticed and made about seven calls over a two month period to get it straightened out.  Let’s ignore the lies from customer service and the failed promises to call me back on certain specified dates.  I mean, really VZW?! 
    That’s what scares me most about a Twin Bell future.  They’re going to rob us blind…

  • Photgpx

    Would be nice to see Verizon provide the Gingerbread update to all D2 owners………

  • Photgpx

    Would be nice to see Verizon provide the Gingerbread update to all D2 owners………

  • Photgpx

    Would be nice to see Verizon provide the Gingerbread update to all D2 owners………

  • Guy

     this is pretty bad news, but I got fired today, so I’d say that is more of what ruined my monday

  • Switch22

    My co-worker has the Droid X and just revived the 2.3 OTA update at 2:30 pm EST.  the 2.3 OTA update at 2:30 pm EST. 

  • Switch22

    My co-worker has the Droid X and just revived the 2.3 OTA update at 2:30 pm EST.  the 2.3 OTA update at 2:30 pm EST. 

  • Carmen Diva

    Sony/VZ waited so long to release this phone I almost don’t care about it anymore but if I 
    get a few moments with it and like it, I can see myself exchanging the Droid charge.

    I don’t really care about the Android 2.3 BS

  • Anonymous

    I guess I’ll just go back to Liberty. 

    Does GB track wireless tether.  If so then I don’t want it.