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DROID2 Global Gingerbread Update NOT Rolling Out Yet, According to Motorola

It is rolling out! No it isn’t! It is!  According to Motorola, the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the DROID2 Global that we first reported on earlier in the week, is not rolling out at this time even if Verizon support seems to think it is.  We figured all along that a soak test would begin by the end of this week and that the mass rollout or “pull” availability would not be until next week, so VZW’s tweets were a little shocking to us.

So now that Motorola has essentially shut them down though, we go back to waiting.  Our question is, what happened to carriers being in control of these updates?  Hmmm.

Via:  Motorola

Cheers Justin and Anguish!

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  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Death to Motoslur. {{-_-}}

  • Anonymous

    This was Verizon’s way of telling Moto to hurry up. These things play out a bit more interestingly than they let on.

  • Djmd2g

    Kinda silly, I was running Gingerbread on my Droid 1 like 8 months ago..

  • Speed_monger

    This is BS  Motorola can suck a Dick

  • Matt Wilber

    Does anyone know if this eventual update will also apply to the original pre-global DROID2?

    • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

      And the R2D2 version? I don’t need any Star Wars branding. {{-_-}}

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2a7usxg

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    33rd yes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    I so called this on the original thread haha.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    I so called this on the original thread haha.

  • jb

    wait… so… carriers should have the say-so with software updates because you prefer their method. But phone manufacturers should have the say-so with things like locked bootloaders and bloatware because you prefer their method.  This is clearly a case of “no one asking you… but they should have”

  • http://profiles.google.com/apostrafee Luke Johnson

    at least their phones are receiving the updates, samsung? htc? lg? nope, just moto…..im not gonna hate cause they are moving in some kind of direction

    • Anonymous

      htc just updated the evo and evo shift. How do you say they dont update their phones? Do you not read anything?

    • hfoster52

      Samsung is pushing GB to their phones as well.

      • Forever_new_hope

        samsung isnt pushing anything at all, they are horrible with updates

        • http://www.facebook.com/chaoscentral John Pisano

          no, in america the samsung phones are at the mercy of the carriers, international samsung phones a few have had GB for a few MONTHS now. Samsung is just fine at updateing, the US carriers on the other hand not so much, they all need to tweak the software more and add bloatware.

  • Anonymous

    Perfect example of why Motorola should make the hardware, and leave the software making to Google.

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Its becuase it had too many issue with the X.

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Its becuase it had too many issue with the X.

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Its becuase it had too many issue with the X.

  • Get Quad

    I’m sure someone will delete this for the same mention, but this is what you get when you report some peon’s tweet as actual news.

  • AubreyVT

    It was probably pulled because the DX one had so many issues that they didn’t correct. Doubt it though… they don’t seem to care about the issues anyway.

  • AubreyVT

    It was probably pulled because the DX one had so many issues that they didn’t correct. Doubt it though… they don’t seem to care about the issues anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/batfandotcom Ben Rollier

    Well that’s very disappointing.  Especially after I asked them about it on the 16th and got this response from @VZWSupport – “The update is being released in batches to our customers. Thank you for your patience. ^YK”

  • Anonymous

    Are there conflicts between big red and Bloatorola? Or are Sanjay & Co. just pissy because their market share is starting to slip again? Seems to be a lot of conflicts with them lately.

    • Anonymous

      It is Sanjay’s time of the month lol. He just can’t grasp the fact that people are straying away from moto since the have such an anti developer community stance.

  • JoeInMO

    Maybe it was pulled due to the boot after power down issue?  Hint, hint.

  • JoeInMO

    Maybe it was pulled due to the boot after power down issue?  Hint, hint.

  • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

    This is why I do not rely on carriers or manufacturers for my updates. I have been running GB on my Droid since before Christmas.

    • Lakerzz

      Droid 2 global??

      • Djmd2g

        No he said Droid, anyone with a Droid wouldnt make the mistake of calling their Droid 2 Global a Droid.. Droid one is still history maker, but the Droid 2 Global is a master of power not to be forgotten or mistaken!

        • Lakerzz

          I know, (believe me), but the post was about Droid 2 Global, and my wife has it. I thought maybe you had one, and you had it on yours somehow ..LONG LIVE THE OG!!!!

  • Dylan George

    i knew that! i called Verizon support yesterday and they didn’t know there even was an update and when it would be available. I also contacted motorola and they didn’t know either.

    • Djmd2g

      big red didnt know anything when i called either lol

  • Kpurdu1

    All i can say is one of my coworkers seems to have it, so it definitely must have been available at some point.  One of the features added is device and sd card encryption which appears to be working, b/c it’s syncing exchange email and that feature is a requirement in our office.

    • Anonymous

      How difficult would it be to get him to contact some people on forums?

      • Kpurdu1

        pretty difficult she’s not very tech savy at all.  That said I could ask her to see the phone if there is something specific you want.  Like build # etc.  She did say she checked for updates and it downloaded and installed an update on I believe wed night.

    • Kpurdu1

      Just wanted to update on this.  She in fact does not have it.  In fact it says she has Android 2.2 still.  She does say she ran the system update however and it only took about 5 minutes to complete. So she must have been missing a previous update.  So device encryption must have been available before, otherwise it would not connect to my exchange server.  I have tested exchange with a ton of other android phones without encryption support and they all fail, which is everyone runs touchdown in my office.  Not sure if anyone has any insight on that device encryption thing, but sorry to give everyone a false alarm on gingerbread.

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

        if she doesnt have a black and green notification bar there nothin more to look @ its as simple as that.

        • Kpurdu1

          she definately doesn’t have gingerbread.  She does have some build though that doesn’t seem to come up in a google search.

          2.6.32.9-g9e2c63dxprk47@il93lnxdroid25#1 (if I wrote that down right).

          • Kpurdu1

            nm that’s the kernel, which i confirmed is the same on another device.  Yo soy un idiot.

            So she definately installed an old update.  not sure why it’s playing nice with my exchange server though.  Checked her activesync policy which definately does require encryption.

      • Jrizk07

        Go pull the AOSP email.apk from any cyanogen mod build or any other rom out there. The one included in motoblur phones suck and i’ve had similar problems with DX, D2, and D2G.

        Sideloaded the email.apk and BAM works perfectly with exchange.

  • Scott P.

    Glad to see Droid 2 is following in the footsteps of its predecessor.

    /sarcasm

  • Mrpicolas

    Moot point now that cvpcs has given cm7 to the moto world.. huzzah for second init!!!

    • Anonymous

      we’ll have to see if the D2G gets any love from CM7 tho. D2G is often neglected b/c it’s system is different to that of DX & D2

      • Anonymous

        I’m fairly certain CM will not be showing up on D2 or D2g due to the locked bootloaders. That’s why Liberty Rom is such a god send. It’s not as robust as CM, but it beats the hell out of the default experience. Unfortunately, I don’t think even Liberty is available for the D2G.

        • http://twitter.com/LiveInTheDream litd

          You serious? It’s the same bootloader man. Read up before you reply…

          Dev thread for D2 CM7 right here (i.e. not bootable yet):

          http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?374-DEV_THREAD-CyanogenMod-7-%28BASED%29-port-for-Droid-2-based-of-cvpcs-cm4dx

        • Anonymous

          It’s on the droid x which has same bootloader. maybe before you state you are fairly certain you should do a little research first. smh

          • Anonymous

            Christ, you guys, no need to jump down my throat about it. I mean, excuuuuuuuuuse my ignorance! I thought I had looked into it, but obviously was not up on the latest. ZOMG someone on the innernets was wrong! Lol

            Regardless, that’s the best news I’ve heard in awhile. I had CM7 on my O.G. and would love to see it on my D2. Still, with the locked bootloader, would CM be missing at least some of the features standard in their other releases? I’m not sure, but if that’s not correct, you guys can revoke my innernet liscense.

          • http://twitter.com/LiveInTheDream litd

            All the features, just no option to change the kernel. At least for now. Just like the DX. D2G is different.

            It’s not that I’m jumping down your throat I just would like people that have a D2 the ability to know the latest news on what they have available to them. Just saying if you don’t know for sure, don’t put out false information deterring those who would like to know (or don’t know) what is and isn’t available to them so they can decide what they’d like to do.

            Of course droid-life will pick it up for the unknowing (I knew about 2nd-init using cvpcs a few weeks before droid-life thanks to following his progress) and let the “mainstream” pick up the rest.

          • Anonymous

            That’s cool. When I first got my D2, I searched around for a compatible CM Rom and I think I got the idea it wasn’t in the works from a forum post or some other source I probably should have known better than to trust. Thanks for the info & link, it’s welcome news to me!

          • Mcg91

            Should revoke the internet for your bad spelling

          • Anonymous

            Agreed! Liscence hereby revoked! Luckily, I still have my license.

  • Anonymous

    Motos on a roll.

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