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DROIDX2 July 2011 Soak Test to Begin, We’ll Assume that it’s Gingerbread

The DROIDX2 running Android 2.2, launched the day before the phone it replaced received Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) – something that I find to be one of the more baffling situations I’ve seen in the mobile industry.  Well good news folks, Motorola is ready to starting testing a new software on the DX2 that we’re assuming is Gingerbread.  The project is called “Droid X2 July 2011 update soak” which doesn’t necessarily say “2.3″ anywhere, but what else could it be?

>Several thousand Droid X2 owners will receive the update. Only a percentage will be Motorola Feedback Network (MFN) members. If you sign up, your phone will be included.

> This is what we call a “pre-launch soak.” We’ll watch what happens for about two days, just to make sure there is nothing wrong with the update or the update process.

> You will be trialing FINAL software. This is not a beta test. In most cases, this is the software that will be released, unless we find an extremely serious issue. Your feedback will help us identify issues that may require a later fix, and help us prepare others for getting used to the new software. Your feedback will be extremely valuable and we do hope you will take part!

So if you are a DROIDX2 owner, you’ll want to sign up for Moto’s Feedback Network to see if you can get in on the early goodies.  If not though, there is a chance you’ll get the update anyway, but no matter what, this is usually a good sign that we’re just a couple of weeks away from it popping up on everyone’s device.

Cheers R & R!

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  • Anonymous

    It is such a nice cell phone. Motorola is a standard company. The DROIDX2 looks so attractive. Its also running Android 2. There are so nice futures in it.

  • jatin bata

    it was never promised you liar.

  • Jimidurham

    i got it installed very recently on a droid x  . to date im very dissatisfied w/  droids … so for me this  new o s is kinda salt on a exsisting wound. I now faced w/ relearning where or how to relate to my device for apps and these  new profiles ? …. I have had  multiple droids in 14 months so…… if anyone has suggestions as to what might be more stable and not  drop calls and have constant software  flashes whew i am forced pull to remove batteries . I t was very embarrassing when it called back people  who might have been my emplyer????

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  • slappynutz

    just because you buy a new phone doesnt mean it better.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FCAHRME4VEZJ6VHOAK2GIJ2ENY Elaine Morin

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

  • Dskneon

    Maybe after gingerbread devs will start working on this device… so what it don’t have 4g so what it don’t have ffc. This is a sleeper being overlooked

    • Rp076

      There’s already been an effort to get one purchased & in a devs hands @rootzwiki & the goal was accomplished yesterday..hopefully this means good things are soon to come!

  • Nkmett15

    My prayers have been answered!!!!!

  • Drnick124

    And the peasants rejoiced!!!

  • LarryKT

    Any word on the Bug fix for the Droid X’s Gingerbread update? Droid Forums says the update is no longer .602 but rather .603 and is slated to be released sometime by the end of the month. Have you guys heard anything else?

    Matt, the Moto Forum Manager said the update was not ready back in June, has anything changed?

  • Steve

    Yea but when is gingerbread coming out for the thunderbolt?

  • Anonymous

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  • http://twitter.com/leanbarton Pepe

    Does anyone remember the problems gingerbread caused on the X? My phone force closes when trying to make phone calls occasionally, and won’t connect back to 3G when leaving the radius of Wifi, which means I have to restart my phone. Good luck!

  • Anonymous

    First sentence of this article just shows that Moto/Verizon rush out phones that aren’t complete just to have ti out on the market.

  • Flip74k

    Wow what a Monday. First my girl tells me she’s pregnant and now this lol

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    • The Observer

      You have my condolences.

    • Bigsike

      I would buy a bullet and rent a gun :P

      • Flip74k

        Way ahead of u. I bought a gun and a Motorola devour lmao!!

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

      Your money and life are now gone. Move to Mexico.

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

    Moto’s Feedback Network. They could give a rats ass about the bugs you will report. Waste of time.

  • Lmrojas1990

    Question before I send mu phone to Asurion to get an X2 any custom rims… wait no. Lol

  • Erick

    I really hope they got it right this time.   I’m one of the minority I suppose that finds the pentile screen rather annoying coming from a Droid 1 that didn’t have issues scrolling up and down screens.  Software wise, I found it incredulous that the Droid X2 would have more issues in doing simple things like Music Playback compared to the OG Droid.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Wonder if it’ll get the new Blur that’s on the Droid 3 and Bionic. This phone should have launched with Gingerbread in the first place.

  • Anonymous

    I think it is great that this is rolling out (once again).  But what I don’t get is why you are still so counfounded about why the X2 would launch without Gingerbread.  Considering the phone was in development before Gingerbread, and while it may have gone into actual production afterwards, Gingerbread seemed to have its own issues (how many phones have 2.3, 2.3.1 or 2.3.2?), it seem to make sense to me that they would roll with what was stable at the time.  If anything, I wish they had actually held Gingerbread for the X as there were certainly some issues that could have used addressing before its release.

    • LarryKT

      Most of those problems stem from adapting Blur to Android not the Gingerbread update itself.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, I disagree,  Perhaps it is just my perspective, but the biggest issue… connectivity loss has nothing to do with Blur since there are reports from plenty of other devices that had those issues post Gingerbread, including the Nexus One and Nexus S.  This seems to be a Gingerbread issue.

        And actually, with the Gingerbread update Blur continues to become lighter and less intrusive.  It takes up less memory and interferes with far less than even it did with Froyo and far better than it was when it launched with Eclair.  

        Issues with the launcher… well… who in their right mind is using the stock launcher?  Well, OK, people who have Sense seem to like their launcher, but there is a reason that so many people use LauncherPro, ADW and Go Launcher.

        I know it is a foregone conclusion these days to blame Blur for everything from battery issues to halitosis, but it can’t interfere with what it doesn’t mess with.

        • LarryKT

          Considering I have Blur on my Droid X, and every time it slows to a crawl it always has to do with some background process which usually has .motorola, or .blur, somewhere in its name, I’d say Blur has a lot to do with the slow down. Additionally, Moto’s camera is slow as a turtle, and despite some improvements, still pretty bad quality in less that natural light situations. Also, with regard to the signal drop issue, it’s the same issue Motorola has had since Froyo. The Droid X will drop its signal, either 3G or Wifi, for no apparent reason. It wasn’t quite as bad in Froyo, at least for me (others would beg to differ), but it has gotten almost unbearable with Gingerblur.

          • Anonymous

            That is interesting… because (after clearing all the widgets and changing the launcher), I have exactly ZERO items in my active list that .blur  Matter of fact the only one that I continue to have running is the Social app (which I agree is annoying that it starts up and you cannot stop it or it simply restarts).  Matter of fact, I have very few instances (but yes they do happen) where my X “slows to a crawl” unless I am opening app after app and getting a bit ahead of the memory cleanup… but even then, I wait a few seconds and Android handles that quite well.

            Moto’s camera… whether it is software or hardware based in nature… just plain sucks.  I agree.  There is no disputing that fact.

            I had no signal dropping issues with my Droid X until Gingerbread.  Not a single instance.  So, I will simply have to take your word for it that others have.

            I’m not saying you are lying about your experiences, but I simply find it not to be the case.  

  • Geri O

    So mich much for that confidentiality button, eh?

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  • John

    where’s my ICE CREAM SANDWICH!!

    • digsoreos

      Sorry, I ate it. :)

      • John

        damn you
        ;)

        • digsoreos

          Well, I was hungry and missed out when they were passing around the gingerbread. So I saw your ice cream sandwich and took it. ;)

          • John

            it’s ok, this time. i’ll just wait for my CandyCane to come

  • WormDoes

    I’ll save people the trouble….WHAT? Still no Thunderbolt gingerbread

    • Tgambitg

      Or Where’s Gingerbread for the DROID2 Global that was promised last month?

      • Guest

        it was never promised you liar.

        • Tgambitg

          Oh I’m sorry, I meant “referenced in many documents as to coming at a certain date and pulled at the last minute”…

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