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DROID2 Global Gingerbread Info Removed From Verizon’s Site, Could Be a While Before it’s Ready

The DROID2 Global was poised to get its Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update back in the middle of June, which we were hoping was the start to a massive update schedule for all Moto devices.  As many of you know now though, that never happened.  We were told that the update had been pulled from rollout for not only the D2G, but for other devices including the DROID2 and DROID Pro while the massive bug list that was piling up from the DROIDX’s GB was being worked on.

Our report seems to have received a minor confirmation today thanks to one of our readers who noticed that the D2G’s VZW support page has been reverted back to a previous update PDF.  There is no longer a mention of Gingerbread being ready for it and we’re being told that it could be a while.  There is an update for the DX which includes a ton of fixes in the works right now, but it could be until after that clears that Moto and Big Red start prepping updates for the D2, D2G and Pro.

We’re also assuming that they will wait to see what happens with the DROIDX2’s update that should hit “soak test” members in the next few days.

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  • Eric Andrew Lewis

    This is really in poor sport of Motorola to not have this released yet.

    Could you imagine if Apple came out with a new MacBook/iMac with a new operating system, but older models had to wait upwards of 6 months to get the update?

  • If they were smart, they’d ditch development of the GB that is on everything prior to the Droid 3 and just port the Droid 3 version to the rest of the devices they want to give GB support to.

    • Inboy81

      How the world do I get out of this X third device same crap going down. I don’t think I should be forced to use my up grade or pay a term fee I just want a device that works. Tech support is so stupid at verizon many times recently I though I was at Sprint I have to take a second look at sign on store. Phone support is just as dumb

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  • Justin Kischinevzky

    It’d sure be nice if we could get a clean version of Android (i.e. sans MotoBLOAT… er.. ‘BLUR’) I would think the cost of development, implementation, and now unhappy customers would be enough for them to scrap their software attempts and stick with what they’re good at, hardware.  Way to know your market Moto.  

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  • Inboy81

    Now we have GB full of issues on DROID X we are stuck with it cause they will only exchange for another X with GB on it.

  • Inboy81

    I already knew GB sucked big ass way before this article came out. DROID X sucks now it has GB

  • So when can we expect this DX update? I have an OG but I feel kinda bad, I told my brother to grab GB as soon as it was available and he’s apparently had all sorts of issues.

  • Anonymous

    First no netflix and now this!

  • Seems Moto isn’t the only ones having problems getting working GB updates pushed out.  I have to wonder if there’s something unique to GB that makes it so much harder to get working correctly than FroYo was.

    • Anonymous

      gingerbread is probably the best android os ever right now… i have it on my d3 and i have experienced no force closes or anything.  it’s so incredibly smooth, the google team really did an amazing job with this release.

      • James_Ever

        Same here. I knew they were not going to care about the droid2global especially since the Droid3 was released, which is why I used my upgrade. Motorola knew that device had so many problems and after constant complaints did nothing to at get the numerous bugs with a software update just to address those. I see this as a sign that they won’t ever be updating that device and its wrong. Hope Motorola has learned their lesson because if they don’t they’ll lose their waning following of loyal customers.

        • I also agree that it’s very nice, I’m running CM7 on my DInc.  My question is what about Gingerbread is so difficult for OEMs to get working correctly, that the Community Devs don’t seem to be having issues with?

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad they’re working on an update for the DX2 (although it should have just shipped with GB), but Gingerbread has been out for months now… Why can’t they push these updates out faster? I’m running the leak on my D2 (which should be the first phone after the DX to get GB, not the D2G or DPro) and I like it a lot. It runs a lot faster than Froyo for most things and the occasional reboot happened in Froyo just as often. Regardless, I won’t be going with Motorola again. I really hope the next Nexus is on all carriers. 

  • Terrible.  I hate you MOTO.  Hurry the hell up

  • Raven

    I am really not too sad to hear this.  I am perfectly happy with my rooted 2.2 D2G.  It does everything I want.  Why mess with perfection?  I still consider it to be the best single core phone ever made.

  • Moto just cannot do software. They would be so much better off only worrying about the hardware and leaving the software to google. 

  • Do people that read this site really use the official software from Motorola and Verizon?

    • James_Ever

      I don’t root and haven’t with any of my devices, so yes.

  • Anonymous

    I hope they fix the docking bug for the X. 9 out of 10 times when I get home and drop my phone into the dock, reboot. Only that once, after it’s fine. for the day…

  • Anonymous

    I am liking Moto less and less. I can’t wait for the next pure Google phone regardless of carrier and specs I will be all over it. I am so, so sick and tired of manufacturer ROMs. If they didn’t put their own shi$ on it, upgrades would be tremendously quicker, and they’d be a lot less buggy. Plus crApple would  sue less, maybe.

    • Not really. Look at the G2 and G2X. They are both stock Android yet neither of them have Gingerbread yet officially. A Nexus is really the only way to guarantee yourself timely updates.

    • Not really. Look at the G2 and G2X. They are both stock Android yet neither of them have Gingerbread yet officially. A Nexus is really the only way to guarantee yourself timely updates.

  • Anonymous

    Seems like this is all we ever hear when it comes to these devices being upgraded from Verizon/Moto. Maybe the marketing depts needs to slow their roll before publishing half truths 😛

    • Anonymous

      “…half truths” You give those marketing/PR folks about 50% more credit than they deserve. 😛

      • Anonymous

        LOL Mike whats up man 🙂 lol Yeah I know but hey since I am a sales guy I
        have to cut’em some slack lol So what do yu think so far Bionic or Samsung
        S2?? I ‘ve sen some of the youtube tests of the S2 and I was very
        impressed. Also, Kellex didn’t mix words if it comes to Verizon on 4G “Buy
        hands down” lol

        • Anonymous

          Oh, you sales guys… LOL… I’m leaning toward the SG2, but I feel like we’re getting sloppy seconds. Those Europeans have had their hands on it for quite a while now… Lack of 4G will be a deal-breaker though. It might also make me eat my words and throw some more cash at Moto…

          • Anonymous

            True, without 4G its a deal breaker for me as well. Moto beds to step up
            their game that’s for sure. The SG2 is just crazy fast.

  • Anonymous

    Further evidence that stock is best. Don’t know that I can wait until Nexus Prime supposedly comes to major carriers in the winter season, though.

  • Mr Blurryfingaz

    Can you say…cyanogenmod7…..

    Posted from my D2G running gingerbread 2.3.4 benchmarked @ 2530. Can you post pics from your phone on here? I can show ya.

  • MC

    No +1 links on Droid-Life?  What’s up with that?

    • tjhrulz

      weird I can see them 

    • I can see em

  • Vickihzwart

    My DROIDX is so buggy since I updated it. Drives me crazy. Factory reset or wait for fixes?

  • MOTO and Verizon, why do you continue to fail

  • DroidX_Owner

    Ever since I got the GB OTA update, my DroidX has sucked hard.  Screen freezes, data drops, sluggish behavior at times, apps FC randomly, random restarts….I am seriously considering SBF’ing back to Froyo any day now.  Maybe I’ll try and hold out for VZW updates that fix these problems.  But I won’t be holding my breath.

    • Just drop CM7 on your X. Problem solved.

      • Anonymous

        Hardly, still plenty of issues there too.

      • Lmroja

        Cm7 causes reboots on my phone and many others. Liberty v.09 has been the most stable

      • DroidX_Owner

        I am only going the CM7 route when its in a stable build.  I might go down the TBH rooted gingerbread build pretty soon here though.

    • J RIDD

      You have tried a factory data reset, correct?

  • MFG

    So how about that Bionic? 

    • tjhrulz

      You mean the only phone able to replace my OG droid?

  • Mi Tasol

    Don’t know why I ever get my hopes up with VZW.