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DROID2 Global’s Gingerbread Update Soak Test Set to Begin in September

After the DROIDX received Gingerbread back in May, the DROID2 Global was selected by Motorola to be next in line.  Unfortunately for Global owners, the update was pulled the very same day that it was supposed to start rolling out, thanks to an enormous buglist that was introduced through the DX.  Well, here we are almost 3 months later and the update is back and ready for prime time – at least to soak test members anyway.

The initial test group of D2G owners will see the update some time in September (probably next week), with the full rollout happening shortly thereafter.  

Here is the changelog that was posted back in June:

Once this puppy rolls out, we’ll only have the DROID Pro and Charge left as “DROID” branded phones without Android 2.3.  Still no word on the Thunderbolt.

Cheers A, S and J!

  • Bobf4

    Gingerbread is all loaded and works great!  Very responsive now.  Has a cool Sleep feature, too.  And an excellent idea for the App Groups!  You can lump all your apps, such as games, browsers, etc., into folders of your choice.

  • MachDroid

    Hey, this the day that we always wanted.  I am begginig to receive the OTA update(4.5.607.en.US) for my Droid 2 Global phone 

  • Wazzgoing

    I have the update…got it this morning

  • Johnnyrocket

    New Hampshire….pulled in the update at 2:30….very snappy and has fixed some corpoarte sync issues

  • BobF4

    I am downloading the Gingerbread update as we speak!  I will have to finish this
    at home, since it is wi-fi based (due to size), but it has started!  The update
    version matches Verizon’s posted update number on http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/droid_2_global.pdf,
    in that it is Version.4.5.607.A956.Verizon.en.US.  I
    will post updates when this is done.

  • Aaron

    Gingerbread on D2G = awesome … I got updated yesterday morning.

  • Dreamchaser

    Version 4.5.607 downloaded successfully. Got a random update this morning. Guess I was apart of that random users picked for the soak test =)

  • Guest who?

    ok… i couldn’t wait for the soak test, so i got the leaked version :p
    and yes, there are a few changes

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  • Anonymous

    The only soaking going on right now is caused by Irene. 

    • Adam Elghor

      to the people that dont watch the news irene is a hurricane ;D

    • Poopsalot

      The only soaking is going on in my gf’s panties.

  • Nickisidore

    Did anyone even buy this thing?

    • David Brown

      Everyone who bought a D2 more than about 2 months after it was released, or who has gotten a warranty replacement, has a D2Global. The Global completely replaced the D2, as it has a faster processor (1.2ghz) and the global capability. It is still one of the faster single-core phones available (obviously excluding the Nexus S). 

      I have the D2G, and it’s running the rooted Gingerbread that was leaked a few days ago, and all I can say is that it’s smooth as silk. It has at least doubled my battery life (it can stay off charger all day and by the time I go to bed it’s only 50-60%), and overall everything feels much snappier. 

      • Adam Elghor

        the d2 and d2g have the same processor but the d2g has it clocked higher…just sayin

        • Anonymous

          Wrong. D2 has TI OMAP 3620-1000 D2G has TI OMAP 3630-1200. It is not the same chip.

    • David E. Smith

      I have one, because I needed a phone RIGHT NOW and the D2, only a couple weeks old at the time, was the best phone available at that moment.

    • Raven

      My wife and I both have the D2G.  I have mine rooted and am totally happy with it.  I will not be installing the update on mine until it is successfully, easily, rooted.

      • one click root for the D3 works on the leaked version of the update.  

  • Wintergon

    How does one get in a SOAK test group?

    • you had to sign up months ago through motos website

      • Anonymous

        Actually, I just signed up a few weeks ago, and I was invited.

  • Anonymous

    Does anybody own this phone?

    • LionStone

      Yes KleenDroid, I bought this phone for my gf first smartphone. Her phone has been randomly rebooting lately…so the update will be good to have.

    • Raven

      My wife and I both have the D2G.  I have mine rooted and am totally
      happy with it.  I will not be installing the update on mine until it is
      successfully, easily, rooted.

  • Anonymous

    hmmm so not bionic :p thats why no comments