2.3 update for droid2? Whats the deal!??

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  1. lilbkro77
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    Look, i know ppl have been talking about this one for a while but i just want a clear cut answer. Ive read many websites that say u can get it now by clicking system update but my phone says no updates are available. Is it available? If not... when!????:blackdroid::greendroid::reddroid::heart:
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    No it's not out yet, we will get it eventually

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    It is much more likely, from what Ive heard, that Google is more or less skipping 2.3 to push out a 2.3+honeycomb (a.k.a 2.4) variant that incorporates dual core optimizations with optimizations for single core phones to run dual core apps.

    The fear is that single core phones will have major issues running apps that will be developed to run natively on a dual core.

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    ^ what he said..

    There's only one phone running 2.3 in any official form and that's the Nexus S. Everything else is going to skip to 2.4.

    Sent from somewhere...
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    i highly doubt the droid 2 will get gingerbread officially. The droid 2 will reach its "end of life" AKA discontinued next month. Verizon isnt going to waste their time/money rolling out an update for a phone thats going to be discontinued within a few weeks.

    im almost willing to bet the droid 2 wont see anything official past froyo.

    the droid x is also being discontinued next month too so it most likely wont receive gingerbread either.
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    lol there is no way they are going to give up on the D2 and especially not the DX, after the D1 the DX is motorola's best selling phone. why would they piss off so many people off by not updating the phone?

    i believe we will see an update but who knows how long....
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    because both of those phones are scheduled to be EOL/discontinued at the end of march.

    once a device reached EOL there are no more updates regardless on how many sold.
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    I'd like to think that all these people under a one or even two year contract get some recognition and support regardless of the manufacturer's EOL. Verizon wants to make money, money comes from customers, pissed off customers dont give money.

    Or are there really 26 million smartphone users who actually upgrade to the latest and greatest, out-of-pocket, every single time something new pushes their model into the grave?

    **** That

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    i'm pretty sure the droid 1 got updates well after its end of life. p3droid has a gingerbread build for his development droid x so i'm sure it will come to both phones eventually.
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    The original Droid is up to Froyo far after eol.

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    Eol has nothing to do with updates. Come on. Vzw doesn't have anything to with updates. Come on again. Motorola is the one that decides which devices get what and when. Vzw provides the cell service for Motorola device software and hardware. See samsung and lack of froyo.

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    The carrier AND the manufacturer both determine updates. Look at the Samsung fiasco. Neither carrier nor manufacturer wants to pony up the money associating with updating phones.
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    I would like to think both the DX and D2 will get the same if not better support from Moto than the original D1...meaning, almost 3 years after its release its still being updated with OS revisions...

    Moto may prove me wrong, and Verizon may try to throw a wrench in the gears, but I will err on the side of caution and go as far as to say, that it seems "pointless" to me to continue selling a device for what amounts to $150-$400 and not be willing to maintain updates of said device. That would be a fine way of having your customers leave your service and manufacturer and go somewhere else...
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    You make a good point and case for update.
    We'll see!
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    thanks. wut did u send this from out of curiosity? Fission 2.4.3 D2G???
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    Sorry if my last post sounded crappy.. just a bit frustrated with the sdk of gb. Also gameloft has tugged at my last nerve. So I wanted to apologize if I came of bad.

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    well, it's a vicious game isn't it? nexus s is the only phone with gb?

    dead giveaway, folks. now we know. (or should)

    probably a good idea to get the best you can, and live with it, instead of hoping on these companies to come through for us...


    r, john
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    Fission 2.4.3 is the rom i am using, d2g is my bright happy slightly scuffed droid 2 global!

    Sent from the Blue Falcon cockpit on my Fission 2.4.3 D2G
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    Im using liberty on my d2g and I love it! I don't know if I would even want to upgrade to 2.3/2.4 if it meant no roms

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