Droid 1 and Gingerbread?

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    I know it's a little bit early to discuss and probably frowned upon but what are the odds that we original Droid owners will get Gingerbread? I don't necessarily mean from Verizon either, just will it happen?

    I'm not asking for a release date or anything like that. Just wondering if it'll ever happen or if our original Droids are too weak to handle it.
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    Well, it's not that it's a bit early that it's frowned upon, probably more of the fact that it's been discussed so many times previously that it's frowned upon.

    Anyway to answer your question, yes the Original Droid will see a version of Gingerbread.
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    For any rooted users, Ultimate DROID 2.1 incorporates a lot of the Gingerbread look. It's a great ROM.
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    not confirmed yet hook.....
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    Here we go again CK……
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    There's a reasonable chance the Droid 1 will see an official Gingerbread-flavored offering from Motorola. However, "reasonable" chance runs the gamut from an optimistic estimate of 35-40% to a pessimistic (some would say realistic) 10%. Google never ruled it out, Motorola has been mum on it (but look how long it took them to start pushing out FRG83D), but let's face it; our Droids are old and lacking in the RAM department.

    However, there WILL be Gingerbread-flavored offerings from a LOT of ROM developers as soon as the code hits the AOSP servers. So YES! the Droid 1 will get Gingerbread.
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    I've heard that Gingerbread may become available for the Droid I would think hardware requirement owuldnt be met with this update but Google says the Droid may be seeing gingerbread they just have to get Verizon's approval from what I've heard
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    i don't have any "sources", and i'm certainly not an authority. but, reading around, my understanding is that the D1 has the minimum specs necessary to run G-bread, but not the recommended specs. so, while it could conceivably run on D1, it probly wouldn't run well (as someone has already suggested). but, someone in another thread raised a good point: the D1 is still the most utilized android device (just by sheer number of phones in service), so it would seem somewhat reasonable to assume that some "form" of G-bread would come to the D1. just my $.02...
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    100% because Motorola, Verizon and Google will have several million pissed off customers if they cannot update their phone that is only around a year old.