Gingerbread for D2G?

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  1. AmazinsCowboys

    AmazinsCowboys New Member

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    From what I've heard, Verizon signed off on an official Gingerbread build for the Droid X and it will begin rolling out this Friday, May 13th (bad luck!). Anybody know when we can expect an official release of Gingerbread for our Droid 2 Global's? Hope it's soon, can't wait!
     
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    I wouldn't hold your breath... the X is a much more popular phone than the D2G. I'm not sure we'll ever see a Gingerbread OTA. Even if they do do one... they're probably gonna screw it up as bad or worse than the DX's.

    On the X, they got jiggy with the bloatware according to some leaked screenshots.
     
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    I bet we will get the update soon

    Verizon seems to think the D2G is the better phone, on the VZW website the D2G sells for $199.99 while the DX sells for $149.99
     
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    It's actually more likely that economies of scale just aren't as good for the d2g.
     
  5. AmazinsCowboys

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    If it wasn't selling, wouldn't VZW drop the price in order to try and sell more?

    And if the DX is so popular, why wouldn't they keep the price at $199.99? Anyway, I still think that with the DX and D2G VZW and Moto's top smartphones we will see Gingerbread for D2G soon enough.
     
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    Again, they likely get the X much cheaper.
     
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    Um, that and the huge reason for the DX price drop is they're trying to clear every single one out of their inventory before the DX2 comes in mid to late May. So therefore, they're making the DX a more attractive low price right now. The Droid 3 doesn't come for a long while, so the D2G is still expensive, plus it has the upgraded cpu.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL
     
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    As I see it, Droid 2 Global has completely replaced Droid 2 (which is not on sale any more, at least I can't find it in their online store). Therefore, as it's their current “flagship” in the QWERTY line (now, Palm Pre and LG Ally aren't as “up to date”, right? Pre is WebOS, and Ally is 600MHz), I'd guess they will roll out Gingerbread sooner or later.
     
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    I hope your right cuz i had both but, I kept global because its "Newer"
     
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    Yes the D2G replaced the D2 completely except for the occasional replacement. Some people have gotten a D2G to replace the D2 others got the DX.

    As for the price, keep in mind the D2G has a completely different radio capable of both GSM and CDMA while the DX does not. While I am not sure exactly what a "slot" is in regards to mobile CPUs since this term isnt used for desktop CPUs, but the D2G CPU has an extra "slot" in the cpu which is there to improve performance. I dont know if I would call it a flagship phone as they slipped it out pretty quietly, but then again it was on the most elaborate display at my local VZW store with the DX,D2Pro, and a second D2G. Regardless, I do suspect Gingerbread will hit the D2G. It seems like most phones will see atleast one upgrade in there lifetime, but if there lucky, more.
     
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    Its already been confirmed that we're getting it by CellZealot and P3Droid. Last i heard it was still being worked on though. Was some problem with the usb not charging although, thats been about 2 weeks ago.
     
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    P3Droid mentioned some weird things when I asked him about the D2G Gingerbread update. He basically said that it wasn't coming soon as per TBH leaking it, but then said that Verizon and Moto are in fact planning to release it in the not-too-distant future. He said he couldn't discuss why he was unable to leak it, but only that he couldn't as of right now.
    So, we're getting Gingerbread, but from Verizon in the future instead of a TBH leak now.