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Gingerbread Update

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by deborah3756, Nov 8, 2010.

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    Does anyone know if this is an update just for Nexus or will all Androids eventually receive it? Also, what wil be different about this update?

    Just wondering what all the hoopla is about.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Yes we will be eventually getting gingerbread but it could take a while. From what I understand there will be some ui changes but that's about all I really know.

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    There are rumors that Gingerbread will be out as soon as November 19th, but other than the UI enhancements we've seen there hasn't been much else leaked. I'm guessing another jump in performance and hopefully we'll actually be able to use proxy servers in this version.
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    Supposedly there is a new kernel coming with gingerbread as well.

    Sent from somewhere...
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    Kernel or bootloader? Because I'm betting on yet ANOTHER attempt to plug the root hole.
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    Your probably right about that.

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    Oh, no doubt. Any update plugs whatever hole they can find to fill. Which just means that the old saw is true -- if you're going to root, root now! There's no guarantee it'll be possible in two weeks. :)

    But that's a bit off-topic. Any rumor we've heard is just that -- a rumor. This, however, is not.

    Nexus One to get Gingerbread OS? ? The Register

    That's all we really know... :D That and if Gingerbread is possible on the D1 (and there's tacit implication that it is possible, and I mean stock, because we know ROMs will have it within a month of the source hitting if not sooner) it will hit for the D2 soon. Just need to get Blur on it.
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    So, I saw a thing on Android Central this morning that apparently the Nexus One is supposed to get the 2.3 update first...
    I got mine this morning on my new Droid 2, and it appears that I'm not the only one... I've seen a few people on this forum that have it already.
    And the "easy root" method in the sticky in the D2 forums here works perfectly for it :)
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    Are you sure it wasn't the motorola 2.3.20 update?

    [​IMG]

    See how the android version is still 2.2

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    You have been around for a while so you should know that you did not get Android 2.3. 2.3 is not available for a while. You just got the 2.3.2 update.
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    Ahh, you are correct. I just got the D2 and haven't had a chance to really learn about it yet. I thought it was kinda weird seeing all those things, especially since I didn't notice much of a difference with the OS itself :)
    Way to go Moto for making things even more confusing!
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    I thought it was the 2.3 Android update as well. I was waiting to add a custom rom until they updated to 2.3, guess i don't need to wait now.
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    ackern;

    If you're not rooted, root now. There's no benefit to waiting to root other than learning how and what you're doing, and every update makes it harder to root. :) If you're just waiting for ROMs, don't worry. As soon as the code hits the gingerbread goodness will be available in ROM form before it hits stock, so... Just have fun. :)
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    Any new updates on this

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    eric shmidt said it would be a "few weeks" but who really knows.
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    The SDK didn't drop on the 11th like the rumors had it pegged at, so now, like Spazz said, "who knows".
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    Idk why people would think gingerbread would debut on the Droid 2 first, out of all android phones. The Droid x, evo 4g, or maybe even a galaxy s are more likely to get it before the D2.

    Also, why would google want to plug any root holes they can find? I thought they were the ones who promoted "openness" ? Motorola would be the only one to plug any holes, not google.

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    I don't think anyones saying its going to be on the d2 first. I think it was getting tested on nexus one developer phones first.

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    No, a lot of people assumed the droid 2 was possibly getting the gingerbread update with this firmware motorola sent out labelled 2.3.2

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    Sounds good I rooted my phone the other day with the 1 2 3 easy step way from xda. Then unrooted it thinking the update would be soon. Just going to re root it tonight and learn how to add roms and stuff. Still new to all of this

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