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Will the Droid 1 handle Gingerbread?

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    Although it's only been 1 day since Google announced the new Android OS, there are still many questions we have. When and what phones will get the upgrade? I'm sure we'll start getting the official responses from Verizon, Motorola, HTC, and Samsung over the next few months. Although it hasn't been confirmed, we believe the Droid 2, Droid Pro, Droid X, HTC Incredible, Samsung Vibrant will handle this update without a hiccup, however what about the Droid that started it all? LG made a statement today that might have Droid users feeling like the end of the road is near. LG responded to a user inquiring about his LG Optimus S and the possibility of an upgrade to Gingerbread with:

    We've reached out to our sources and they claim that the D1 will eventually receive this update even though the processor speed is inline with the Optimus. Only time will tell!

    Source: DroidDog.com
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    First :)

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    I've said this in other threads, and I will say it in here.

    FRG83D is the FINAL official Droid 1 OS release.

    Anything beyond FRG83D will be courtesy of 3rd party developers.
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    I'm not sure who your sources are, and obviously I will not ask.

    However, MY sources tell me FRG83D is the end of the line. To date, they have been 100% accurate.
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    I say Meh.

    Here's why ...

    First and formost, there will come a time that the next OS won't run on the original Droid, or run WELL.

    That said, this is not that release.

    Second, most of the new features besides the UI are for hardware that the Droid doesn't have. FF cam, RFI, etc.

    So that said, the dev's out there will par down the 2.3 to it's essentials that we would and could use ont he Droid.

    The example is already on mine, the gingerbread KB port.

    Third, the original Droid can meet the 1ghz requirement while OC'd. so wil it run? Sure, well? Don't have a clue, but we will find out ...

    This is just LG garnering some attention, as the rumor of 1Ghz was addressed by Google a while ago already ...
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    And just to add, the reasons specified to me had nothing to do with processor speed; rather the fact that the D1 is EOL'ed and Moto has moved its developers onto other projects.
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    Look at it like this:

    It has 256 Ram

    It has a slower cpu

    The Ram alone would tell me dont hold your breath. Some folks had to upgrade PC's to run the latest desktop OS's...some of us might have to with our phones...

    It happens.

    I remember having to upgrade my video card to run a specific PC game.

    It happens.
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    You people are depressing me....
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    I agree with this. But...key word is overclock. We already know the general public wont be doing that, so if it being under 1Ghz is a factor it definitely wont get released officially.
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    DROID Does :)

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    I have to add I havent ran any custom ROMs on my Droid 1 since getting the X. (I havent ran any on the X either and I had it since July...lol)

    I was gonna try MIUI, but just wasnt in to it...Gingerbread will have me pulling out my Droid 1 again to run ROMs.
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    Since the release of Froyo my Droid 1's responsiveness has suffered slightly even with trying out different overclocked kernels. I don't expect Gingerbread to increase the responsiveness of my D1 if it is even made available for it. Personally I wish I could put the internal components of the D2 in the casing of my D1 cause I don't like the way the D2 looks. Right now I'm curious to see what FRG83D has in store for the D1, maybe it's Froyo with some Gingerbread crumb topping on it ;) Anyway, I guess us early adopters will have to wait and see... the suspense is killing me :shocked:
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    OK, I doubt that VZW will release a 2.3 update for the Droid 1. But, if they did, they would prob overclock the CPU. Didn't they do that with the release of 2,2, or have I been running too many different ROMs to keep things straight?? It's very possible lol
    Anyway, if they release it, then i def want to see how it works on Droid 1, but I won't hold my breath. Purple is NOT my color lol
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    I have been running FRG83D for several days now and it is just bug fixes not much to see.

    There is no “hard” processor requirement for gingerbread, It's been repeated several times, moto will decide if we get it. But for my opinion I don't see any reason why we won't get it.
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    not the mhz

    obviously we know the 550mhz isnt a problem with droid 1 , since most can run at, atleast 1000 just fine. but i have started to find the memory within the droid 1 is very limited and this may be the underlying problem with running gingerbread on the droid 1. I know people (maybe even us) will emulate gingerbreads looks but can it actually be installed well see. But also please feel free to point me to links but i have read alot on gingerbread and seriously i am not seeing whats the i gotta have it part of gingerbread. not including blindtype we all want that and sure it will get ported either way, but what else am i missing?
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    The 1GHz processor requirement was refuted by both Google and the guy who started the rumor. Has this changed and nobody bothered to inform the entire Droid community? Or is this yet another case of PR people being ill informed if not outright moronic?

    All I'm going to say about that is PR people reported we'd have 2GHz phones by the end of the year. And that was from Motorola directly.
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    I have one symbol for you, and I'm not talking stock terminal emulator.

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    lol What? I don't follow?
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    furbearingmammal, oh I got ya lol "over my head" but naa I got in on the testing last week
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