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Finally, Droid X users can expect a Gingerbread update soon

May 30, 2011 | by Charles West

Firmware updates, Motorola

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When it comes to Motorola Droid X’s Gingerbread OTA update, we’ve heard the ramblings for months — as to when users will receive their coveted update. Thanks to the Android community, Droid X users have been able to indulge in Gingerbread goodness courtesy of earlier leaks of its test ROM. But of course, this was only made possible to those willing to wave their warranty goodbye — rooting their phones.

According to Android Central, the wait is finally over. In an attempt by Motorola to see how its updates handle, lucky folks are beginning to receive what appears to be the official Droid X Gingerbread release. What should be noted, Motorola hasn’t given an official release date for when everyone will have the update, but with the first wave of the test release rolling out, the Gingerbread update should be imminent (assuming the test roll out is successful).

Droid X users, consider this, Gingerbread has been out for only a few months — just think how relatively fast you’re getting the latest and greatest from Google. I for one, wish Google (or T-Mobile) could deliver the goods on a official Gingerbread update for the MyTouch 4G (my current phone). For the record, the MyTouch 4G has been out for more than six months, but its seemingly been ignored by Google and/or T-Mobile. I’ve had to resort to the Android community for my Gingerbread sweet tooth, Cyanogen Mod 7 (2.3.3) has been totally reliable for me.

So, point is, if you have to wait just a little longer — it won’t be the end of the world, think of the MyTouch 4G users out there… we’re still waiting.

If you want to manually check for the update on your Motorola Droid X:

  1. Press your Home button to get to your Android home screen.
  2. Press your Menu button.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select About.
  5. Select System Updates.

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Source: AndroidSPIN via Android Central