Mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility and wireless carrier Verizon have already started to deliver the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system update to Motorola DROID X devices on the operator's airwaves.
The first batch of updates arrived on test units last night, and should be released on more handsets in the near future, provided that things move according to plan.
Yesterday, users who volunteered to get the update before anyone else received an email informing them on the availability of these first bits.
Reportedly, the email included the following info:
- The update will be pushed late tonight. If you go to bed, it should be waiting for you in the morning. West Coast members and night owls may be up to see it.
- It’s a good idea to keep your phone charged if possible and plugged in overnight. You don’t have to keep it on, but you can.
- If you are rooted, you must flash back to the standard Droid X software to receive the update. (Even then we can’t guarantee the update will work.)
There would be a wide range of enhancements delivered to Motorola DROID X owners through this update, including those coming straight from Google via the Gingerbread OS, as well as a series of improvements and fixes from Motorola and Verizon.
Released as software version 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US, the update would bring enhancements like a download manager, better word selection and copy/paste features, new UI and color scheme, updates in the calendar and email apps, and more.
Verizon and Motorola already published the release notes for the new update for DROID X, as we reported only a few days ago.
As stated above, provided that the initial delivery of this software update is successful, Motorola and Verizon will continue its deployment to more owners of the device, starting with the next week, so keep an eye on this space to learn more on how things evolve.
Verizon Delivers Gingerbread to DROID X Test Users