Android 2.3 Gingerbread was introduced at the very end of 2010 by way of the Samsung Nexus S for T-Mobile. After the initial runway period for the Nexus S we started to see the OEM’s pick up the pace with Gingerbread updates, or so we thought.
A couple of weeks ago reports started to surface that Motorola was in the process of updating the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Bugs found in the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola Droid X seem to be the root of the problems for the remaining devices in the Motorola Droid line.
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Droid-Life is reporting that their sources say that Verizon kicked back updates to both the Droid Pro and the Droid 2 Global, updates that were just days away from a rolling update. Verizon rolls out over the air updates in waves to track the progress and the bugs. If Droid-Life’s sources are correct it could take weeks, possibly even months to get the updates fixed.
Motorola has reportedly already assembled teams to address the Gingerbread updates for both devices. Verizon Wireless’ first two 4G/LTE Android devices are also expecting Gingerbread updates sometime soon. The HTC Thunderbolt was originally supposed to receive Gingerbread before the end of Q2 which is less than 48 hours away. The Samsung Droid Charge on the other hand just broke cover sporting a good Gingerbread build, hopefully that is an indicator that an official update is soon to come.