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Less Blur coming soon: Gingerbread for Droid 2 and X

Last night Mydroidworld leaked out 2.3.3 Roms for both the Droid 2 and the Droid X.  After spending a few hours using the Droid 2 version I think it is safe to say that these may very well be the real deal.  They seem to be extremely stable and could definitely be considered Release Candidate quality.

Motorola certainly seems to have delivered.  While I have not spent a great deal of time with the STOCK version of Gingerbread (on either the Nexus S or the Nexus One; I have spent a great deal of time using Gingerbread on my HTC Evo 4G.  I believe I have a fairly decent understanding of the color choices and basic features that were baked in.  The Droid(s) roms have a much less invasive color scheme.

Motorola also seems to have taken a step back from the version of Blur that was previously on the Droid 2.  Blur seems to be much less heavy-handed.  Unfortunately any gains made in the overall color scheme within the OS are lost when you choose to use the Moto widgets.  Below you will see most of the widgets on one home screen – please don’t get sick.  Such garish colors.

I find it hard to believe that I am struggling to find a way to really knock Motorola for this update.  I know this is not the official (read: actually released) update for the phones – but I think it is safe to say most of the update is a fair representation of what will be sent OTA in the near future.

As the days go on and I get to spend some more time with the new version of Android I will share my findings.  For now here are some of the nice little touches that were added by Motorola.

pressing the upper right hand corner takes you to the Android Market

Ability to group applications within the within the app drawer

Social networking widget – very nicely implemented

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