Friday, 2 December 2011

Gingerbread updates begin for Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global through Verizon

Verizon Wireless announced Monday it has begun pushing out updates of Android 2.3, also called Gingerbread, for both the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global by Motorola.The actual download could take a user up to 45 minutes for either device, depending upon network conditions, Verizon said. Then, the actual installation could take up to 10 minutes more, during which time no calls will be possible.

Users can either wait for a notice on their device indicating the upgrade is available, or can initiate the upgrade themselves. Verizon posted instructions for the upgrades on its support site, with a separate set of instructions for the Droid 2 Global  and for the Droid Pro .

Verizon listed a series of enhancements with the upgrade, most of which are the same for both devices. Similar improvements include key shortcuts and new widgets for the user interface. Droid 2 Global gets added device and SD Card encryption as well as enhanced connectivity when roaming on GSM/UMTS networks in Europe and India.Upgrades to Gingerbread were promised by Motorola in May.

An upgrade to Gingerbread for the Droid 2 began in early September, leaving many customers clamoring for upgrades to both the Droid 2 Global and Droid Pro.Gingerbread runs faster than its predecessor, Android 2.2, also called Froyo, and has longer battery life, among other improvements.

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