Update: If @VZWSupport is to be believed (and after yesterday's Galaxy S II fiasco, I have my doubts), then the update should be rolling out beginning today, reaching all DX2 owners by the end of the week.

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Has anyone received the update yet? Drop us a line in the comments when (if) it hits your device!


When the Droid X2 first hit the street, most would-be owners were extremely disappointed when they found out that it didn't ship with Gingerbread. For some, this was a deal-breaker, but others stuck it out and bought the device anyway, hoping for an OTA update soon after. It looks like that time may be upon us now, as the official documentation regarding the Android 2.3.x update for the DX2 has landed on VZW's support site.

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The update looks to bring many enhancements to the X2:

  • Download Manager app
  • Multi-Touch key-chording
  • Improved word selection and copy functionality
  • New user interface color scheme (read: new Motoblur, er... Motorola Applications Layer)
  • Increased security
  • Updated calendar
  • Google Books
  • Geo-tagging in the camera app

That's not all that Moto/Big Red have packed in this smorgasbord of improvements, either. You can expect a whole slew of other, minor fixes as well:

  • Improvements in screen display reduce screen locking up and turning black
  • HDMI indicated clears if cable is connected and an application is started
  • Duplicate SMS fix
  • After MDN change, device no longer performs a data reset
  • Proper icon/widget display
  • Fixed interruption when unlocking the device
  • Improved stability reduces device restarts (is it me, or do all VZW updated include this?)
  • Correct device battery percentage is displayed
  • VZ Navigator works with WiFi
  • Easily subscribe or cancel a subscription to VVM
  • Home tray icons can be customized (!)
  • When plugged into a car dock, it no longer plays a sound
  • Enhanced user interface proved improved screen transitions
  • MMS notification while on a call
  • Vibrate icon added

So there you have it - lots and lots of update/fixes/enhancements/other awesome stuff. There is just one missing detail: a rollout date. We're not sure on that one but, as always, we'll let you know as soon as we find out.

[VZW Support]

[Thanks, Robert!]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Brandt Denkers

    Has anyone got this yet?

    • robby

      I just got this starting last night and first update is pretty bad ass

  • Drone

    I have not got the update yet either. This sucks its like they are holding a carrot in front of us while we have to wait. Also I'm in Vegas so if it's being pushed in stages its not here yet.

  • Caleb

    I'm still waiting as well its 1:03 AM on the 29th and i've been mashing the manual update button all the last two days lol >.> SOON PLEASE!

  • http://na John Freeman

    No updates here in San Diego yet.....

  • Alexander James

    Still No Update In CT

  • Shahe

    I live in Austin TX and like Caleb have been getting better and better acquainted with my "system update" setting. So again, if the update is being rolled out in stages, it hasn't reached the lone star state.
    Though, yesterday I had a false alarm. My "syncing" icon at the top came on leading to believe I was among the chosen people. Nope. It was just screwing with me.
    I originally purchased a DROID but it crapped out on me. After Literally 1 dozen replacements with certified like new phone verizon updated me for free to the droid 2, then to the droid x, then to the droid x2. I don't wanna complain because I got all of these phones for free but honestly enough is enough. I just want 1 that works. I'm hoping update will do it for me. Admittedly this DROID x2 that I have now has been least buggy but it still has it's fair share of problems.

  • Tim

    Portland Oregon,...no update yet.

  • Drone

    Las Vegas Still no go

  • Shahe

    Still nothing in texas

  • Alex

    Nothing in Colorado

  • joe

    not yet in Maryland.. I am guessing Sunday

  • Rob

    I've been hitn the system updates too! Im in jersey and nothing yet.... come on now!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com master victor the 2nd

    In Maine still nothing and my cousin from Ohio still nothing

  • Sean

    Nothing here in AZ either. Typical of Verizon. Promise everything, deliver nothing.

  • Paul

    In ga,nothing talked to verizon and moto both said its coming out in stages have to wait

  • Drone

    Well on moto support site ppl are saying that they are now getting the update

  • Shahe

    Still nothing in Tx

  • Hank

    6 pm in PA...no UPDATE.

  • dan

    Not yet in houston tx

  • http://www.androidpolice.com harold

    Im starting to think they haven't really release this update yet I found nothing about anyone actually officially receiving the update

  • Drone

    I talked to a verizon lvl 2 rep today and they said the soak test ends tomorrow and the update would start on Wednesday. Don't know if it's true or not but it's something to think about.

  • Ryan

    8/1/11 - Minneapolis MN, nothing yet, Zero, the hoop nada....

  • Jonny_-Y-_

    Fuggin' NOTHING in Maryland as of Monday...

  • Cye

    Still nothing in Detroit.. And haven't heard of anyone who's gotten it.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com harold

    Wtf I haven't heard anything about anyone actually receiving the update outside of the soak test

  • Shahe

    DOWNLOADING IT FINALLY! Just did a manual check and bingo. In austin tx btw

  • Shahe

    So yeah just finished the upgrade. Looks great. Works great. So far so good.

    • A$

      Did the update fix the blotchy colors on photos etc? I just got X2 from X and the color is horrible to view on photos anywhere on device.

  • Joe

    Just received my order of Gingerbread for my X2 in Fort Lauderdale. Update went very smooth and the X2 even seems a bit faster.

  • Mike

    Got it in Washington State! Seems to be a good improvement. Can already tell it is faster.

  • Shahe

    So yeah looks like its finally headed out. Still so far so good on my end. Smooth and faster.

  • Tim

    Portland Oregon got it, Looks good!

  • Hank

    I did a manual check this morning....and voila!!! I did the install and now I smell Gingerbread in Pa....sweet!!

  • Jer

    Updated mine manually today in Montana. Motorola announced the 2.3 update on their Facebook today too.

    The interface (UI) does indeed feel snappier, however my Linpack score went from 52MFLOPS to 46MFLOPS (after testing a few times).

    Install was smooth and without issue via WiFi.

  • jeff

    I don't like how it doesn't show the battery percentage when u turn the screen on.. it only shows it when its plugged in..other then that update is good

  • dsp

    download gingerbread this morning 8/2/11 to droid x2in los angeles with no problems at all. A fast download and install and now the phone runs faster and smooth.

  • Jonny_-Y-_

    Yup, mine was available to download in Maryland as soon as I woke up this morning.

  • Anon

    Des Moines, IA just got it.

  • n64kev

    I'm downloading an update for the droidx2 now.

  • TeChno HD

    just got in in the state of maine. It 12:17 am

  • http://www.jcbartle.me/ J.C. Bartle

    Got my update about 7AM this morning (east coast). Possibly earlier, but I wasn't awake : ) Pleased so far...

  • jh

    I updated today, all of the music on my sd card was moved to lost.dir and renamed. Not all audio just full songs of various file types, no reason for this motorola

  • PC

    Finally got mine this evening! (Dallas TX)

  • Max

    I got the update, phone registered in MN, living in SC.

  • chris

    It sucks my phone locks up and reboots going back 2 froyo my quadrant score went from 2678 to 1568

  • simon

    Got mine on Fri 9/2/11 - so far so good. Op sys running good and stable. (Dallas, TX)