How about some Official OTA gingerbread vzw? DANG!
Im growing impatient waiting for a official update for the X, I have no understanding of the world of rooting my phone, so I beware of the world all together, so how about some damn official update for this phone. Once they teased (vzw I think) and then yanked it away.
I like this phone, wanna keep it for a few years, I see no need in buying another phone, and all of what I've read about gingerbread, im ready to see it.
- 05-04-2011, 09:16 PM #2
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- 05-04-2011, 09:22 PM #4
As someone who has been with the Droid X since shortly after launch, I can assure you that is just what VZW & Motorola do. Our OTA updates to 2.2 & 2.2.1 both took a while after "leaks" came out too.
Actually, if "Official" Gingerbread does come out soon, it will be a relatively quick release since we saw the first leak....quicker than Froyo was after it's leak, if memory serves.
Don't sweat it though, it's coming.
- 05-04-2011, 09:26 PM #5
- 05-04-2011, 09:45 PM #6
VZ is ALWAYS slow with updates. I've had my Dx since launch, and I had my bb tour from about launch too. Same does for the vz iPhone. It's just a fact of life... The sun rises, it sets, and Verizon is behind on updates.
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- 05-04-2011, 09:51 PM #7
I remember when they got 2.2 first, a lot were saying how great Sprint/HTC were with updates & horrible VZW/Motorola were.
All it means is they got that ONE update first, not that they will EVERY one.
- 05-04-2011, 10:44 PM #8
There are some rumors that GB will be pushed to the X beginning around May 10. Nothing official about this date, though. Just yak-yak in various forums at this point. But the date keeps showing up... and then disappearing from discussions.
I have to mention here that Moto gets, IMO, a bad rap for being "slow" on updating OS's. If you consider the X has been in the hands of the public for 10 months and is about to receive its THIRD major operating system update ... I think they are doing exceptionally well! Look at the number of Android-based phones that are relatively new, yet still on 2.1.or 2.2.
BTW - I attempted to count up the number of Android-based phones now on the market -- no less than 130 (that I could identify) on various carriers. Mind boggling!
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This wait just doesn't seem as agonizing.
But I'll definitely take it when it's out!
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- 05-05-2011, 11:02 AM #15
I bet what they may do, is drop the official update after the propsed sale of the X2 next week, that way they can get some sales in on the new phone. because i'm sure with an official release of GB people may hold off on getting the DX2 or other devices.
- 05-05-2011, 11:49 AM #16
Looks like the Nexus is getting GB 2.3.4 OTA as I write this. So, ours can't be far away (I hope).
Does anyone remember the version number of the leaked"official" OTA that had to be downloaded manually several weeks ago? Today, my X has version 2.3.3 and System 4.5.588. It was acting up this morning, needed battery pull. Was wondering if this was the latest GB (maybe OTA dl overnight? Or am I just being overly optimistic).
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Only a handful of non-Nexus devices have officially received 3 major Android OS updates.
The OG Droid went from 2.0 to 2.1 to 2.2. The Evo will presumably go from 2.1 to 2.2 to 2.3.
Considering that the current stable of VZW Droids (X, Droid 2, D2G, D INC, and maybe Droid Pro) should all get Gingerbread, I'd say that puts VZW way ahead of everyone else as far as updates are concerned. VZW has also done more to update their Galaxy Tab than the other domestic carriers have.
Considering the nature of Android OS updates, I think we are all in all pretty lucky to be on VZW. Basically, if you buy a device at or shortly after its launch on Big Red, you are basically assured of about a year of pretty solid updates to your device.
I am happy with this phone but from day one I care not for blur on this phone, and from what I read, blur has been updated in gingerbread, and im ready to see it in the flesh. And there is several things im sure, don't come to mind right now, that has been improved from froyo to gingerbread. If a car maker releases to the press, that they have been working with a company and came out with an upgrade where a person can get 100 mpg from a certain car they make but they keep holding back on releasing it, those folks are gonna get impatient from the waiting.
I came from a crapberry, and to be on an android phone has been a wonderful experience. I was lead to believe that I was going to have the same experience with the Blackberry Storm I bought, and at the time didn't know any better, and once getting this phone, it's been great, im getting 50 mpg from this phone but im ready to get that 100 mpg, show me what more this baby will do, blow my mind.
Come on Vzw and pull your finger out of your butt.