- 12-15-2010, 04:43 PM #2
Officially? I highly doubt it. I can almost guarantee that there will be a gingerbread rom that devs put out. The only problem is that you must root your device. (If you decide to root, please do your homework and research it)
The reason Gingerbread will not be officially released on the Droid is because it isn't Verizon's or Motorola's priority now. They don't sell the devices anymore so they would rather try to get people to early upgrade to a newer device than keep people with their original Droid's who bought them a year ago. Also, even though there aren't any min. requirements for gingerbread it may not run smooth on older (old tech.) devices. Look at how Froyo runs on the Droid. There are a lot of homescreen refreshes that that can take a few seconds to settle which is really annoying. This is another reason that it may not be pushed to the Droid. If Froyo was not able to run at 100% then gingerbread might not as well.
- 12-15-2010, 06:10 PM #4
- 12-21-2010, 07:40 PM #5
I have to agree with no official release from VZW. However, the source code has been released so I am sure the guys who work on cyanogen, bugless beast and other creators of popular roms are working on incorporating gingerbread for their next release. They will make it work well on the droid and it will probably surpass the official firmware releases in terms of battery life, speed and functionality. If you are rocking the OG Droid now is the time to root and have fun with it. It can keep your phone more current and running smooth if you read up on it and make sure you know what you are doing.
- 12-21-2010, 07:59 PM #6
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I have the OG MotoDroid and I would like to see Gingerbread on the device, but highly doubt it will happen. The Droid 2 is there for consumers to get a hold of (as you can see VZW selling it at BOGO prices right now). Like everyone else has said there will be custom roms out. I'm looking forward to the 4G phones that may be available next summer/fall
- 12-28-2010, 11:49 AM #8
- 193 Posts
Why would Verizon push gingerbread to Droid? They have nothing to gain. I was honestly and pleasantly surprised to see it get Froyo so as far as I'm concerned Verizon already went above and beyond.You only wish you were Droidin' like me
They see me Droidin', they hatin', my Big Red. Never gunna catch me rockin iPhone.
Smoke Signals -> Rotary -> RAZR -> Droid
- 12-28-2010, 02:17 PM #9
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- 12-29-2010, 06:51 PM #13
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Cripes, that's a keyboard full: D2/D2G/D2R2D2
I run LauncherPro or ADW, depending, to avoid Blur while still being present on the phone.
In fact, I just ordered a Droid so I could use a phone without Blur. It will be getting Cyanogen as soon as I get it. With the OC Kernels available, I shouldn't notice much of a performance lack side by side with my DX, benchmark scores aside.
- 01-02-2011, 12:55 PM #14
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What's the hold up? I expected Gingerbread to be officially released during the Xmas season. Gingerbread/Xmas they go together right? Instead all we got was the SDK. Where's the official OTA push? Ok maybe not to Droid OG right away, but shouldn't some device have it by now after all the hoopla at Google? Is there a problem with Gingerbread?
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- 01-02-2011, 03:07 PM #17
Sent from my Droid Incredible because I'm too lazy to walk over to my computer.