Okay, so i keep hearing all of these different things, there will be an update for D2G, there won't, Gingerbread will come to D2G, it won't... I'm so confused. I really am hoping that there will be an update for this phone sometime soon, and with the wat, i hope it will be a really extensive update (not just bug fixes, but real changes [different settings, more customization, things like that]) I was hoping tha this could just be cleared up, and maybe some insight on when it would happen...?
I've been trying to find information on when the update will be released for over a month the same as many users on the motorola's owners forum. I've had one replacement phone already and still have issues. Please pass on that the lack of an estimated date is really upsetting many verizon customers and I'm questioning my decision to ever buy this buggy droid 2 global. What makes it worse is that only 5 months after I got my droid 2 global verizon has released the droid 3 with the update. Verizon needs to take care of it's existing customers. Not just the ones they can make more money on.
Hopefully if there is an update coming out it won't reset the phone to the factory settings and overwrite the customizations already setup. I have heard of that happening with other phones and that has kept me from updating when available, specifically my Samsung i760 with windows mobile 6.1.
A few things that need to be brought to your attention.
Firstly Verizon is NOT in charge of creating the updates for the D2G, that falls squarely upon Motorola.
Next it is worth mentioning that this phone is not built as the sort of consumers that have a heavy emphasis on media apps ( like music and viseo) it was made for folks that have to move about a lot and needed interoperatability between different cellphone systems. In other words this phone is not the primary focus of Motorola for rushed and early updates. If anyone is so impatient to get the update there are seceral websites that have open source copies of the new os on hand for download.
One last thing, last word i received from VZW tier 1 tech support is that they have rolled out the update in several limited areas to test the update. Realistically I would not expect the update before the end of Aug.
Right, this phone was marketed as a business phone. Which is why people got so annoyed when Exchange sync didn't work, and the phone has had no updates since Dec, and that update didn't address that huge issue. So, no, we don't want rushed updates, or even early updates, but perhaps 7 months is enough for an update that is neither!
Can someone from VZW confirm the limited update mentioned by ghhrum. From what I gather from the Motorola forum, the soak test has not yet begun, and this would happen before any Verizon-initiated update.
Silver6055, thanks for your inquiry. I have not heard of a soak test for this device or any others. The last information we received was that the update is still coming, the plan just hasn't been finalized to push out the update. I sent information to our product team to see if there was a limited update or trial update.
See.. That's not fair though, because when I got my D2G, I initially wanted the original Droid 2, because I don't go traveling -ever- but anyway... They didn't sell the regular Droid 2 anymore, so what was I supposed to do... That's not fair for the people like me who didn't have the option to get the original.. That's bad planning for Verizon and for Motorola..
This article might answer some of your questions: http://www.wirelessandmobilenews.com/2011/06/droid-2-update-news-droid-2-global-android-23-gingerbread-update-released.html
I can tell you that Gingerbread is a major upgrade, not update, from Froyo, IMHO. I love it so far and it is 3x faster than it was before. I know it ***** that current Global users have to wait...but it is worth it!
I'm very confused.. Maybe its where you live?
Wait, you have a D2G and you got the gingerbread update?
Because I just went on the Verizon website and it still said coming soon, and I went on my phone and checked for system updates at it said that there were none...
Verizon is doing a limited soak test of a few devices by the look of it. but there seem to be a few bugs hitting the droid 2. I would bet if they are rolling out the new system we could probably expect it to most of the d2g community by the end of the month or by the begining of next month. but i have seen no confirmations yet.
I really wish that verizon as a multi billion dollar company might actually be able to set a deadline and hold it to itself. Verizon all it takes is to notify all the d3g phone numbers with a text of any information regarding it. Thanks the consumer who as spent the money to stay with you for the last 10 years, but maybe not after the next year.
sorry I know this is in the wrong post, but i don't feel like doing the work to find the right one.
Yes, it is quite ridiculous that most other VZW devices, including the Droid2, have received the Gingerbread update and it has been over a month now and VZW is still 'rolling out' this update.
Well, the update is currently not rolling out, it was pulled until they fix the exchange-encryption issue. I think the news that the update is again available will first be posted on the Motorola Owner Forums.
That said, if you don't need encryption for your Exchange policies, you can still find and install the update, 4.5.607, from the web.
Whew... am I glad I'm not alone here... I HATE HATE HATE HATE this phone!
Originally I got the Droid 2, and was in LOVE LOVE LOVE. Like an idiot, I dropped it, cracked the screen. Insurance had to replace it with a D2G since the D2 was not being made anymore. I'm on my THIRD D2G because they screw up so bad! Slow as molasses, reboots itself on its own, particularly if Navigation is activated, can't handle more than a couple of processes at a time. I don't know if it's the Global part or not, but I would have rather worked around my cracked screen than put up with this thing.
And now the insult to injury, slap in the face..... everyone I know has Gingerbread, how great it is, how fast it is, how awesome it is, and what is the ONLY phone out there, seemingly, incapable of getting it? The D2G, of course....
Counting down the days until July 2012 (eligible for upgrade), unless I can come up with some money and just buy an upgrade...
Don't be in too big a rush for the update. My wife and I both have D2Gs and, like fools, we let it update. (Noth that we had any choice, really, upgrade now or delay for 2 hours -- how many times a day do you want to hit that button??)
Killed both phones. I'm on the first replacement for mine -- so far so good, but it shipped without the upgrade
2nd replacement on hers, fingers crossed, doing the activation now.
This "update" was NOT ready for prime time when it was pushed out.