Reports are coming in from around the Web that users of the Motorola Droid X are getting an over-the-air update to Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread), the latset version of Google’s operating system for smartphones. This will give this model faster performance and other enhancements.
The Droid X was Verizon’s flagship device when it debuted last summer, and it still has a feature set well in the high-end range. All that was lacking was an updated operating system, and that’s now changing.
Google says that Gingerbread is the fastest version of this operating system yet, and it offers an improved user interface with an on-screen keyboard that many think is easier to type with than the previous one. In adition, the process for cut-and-paste has been enhanced by a set of movable bounding arrows.
Currently, users of the Droid X can only wait for Verizon to send them their upgrade to Android OS 2.3. Still, a manual upgrade will likely be available in the coming weeks.
Motorola Droid X Overview
This smartphone has a tablet shape dominated by a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen. It was the first model to launch with a screen this large with that resolution.
Naturally, the Droid X supports Verizon’s 3G mobile broadband (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver. Plus, this Motorola model is well supplied with other cutting-edge features, like an 8 megapixel camera/video recorder, 1 GHz processor, 8 GB of internal storage, and an 8 GB microSD memory card.
A new version, called “logicvally enought eh Motorola Droid X 2″ is in the offing for release next month, according to unconfirmed reports. In the meantime, the current one is available on Verizon’s website for $150.