It looks like the Motorola Droid X may FINALLY get the latest and greatest Android – 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. Supposedly Verizon received Motorola’s build about a month ago, but rejected it. Now it’s rumored that Motorola’s second try has been given the green-light by the wireless overlord. This news hasn’t been officially confirmed or denied by either Motorola or Verizon.
If it’s true then the rollout would likely begin in the next few days. So far no users have reported receiving the update. The Droid X currently runs Android 2.2.1 and system version 2.3.340 and still claims it is up to date when asked to check for updates.
For those users who have rooted their device and are running an unofficial version of 2.3, you can find instructions on an upgrade path over at MyDroidWorld. Those running stock devices should begin making periodic checks for updates as it may available that way before being pushed.
The Motorola Droid (X in this case) is once again sticking it to the iPhone. The last time it was Verizon, but now Motorola itself is getting in on the Apple-bashing act.
Remember all of those Verizon ads surrounding the launch of the Droid? Well, today Motorola themselves took out a full page ad in the New York Times making light of all of the recent bad press surrounding the iPhone’s antenna problems. You know, the one Steve Jobs called a non-issue? The one where his advice was “just avoid holding it that way“?
Motorola’s response to that? In their ad, referring to their antenna, they say “The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like”.
Now, I’m not an iPhone owner, and I am not a hater either, but I love a good jab when I see one. And, this (Android vs iPhone) is shaping up to be a great battle in which the real winner will be all of us consumers. Every shot taken gives the other one the incentive to improve. Competition is good, and when it’s humorous it’s even better.