Motorola Droid X2 Gets Bumped Up To Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The Droid X2 is one of those phones that you learn to quickly stop judging by its bezel. Despite having nearly identical hardware to its less powerful predecessor, the handset shipped with some pretty notable under-the-hood improvements. But one thing was still missing: Gingerbread.

Luckily, Verizon has released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update this morning so the Droid X2 can continue to masquerade as a 2010 handset while performing like its fresh out of the box.

Of course, improved copy and paste, faster performance, and more detailed battery information are all in tow as part of the overarching Gingerbread update, but Motorola has baked in some goodies of its own, too. The MotoBlur UI will now sport new colors and widgets, and the software-based keyboard has been enhanced with multitouch. The camera app will now allow geo-tagging of photos and the calendar app has also seen some improvements.

The update notification should appear automatically on the Droid X2, but if you’re feeling antsy go ahead and check for an update manually in the System Updates portion of your Settings app. But be sure to tap into a WiFi network first, or you may be waiting a while: the update is 101MB.

[via Android Central]