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DROID 2 Global Getting A Software Update
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Hot on the heels of news that Samsung announced, then denied, that their Galaxy S II phone would be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola’s DROID 2 Global is getting an update of its own. But not to Ice Cream Sandwich.

The DROID 2 Global, which is an older model, is getting an update to an improved version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The update reportedly brings a host of bug fixes and several performance updates. Those who have rooted their DROID should take care, though: the update not only breaks rooting but also closes the exploit used to root the OS in the first place.

Unfortunately, the DROID 2 Global is old enough that it isn’t likely to get Ice Cream Sandwich at all, so if you had your heart set on the latest, slickest version of Android, you might want to think about switching phones. If, on the other hand, you’re happy with your current phone and Gingerbread (and your phone isn’t rooted), then by all means check it out. The update began rolling out automatically sometime late yesterday. It can also be downloaded manually in your phone’s settings.

Have you gotten the new update yet? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • David

    After updating the phone my droid bricked, and now I’m getting a bootloader screen, unable to access my phone. The only solution seems to be to send the phone back to Motorola, lucky for me am still under warranty.

    After doing some searching online, I have found out that this seems like this has happened to a number of other people. So I would advise people to be careful with the update.

  • Amos

    These updates SUCK! The last one wrecked all my audio files. This one doesn’t allow any text in my emails to display. If this is how Android updates things I’ll go to Apple. Why not *try* testing this malware in update clothes? Great phone junk OS!

    Droid2 Global
    Android Version 2.3.4

  • Randy

    it fried my phone!!!!! WTF

  • Randy

    It fried my phone WTF

  • Randy

    it fried my phone!!! WTF

  • Randy

    Don’t accept this upgrade!!! It Fried my phone.

  • Justin

    My R2D2 (special edition Droid 2) just got the update! It went through without a hitch. As someone involved in tech support, I was happy to see the list of fixes in the update. There are several glitches with the keyboard, email and other parts of the device that should be resolved. I am happy to see Motorola supporting this device so long after its end of life. :) RAZR MAXX, here I come!

  • Tamara

    This update FRIED my phone. Went to the Verizon store and told that maybe I could get an early upgrade and get a new phone ( and sign another 2 yr contract ). So, let me get this straight. YOU (Verizon) sent me a update, I follow your instructions, it damages MY PERSONAL PROPERTY and I should be forced to buy another phone and give you another 2 years of business from me ?!?!?
    My son has the same phone and he received the message this morning to install the update.

    I’m thinking it is worth the $375 to get out of the contract then just go on the Walmart monthly service.

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