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.