(PhysOrg.com) -- The long waited Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) has been officially announced by Verizon Wireless today. Version 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US will start getting pushed out to users this Friday.
Owners of Motorolas Droid X have been patiently waiting for the Gingerbread release in the hopes of fixing some issues that have been plaguing Motorolas Droid X since it was introduced July of 2010.
Some of the problems Verizon claims will be fixed include:
Improve contact syncing from multiple accounts
Email pushes now work when using Exchange Active Sync
POP3/IMAP emails now show the correct date stamp
Cameras auto-focus feature improved for low-light photography
Android 2.3 will provide several improvements for the Droid x device, some of which include:
Download Manager App
Updated calendar options
New user interface and color scheme
Rooted phones will need to be un-rooted before you accept the update for Android 2.3. The updated file size is approximately 112Mb and would be advisable to download it using your Wi-Fi connection if you have an unreliable 3G connection.
For a complete list of enhancements and improvements see the link below for additional information.
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