Verizon's Droid X officially gets Gingerbread May 27

May 25, 2011 by John Messina weblog
Verizon is officially Gingerbread this Friday; software version 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US.

( -- 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 ’s Droid X have been patiently waiting for the release in the hopes of fixing some issues that have been plaguing Motorola’s 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
• Camera’s auto-focus feature improved for low-light photography

Android 2.3 will provide several improvements for the device, some of which include:

• Download Manager App
• Updated calendar options
• App groups
• Dock icons
• 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.

Explore further: Android 2.3 Gingerbread expected in the next few days

More information: Verizon Wireless

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