Gingerbread on the Droid XGingerbread on the Droid X

We've got no doubt that Verizon and Motorola are working on bringing Gingerbread to the Droid X. We said as much in our predictions of which phones will get Android 2.3 upgrades. And so it's little surprise that we're starting to see (reportedly) official builds leak out. And for all intents and purposes, it looks like how we'd expect Gingerbread to look on the DX. Real question, of course, is when we might actually see an update drop. Check out the full annoying animated GIF after the break, if you dare. [My Droid World via Android Central Forums]

Gingerbread on the Droid X

 

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Screen shots reportedly show official Gingerbread build on the Droid X

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Scream is right.

If droid gets official Gingerbread before nexus one there will be screaming.

Don't fix the typo Phil, I love it.

I second that notion icebike... now all we need is for someone to chime in about how their Galaxy S phone doesn't have froyo... let the SCREEMING begin....

One main reason why I'd still stick w/ Moto despite bootloader crap: They always keep up with the OS updates faster than others.

It will be coming soon... last night i was unable to check for phone updates... usually says your device is up to date... but last night it was unable to check... las time that happened was when froyo rolled out... i slipped thru the cracks when 2.2.1 rolled out and got it in the middle of the night by accident, since it was only supposed to hit certain test account, and the official roll out was a few days later. Droid Does.

we all you know you can run unofficially run builds of gingerbread, welcome to the club. Now i guess are there going to be certain things that stick ui and theme wise? Surely htc sense is not going to have a a black notification bar.

Hey Farva, what's the name of the restaurant you like? with all the goofy shit on the wall and the mozzarella sticks?

If MOTOCRAP gets gingerbread before the purist vanilla (i.e. nexus one, G2, OG Droid and so on.) Then that is bullcrap. I have been waiting for a long time. HTC G2 user.

i'm still running an OG droid...and rumors are that it's dead in the water to getting official updates...so froyo is as good as it gets for us OG droid hanger-on-ers...

This is the System Version and not the Android Version but I have no idea what System Version 2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.US means. I guess a carrier update of some kind.

Exciting news. I just wish they'd slow down the animated gif so I can get a better chance to savor the Gingerbread goodness... :)

Scott

I think all us X users should take a deep breath and save this thought:

All this means is that there is a better CHANCE that the DX is going to officially get Gingerbread. That's it. No more, no less. There is also a chance Moto may make the build and decide to not release it.

So before we all work ourselves into a froth demanding a release date...Just be happy that Moto is at least giving it a whirl.

Wow this looks nice. Moto finally figured out how to make a good UI. Surprise that they are getting Ginger bread so quick though

IMO, that actually looks decent compared to the ugly motoblur launcher thats on the X right now. Hope to see this update soon.

Gingerbread will be nice if we get it on the X but i'm not really concerned about it to much. The upgrades that Gingerbread brings just aren't that big of a deal to me.

Anyone notice the lack of Blur? If this is destined for the X then I'm sure we will have to wait 6 months for Moto to 'upgrade' the stock interface to Blur. This is probably just a first build before Blur is crapped all over the OS.
Link: Gif frame by frame.
http://www.gifexplode.com/kn5

MAybe this is actually an official build. And it may be coming out next week to pre-empt the release of the iPhone on VZW. Moto has to be feeling the pressure, so it would make sense that they rush to pu this on their premier phone.