So emails have been sent out by Verizon stating that the Motorola Droid Pro and Motorola Droid 2 are now ready for the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. If you have either of these devices and haven’t seen the update push yet you can go to “Settings -> About Phone -> System Updates” and manually find the update.
Droid 2 and Droid Pro Global Update Features:
Download Manager App: New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps.
App and Power Management Details: Under Manage Applications, a new “Running” tab displays a list of active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
Multi-Touch Key-Chording: New ability to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos, instead of having to change to the numeric keyboard mode.
Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality: New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press of the selected word copies the selected characters.
New User Interface and Color Scheme: New widgets, icons and screens with refreshed colors.
Dock Icons: Static Phone, App Launcher and Contacts icons are replaced within a customizable dock. Three swappable icons and the App Launcher icon are fixed to the dock at the bottom of all home screen panels for easy and instant access.
App Groups: New App Menu allows creation of custom app groups, in addition to 3 default groups: All Apps, Recent and Downloaded.
Finally all of you Droid Pro users out there are getting your long anticipated update to Gingerbread. Verizon has posted the change log for the Droid Pro and many users have already reported getting the update. To find the update and install it go to “settings -> Software update -> check now”.
The OTA (over the air) update comes in the form of an 86 MB file so we recommend connecting to WiFi before beginning the upgrade. It should take around 20 minutes to download and install the update.
As all of you get the update installed let us know how it goes and if its what you expected. Also don’t forget to let us know about any issues with the upgraded software. We hope there are few if any since it took so long to get out in the first place.