Everyone knows the real power of smartphones comes from the applications available to download on the devices. When it comes to offering these apps, the Android market far exceeds the competition, making Motorola’s Droid phones an in-demand product. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the phone can be just any old phone. People expect their cell phones to work as well as possible. After all, nobody likes to spend a hundred dollars or more on a phone and have it fail to live up to expectations.
While Android keeps the market packed with fun applications, developers have to constantly work to offer new products and to update old ones. The same is true for cell phone manufacturers. Consider the Gingerbread for the Motorola Droid 2. This product has been getting a lot of hype because of it promises to fix some of the major issues with the original design. While people expected Verizon to roll out the update, it appears the update may not be quite what everyone was expecting.
Despite this, the upgrades will make some well-needed improvements. Users who upgrade to the new Gingerbread will see improved battery life, better screen response, a more sensitive proximity sensor, a weather widget that automatically shifts from portrait to landscape, better notifications, easier set up, improved email syncing, improved sound, help center, better GPS tracking. Users will also be able to use Gallery photos to identify callers. As an added enhancement, individuals will be able to transfer all the phone’s contacts to the SD card.
The Gingerbread 2.3 is already released, but more user reviews will need to come in before people can determine whether the phone is enough of an upgrade to make it worth the investment. If not, it may be better to skip this version and wait for the next upgrade.