Motorola recently confirmed upcoming Gingerbread updates for many of its Droid family of smartphones, noting that the Droid X’s would be coming right up, and the Droid Pro, 2, and 2 Global would see theirs before the end of Q3 2011. Last week we saw the company contact some Droid X owners through its forums, and begin the process of sending them the Gingerbread update. Motorola gave itself so much time to get around doing the same for those last three Droids, that we weren’t expecting to see progress for at least another month. Surprise, surprise, because some Droid Pro owners have reported that they’ve started getting Gingerbread updates of their own.
Droid-life has received tips from at least two Droid Pro owners that they were able to upgrade their smartphones to Android 2.3.3, running Blur 4.6.4. Why they were able to, and apparently not the rest of Droid Pro owners, is the big mystery right now. In setting up the select group to receive the Droid X Gingerbread soak, Verizon may have accidentally included these Pro users and somehow managed to send them an in-testing version of their phone’s update.
For all we know, this could be the final version, but given the timing in the middle of the Droid X roll-out, the lack of an announcement, and the very limited number of affected Droid Pro owners, this feels like an odd glitch rather than the start of a full-blown release for the Droid Pro. We could be wrong, though, so if any of you Droid Pro owners see an update notification, let us know about it in the comments.