By Stephen Schenck | September 1, 2011 11:28 AM
Late last week, it looked like the original Droid 2 was nearly ready to get Gingerbread, with Verizon preparing its support pages for the coming update. Everything seemed ready top go, just waiting for the green light to start heading out. It appears that time is now upon us, with Motorola posting that the update is currently starting to go out.
Those support docs are usually a good sign that an update is imminent, but it’s not always the case. We’ve seen Verizon put such files online, only to wait several weeks to actually get the ball rolling, or even revert the files back to those for a phone’s previous update. So, while it’s a good sign, it’s not exactly a lock. We haven’t heard anything new from Verizon, but Motorola now reports that the update is being distributed in phases; no word on how long it’s expected to take for the code to reach all Droid 2 owners.
It was a little over three months ago when Motorola made clear its intent to deliver Gingerbread to much of the existing Droid family of smartphones. While it’s certainly been a bit of a wait, this one at least beats Motorola’s estimation that the updates would be out “before the end of the third quarter or sooner”.
Update: Milestone 2 users still have a wait on their hands.