Earlier this week, Motorola took another step towards its goal of providing Gingerbread updates to the majority of smartphones in its Droid family, finally releasing Android 2.3 for the Droid 2 Global. At the time, we talked about the rocky road some of these updates have faced, including the D2G and the false start for its Gingerbread update back in June. Now that there had been more time for testing, we were optimistic that things would be going much more smoothly this time around. Apparently we forgot to knock on wood, because a new bug has crept in and forced Motorola to suspend the update’s distribution.
The problem, reported by D2G owners and confirmed by Motorola, is with support for Microsoft Exchange. Trying to use Exchange’s encryption features results in a “not enough memory” error. On the plus side, Motorola says that it’s figured out what went wrong, making it look like this issue will be quickly resolved and the update put back on-track for distribution, but it’s embarrassing nonetheless.
On the flip side, it looks like the Gingerbread update is all ready to go for the Droid R2-D2, with Verizon support pages up and ready-to-go for its release. Let’s hope this one gets sent out without incident.