The Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Gets an Update
The Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 is still alive and kicking in Verizon’s network. Today the carrier has just announced the release of the latest update for the handset. The now aging smartphone will get an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which includes many much needed enhancements. However, it is quite unlikely for a Froyo device to get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, but if the phone continues to be widely used, some developers may eventually release a compatible port.
Details are coming from Verizon itself and the update could roll out pretty soon. Just like with any official release, the update is will remove any customized ROM and it will bring a host of new updates and security patches. For example, the phone previously had bugs on camera settings where changes reverted to default when the phone was restarted. There will also be improvements in hotspot features, 3G data connectivity and battery life. It can be considered as minor update and nothing big is going on here.
All Verizon’s apps such as the Navigator will also be updated to the latest versions. The smartphone was quite advanced when released in Q3 2010, with its 1 GHz single-core processor and 512MB of RAM. It sports a 5MP rear-facing camera and a dual-LED flash. Its 3.7″ display uses 854 x 480 pixels resolution, which produces crisp image and text quality in most cases. Overall, the phone is based primarily to the original Motorola Droid 2 in addition to a paint job that resembles the iconic stubby robot of the Star Wars saga.