Customers of Motorola (NYSE:MMI) were informed earlier that the Gingerbread Android update for a number of Droid devices including the Motorola Droid Pro will be coming soon.
Following a false report that the update for the device was supposedly released, it appears that both Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and Motorola are making sure that they get it right this time. The Gingerbread Android update was recently released for the Motorola Droid Pro of Verizon. The support documents of Verizon were also updated recently to reflect the release of the Gingerbread Android update for the Motorola Droid Pro.
With this reported Gingerbread Android update for the Motorola Droid Pro, the entire Droid lineup of Motorola is a now reportedly update. Some observers have revealed that this was a major achievement especially with the fact that the best Samsung (SEO:005930) smartphones of Verizon are still using the earlier version of the Android OS, the Froyo.
The Gingerbread Android update will reportedly use up 98MB in storage space and the download will take around 45 minutes. Another 10 minutes is needed to install the update into the Motorola Droid Pro. Observers have indicated that utilizing a Wi-Fi connection is recommended for the entire updating process for the Motorola Droid Pro.
Motorola Droid Pro owners can check their devices if the update is available for download by going to Menu, then Setting and then About Phone for the Systems updates.
The Gingerbread Android update will reportedly provide the Motorola Droid Pro a number of enhancements into the device. These enhancements include a Download Manager which manages all downloads on the device, the App and Power Management Details which displays all apps that are active and the memory being utilized by each, and the Multi-Touch Key Chording which provides users the capability of using shortcuts to enter symbols and numbers.
Among the improvements that Motorola Droid Pro owners will notice are the improvement in the synching of contacts with different email accounts, better battery life for the Motorola Droid Pro, accurately display contact names on the SMS messages, and the status of Mobile Hotspots is displayed correctly.