Motorola and Verizon are all set to start the Android 2.3 Gingerbread software OTA soak test for the Motorola DROID Pro. Yes the Droid Pro for those that remember was the Blackberry-type Android device launched late last year over on Verizon Wireless. You can see our sister sites full review over at SlashGear. The old days of what we all sadly remember as “Moto Blur” are soon to be over and the DROID Pro will be updated to the latest version of Motorola’s Gingerbread build. Better late than never right Pro owners?
For those still using a Pro that haven’t updated to a Droid X or Bionic, the Pro is about to get a huge change of appearance and stability. With Gingerbread you’ll get a completely custom new UI with lots of blue, fancy widgets, and the enhancements brought forward from 2.3 Gingerbread. All the details have been released from Verizon so it’s safe to assume to OTA or soak test should be starting any time now. Here are the release notes.
Just like all the previous Moto devices that have been updated (all of them now that I think of it), you’ll receive the new UI, dock support, widgets, download manager, enhanced copy/paste thanks to Gingerbread, better browser performance and more. Along with most updates Motorola has also provided a slew of bug fixes too. They’ve also updated the business calender with better exchange sync support, and improved some general stability and battery life problems.
For those still using a DROID Pro be sure to check for updates as this should start rolling out sometime shortly. You can always manually check by going to menu > settings > about phone > check for updates and start pulling down that tasty Gingerbread. Let us know how the update goes, but beware, most likely this will knock out root capabilities until developers can tackle the OTA. If you are a member of the support forums at Motorola you can head here for more details. — Thanks anonymous!