It might not have 3 legs and a pico projector but the Motorola DROID 2 R2-D2 is still speeding along over on Verizon. Today they’ve just announced and detailed a new software update for the aging smartphone that will finally bring it to Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, as well as a few much needed bug fixes for all you Star Wars fans.

The details come right from Verizon themselves, and usually this means the update is only days away and could start rolling out at any time. For those that have not joined the dark side and rooted the update will bring a host of security patches and updates, improved battery life, improved 3G data connectivity and hotspot features, as well as fix some bugs.

The update appears to be quite small so nothing major is going on here. All the usual Verizon branded apps like Navigator will be updated to their respective latest versions and Motorola appears to have fixed some issues with camera settings being wiped when you reboot, and the device turning on my itself at times. It’s doubtful that the smartphone will ever see Ice Cream Sandwich officially but if those XDA developers use the force I’m sure we can get some ROM’s running on it.

As usual the update will break root and probably kill any previous bootloader cracks previously possible for the Motorola device so use caution if that concerns you. The update should start soon so be sure and check often and leave us a comment once it finally lands.

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[via Droid-Life]