Motorola Droid X2
C Spire Wireless today announced the availability of the Motorola Milestone X2, a rebranded version of Verizon's Droid X2. C Spire is selling the Milestone X2 online and in stores for $99.99 after rebate with a new contract.
Both the Motorola Droid X2 and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 can be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread thanks to Verizon Wireless and Sony Ericsson. Droid X2 owners can update their handset over the air using the on-board system update tools. If they don't, Verizon's servers will eventually notify the user that the update is available. Xperia X10 owners will need to connect their handset to a computer to download and install the Gingerbread system update. It will become available at some point in the next few days. The update adds a number of new features to both handsets.
Phone Scoop takes a look at the Motorola Droid X2, a near-identical follow-up to one of Verizon Wireless's biggest successes in 2010. Is the sequel as good as the original or does it rehash the same old material?
Verizon Wireless has published support documentation outlining the Android 2.3 Gingerbread system update for the Motorola Droid X. Gingerbread brings a wide number of updates and changes to the Droid X, including new user interface colors and schemes, customizable dock icons, better word prediction and dictionary support, more calendar options, numerous updates and fixes for the email application, better low-light camera performance, and improved battery life with Bluetooth. Verizon Wireless said the update will begin to be pushed out starting Friday, May 27. Verizon hasn't said when the Droid X2 will also receive Gingerbread.
Google today acknowledged a security issue recently discovered by researchers that left Android device users' authentication details exposed when used over unprotected Wi-Fi networks. In response, Google said it is pushing out a security update that should fix the problem. "Today we're starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in calendar and contacts," Google said in a statement. "This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days."