For the most part the DROID X2 is a welcome update to Motorola’s original 4.3-inch slate phone, but the Gingerbread update it received this summer is not without its issues. Users have reported iffy keyboard detection, camera issues and random shutdowns. Hopefully those problems will be gone, or at least diminished, when the latest over-the-air update is applied. It’s available now – go to the “System Updates” section of the Android settings menu to download it.

The DROID X2 was favorably reviewed back in May, with highlights including an improved 960 x 540 screen and the new dual-core processor. The phone lacks 4G LTE bands and so isn’t quite in the same class as more recent devices like the HTC Thunderbolt and Motorola DROID BIONIC, but as an original DROID X owner who lives in a 3G-only area, I can tell you it’s still a pretty solid phone. The Gingerbread update came in late July to a grateful userbase.
Other fixes in the “1.3.380.MB870.Verizon.en.US” update include skipping in the included MP3 and YouTube apps, improved functionality with the official desktop dock, a more secure Mobile Hotspot app and better 720p video recording. You can head on over to Verizon’s official page to see the full list of changes. Users who don’t initiate an update manually should see an install message pop up on their phone sometime this week.

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