The Motorola Droid Pro can now get a software update but it’s not the much sought-after Gingerbread release. Still, this should make the corporate-friendly Android device easier to use and it adds some solid features and bug fixes.
While it’s not a major update, you will get:
- Improved audio on voice calls.
- Improved stability and performance.
- User interface display now refreshes when user switches from GSM/UMTS communication to Global Mode.
- Device now prepends 011 to Country Code to send SMS messages.
- Global Mode no longer resets when connecting to a USB charger.
- Visual Voice Mail now detects airplane mode while Wi-Fi is active.
- Prompt return to full screen brightness after wake-up.
- Upgraded Bluetooth firmware.
- Improved interoperability with Microsoft Internet Application Gateway (IAG) configurations.
- Device string format for Exchange changed to include device name and version number.
- Upgrade to Google applications Release 7.
- Improved audio during voice calls.
- Reduced user interface lock-ups.
Of course, the real question is: where is Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Motorola Droid Pro and the company’s other devices? Even the high-powered Atrix 4G is running Froyo and, while that’s not a bad version of the platform by any means, many users want the latest version of the software now.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread hit in December of 2010 and you have to wonder if Google should work with its partners more to get these updates out earlier. We should see devices like the Xperia Arc land with Gingerbread but we may actually see the next version of Android at Google I/O before that hits U.S. shelves.