The Motorola DROID X recently received Gingerbread upgrades. Now it’s time for the Motorola DROID 2 Global.

A Motorola employee vowed last month that an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Motorola DROID 2 Global should be coming before the third quarter of the year ends. The third quarter hasn’t even begun yet, and Motorola has already put out the upgrade for the DROID 2 Global. But, not yet for mass rollout for now.

Verizon is still conducting a soak test of the Gingerbread upgrade (Version.4.5.600.A956.Verizon.en.US), and it will be initially available to only some users of the DROID 2 Global. Once Verizon finishes sorting out the bugs and irons out the kinks after the soak test, one can expect the carrier to start pushing out the upgrade over the air.

Among the various enhancements and fixes are the following:

  • New app for managing downloads
  • Power, storage, and memory use details
  • Keyboard shortcuts for number or symbol input
  • Better word highlighting and copying
  • New widgets and theme (with new icons and color scheme)
  • Customizable dock and a fixed App Launcher at the bottom
  • Custom app groups (in addition to the default groups–All Apps, Recent, and Downloaded)
  • Encryption for SD card and device
  • Updated options for calendar app
  • Bug fixes for email and messaging apps
  • Email policy support for ActiveSync
  • Other improvements (e.g., stability, Bluetooth performance, connectivity enhancements, battery life, preloaded apps)

View the complete list of update features and full instructions for installing the update are available on Verizon Wireless’ software update page for the Motorola DROID 2 Global.