Droid X – The Moto-Bungled Gingerbread Update

I’ve had the official Droid X Gingerbread 2.3 update for a couple of weeks now… and I can say with full confidence that it sucks complete ass!

The new software should be faster, slicker, have more features, and be more stable. For every other Android device by any other manufacturer this is true, but not for the Motorola Droid X.

The UI lags, sometimes locking up for as long as an entire minute. Pretty much all animations are jiggy to the point of being more disorienting than fun. The stock keyboard lags even worse than it did in the last software versions (which seriously, is a problem that will drive you insane after a few days); and 3rd party keyboard apps suffer the same fate on the X too. And to top it off, about twice a day it will randomly hard-crash and reboot itself for no apparent reason, sometimes when I’m doing something, sometimes not.

I’d just replaced my Droid X (the old one had a faulty speaker) before the update too, so I don’t have a lot of my apps installed yet, and certainly nothing major like alternate launchers or anything.

Motorola makes good hardware, but their software is so bad it ruins the whole experience; and their competence clearly does NOT improve over time. I miss my HTC Incredible.

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