Droid X to see Gingerbread on May 27

Verizon Wireless and Motorola are set to deploy Android 2.3 to the Motorola Droid X ahead of the Memorial Day weekend.

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Gingerbread and a laundry list of enhancements will add to the Droid X experience. Verizon

Motorola and Verizon Wireless are expected to deploy Android 2.3 to the Droid X on Friday, May 27. The Gingerbread update is rather sizable at 112MB, but it comes with a host of new features and enhancements including a new download manager app, application grouping, and an updated user interface (see our Samsung Nexus S review for the full Gingerbread features). Additionally, it should be easier to enter numbers and symbols, copy and paste text, and manage contacts.

In addition to the typical stability and general performance tweaks, Verizon has also improved upon the calendar, camera, and e-mail functions. More specifically, the update addresses bugs and missing features on the Exchange Active Sync side of things.

As is the case with many mobile software updates, the Gingerbread rollout will be in waves. Should you find yourself not wanting to wait your turn, you can initiate the update by searching for the update in your Droid X's settings. Verizon has a dedicated page to help walk users through the software update if necessary.