I was pleased to visit AndroidCentral today and see that a leaked version of Gingerbread for the Droid X surfaced this weekend. I have been watching paitently for a while now, hoping for this to come. So I dove on in, downloaded, and flashed my Droid X with Gingerbread!
The download was about 175 mb. Took a little over 15 mins to get. I had been playing around with other Roms lately so I had all the tools needed to load quickly. (If you are looking to do this, head over to AndroidCentral.com and they have all the info on how to load Roms.) It took just a few minutes for me to wipe my phone of all info, and load the new Gingerbread rom. After reboot, my Droid X was Gingrebreadified!
This new build for the Droid X is really nice. I am not sure if this will be the build they roll out for everyone, but it seems like it could be a final version. The overall snappiness of the phone is great. It feels like a new phone. One of the things I was waiting for is the updates to the browser. After having the iPhone for a little bit, I noticed how choppy the Android browser was compared to Safari. The Gingerbread browser comes alot closer allowing you to do pinch-zoom dragging! I know this might not be a big deal to some, but without it, browsing just feels clunky. I am very pleased to see it now on my X, and it works quite well I may add.
I am sure I will find many more things to like about Gingerbread in the next few days. One thing for sure, it will make me play with the phone again just like when it was new. I love updates.
If you want to check this out for yourself, hop over to http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/forum.php