Verizon recently announced that an upgrade to Android 2.3 is now available for Motorola Droid 2 Global smartphones.

As many are likely aware, Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, is the latest version of Google's mobile operating system available for smartphones. Introduced late last year, Gingerbread features several improvements over its predecessor, Froyo, including better battery power management, user-interface refinements, enhanced copy-and-paste features and more.

Verizon also noticed that security functions are superior on Gingerbread, making it more appealing for business use. Among the security features are device and SD card encryption and VPN integration.

Verizon will push out a system notification of the 103-megabyte update over the air in coming days. Or, users can access the update under the system updates folder in their smartphone to download now.

Though Gingerbread is still making its way onto smartphones, Google recently introduced its successor, Ice Cream Sandwich, at the Google I/O developers conference. According to Google, Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to bridge the gap between Android for smartphones and tablets.