Motorola Droid: Android 2.2 Froyo Update before Droid X

By Posted 25 Jun 2010, 05:12

We have some interesting news to bring you now, and pretty exciting news if you are a Motorola Droid owner. A leaked Verizon Wireless document has indicated that the original Droid will be receiving the update to Android 2.2 Froyo before the upcoming Droid X handset.

As reported from BGR, the memo states that the Droid is in line to receive Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 at the end of July.

However, as we pointed out yesterday, those of you planning to purchase the new Droid X on Verizon, will have to wait until late August to get the Froyo update and Adobe’s latest Flash Player.

The document looks pretty legit to us, so we’re guessing there will be a lot of happy Droid owners after reading this. We’ll let you know if we hear anything else regarding dates for both handsets.

Are you planning to get the Droid X? If so, what are your thoughts on this?

  • christine

    I have been having problems with my moto droid ever since I got it, sound muffled to callers and responsive scrern while talking. Verizon was going to let me switch to a different phone. I told them how much I everything else about the phone except for actually using it as a phone. Well I read up on the 2.2 update and it is supposedly supposed to fix my problems. Well I then called verizon back this past Friday, June 25th, and the rep told me he just was informed that the 2.2 would start rolling out June 28th. No update yet on my phone yet, but it took me forever to get the last one.

  • tiffany

    I spoke with a verizon rep last night (7/1/2010)..I purchased my Moto Droid in Dec2009 full price….The rep said and double checked with his 2 supervisors that my Droid will NEVER receive any update to the 2.2 version. Only phones manufactored after March 2010 will be eligilble for 2.2 software. All I can say…I hear a BOYCOTT…..

    • tony

      My motorola purchased in Dec.’09 recieved the 2.2 update

  • Mark

    It is a total crime to us who all came over from Alltel and now haveing to buy new phones like the Droid X Just to find out that the older droids will have better updating then the ones they are fulling you into buying I just dont understand there line in thinking. Welcome to Verizon all.

    • Jeff

      you mean welcome from the manufacturer. Verizon does not make the phones nor the software. They DO either pass or fail the software in terms of functionality with the network., but that is not what holds it up. The droid will get it first because there is little to no customization to the UI… The X has ninjablur on it, and that needs coded to fit froyo.

    • Ugh

      Companies SHOULD be updating their stuff. Apparently apple's policy of "Fire and forget" hardware has altered your expectations.

  • Eddy

    Man I just really want the 2.2 update. I got my phone last
    Month because they told me I would receive the update

  • angry droid user

    we're all suckers! Verizon Wireless and Motorola are screwing with all of us. i too have a droid and since they (VZW and MOTO) cherned out that pitiful 2.1 upate (ooh, i have pinch now, big whoop : ( ) it's been nothing but muffled calls, slow apps and no FLASH! damn it , give us 2.2 now.

  • wes

    Where the hell is this update damn it! Would it really kill them to actually put things out a little faster. This is bullshit, every web site is going to a flash player site and my droid cant even pull up them like they should. Come on motorola get a move on it fools. I am waiting!!!!!!!!!

  • i got the 2.2 update tonight, and it has completely screwed my phone up. if i were you, don't update!! i'm now having to go to verizon to get it fixed. you can't do a single thing. everytime you go to an app, it force closes. no matter what. won't open period. phone will randomly shut off and/or freeze up. seriously thinking about just going back to my samsung rogue.

    • Anon

      On what phone?