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Motorola Droid, Incredible: Android 2.2 Froyo Update Becoming A Nuisance

The latest rollout of the Android 2.2 Froyo has not gone smoothly for Motorola and Verizon, due to missing features, cease and desist letters and general annoyances.

Problems started appearing with the original Droid, when users found out that the 2.2 update did not give them the full experience they were hoping for.

The original Motorola Droid does not tether, nor does it become a mobile hotspot in 2.2. But one of the most notable features that it does not come with is Adobe Flash 10.1 (although a second update is scheduled to be released within a few weeks that will make the app available on the Android market)

But that is just the tip of the iceberg, with Motorola Milestone users still not getting the update until Q4 2010 in Europe and Korea. Canada, Latin America and Mexico are still going through an “evaluation” period.

Phones that are not expected to receive the update, at least for the time being are the Cliq, Cliq XT and the Backflip who are still waiting for a 2.1 update, something the Devour will not even get.

Android 2.2 Froyo seems like a big deal for Android users, so much so that various sources have been taking matters into their own hands.

A leaked Android 2.2 Froyo ROM started to scatter around the internet to which Motorola sent cease and desist letters to websites hosting the update.

And at the bottom of it all, Motorola are not the only company who are having Android 2.2 issues.

HTC Droid Incredible users are still waiting for an update that they were supposed to get on August 18, Dell Streak owners are still stuck with Android 1.6 until the end of the year and Samsung Galaxy users are still waiting for confirmation.

Have you had any Android 2.2 Froyo issues?

Source: PC World

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Bane
Bane

I upgraded today and hate it. The key bord when texting is incredibly laggy and unresposive. Only two letters out of the five i pressed show up and it pisses me off. Someone should come up with an app that removes shitty updates that dont have all the bugs worked out.

JimC
JimC

I upgraded to 2.2 this morning through a notice on my cell. And I agree, it seems to have it's favorite apps ignore any closing with Advanced Task Killer. But so far that is the only issue I have noticed and have not had it long enough to determine to what degree all the open apps reduce an already limited battery range.

Iceraider
Iceraider

I've had nothing but problems on my motorola droid since Verizon pushed 2.2. 1. Corporate email is hosed. Neither the built in email client nor touchdown work. 2. Very sluggish since update. 3. No wifi hotspot (the main reason I wanted it!) 4. Can't play wav files any more (what the fudge!) 5. When docked, clock doesn't come back after the phone rings. You have to undock and redock (what the fudge again). 6. Helix launcher crashes every other time I hit the home button. I want to go back to 2.1. The only reason I wanted 2.2 was for… Read more »

Tim
Tim

I just wish Verizon would stop sitting on it. The Evo got Froyo, so HTC has it working with Sense. Push the dang thing out OTA, Verizon! Tired of waiting. :-/

The Sicilian
The Sicilian

The reason why some HTC Incredible users are saying that they now have 2.2 is because some people like to lie.

jvc
jvc

Shun, Taylor ROOTED the DI that’s how he/she has the update. The OTA is still yet to be released and no dates have been confirmed.

Shaun C.
Shaun C.

Ya know I dont understand something here. How is it that I am seeing Incredible users that say they are getting the new update, but I haven't gotten mine yet? I called Verizon and they said that it has not rolled out yet for the Incredible yet people like Taylor says he got his. This is strange. I honestly think that they are lying, either Verizon or customers like Taylor. Please explain.

Marcus Is Retarded
Marcus Is Retarded

marcus your retarded, like very retarded

droidcontent
droidcontent

I have a droid x 2.2 and no problems. My life is great.

Marcus Jenks
Marcus Jenks

"HTC Droid Incredible users are still waiting for an update that they were supposed to get on August 18".

Jamie Pert, can you kindly point me to a reputable news source that states that the Droid Incredible was supposed to receive an update to Android 2.2 on August 18th? That was nothing more than a rumor.

Dave
Dave

I have the original Droid and was psyched to get the update. I'm experiencing applications running that won't shut down with Advanced Task Killer (such as the Weather Channel ap) and ones that are opening up on their own: Ebay, MSN Droid, and others. I had to go in to the settings menu and force close them from there.

In fact, I just looked and they are open again-even though I force closed them an hour ago. Its annoying.

taylor
taylor

I rooted my Incredible for Verizon about 2 weeks ago and upgraded to 2.2. I have nothing but great things to say. My battery lasts longer and every operation is faster. Flash 10 works great and the new YouTube app is a huge step up. Couldn’t be happier with Froyo

Marc
Marc

I have had a Mot Droid (1) since it was first released (Nov 2009). I received the OTA update last week from 2.1 to 2.2 (froyo). When I first purchased the Droid, Flash support was promised "very soon". I am not sure what SOON means to Google/Verizon/Motorola, but when most phone users purchase a new phone every 2 years, I would say 10 months and counting is NOT soon. Besides the Flash issue, I would say that Android 2.2 is NOT ready for general use. My once very responsive phone has now become sluggish. It often takes 5-10 seconds for… Read more »

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