Motorola will upgrade the Droid X smartphone to Google's Android 2.2 operating system in early September, the phone maker said on its support forums. Motorola and Verizon are keeping their Froyo pledge.
Motorola will upgrade its popular Droid X smartphone to Google's Android 2.2
operating system in early September, the phone maker said on its support
A Motorola Forums Manager named Matt made the revelation in response to a
concern about the lack of e-mail notifications for people using Microsoft
Exchange 2003 on the Droid X.
August 4: "a fix for this will be included in the
upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September."
Matt is the same employee who promised
that the company's original Motorola Droid would get
the Android 2.2 upgrade beginning the week of August 2.
That promise was fulfilled, albeit sans WiFi hotspot (no hardware support)
and data tethering (connection issues). So it appears Matt is well versed in
Motorola's upgrade schedule.
The September timeline adds more color to the promise
Verizon and Motorola made in June that the Droid X
would be upgraded to Android 2.2 in late summer.
Android 2.2 boasts
a faster browser, greater enterprise
capabilities and a cloud-to-device messaging API
for developers, among other tools.
The so-called Froyo build began running on the Nexus One two months ago and
is rolling out
to Sprint's HTC
Evo 4G users in addition to owners of the original Droid. It is unclear when
the Droid Incredible will get the upgrade, but it could be anytime in August.
This staggered approach may be irritating to some Droid users, but it's a
good bet they will be pleased once the upgrade kicks. Early reports say Android
2.2 laps its Android 2.1 predecessor in both browser speed and application
Consumers fortunate enough to procure a Droid X before they sold out will
know this joy in September.
Launched July 15, the Android 2.1-based Droid X quickly sold out across the
country, with carrier Verizon Wireless now pushing off shipments to August 24.
is coveted by consumers for its speedy 1-GHz
processor, 4.3-inch screen and HD video capture, all of which make the device
desirable for multimedia consumption.