Android 2.2 Slated for Motorola Droid July 13, Droid X for August
Verizon Wireless will begin upgrading its first Motorola Droid to the new OS by July 13, said the Brighthand blog, which noted "unofficial but stable versions of this ROM have already appeared on the Web." Droidforums.net said the Motorola Droid X will receive Android 2.2 over the air in August. Android 2.2 features significant speed improvements over Android 2.1, as well as new enterprise capabilities for Microsoft Exchange and Gmail, WiFi hot spot enablement and tethering, and a cloud-to-device messaging API.Now that Android 2.2 has been launched to open source, the most eagerly awaited news is what existing smartphones will receive the Froyo version of the operating system and when. Brighthand cited an unconfirmed report from Verizon Wireless that the company will begin upgrading its first Motorola Droid to the new OS by July 13. The blog said, "Unofficial but stable versions of this ROM have already appeared on the Web."
Verizon and Motorola launched that smartphone, which features a slide-out keyboard, with Android 2.0 last holiday season. The Droid was finally upgraded to Android 2.1 in March. A Droid 2 with a slide-out keyboard is forthcoming.