DROID DOES web site appears to predict Froyo upgrade for DROID X
Once the DROID X is downloaded with Android 2.2, Verizon will have completed the task of serving Froyo to all Motorola DROID owners. The original DROID recently received the upgrade in two parts, and the DROID 2 came out of the box pre-installed with the 2.2 build of Google's open source OS.
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1. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Except Froyo fucks up your ability to control apps easily even with task managers.
3. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
I don't understand what everyone's obsession is with "controlling" their apps. I could be completely missing something but I had the original Droid from release to release of the Droid X, and I have honestly found that even when using the task killers correctly they do little to help battery life. I have ATK on my phone but only for closing specific apps when they cause specific problems, which is rare. On my Droid X i'm able to get roughly 12-16 hours of somewhat heavy use and my record so far is almost 28 hours (about 8 of which were standby).
7. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)
Automatic Task Killer does NOT work on Froyo and my battery life extended by hours when I removed it. It is NOT necessary for Froyo, who cares if you can't kill the app. Froyo will kill the app for you. Maybe more developers should put in an exit option as opposed to blaming Froyo because your Task Killer doesn't work.
10. Sniggly (Posts: 7297; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'd like to be able to kill apps easily which I'm not using, because I do notice that when they're running they slow the phone down and yes, they DO sap battery life when they're running in the background. I've had customers who were complaining that their phones were lasting about 4 hours use the task managers and suddenly have their phones last all day. THAT'S why. So unless Froyo makes it easier to kill apps without a task killer, or allows apps to actually SHUT DOWN when you back out of them, don't tell me that task killers not working on it isn't a problem.
11. cc161777 (unregistered)
I almost guarentee if you try one entire discharge with a task killer and one without you will notice a VERY minimal increase in battery life while using the task killer if not an actual decrease in battery life. I have actually tested this (I used to be very bored at my last job) and would actually go from 100% to 5% on one charge and then look at exactly how long the battery lasted for and exactly what it went to by looking at the battery manager... the task killers do not substantially increase your battery life and like I mentioned before if you don't know how to use it correctly it will actually hurt your battery life.
12. Snigglyish (unregistered)
Why do task managers not supposedly help anything? If they KILL APPS which would otherwise run until doomsday, then why do they hurt battery life?
13. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
A lot of times the phone NEEDS certain apps to be running, so by you closing them it is causing unnecessary battery loss by the act of you closing the app, as well as more unnecessary battery loss when the phone has to start that service 2 minutes later. The Android OS does a VERY good job of managing apps and tasks in the background by itself, so by closing apps yourself you are getting in the way of something that is already doing a very good job at managing tasks. I completely understand your logic, and why you are under the impression that task killers help battery life. I was in the same mindset as you about 8 months ago before I actually did some tests and determined that while (in my opinion) it is crucial to HAVE a task killer (in case you have issues with a particular app), it actually hurts your battery life to use it to end all tasks. It's difficult to explain which is why I recommend actually trying one full discharge with the task killer, and one full discharge without. If you really really know what you are doing then you may actually notice a 5-10% increase in battery life while using the task killers, but generally you will notice an improvement by not using it. The best way to track this is to just go into your battery manager at the end of the day and write down exactly how many hours and minutes you lasted on one charge, as well as writing down the top 5-7 things that used your battery life (it will organize them by % so just go with the top 5-7 items on the list). Then do the same thing the next day without using the task killers, and I almost guarentee you will be suprised at how much better it lasts. The reason for writing down the percentages of the top 5-7 items is because your use may vary from day to day, so you can better determine if you actually got better (or worse) battery life by comparing the %'s to make sure they are similar from the day before; meaning you used the phone in about the same way.
2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3099; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Early September? Its mid September now, figures that was going to happen.
4. oc80 hunter (unregistered)
Anyone get the update yet?
8. Zb83 (unregistered)
It is really annoying in how long it is taking Verizon/Motorola to make 2.2 available for the DX. I originally had the iPhone, switched to Sprint for the Evo, and ended up with VZW for the better coverage and got the DX. The Evo was a much better phone than the DX and 2.2 came out for it over a month ago. I don't understand what is causing the hold-up on the DX! It almost makes me want to exchange it for the incredible but I really like the 4.3" screen!!! :)
9. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)
Leaked... I haven't had any issues though. Before 2.2 I had a really annoying problem where my wifi connection went to sleep when the phone was locked even though I set it not to, and 2.2 fixed that so I could not be happier.