Motorola Defy users can now upgrade to Android 2.2
The Froyo upgrade brings Flash capabilities along with the ability to store certain apps on a microSD card, and allows you to set up automatic updating for some apps. With Android 2.2, the Defy can act as a mobile Hotspot, offering an internet connection for up to 5 devices. For a list of what you can expect to see change on your Motorola Defy from your installation of Android 2.2, click on this link.
source: T-MobileForum via AndroidCentral
1. JordanCox (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)
Now if only Motorola would update the Atrix to Gingerbread. :/
19. Bob (unregistered)
Its the other way around - the Atrix looks like Defy :-) .. FroYo on Defy = Worthy Purchase !!
2. Yianni (unregistered)
The Defy always had the ability to be used as a WiFi hotspot even with Android 2.1 as Motorola added their own custom app for this purpose.
3. TDroid21 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Apr 2011)
Its been ages for moto to roll out froyo.. I wonder how many defy are still alive today and waiting for their tasty upgrade..?
Non teh less, froyo is finally here!
Rejoice moto defy owners..
4. solihin (unregistered)
Even in singapore?
5. Tsais (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)
I'm on 2.1, but when I go to settings / about phone / system upgrade,
I get a message telling me that my phone is "up to date"
I have an unbranded Defy, not a T-Mobile Defy...
So, how do you get the 2.2 update on an unbranded phone??
6. venkat (unregistered)
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
for those asking this is the T-mobile USA version, now all versions where scheduled to be released on Q2 so my guess the other may tag along in the upcoming weeks
9. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
Off topic: Do you know where I can find the manual Gingerbread update for the Droid X. I'm trying to update my wife's X and I've tried a few different sites and the download has been removed. Thanks in advance.
10. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
13. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)
Thanks. I'll try it when I get home from work.
17. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Yes, my friend got it, he says its awesome, gave new life to his x, he told me he will send me picks of the new blur when he gets time to root the phone. I wish i could see it ^^
Thanks for asking
8. Tsais (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jun 2009)
thanks for the anser...
still puzzling why unbranded phones with no extra bloatware to update would have to wait longer than the gunked up branded ones...
18. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Motorola has a bad reputation because they care more for USA market so far. If you get to se Europe hasn't got powerful devices like the X or the atrix or the pro.... they need to do something to shake off that bad reputation
12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
whats this phone really needs is:
get rid of motoblur
tada! you have your self a bomb ass phone!
15. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
why people do not like blur? Ima have to see how the new update works on this baby
21. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
they dont like blur because it ruins a almost perfect motorola phone. it causes major lag and makes UI look kiddish.
20. solihin (unregistered)
Its still not out here in singapore though. How long is it gonna take?
22. mobitechin (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
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23. pdini (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
I have been trying to update my Defy to Android 2.2 by running System updates, but always get "Checking for updates is currently not available. Try again later."
Help/advice would be apreciated.