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Motorola Defy users can now upgrade to Android 2.2

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Motorola Defy users can now upgrade to Android 2.2
Users of the Motorola Defy can now upgrade their handset to Android 2.2. According to T-Mobile, simply open the menu on the phone, click on Settings, then About Phone and select System Updates. With the download weighing in at 112MB, T-Mobile suggests waiting until you have a Wi-Fi connection to save data connection charges and your sanity.

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

Motorola Defy owners can now upgrade their device to Android 2.2

Motorola Defy owners can now upgrade their device to Android 2.2


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posted on 22 Apr 2011, 02:15 1

1. JordanCox (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Apr 2011)


Now if only Motorola would update the Atrix to Gingerbread. :/

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 14:15

14. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


The defy kinda looks like the atrix

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 15:48 1

19. Bob (unregistered)


Its the other way around - the Atrix looks like Defy :-) .. FroYo on Defy = Worthy Purchase !!

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 03:42

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.

Cheers

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 04:26

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..

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 04:58

4. solihin (unregistered)


Even in singapore?

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 08:45

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??

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 08:48

6. venkat (unregistered)


India?

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 09:38

7. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; 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

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 10:36

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.

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:53

10. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Try This Page

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/15666-maderstcok-ota-2-3-340-update-zip.html

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 11:55

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


hope this helps =)

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:41

13. celljrod (Posts: 82; Member since: 07 Apr 2011)


Thanks. I'll try it when I get home from work.

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 23:09

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7033; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Didja get the update yourself?

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:21 1

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; 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

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 10:22

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...

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 07:26

18. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; 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

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 12:18

12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


whats this phone really needs is:
Stock Android
get rid of motoblur
720p recording
tada! you have your self a bomb ass phone!

posted on 22 Apr 2011, 20:41

15. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


why people do not like blur? Ima have to see how the new update works on this baby

posted on 24 Apr 2011, 20:47

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.

posted on 23 Apr 2011, 23:59

20. solihin (unregistered)


Its still not out here in singapore though. How long is it gonna take?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:10

22. mobitechin (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)


Do You Know You can Convert Your Motorola Defy MB252 to Defy with Moto Blur for all Motorola Defy User 100 % Working with Official ROM

http://goo.gl/1fgvO

posted on 16 Jan 2013, 06:21

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.

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