Earlier today we reported that a rumor was going around that the Motorola DROID X was about the get the Android 2.2 update sometime soon. Now, Verizon has officially announced to us stating they "will begin pushing Android 2.2, Froyo, to the DROID X by
Motorola tomorrow. Customers do not have to wait for the over the air push, they
can obtain the official update via the device itself by following these steps: Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates. For more
information and step-by-step instructions please visit here." This is good news to all the DROID X user out there, as you may recall when the product launched it was said that the device would get Froyo by late summer, which is now, as Fall officially begins this week. Be sure to check out the source link below for all the software enhancements the DROID X will get.
*UPDATE 9/22/10* The Android 2.2 update is now live and can be installed on your DROID X by clicking on the System Updates in the About Phone menu. The download is 67MB. Let us know what you think of the update once you get it installed!
Our Motorola DROID X is now up and running with Android 2.2. Check out the video for the steps to update your DROID X and what some of the new features are.
One NEW feature that is undocumented with the 2.2 update for the DROID X is that 720p videos are now recorded at 30FPS and with Stereo Sound, where before it was limited to 23-24FPS and with Mono Sound.
5.mr. droid(Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)
was it the original droid? (the black motorola droid..) you would not be the first person to have that happen. i know of a couple personally that had the phone crash pretty much completely when the update came through.
23.cellgeek82(Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
I've been telling ppl that my device honestly crapped out and I keep getting negative feedback because they think I'm just a hater. I'm not, I just know a software problem when I see it. And when a device a wonderful when I buy it but is all glitchy and slow later on...hey, I didn't make the upgrades, Google did and they should fix it.
well i got it on my dad's Droid X and it had some boot lag for the first hour but now it's running great, i can't really notice a whole lot since i use the Droid 2 and i'm used to it, just that it's big.
The funny thing is, I had the leaked 2.2 on my droid x then converted back to 2.1 and its EXACTLY the same as the leaked version. I don't like how weak the vibrate touch is while typing and scrolling left to right on a website is really slow and annoying. It doesn't feel right at all, sure flash is nice but overall I dislike 2.2 on the droid x.
24.cellgeek82(Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
See, this is what I've been saying (see above). Be careful because fanboys will give you negative feedback if you talk negative to the all so wonderful Android. I like what works best. I used to dislike the iPhone but now I'm considering it now that my Droid has been casterated.
Well, I got my X some time in Aug. and my first phone died on me in the middle of a conversation. Would not power back on, tried everything I could think of. In retrospect, when I first got it, I noticed how warm the back would get at times. I thought this was because I work in a floor that is "ground level" and has alot of RF around. So coverage is spotty at places. The fact that it was searching for a signal ate up the power, thus heat. IC circuits and heat don't go well together. When Verizon replaced phone the new one runs alot cooler. I'm downloading the new 2.2 update tonight. Hope it does not crash this one. I do like the phone. Coming from a Windows phone for a few years to the Android was a welcome change. So far so good.
Hey Guys I've tried to do the update on my Droid X but it does let me do it and displays "update not available at this time" and i did not even get a update notification. I there something wrong with my firmware?
the only problem that i have notice so far for me is i can't disable the slider lock screen and have just the pattern lock screen. You either have to have the slider and the pattern, just the slider or non at all. on 2.1 i had just the pattern which is what i wish i could still have.