DROID and Droid Incredible to get Froyo late July, early August says VZW Tech Support

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DROID and Droid Incredible to get Froyo late July, early August says VZW Tech Support
A Verizon Tech Support employee, responding to a question about when owners of the Motorola DROID could expect to receive their Android 2.2 upgrade, tweeted back that  it, "Should be around same time as Incredible, but I’m aiming for early August." While the response did come from a Verizon employee, it did not come from an official Big Red Twitter account. So, we have to file away this response as being speculative at best. Earlier reports had the DROID receiving the update in the middle to end of July. Android 2.2 will enable the handset to support Flash 10.1 and will give a bump up in speed to the handsets receiving their upgrade. Currently, the Nexus One is the only handset running the Froyo software.

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15 Comments

1. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Late july or Early August? I think eventually it will become mid/late august, haha~ But dont i wish they can be released quicker.

13. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Or even better...we'll receive the Froyo update only to find out flash 10.1 will be pushed back to Android 2.3 and only able to be used on phones with a 2Ghz processor lol.

2. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

This will be another 2.1 drama. I can see it now. We wil be in November wondering where our update comes

3. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

August... keep your panties on

4. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

I can't believe you guys posted this BS! Those tweets were discredited almost as soon as they were posted. The Twitter account isn't even an official Verizon account or affiliated with Verizon. Stop reposting and do some actual research. Froyo was officially released 2, 3 weeks ago? HTC couldn't possibly have massaged Sense into it yet and has already said that late Q4 is when we'll most likely see Froyo on it's phones;http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-says-expect-froyo-version-sense-ui-christmas

5. Darkblue31

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

and if you read the end of that article that you referenced. It says it can happen next week, next month, but it will arrive before Christmas. Thats a huge window to get the update. That being said we dont know the amount of tweaking needed to put sense on FroYo, but it can be assumed not too much because its an incremental update 2.1. to 2.2, not like 1.6 to 2.1. now when they get to gingerbread that should take a much longer time

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You could ask average joe on the street when the droid gets 2.2 and they could say the same thing. "Probably around August" Here we go again.

7. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

What about the Droid x?

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

They already stated that it would come out the end of summer so id say september.

8. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Yeah, a "Verizion Tech Support employee's Twitter" is the last place i'd go for my information. I've done tech support for Verizon and we have no access that type of info. I can't believe PA published this as any type of credible story.

10. ajmoore88

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 13, 2008

Since I bet it will be another 2.1 drama, I got tired of waiting and just rooted my phone and put it on. So far I'm loving it and I think everyone should at least look into rooting considering it wasn't that hard.

14. coupe68gt390

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2009

I agree. I rooted my Droid back in January and haven't run stock since! I'm constantly trying the latest and greatest. I've even had to use RSD Lite to resurrect the poor thing a couple times! You can't kill 'em!! I have been running FroYo for almost two months with flash and everything! Currently running Chevy's Simply Stunning V4.4, but can't wait for Pete's next release of Bugless Beast! I'm not even a technology savvy individual and I can do this stuff, so i'm sure most anyone can! I will hang on to my Droid 1 till someone breaks the boot loader on the X, if they can, then and only then will I let it go. I have never had a better smartphone! Welcome back Motorola!

11. kurtfover

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

yeah uh what happen to te 13th. way to smash my hopes again android. every day i wait for these updates is like christmas with no presents!

12. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

Can you get the update over WiFi too?

15. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

My dog told me in a dream that Froyo wont be available till February of next year.

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