First-gen DROID to get Froyo before DROID X

First-gen DROID to get Froyo before DROID X
Sure, owners of the first-gen Motorola DROID have a reason to be a bit jealous. After all, the DROID X is coming with a massive 4.3 inch display, built-in apps like Swype and Blockbuster, and the new version has stolen all the thunder away from the original model. On the other hand, the DROID will be receiving the Android 2.2 upgrade and the things that go with it-the speed bump, flash support-before DROID X owners get to install the upgrade. According to a leaked picture of internal Verizon communications, the original DROID should end up with the update in late July. The DROID X will be getting the bulk of the attention, but it won't be getting Android 2.2 until late August. Both updates are scheduled to be done OTA, similar to the way original DROID owners received the Androids 2.1 upgrade all those weeks ago. It all reminds of that childhood taunt, "Age before beauty".

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1. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think is fair!

2. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

Will Froyo update also beable to be done over WiFi as my phone (Droid) isn't on a cellular network at this time.

3. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Probably not...usually OTA pushes are sent by the wireless carrier so your device would have to be active. There my be an update file released, if so, you can do it that way.

4. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I'll be back in cellular range in mid September. Will VZW continue to push the 2.2 update?

5. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

Could I take it to a VZW store for the update if I miss the OTA push out?

6. VSS_55

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

last time i had worked in a store, there not really allowed to do firmware updates on smartphones because there not supposed to take the chance of you loosing personal data. i would assume it can be downloaded through the interwebz and done through your PC... as you've been able to do with every other (smart)phone.

7. alyssabitches

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 29, 2010

if you go to settings; about phone; then system updates - you can download the deterred update! All droid software updates are OTA (over the air) VZW stores cannot do anything.

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