Froyo update for Motorola DROID delayed until August 12th?

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Froyo update for Motorola DROID delayed until August 12th?
Last week, we reported that Verizon had expected to send the Android 2.2 upgrade to users of the first-gen Motorola DROID. Now, a week later,plans have changed. It now appears that the upgrade will take place on August 12th, the rumored launch date of the DROID 2. Verizon has decided to go with a newer build of the OS which explains the delay. Instead of build FRG01B, DROID owners are supposedly going to receive FRG22. There is some speculation that the first build has had some bugs, including one that has been causing some problems with Pandora.

Some of those who received the download as a test subject have reported  receiving a 1.6MB patch that replaces the FRG01B build with the newer one. Considering that the DROID 2 is expected to launch with Froyo under the hood, it would be unusual for the original DROID to receive the new OS after the sequel does, especially since the original DROID runs on stock Android without the light version of MotoBLUR that is on the DROID 2.

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source: DroidLife via Phandroid


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12 Comments

1. pourer unregistered

Fu@king figures. I bet they never had it ready in the first place

2. slashafk

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Is the 1.6 MB patch somewhere online? I currently have FRG01B on my Droid ATM!

8. frankthetank775 unregistered

I agree, if anyone knows where this can be found online let us know.

3. vzw rocks unregistered

I received the build"s" yesterday morning at 1201am the first one was froyo the secound one immediatelly followed was a security patch that patched my system to the photoed mentioned buildalso keep in mind that this does not immediatelly give you flash 10.1 you have to go and download it from the web after it is also no in the market after updating

5. vzw rocks unregistered

Forgive my spelling above it is 6am where I am at lol just woke up

4. vzw rocks unregistered

I received the build"s" yesterday morning at 1201am the first one was froyo the secound one immediatelly followed was a security patch that patched my system to the photoed mentioned buildalso keep in mind that this does not immediatelly give you flash 10.1 you have to go and download it from the web after it is also no in the market after updating

6. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

I dont think I understand why its taking so long for the Droid when the Evo, with a custom ui, is pushing out already.

9. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

cuz its moto and then vzw thats slowing it down.

7. johnBFTL unregistered

can verizon please keep their mouth shut on Android updates from now on? They keep stroking us and them leaving us hanging. 2.1 got pushed back like 5 times and now this is getting the same treatment. We were promised flash last Q4, then promised it again in the first half of 2010. it's august now. stop jerking us around. i love android, don't get me wrong, but christ, stop promising things and renigging when everyone is expecting it.

10. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

While it is frusterating, they are trying to get updates to us as fast as possible... but if delaying the upgrade means it will work better, i'm all for waiting. Imagine if Apple had come out a week before the iPhone came out and said "Look, we know all of you are extremely excited for the iPhone4, but there is an antenna issue preventing phone calls in certain situations. The phone will be released as soon as this issue is resolved." Yes, it would have been frusterating, but look what happened to them when they DIDN'T do that. PS. I'm not trying to bash Apple but this seemed to be the most logical analogy for this situation.

11. Rich unregistered

Very good point

12. Kevinsza unregistered

2.2 update was just sent to my motorola droid!

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