Motorola DROID pictured with Android 2.2 upgrade

Motorola DROID pictured with Android 2.2 upgrade
With pictures circulating of the Motorola DROID being powered by the Android 2.2 OS, one could come to the conclusion that the Froyo upgrade is right around the corner. Despite the better specs found in the HTC Droid Incredible, Verizon has continued to promote the DROID (currently the center of a BOGO promotion) and the device has continued to sell well. Part of the reason is the short supply the carrier has of the Droid Incredible. The other reason has to do with the handset's ability to quickly receive the next firmware build. Unlike the Incredible, which has the Sense UI on top of Google's open source OS, the DROID doesn't have to wait for HTC to upgrade Sense before it can run Froyo and future upgrades. And while pictures can always be "fixed", the idea that Motorola's device is probably next in line to grab what is seen as a strong effort from Google might have people looking at the Motorola model running Android 2.2 instead of the Droid Incredible with the 1GHz Snapdragon processor.

Motorola DROID Specification | Review
HTC Droid Incredible Specifications | Review

source: droid-life



1. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

polishing turds ftw!

5. killingthemonk

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2009

Really, not bright, are you? Stop eating the bean curd. Wash that hemp rag you call a shirt. Oh, and put the iPhone down. It has obviously warped your brain.

11. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

well lets take a look here. i get to witness first hand how much of a piece of shit this phone as well as pretty much every phone motorola manufactures by having to repair/replace one after the other. you on the other hand saw a sparkly commercial on tv while you were stuffing you greasy pock-marked face that said buy this phone because people will think your awesome. keep following the herd mister sheep. claiming that anyone with a half of a brain that can tell that motorola products or consistantly sub-par is an iphone owner is about as ignorant as it gets. get half a clue and maybe your IQ might raise into the double digits.

15. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Stick your iPhone up your anus

16. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

zuno you obviously are still using a moto razer. why don't you get up to speed and realize that motorola actually created a great piece of hardware in the droid

2. adash13x

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 08, 2010

i love the 3D menu view! pretty coool!

3. Dz1881

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 07, 2009

Finally! A choice of internal or SD card storage!

4. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Incredible! Motorola Droid FTW

6. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

i just wet my pants...

7. FightForTheLost

Posts: 20; Member since: May 25, 2010

If this is coming to the Moto Droid, then I ASSUME it will come to the HTC Incredible as well? XD

10. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

did you read the article, or just looked at the pictures!? -- jezz people!

13. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Don't make fun of me because I'm illiterate...

8. Legacystar

Posts: 131; Member since: Dec 31, 2009

It will......just not as fast as the froid....if you read the article lol

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Menu curving does look cool....

12. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I had a chance to play with this OS and its a huge memory hog :( Kinda sad too, it was nice looking.....just kinda laggy.....

14. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

On what device?

17. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

eh yea really? i saw the demo's why would google make there os less a$$ kickable (yes i know) then 2.1? there is know way 2.2 going to preform worse then 2.1. so cool fact my man

19. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

i read that 2.2 has a 450 percent boost in power... that should make it really slow like trentsinmypants imagined in his dream...

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

20. beaumygod

Posts: 1; Member since: May 26, 2010

that app launcher is not 2.2, it's an app you can install from market called helix launcher 2. i use it now...

21. The Zune Lune

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

That Launcher is not Helix may be similar, but not the same. Helix2 is way too slow for them to release.

22. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

No its not helix. Helix has a certain glitch where the curving of the icons is actually blurred out and distorted where the beginning of the effect is. I dont even like the 3d menu, thats why I am just keeping root and waiting for a cooked ROM.

23. Verizon

Posts: 22; Member since: May 14, 2010

The 3d menu is on the Ally.

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