Motorola DROID will get Android 2.2 in the "near future," but hazy for MOTOBLUR units

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Motorola DROID will get Android 2.2 in the
It's known for sure that both the Google Nexus One and Motorola DROID will be receiving an update for Android 2.2 Froyo, but we reported earlier that it'll be happening specifically some time in the “next few weeks” for the Nexus One. However, there was no mention of the time period for the Motorola DROID's expected update. When you really think about Android, you can't quite help think about the DROID's contribution to the platform and Verizon as well – it still has a decent following and sales continue to be top notch. According to SlashGear, they received some new information regard the DROID and Froyo that's sure to make anyone get excited. They spoke with someone from Motorola who went on to say, “We’re excited to see Google’s news of the next version of the Android operating system and look forward to integrating it on our Android-based devices as it’s made available to the open source community. While I can’t comment on specifics, we do expect DROID by Motorola users will receive Android 2.2 as a software upgrade in the near future.”

Although there are some stark commonalities between the DROID and MILESTONE, it would be a safe bet that it could become available around the same time for the latter as well. Interestingly enough, it's a bit difficult to make out the public relations jargon that can some times be misconstrued. Yes, the DROID will see it in the “near future” while it's unclear if and when Motorola's MOTOBLUR devices will see it. Based on the conversation, Motorola is intent on integrating it in their Android-based devices, but it could potentially mean that MOTOBLUR devices could be left out of the mix. If it does become a reality that they will bring it aboard, there would probably be a bit amount of time before we see it as most of them are still awaiting Android 2.1

source: SlashGear

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18 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Haha oh god, here we go again. "When is 2.2 coming out??" "Uggggh it got delayed again"

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Wow.. weren't you proved wrong when it hit last night.

2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

just. give. us. something. 0-0 like fo shizzle toss us a bone here! we have been really patient with Motorola but i'll be damned if i fall not one but 2 versions of this wonderful OS behind! ]:

9. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

What are you talking about? Keep whining, it's very attractive. And learn to count.. the Droid started with 2.0, an update was released for it to version 2.1 weeks ago, but i guess you were too busy b*tching to catch that. That makes less than one version of the OS you're behind, if you call waiting for 2.2 just like the rest of the world "behind".

15. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

LOL...did he say "fo shizzle"?

17. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Fraid so Cricket. I think he thinks he's Snoop Dogg? Poor kid.

3. shynepo

Posts: 39; Member since: May 21, 2010

2009 all over again, if the droid will get it in the so called "NEAR FUTURE", then theres no telling when Mytouch 3g slide, HTC Evo 4g, or the Droid Incredible will get it. We all know its gonna come until at least fall,(if were lucky)..................smh

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I hope 2.2 fixes some of the issues with the Droid. I have noticed scrolling and other functions have become somewhat unresponsive.

5. tuminatr

Posts: 1121; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

to all you naysayers, I stick my tongue out at you the droid was the 2nd device in the usa to get 2.1 and maybe it was a little late but beggars cant be choosers the update was free and alot of devices are just now getting the 2.1 treatment, eris, moment, hero within the last few weeks

10. lovebuzz

Posts: 76; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Thank you! God.

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Thats nothing people - think about all the devices still running 1.5\1.6!!! You all complain that you need to wait for the 2.2 - but some devices are still on the waiting list for a newer OS.. like Samsung Android ones, the Sony X10 which still runs 1.5 iirc, as well as the hero, the G1 and the magic.

11. deadpool_ct

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

But you also have to take in the fact that they have already said that the G1 is not getting Froyo, because the phone cant handle it. So all of you G1 users are just SOL on the whole thing.

12. ilia1986 unregistered

Well I did some research and indeed found that the G1 only has 192 MB of RAM.. so that must be the reason it didn't recieve any updates after 1.6.. but the Samsung Galaxy also has 192 MB of ram , and WILL be getting Android 2.1 as evidenced by this article http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-i7500-gettin g-android-2-1-in-q2-668322 And even besides that - there are still quite a few other devices stuck in 1.5\1.6 out there.

7. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

I don't mind waiting patiently for my Droids ota

13. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

WAH WAH WAH, C'mon guys what did you exptect. Just wait your turn; it will come. I'm very happy with 2.1 as I am looking forward to 2.2. You know verizon they won't release it unless it works right or depending on the day I don't know where quality was for the blackberry pearls

14. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Just discontinue MOTOBLUR! It sucks anyway!

16. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

LOL@motoblur...man ain't that the truth

18. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

MotoBlur seems like it's for teens. Now with the Shadow and D2 coming, why do they continue to use this junk? Unfortunately, I'm kinda turned of my moto since the Razr. That was 2 yrs I couldn't wait to end.

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