Motorola Defy users can now upgrade to Android 2.2

Motorola Defy users can now upgrade to Android 2.2
Users of the Motorola Defy can now upgrade their handset to Android 2.2. According to T-Mobile, simply open the menu on the phone, click on Settings, then About Phone and select System Updates. With the download weighing in at 112MB, T-Mobile suggests waiting until you have a Wi-Fi connection to save data connection charges and your sanity.

The Froyo upgrade brings Flash capabilities along with the ability to store certain apps on a microSD card, and allows you to set up automatic updating for some apps. With Android 2.2, the Defy can act as a mobile Hotspot, offering an internet connection for up to 5 devices. For a list of what you can expect to see change on your Motorola Defy from your installation of Android 2.2, click on this link.

source: T-MobileForum via AndroidCentral

Motorola Defy owners can now upgrade their device to Android 2.2

Motorola Defy owners can now upgrade their device to Android 2.2


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DEFY
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP3630, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. JordanCox

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

Now if only Motorola would update the Atrix to Gingerbread. :/

14. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

The defy kinda looks like the atrix

19. Bob unregistered

Its the other way around - the Atrix looks like Defy :-) .. FroYo on Defy = Worthy Purchase !!

2. Yianni unregistered

The Defy always had the ability to be used as a WiFi hotspot even with Android 2.1 as Motorola added their own custom app for this purpose. Cheers

3. TDroid21

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 04, 2011

Its been ages for moto to roll out froyo.. I wonder how many defy are still alive today and waiting for their tasty upgrade..? Non teh less, froyo is finally here! Rejoice moto defy owners..

4. solihin unregistered

Even in singapore?

5. Tsais

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

I'm on 2.1, but when I go to settings / about phone / system upgrade, I get a message telling me that my phone is "up to date" I have an unbranded Defy, not a T-Mobile Defy... So, how do you get the 2.2 update on an unbranded phone??

6. venkat unregistered

India?

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

for those asking this is the T-mobile USA version, now all versions where scheduled to be released on Q2 so my guess the other may tag along in the upcoming weeks

9. celljrod

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 07, 2011

Off topic: Do you know where I can find the manual Gingerbread update for the Droid X. I'm trying to update my wife's X and I've tried a few different sites and the download has been removed. Thanks in advance.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

11. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

hope this helps =)

13. celljrod

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 07, 2011

Thanks. I'll try it when I get home from work.

16. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Didja get the update yourself?

17. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Yes, my friend got it, he says its awesome, gave new life to his x, he told me he will send me picks of the new blur when he gets time to root the phone. I wish i could see it ^^ Thanks for asking

8. Tsais

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 16, 2009

thanks for the anser... still puzzling why unbranded phones with no extra bloatware to update would have to wait longer than the gunked up branded ones...

18. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Motorola has a bad reputation because they care more for USA market so far. If you get to se Europe hasn't got powerful devices like the X or the atrix or the pro.... they need to do something to shake off that bad reputation

12. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

whats this phone really needs is: Stock Android get rid of motoblur 720p recording tada! you have your self a bomb ass phone!

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

why people do not like blur? Ima have to see how the new update works on this baby

21. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

they dont like blur because it ruins a almost perfect motorola phone. it causes major lag and makes UI look kiddish.

20. solihin unregistered

Its still not out here in singapore though. How long is it gonna take?

22. mobitechin

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

Do You Know You can Convert Your Motorola Defy MB252 to Defy with Moto Blur for all Motorola Defy User 100 % Working with Official ROM http://goo.gl/1fgvO

23. pdini

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

I have been trying to update my Defy to Android 2.2 by running System updates, but always get "Checking for updates is currently not available. Try again later." Help/advice would be apreciated.

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