Motorola says DROID X to get Android 2.2 update in early September

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Motorola says DROID X to get Android 2.2 update in early September
Matt, the liaison between those writing on the Motorola Support Forum and Motorola, was the poor guy who had to take the blame all those months ago when Motorola promised Android 2.1 to DROID owners which never came until a later date. He might still have to do some damage control if the DROID doesn't get Android 2.2 this week like the Schaumburg based firm said it would last week. But we digress. A question about Exchange 2003 on the DROID X led to an answer that eventually wound up giving out a date for an upgrade for DROID X owners.

In response to a query about the issue the handset is having with Exchange 2003, Matt writes, "Some Droid X users are experiencing an issue using Exchange 2003 email. Though the email is arriving on the Droid X, no notifications are appearing. A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September."

So there it is, straight from the horses mouth by way of a detour through a forum moderator. Where once a single simultaneous upgrade was to take place amongst the three Motorola DROID models, we now have the DROID expected to receive the Froyo upgrade this week, DROID 2 being shipped with the new build right out of the box, and the DROID X getting the new software in early September. The problem is that when it comes to Motorola, upgrade dates seem to be written in sand.

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source: MotorolaOwnersForum



1. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Good old moto failing to impress. They need to step up if they want to be a top phone maker again. The exchange issue is a joke, how can they make a mistake like that?

2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i would hardly call that an issue and why are they failing to impress...droid and droid x are huge compared to the little dinky captivate...i haven't seen one commercial for atnt advertising it. it's because all gaytnt cares about is the crapple phone.

5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Well at least Motorola isn’t telling you that you need to hold the phone a certain way in order for it to work! The phone is phenomenal at the least even without exchange and there are plenty of work-a rounds until September, which incase your calendar app is broken is less than 30 days. And if your so certain in Motorola's imminent failure why did you buy the phone, to cry? cause you’ve got the crying down, I will vouch for you there.

9. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

The phone is OK, but again, the exchange problem is a HUGE mistake on Moto's part. I dont need exchange so I dont really care but that is still a huge mistake.

12. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Only huge if you use exchange. Your HUGE mistake is relative.

16. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

The Huge mistake is that you were born. Period

3. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I'm very happy with my DX. A couple of minor gripes, but I'm sure 2.2 will correct them. I'm happy to wait as this 2.2 for the Droid seems to somewhat haphazard. I would like to see folks stop saying the DX is so large like a tablet. Do they have infant hands?!

4. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Couldnt agree with you more. By the way, what are your gripes. I am still trying to figure out what mine are. I am reluctant to call anything a gripe yet because this is my first android phone and I am still getting used to the OS as a whole. I dont really like the way they handle email, and the random tasks starting up is a problem too. I use ATK but I have seen this argument go almost half and half as far as what kills battery more, the ATK running or just leaving the apps start as they normally would. I dont know how you would really get an accurate reading on which one of these theories are correct though. I do know that I cant wait for an OEM extended battery to be released.

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Task killer IMO is a waste of time. I think you spend more time looking at things that are running than focusing on how little of an impact they actually have. Look at task manager for windows, you can Ctrl Alt Delete on your PC and see a list of running service that slow down your PC but you really don’t know the effect of the performance if you stop those programs. I think this is similar to the android, certain things run in the background to ensure connectivity and ease, I’m not sure with a 1ghz processor that a few apps running in the back round are effecting the phone that bad, specially not slowing it down.

7. jasona

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

As long as you turn your gps off the battery I find is awesome!

10. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

ATK will definitely help your battery life, if used CORRECTLY. I have had an Android phone since the Motorola Droid came out last year, and have heard many arguements on the topic. In general, from my own extensive testing I have decided that for the average user the ATK does not help battery life. Even for myself, who knows how to use it very well, I still do not notice a large improvement in my battery life when using ATK...

11. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

ok so please tell us what the correct way to use it is. I didn't notice anything in the settings that would make a huge difference. And you seem to contradict yourself in this post. Either it helps a lot or it doesnt. Please elaborate.

15. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

The reason it doesn't help is because there are a lot of programs that are supposed to be running in the background, so by just "killing" everything you are requiring that the phone turn those programs back on when they need them next, when a lot of times it is actually less work on the battery to have that program run the entire time instead of turning it off and then having to turn it back on. If you use it "correctly" and just close down apps that do not need to be turned back on (market, browser, etc) the phone does get SLIGHTLY better battery life, but nothing that is very noticeable. Another problem is if you were to set an alarm for the next day, that alarm would basically be running in the background until then.. if you "kill all" and dont start the alarm app again before the time it is supposed to go off, it will not go off. I use the app so when i'm running multiple things at once (pandora, nav, browser) and I want to just close it all I have a little icon on the main screen that will shut everything down, but I have gone through ATK multiple times and had it "ignore" the apps I need running (alarm clock, calendar, screebl... etc).

17. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Its still a temporary fix, the less you see running the faster your brain tells you that your phone is running. but its the same these apps are running at an extremely low rate.

8. urdaddy unregistered

Forget about implementing to fix for 2003, get froyo out first then fix the exchane problems. That will get people to for about the exchabge problem for a little bit. Ha ha

13. kristoferallen

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 23, 2010

ok "by early September" could mean any date. it doesn't mean at early September. they can't release to someone when exactly its going to come so giving them an answer that wouldn't reveal anything and have a much later date would only make sense!


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Early september means late october.

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