UPDATE: Froyo 2.2 coming to the Motorola DROID next week

UPDATE: Froyo 2.2 coming to the Motorola DROID next week
With the Motorola DROID 2 A955 coming pre-loaded with Android 2.2 Froyo and due out by mid-August, plus the flagship Motorola DROID X MB810 and HTC Droid Incredible ADR6300 expecting their 2.2 update by "late summer", many are wondering when the original Motorola DROID A855 will get some Froyo love'n. Good news! We just recieved official word from Verizon Wireless that they plan on pushing out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to the Motorola DROID A855 starting next week. Even though no exact date is given, we can guess it will be a rolling-update, as was done with the 2.1 update, with a certain amount of DROIDs receiving it each day, as to not overload the system. Of course, some of you have already been using Froyo Custom ROMs on the Motorola DROID, but this is good news for the masses who don't mess around with rooting and installing ROMs. We'll let you know when our Motorola DROID unit receives the over-the-air update to 2.2 next week.

*UPDATE*
Verizon has changed their Motorola DROID support page to reflect the Android 2.2 update. It will be Build Version FRG01B and is a 45.2MB download once its released next week.


Motorola DROID A855 Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID X MB810 Specifications | Review
HTC Droid Incredible ADR6300 Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID 2 A955 Specifications

source: Verizon Wireless

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14 Comments

1. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

Can't wait.

13. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Niether can I. I've been wanting to pust the froyo on it early, but as I sell them I thought it would be cheating the customer. lol.

2. Verizon

Posts: 22; Member since: May 14, 2010

This is true.

3. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

When does the Incredible get it? I'll probably have a different phone by the time it upgrades.

4. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Rumors are saying all droid phones are getting 2.2 at the same time. So come on droid x! I know this is just wishful hoping lol

5. Gowireless

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 23, 2010

poor iphone

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, you know what they say?? The iphone is a smartphone for dummies.

6. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Good news to hear...2.2 ROM is out for CAPTIVATE, but I hear it slows it down a little, so will just have to wait until the FALL when SAMSUNG officially releases it, or a better ROM is released.

8. cwarthem

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

What is in the update can anyone tell me

12. deadpool_ct

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

A couple of the things in the update are as follows: 1. Flash 10.1 2. Save apps to SD Card 3. 720p video recording 4. Improved system performance 5. New Car Mode and "Night Mode" and a handful of other things, if you are interested in what else is in the update, check out:http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.2.html

9. gleff49

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

Here we go...this is the real thing!

10. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

cwarthem.....good question. Can someone bullet point what is in the update? TY!

11. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

The update will start Aug 3rd and be rolled out over several days. Found the timeframe while browsing through infomanager at work.

14. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Good news. I rooted my DROID but went back to stock 2.1 b/c i felt like I was missin some features. Plus my once faithful bluetooth wasn't working properly, phone was gettin ridiculously hot, and my phone would go crazy when i had it plugged into my pc. Luckily official upgrade is comin but then again, my X is comin on Monday so i guess i won't get to enjoy the benefits just yet...

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