VIDEO: Motorola DROID X Android 2.2 update is now live!

VIDEO: Motorola DROID X Android 2.2 update is now live!
Earlier today we reported that a rumor was going around that the Motorola DROID X was about the get the Android 2.2 update sometime soon. Now, Verizon has officially announced to us stating they "will begin pushing Android 2.2, Froyo, to the DROID X by Motorola tomorrow. Customers do not have to wait for the over the air push, they can obtain the official update via the device itself by following these steps: Menu > Settings > About Phone > System Updates. For more information and step-by-step instructions please visit here." This is good news to all the DROID X user out there, as you may recall when the product launched it was said that the device would get Froyo by late summer, which is now, as Fall officially begins this week. Be sure to check out the source link below for all the software enhancements the DROID X will get.

*UPDATE 9/22/10*
The Android 2.2 update is now live and can be installed on your DROID X by clicking on the System Updates in the About Phone menu. The download is 67MB. Let us know what you think of the update once you get it installed!

*UPDATE 9/23/10*

Our Motorola DROID X is now up and running with Android 2.2. Check out the video for the steps to update your DROID X and what some of the new features are.

One NEW feature that is undocumented with the 2.2 update for the DROID X is that 720p videos are now recorded at 30FPS and with Stereo Sound, where before it was limited to 23-24FPS and with Mono Sound.



Source: Verizon Wireless

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 6.656 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I hope they had a good source for manual update, because I know it didn't work on the Incredible.

18. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Welcome to all of you DX owners to Froyo World

20. Droid X fan unregistered

Just for s and g, I tried at 10am and got it!!! So far, so FANTASTIC!!!!

31. shl615

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2009

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME what is the clock widget he is using on the main home screen in the video??

33. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

It's called Beautiful Widgets and you can download it from the Android Market.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Ill believe it when i see it.

3. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

2.2 junked my Droid :(

5. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

was it the original droid? (the black motorola droid..) you would not be the first person to have that happen. i know of a couple personally that had the phone crash pretty much completely when the update came through.

6. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

known problem if you were charging your droid when you did the upgrade it nuked the phone

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

yes it was the original Droid. And it was awesome at 2.0 but now at 2.2 it sucks bad!

9. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

i have the original droid with the latest frg22 software its real nice! big improvement over the 2.0 or 2.1 software

21. Frump unregistered

Junked mine too. PC/USB cord was plugged in :( I didn't see anything in the instructions about not having it plugged in.

23. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I've been telling ppl that my device honestly crapped out and I keep getting negative feedback because they think I'm just a hater. I'm not, I just know a software problem when I see it. And when a device a wonderful when I buy it but is all glitchy and slow later on...hey, I didn't make the upgrades, Google did and they should fix it.

4. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Launcher pro + android 2.2 Daaaammmmmmmmmmmmmn

8. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

This^ Launcher Pro WTF

30. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Lol I agree! Launcher pro is great

10. jaydw unregistered

Downloading it now!

11. DroidXWins unregistered

Downloaded it and have been running it for about an hour. Works great! Made a fast phone even faster :) Great work, android, Verizon, and moto!

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well i got it on my dad's Droid X and it had some boot lag for the first hour but now it's running great, i can't really notice a whole lot since i use the Droid 2 and i'm used to it, just that it's big.

13. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The funny thing is, I had the leaked 2.2 on my droid x then converted back to 2.1 and its EXACTLY the same as the leaked version. I don't like how weak the vibrate touch is while typing and scrolling left to right on a website is really slow and annoying. It doesn't feel right at all, sure flash is nice but overall I dislike 2.2 on the droid x.

14. hux unregistered

Just downloaded 2.2 on my droid x and the speaker volume has drastically improved and has flash 10.1 so far so good.

37. I have a Life unregistered

I'm happy for your 10.1, now will everyone else find a girlfriend, if you still remember what a female loos like !! GET A LIFE PEOPLE!!!

15. yousuck unregistered

Scrolling trough websites suck big time. I have it for about 2h so far so good.

17. droid dad unregistered

speed is good but lock screen still has lag! drives me nuts!

24. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

See, this is what I've been saying (see above). Be careful because fanboys will give you negative feedback if you talk negative to the all so wonderful Android. I like what works best. I used to dislike the iPhone but now I'm considering it now that my Droid has been casterated.

16. v2.2v unregistered

2.2 didnt help volume at all

19. VZ Info unregistered

http://support.vzw.com/pdf/system_update/droid_x.pdf for people who wonder what this update is supposed to mainly enhance/fix/update (do keep in mind mini bug/updates are most likely not on this list)

22. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Eating some froyo

25. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

it was just the droid. other phones are not affected. infact, it seems like your droid was an isolated case incident. not everyone that updated their droid (A855) had this issue.

26. dklj unregistered

I agree 1ghz and 2.2=laggy combo..2ghz and 2.2 froyo makes things znippy and easier to use quickly

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