Verizon to upgrade all of its DROIDS to Android 2.2 at one time?

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Verizon to upgrade all of its DROIDS to Android 2.2 at one time?
In a couple of weeks, Verizon is expected to put an arrow right through the heart of Android fragmentation by updating four of its Droid devices at once to Android 2.2. The devices are, the first-gen Motorola DROID, the HTC Droid Incredible, the Motorola DROID X and the currently unreleased Motorola DROID 2. Of the four, the original DROID is the only one running stock Android which would lead us to believe that it is the other three handsets that are holding back the distribution of the upgrade at this moment.

As for the date of this simultaneous upgrading, August 23rd has been mentioned as a possible launch date for the DROID 2 which is expected to launch with Froyo under the hood. That could be a good time to introduce the OS on all four of the high-end devices. Another possible date would be August 16th, when Adobe is supposed to have an Android-related press conference. Considering that Android 2.2 is a requirement for Flash 10.1, it would also seem to make sense for the upgrade to be launched at that time. A tipster for AndroidSPIN who claims to work for Verizon has said that the Android 2.2 upgrade would begin Friday, August 6th, and be completed by the 15thb of the month. He claims that Big Red would upgrade the DROID, DROID X and Droid Incredible all at the same time as the DROID 2 would ship with the newer OS.

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review
HTC Droid Incredible Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID X Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID 2 A955 Preliminary Specifications

source: AndroidSPIN via AndroidandMe

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21 Comments

1. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This would be excellent news if it comes to fruition!

2. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I want.

3. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

I call BS! A simultaneous upgrade makes no sense logistically and even less sense from a tech support standpoint. And let's not even toss in that it happening on the same day as a new product launch would be a sales nightmare. If there are indeed updates coming soon for all of these phones it definitely won't be an all in one day affair. Speaking of updates, weren't Incredible owners supposed to get 2.2 two weeks ago? I recall you guys posting that....

21. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

this comment has a low rating, but i rather agree with it. Tech support wise, ANY and ALL issues that arrise (good or bad) and there will be many questions from the public, will flood the customer service centers. Tech sup[port will be swamped. and if, big if here, but IF there are issues with th update, why freeze four handsets and piss off all those clients at once? phone by phone to ensure that the roll out is smooth makes total sense. UNLESS... all the hardware and software from the phones are literally identical. at which point i would wonder why they roll our four phones with the same shell. just sayin'

4. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Cool, but aren't there mods you can use in the meantime and isn't VERIZON usually slow to release upgrades?? Oh well, it will eventually happen and that is all that is matters.

5. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

I doubt it will happen all at once either. it seems to good to be true.

6. becazican unregistered

its reported on phone arena so you know its not true

7. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

Haha, true story.

8. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

who cares about Froyo!..hurry up n go LTE!!..I wanna c which devices are compatible

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

uhh. Jrcrow.. NONE of the current devices are compatable with LTE. LOL.. its a totally different signal. You need an LTE phone to use LTE. Hurrying up LTE doesnt mean there will be an LTE phone any faster.. oi..

9. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

true or not everyone will get froyo by the end of the summer and that is good enough for me, That and i'm excited to see the difference with 2.2 on my X compared to my girlfriends Incredible.

10. bohannibal

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 17, 2009

What about the devour

11. joey18

Posts: 648; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

who cares lte in the fucture make me exicted upgrade my phone blackberry storm 4 times upgrade still same shiet phone

12. hornetmx

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 12, 2010

I wonder if you re 10 yrs old since you seem to enjoy writing stuff that's incoherent, negative, or just plain stupid. i honestly think you probably get some enjoyment out getting your comments erased. Pretty sad kid. Go outside of your room and try to have a normal life boy. Go volunteer your time and feed the homeless or help at your local SPCA. I promiss you will get more enjoyment out of that and actually build some self steem in the process.

16. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

While I agree that Joey makes no real points and sounds like he is ten you should never have errors in a post that slams someones spelling. Unless you think there is such a thing as self steem.

20. dsg_cobra

Posts: 35; Member since: Nov 25, 2009

joey read this if you can do that ;) **Who cares LTE in the future makes me excited to upgrade my blackberry storm. I have had 4 replacements and it's still the same shitty phone.** your welcome for the grammar lesson now what you should be in such a rush for is hurrying up and going back to school from your obviously too long summer break. cause you type like you have had brain cancer.

13. kdlj

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 23, 2009

I think this is bull crap. Idek why I expected the update to come out when it was originally suppose to come out cause they pulled the same crap with the 2.1 update smh

14. 408babbu

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 29, 2010

i hope when the 2.2 froyo comes out atleast people can watch porn on their droids apple iphone has an advantage over the droids do to that particular reason as well of course you dont hear ppl saying that though

15. mg1326

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

Its About Time Seriously

17. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

I would like to know what happened to the OTA update we were supposed to get for the Incredible a couple weeks ago that provided the 720p recording capability. Hopefully it's at least provided with 2.2...

19. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

Self esteem, maybe?

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