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Old Droid to Get Froyo Before Brand New Droid X

With reports that Froyo (codename for Android 2.2) has started hitting a limited number Nexus Ones via an OTA update, the release for next iteration of Android has entered 'any day now' status. Sadly, this doesn't mean new Android phones launching over the summer will ship with Android 2.2 installed. In fact, people with older devices could get it first.

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There's a rumor doing the rounds that says owners of the original Droid will get Android 2.2 before Droid X owners. A Verizon memo obtained by DroidForums, the Droid will be Motorola's first handset to get the update.

According to the memo, Droid X users will get Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 in the 'latter half of the summer.' Verizon is planning for a late August roll-out. Droid users will also be seeing Android 2.2 this summer, and that's scheduled for late July.

Many Nexus One users are already enjoying Android 2.2, the vast majority having updated manually using a leaked build.

  • borisof007
    Yay! It's the least they could do since I got the droid when it came out and can't upgrade to a Droid X yet. : )
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  • Diabolical User
    Is it just me, or does it seem bit conspicuous that Steve Jobs true "motive" is, to turn the shiny-yet-oh-so-revolutionary iPhone 4 into a display item? Considering it's named iPhone 4 for how many drops the device will handle. Both physically and reception wise.
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  • vant
    Diabolical UserIs it just me, or does it seem bit conspicuous that Steve Jobs true "motive" is, to turn the shiny-yet-oh-so-revolutionary iPhone 4 into a display item? Considering it's named iPhone 4 for how many drops the device will handle. Both physically and reception wise.Is it just me, or do people randomly bring Apple into threads with no relation?
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  • kyeana
    There are already Froyo ROMs for rooted moto droid out there, but it will be nice to have the official version.

    Also, FroYo hit AOSP the other day, so even more 2.2 options are about to open up for rooted users
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  • Diabolical User
    vantIs it just me, or do people randomly bring Apple into threads with no relation?
    In a positive way, I see where you're coming from. I should keep my comments pertinent to the news article. I didn't mean to rub you the wrong way.
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  • walt526
    Disappointing (as a prospective Droid X buyer for whom it would be my first smartphone), but I suppose that it's perfectly logical for them to space out the release of 2.2: there's probably a surge in tech support requests and spacing them allows them to service customers more effectively.
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  • thegreathuntingdolphin
    I am glad cause...you know, this update was promised (at least the flash portion) since the first Droid came out. Its features have been promised and delayed again and again.

    If the Droid X got flash before my Droid I would be pissed. "The droid will have flash!!!" I have been hearing that line since last October...
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  • JOSHSKORN
    Meh I don't even care. I'm not eligible for an upgrade anyway until October. By then, I'll probably get word of something better. Maybe DROID X² ?
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  • nsmetana
    When will my little Droid ERIS get the update :D?!
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  • Strider-Hiryu_79
    I thought this was about the frozen yogurt company froyo.
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