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Froyo Heading to Verizon Next Month

Verizon Wireless subscribers waiting on the next release of the Android operating system may finally see the update next month, a slight delay to the previous end-of-July projected release date.

Although the source remained anonymous, the "Verizon tipster" said that Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) will land on the Motorola DROID X, the Motorola DROID, and the HTC DROID Incredible starting August 6th--next Friday. The update is expected to reach all three devices by August 15. This may also indicate that the Motorola DROID 2 may already come packed with the Froyo goodness.

Naturally this release date is unconfirmed, however the supposed Verizon insider said that the news is definitely not rumor. Nevertheless, it's certainly exciting info for Verizon-based Android users, as v2.2 promises to bring a much-needed 2x to 5x speed boost to a currently sluggish OS. There's also the promise of Flash support, although that won't matter when it comes to viewing content on Hulu (read: unsupported and locked out).

For consumers looking to enter the DROID Factory, Verizon is getting ready to discontinue the original Motorola DROID smartphone. However Verizon is trying to flush its current stock by offering a Buy One, Get One Free deal. The device still costs $149.99 after a $100 rebate and a 2-year contract, but at $75 per DROID, the deal doesn't sound too shabby.