Android 2.2 Coming to Motorola Droid X in September

Aug 8th, 2010 | By technologynews | Category: Technology

Motorola will upgrade its popular Droid X smartphone to
Google’s Android 2.2 operating system in early September, the phone maker said on its
support forums.

A Motorola Forums Manager named Matt made the revelation
in response to a concern about the lack of e-mail notifications for people
using Microsoft Exchange 2003 on the Droid X.

Matt
noted August 4: “a fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2
scheduled for deployment by early September.”

Matt is the same employee who promised the company’s original Motorola Droid would get the Android 2.2 upgrade
beginning the week of August 2.

That promise was fulfilled, albeit sans WiFi hotspot (no hardware
support) and data tethering (connection issues). So it appears Matt is well versed
in Motorola’s upgrade schedule.

The September timeline adds more color to the
promise Verizon and Motorola made in June that the Droid X would be upgraded to
Android 2.2 in late summer.

Android 2.2 boasts a faster browser, greater enterprise
capabilities and a cloud-to-device messaging API for developers, among other
tools.

The so-called Froyo build began running on the Nexus One
two months ago and is rolling out to Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G users in addition to
owners of the original Droid. It is unclear when the Droid Incredible will get
the upgrade, but it could be anytime in August.

This staggered approach may be irritating to some Droid
users, but it’s a good bet they will be pleased once the upgrade kicks. Early
reports say Android 2.2 is laps its Android 2.1 predecessor in browser speed
and application performance.

Consumers fortunate enough to procure a Droid X before
they sold out will know this joy in September.

Launched July 15, the Android 2.1-based Droid X quickly
sold out across the country, with carrier now Verizon Wireless pushing off shipments to August 24.

The
smartphone is coveted by consumers for its speedy 1 GHz processor, 4.3-inch
screen and HD video capture, all of which make the device desirable for
multimedia consumption.  

 

 

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