The Motorola Droid may no longer be the hottest Android device on Verizon these days, but it’s certainly the Android phone to get if you want Android OS updates the quickness. Seniority, ya know? Case in point, Android 2.2 Froyo is slated to hit the Droid and its vanilla Android UI next month, while the Droid X and its Motoblur UI has to wait until “late summer.” Froyo on the original Droid may make some users who got it a whole 7 months ago not feel as if they need to upgrade their device.
The fact that the Motorola Droid is running stock Android lends to it’s faster OS update cycle. The Droid X on the other hand, is running Motoblur, which can cause some delays when getting updates. To date, there has yet to be another Android device that will set the world aflame in Android awareness in the way the Motorola Droid did all those months ago.
Still, late summer is still good timing for the X, as many other devices have had to wait much longer to see any sort of update. The new Motorola Droid X won’t be out until the middle of next month, and the “late summer” target is only valid until September 23rd of this year. I would not be surprised if the Droid X received the update around August, since the UI tweaks are rather minimal, and there may be less to have to tinker with to get working correctly with the Motoblur skin.
I’m glad the original Droid is getting some lovin’ first, although it’s easier for a stock Android device to get updates more frequently. I’d hate to see the Droid X get the update first, and the original to get it second. If that were to happen the original Motorola Droid owners would be working with an almost year old device, while the Droid 2 looms just over the horizon. That would be good for Verizon, I suppose, but bad for the customer.
Either way, who is ready for some Froyo??
P.S. : Dear Motorola, I don’t hate Motoblur anymore, pat yourself on the back! (Now send me a Droid X, please?)