Motorola updates Android 2.2 Froyo timeline for original Droid

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Droid Froyo Droid Froyo Droid Froyo!

Android 2.2 Froyo is coming to the original Motorola Droid from Verizon. Oh yeah, we knew that already. Well, Motorola has updated their Android 2.2 (Froyo) timeline for the Droid that now says, “Upgrade to Android 2.2 expected to begin the week of August 2nd.” Well, heck, that’s today!

Soon, Droid owners should be able to update to the newest version of the Android OS, which will host many new features and optimizations, such as Flash 10.1 support, the JIT compiler that makes Android faster than ever, and the speedy V8 JavaScript engine, which is used in Google’s desktop browser, Chrome, making it the fastest mobile browser on the market. That said, the Droid won’t come with a feature many people had been hoping for: Mobile Hotspot and Tethering, a native feature in Android 2.2.

Now that the timeline is updated on the Motorola support page, there’s no doubt that Froyo on the Droid is getting official, without actually being available. We’ve yet to hear anyone who has actually gotten the Android 2.2 update, so right now we’re just holding our breath. But rest assured, it’s coming.

Froyo will likely start its roll-out in batches, hitting a couple thousand handsets here and there, and will continue throughout the week until everyone has received the update. The Droid isn’t the only device to receive the official update this week, either. The Sprint HTC EVO 4G will also be receiving some Froyo love this week as well, officially.

So, now that we now for certain that Android 2.2 is almost upon you, patient, Droid owners, all that’s left to do is to keep checking to see if you have the update available for your smartphone. It may be waiting for you and you might not even know until you hit that system update utility. If you are lucky enough to receive the OTA update, hit us up in the comments and tell us how you’re liking Froyo so far. Are the speed improvements, and boat load of other features in Froyo enough to keep you latched on to your Droid for another year?

[Via: Motorola]

  • cappy

    Starting 8/3 2.2 will push out much like 2.1 everyone will have it by 8/13

  • Derskin

    Does anyone in EST have the update yet?

  • Garry

    No mobile hotspot or usb tethering? Boo! That's what I've been waiting for.

    • Siacono

      Me too, looks like I will be rooting

    • cory r

      i got the ota update and its true:(

  • smarty

    Ya for them to LIE and say the hardware isn’t capable is LAME

  • cory r

    just got the motorola droid 2.2 ota !!!

    • gareth

      hey, what is your build number?

    • Austin

      Did you really get it?

  • Blake

    How do you check to see if the update is available? Just check system for updates?

  • Henry

    Tethering is a Verizon feature that you have to pay $20 a month for, call Verizon and they will add either one of those services for you!!!

  • timm79

    cory r what time zone you in still dont have in central time

  • mare

    Henry, or download PdaNet. It's free.

  • yancey

    My YouTube widget isn’t working after doing it

  • Dan

    Anyone in California have the 2.2. update.?

  • Tim

    I want froyo!

  • Jer

    I still haven't gotten the update yet. =(

  • IRV

    its 8/16 and still no update… Grrrr

  • Dave

    8/18 and no update…… pissssed offffff

  • miss nancy

    I got it this morning, at first it was not responding to touch as fast, but as the day went on responce time improved. Finally Blue toooth voice dialing !!!!!!!

  • Jane

    My phone frooze. went black and froozer again. Verizon sent me a new phone but now I get to get in line and wait for the update again. Lucky me.

  • holly

    Finally got my update!! Everything’s going faster and I like all the new things. Love all the extra live wallpapers

  • Jmorton5

    just got my update….gee thanks for replacing my facebook instant picture upload with twitter….I DON’T TWEET!!

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