Motorola says Droid X getting Android 2.2 Froyo update ‘by early September’

Verizon Motorola Droid X smartphone front and back views
Verizon Motorola Droid X smartphone front and back views

Listen up, Droid X users, Verizon and Motorola are apparently planning to push out the Android 2.2 Froyo OS to your new smartphone in less than four weeks. We know you’re probably feeling like Motorola has forgotten about you and your Android phone, but rest assured, you’ll be getting a taste of the official Froyo update soon enough. Thanks to some loose lips (or fingers, in this case), Motorola has let it slip in one of their support forums that the Droid X will be getting an official update to Android 2.2 “by early September.” Seeing as how it’s already the first week of August, we probably aren’t going out on a limb here by saying that all you X users will get your comeuppance in the very near future.

Here’s the skinny. A Motorola support forum addressing Exchange 2003 issues on the Droid X all of a sudden became a “leak forum” that is hinting at a more solid update window for Froyo. This is the response that should have those of you with an X in your pocket more than just a little excited:

Some Droid X users are experiencing an issue using Exchange 2003 email. Though the email is arriving on the Droid X, no notifications are appearing. A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September.

There’s no indication when, exactly Verizon will push the Android 2.2 update out to DX users through an OTA (over-the-air) update, but it’s a good bet that it’s going to happen within, say, four weeks or so. Keep in mind that the allegedly leaked Froyo ROM for the Smartphone was a hoax, so buyer beware.

With the update, you can expect to see your X getting nice and cozy with a new JIT compiler to speed up overall system performance, a V8 JavaScript engine to bring Google Chrome-like web browsing speed to your smartphone, support for Adobe Flash 10.1, and the ability to automagically update your Android apps as they become available. Check out our Android 2.2 Froyo features list for a breakdown of what to expect with the new OS version when it goes live.

Keep your eyes on IntoMobile. We’ll let you know as soon as we get word of the OTA update rolling out.

Oh, and if you somehow have managed to avoid all the hype surrounding the Verizon Motorola Droid X, may we suggest you check out our Droid X review here and then compare it to the Sprint HTC EVO 4G in our heads-up comparison here.
REVIEW: Verizon Motorola Droid X – Is this the Droid you’re looking for?
HEAD-TO-HEAD: Sprint HTC EVO 4G vs Verizon Motorola Droid X

[Via: Motorola, Engadget]

  • Guest

    When they said late summer, they are really pushing it to that limit lol…

  • RJH

    don't know why any Droid phones would be sold out. I have the original Droid and have had nothing but trouble with it. I can get no satisfaction from the local store or Verizon. Folks. Believe it or not. I am heading to IPhone. Just tired of all the run around by Verizon.

  • jason

    Do you think they can improve the volume with an update or is it a hardware issue? Also, how about some keys on the virtual keyboard that allows you to move up and down in an email instead of that stupid red bullseye thing that doesn't work.

    • Vince

      Hear! Hear!

      A scroll tab and a browser back button would be handy as well

  • Karen Williams

    Any plans for a spell checker? Also, is there copy and paste function coming with this upgrade?

  • travis

    Google needs to focus now on perfecting the phones they have and less on new phones. Once a new model launches it seems to go on the backburner for Googles updates. Apple has only produced 4 models of the iphone in a matter of 3 years or more. Google has that many or more from each hardware developer in a mere year. It’s almost ridiculous to keep the origional droids around due to inability to update and old user interfaces. If google focused on updates for older models than newer ones I believe they would have less a churn rate than apple. Better sales as well. I’m a big fan for droid. I posted this using my droid x but it can be very frustrating with having to do googles job for them in updating the phones then tweaking it to work ourselves. If Google and its partners worked this together,there would be no question as to which phone and os is superior. Droid has potential but right now they update as fast as blackberry, apple, windows, ext.

  • curious customer

    Just wondering if anybody knows if there gonna fix the glitch were the phone saves every message you’ve ever sent linked to your contacts. That would be truely helpful if the phone actually deleted the messages you want erased not permanently save them!

  • Barbara

    This article was published on August 5th. Today is SEPTEMBER 6TH. I’d say that’s more than a month since is was reported the update was coming. What a crock! Motorola and Verizon should be given a rebate for every day past September 1st that the update is not sent. It’s unbelievable that the Droid 2 has the 2.2 system and the Droid X does not.

  • doug

    I’m getting fed up also. I bought my phone on the release date and was told by Verizon that froyo would be pushed by the end of the month (July). So, we have the hottest phone on the market and the OS with the least features. Great combo guys. Being in the IT industry, I’m beginning to see a disturbing trend with Google. Across the board on almost all thier products, they just want to sell it and then leave it behind. They were a great up-and-comer, but they will not survive if they keep this trend.

  • Joe Blow

    Yes, Verizon and Motorola are working on the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Droid X. Yes, it’s coming. Just like people have said….late summer….early Sep….they just forgot to specify which YEAR it would be released.

  • Ralph

    Well guess what early September is over it is now the middle of September and still no Froyo for me. Always Excuses.

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