Good news Verizon DROID owners! The highly anticipated Android 2.2 update is now hitting handsets en masse. After a brief rollout that stalled and was delayed for a week by Verizon, the update is reportedly back on again and handsets are receiving some official Froyo love. The update is delivered OTA and a notification should appear on your handset alerting you of the now available update. If you can’t stand to wait for the official notification, you can manually check for the 2.2 update by accessing the system update option within the settings menu. Once you the green light for this Froyo build, it should only take a few minutes to download and install.
If you really, really want Android 2.2 now and are not afraid of flashing your Verizon handset, you can download and install the update manually using our detailed instructions. The process is straight forward for those familiar with the Android platform. If you do not know how to mount your SD card or are uncomfortable with booting into recovery mode, you would be wise to wait for over-the-air update to arrive. Verizon usually releases their updates in waves over the course of a few days so your wait for Android 2.2 should not be unbearably long.
Android 2.2 breathes some new life into this nine-month old handset and adds Bluetooth voice dialing, faster web browsing, Adobe Flash 10.1 support, WiFi hotspot functionality, overall improved performance, and a myriad of other goodies. If you have a DROID and a two-year contract, there is no question that you should update to this latest 2.2 version . The more difficult question, especially for those on a one year contract, is whether you should pawn your DROID on eBay and upgrade to the DROID 2, which is available for pre-sale today at Verizon. Anyone going to abandon the D1 for the D2 or are you going to stick with your old faithful?
Like we said above, if you really can’t wait for the official OTA update, you can manually update your Droid to Android 2.2 by following these instructions.
Force install Android 2.2 Froyo update on your Verizon Motorola Droid
[Via Droid Life]