Ah, the beauty of Android handsets with customer user interfaces – while they spice up Android a bit, they also take a little longer to get software updates. The Motorola Droid X for Verizon, which has a custom UI and is currently running Android 2.1 software, is on track to get 2.2, or Froyo, any day now. While we’ve heard several different time frames for when it will get the latest software update, a new leak may prove that it’s coming sooner rather than later.
A forum user on My Droid World has gotten a hold of Froyo for the Verizon Droid X and has claimed that the official update is only a day away from release. While the claim certainly seems a bit too soon, the screen shots of the software build running on the beastly smartphone shows that it is out there. Now it’s just a matter of waiting for word from Verizon
Of course, all you Droid owners out there can still do your daily (or thrice daily if you’re that giddy) software update checks to see if the Froyo software will hit Verizon users this weekend. Just don’t hold your breath. To check, just go into Menu>Settings>About Phone and let us know if it hits your handset. Otherwise, let’s just all sit and wait in jealousy knowing that someone out there is enjoying application storage to microSD cards and Adobe Flash 10.1 on his Motorola Droid X smartphone.
If you want to download the Android 2.2 or Froyo ROM file for your Motorola Droid X, you can get it here. Do note that there is some risk in doing this yourself and IntoMobile can’t be held responsible if your phone is bricked. With that said, enjoy!