Android Phones

Android 2.2 coming to Verizon Motorola DROID next week

July 30, 2010 | by Chris Smith

Motorola, Verizon


Well it’s Friday and it’s time to party as well announce that your beloved Motorola DROID will join the likes of the EVO and Desire and get that Froyo update. PCMag is reporting that Verizon has officially announced that the Moto DROID will receive Android 2.2 Froyo starting next week.

Of course the update will be bringing some extra functionality to Android including faster performance, Apps2SD, App Sharing, voice dialing over Bluetooth, and even some Microsoft Exchange updates for all you corporate buffs. And of course there is the oh-so controversial of Adobe’s Flash being “supported” by Android 2.2, but not actually available in the update.

It looks like all of the Android “superphones” are going to have Froyo after all and I have to admit that it is exciting. I feared that Android 2.2 was going to take until the fall or even winter for nit-picky carriers to approve it and hand out the OTAs. Something that is still perplexing about the speed of 2.2 coming to the DROID is that it is only a “stock” ROM with little customization added. It does seem that the Moto DROID update should have been sooner, but Verizon is known for releasing updates later than expected.

Regardless, Moto DROID owners across the country are getting their Froyo treat. And with that statement I am done with Froyo references. DROID users let us know when you get your update!

Via [PCMag]