Skip to comments.Motorola Droid Getting Android Froyo Update Next Week
Posted on 07/30/2010 5:30:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Until now, only users of Google's tragically short lived Nexus One had access to Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo), but according to a communiqué from Verizon, the original Droid will be getting the update next week. This is big news for a large segment of the Android user base as the Droid was a very popular phone.
No word on updates for the Droid Incredible or Droid X as of yet. Though, with their skinned versions of Android updates are likely to take a little longer. Any Droid users out there jumping with joy?
I want my Droid X and Froyo.
... and Google wants your personal data, plus some shady website in China.
I’m sure something can be worked out.
Cool, I have the Mot Droid and will jump to the X as soon as my contract allows, but this is a great improvement on the OS.
Any comments on your experience with the Droid?
I love it. I’ve used almost everything (use a Blackberry Storm also for work). It is the type of phone for gadget geeks, you can do a lot more on it than an iPhone, it just takes a little more thinking. I don’t even use the GPS in my car any more, it has a Navigation using Google Maps satellite view that works far better.
Chad Berndtson, CRN
4:51 PM EDT Thu. May. 13, 2010
Google hasn't officially confirmed details of Froyo, but tethering and Wi-Fi hotspot were the Froyo feedback from TechCrunch's Michael Arrington, who on Thursday reported that Android 2.2 will also include full Flash support and "a whopper of a speed improvement."
Arrington bases his claims on "information we've received," and suggested Froyo will be made available to Google Nexus One phone users during or before next week's Google I/O event for developers at San Francisco's Moscone Center
....and there is this thread:
Froyo, that was the Lord of the Rings guy. I remember because that other Hobbit guy kept saying, “you can do this, Froyo.”
Does the X really provide a WiFi hotspot for other computer users in a permeter?
I tried the Navigation app on my Nexus One the week after I got the phone; Before that I was looking at replacing a Garmin Nuvi that had left my life last year. Figured I'd try the Navigation on my phone out since I had it. I wasn't expecting much. Man, it was one pleasant surprise after another.
First I was impressed that the phone successfully decoded my voice "Navigate to..." instruction the first time. Then the turn by turn instructions were clear and well placed (Garmin had much better voice and more accurate street pronunciation) As I approached it told me my destination was on the left. Yep, there it was. I pulled in and was preparing to exit the car when I looked down at my phone and noticed that it had a street level picture of the house itself. Not only that, but when I clicked on an icon I got a 360 degree draggable view of the location, including the sky and street pavement.
A dedicated GPS might have a few more refinements, (nicer voice, I miss optimized multi-point navigation) but the convenience and cost of Google Navigation (free with my phone that I have anyways) tips the scale against me ever buying a GPS again.
Its a feature of Android OS 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) Tried it out on my Nexus One and it worked quite well.
The best defense is a smart, aware user. Trojans will always get through. Telling people they're 100% safe because all apps are screened builds a false sense of security in the best guard there is - you.
Is it Droid or that ever-looming, never materializing Microsoft phone, that uses voice recognition to identify keywords in order to target ads to the user of the phone? Does this not strike you as excessive? It certainly strikes me as excessive.
Frozen yogurt. All Android versions are named after sweets, with cupcake, donut and eclair so far. After froyo is gingerbread (3.0).
And Frodo was the hobbit.
Does Android 2.2 have the capability to encrypt data? (other than using touchdown).
Definitely wanted a Nexus one, but decided to go with a new Iphone. I like you get the updates right away and don’t have to screw around.
How’s the battery life? Heard mixed things
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