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Rumor: Motorola DROID Receiving Android 2.2 July 13th

We just received word from one of our most reliable sources that the official Android 2.2 update will be hitting the Motorola Droid starting July 13th. I know, I know, here we go again right?  After the pain we all experienced with 2.1, it’s hard to even mention a rumored Froyo update date, but this one feels legitimate enough to share.

Let me just toss out some thoughts as to why this could easily happen…

  1. We’ve already seen July mentioned in a couple of Verizon systems.
  2. The Droid X arrives 2 days later on the 15th.  What better way to keep your millions of Droid 1 customers happy than by dropping a major OS update on them a few days before a new device takes over the Droid throne.
  3. July 13th is a Tuesday, and if you remember the 2.1 update, Verizon tends to like Tuesdays.
  4. We saw the release of an extremely polished Droid Froyo build (FRF84B) this week which should mean we’re closer than ever.

Thoughts?  Fingers and toes crossed?

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  • 5. I wished upon a star.
    6. I asked a leprechaun.
    7. The magic 8-Ball said “very likely” when asked if the update would come.

    On a lighter note, SC2 next Tuesday, that's guaranteed.

  • Pieceocrap

    I haven't got it yet. July 19th.

  • Carle Gustavison

    I would root but the phone is under warrenty and if I brick it I have nowhere to go for help. I expect 2.2 about September after they strip all the useful features off of it so they can charge us to reinstate them. Open source???

  • well this sucks, it's the 15thand theres nothing yet 🙁 im thinking about rooting idk yet, im just too lazy to do it

  • The froyo is a lie

  • John

    Um, it's the 14th….

    (just sayin')

  • Tedge250

    Has anyone got the update yet??

    • Nwlly

      Nope i havent gotten it yet! wonder if anyone else did

  • Hellodamen

    today is 13th…. any update?

    • The inFamous

      the first thing i did this morning before saying good morning to my family, was go check my droid for any notifications for the update. No emails, no thing saying “Hey! You want the update?”, nothing like that. Im starting to dought, but mybe later today.

  • ericsorensen

    July 13 is Tuesday! Will it come?

  • HwaA18

    im soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited

  • Nathan

    Do you have to go to the store to get the update or will they just send it to your phone?

    • Anthony_m

      They send it to your phone OTA.

  • T3lancer2007

    (Screams like a little girl)

  • Let's hope so, i was ready for froyo since may 😀

  • I actually had to call tech support for something the other day and figured I'd ask if they heard anything about this, but the guy on the phone said it's still scheduled for August and they don't have a specific date. So I'm not getting my hopes up, although it'd be freakin sweet.

  • i have decided after debating for awhile the tonight im gonna root any suggestions on what the best roms are

  • First Stylish

    Review Motorola’s Droid X smartphone which aims to compete with the HTC EVO 4G and the Apple iPhone 4. http://stylishfirst.com/motorola-droid-x/

  • Its coming definitely… any bets against?

    • I'll put a bet in against receiving the OTA on the 13th. Here's why. Money. Verizon can make a ton of money if they hype up the 2.2 update and then don't deliver. All of those current Droid users will be so ready to get 2.2 that they will go ahead and go buy the Droid X.

      I think the Big Red knows if they deliver 2.2 before the Droid X goes out the door there will be lost revenue. Hype and then deliver an upgrade option (see early upgrade deal) in the form of Droid X.

      • Mrpicolas

        Yeah but who knows anymore they could also say hey get the x and you'll have your update right away

  • Sradin1

    A lot has been written on Droid Life the last few months about managing a rooted version of 2.2 . Some of us are not rooted and would like some info about managing the new 2.2 when it comes out. What alternate keyboards are available; how do we make calls via wireless; how do we make screen copies, etc. etc. etc. Basically how do we take most advantage of the actual 2.2 when it exists in its issued version.

  • Xtremedude23

    Being new droidster, dont know what this 2.2 is all about. 1st. Is this something automaticly will happen or will I need to 'download this'? 2. If it is a choice to download, do I want to do this? 3. Is this different from 'rooting', I dont know what that means either? 3. Is there not a droid for dummies so that I can figure out what the hell I'm doing,ahahaha?

    • eddieonofre

      The Update will notify u then you can chose to download it and install it.
      I would say that u really want these. Froyo seems to be smother, and faster (at least all the builds I have used so far are)
      This update that is coming is not rooted.
      Rooted is the equivalent to jailbroke for the i*hone, it means you get special access.
      Think about being an administrator instead of a standard user.
      Droid fro dummies… no offense dude but if ur are a dummie go get and i*hone. Droid is for real people

  • Made Sukahatya

    I'm eager to be the first to try it

  • RayP

    Every 2.2 Rom I have tried on my Droid so far causes Slacker and Pandora to sound like songs played through a tin can. Slacker sounds great on WiFi, that's because it uses a MP3 Codec not the Acc+ or whatever. 2.1 sounds good. So it must be something in the source that screws up the codecs. Anybody else notice this?

  • If your already rooted, stay where you are. If there is any tweaks or fixes released in the official OTA that are not already in your rooted rom, it will be a mere day or less before your favorite rom developer incorporates it and releases an update.

  • Can't wait 🙂

  • Can't wait

  • BeRay

    this is FALSE! They will not release 2.2 on droid Motorola before the droid X. Pure marketing sense. non happening till after the 15th of July. I'm positive reliable sources

  • would love it, but really I'm in no hurry.

  • Julio_alge

    what about mexico? i buy the droid in iusacell company… it comes here too?

  • the frf84b that we have for rooted droid, does it not include some stuff? because when i watched the google 2010 conference on android they had other things such as being able to take photos in a site,map rotation and bunch of other things.

    • eddieonofre

      nether the nexus has those features, if u watched the i/o u should have heard that those are upcoming features not related to froyo.

  • Jammer71477

    I am glad to hear that! July 14th is my birthday, so it's kind of a birthday present. I also am running stock 2.1. because while I am tech savy enough to do plenty of things with my beloved Droid, I don't want my lack of knowledge with custom Roms and how they work to cause me to brick my phone.

  • Does anyone know if this will apply to us mexican iusacell motorola droid users?

  • Mexigreek

    Since my Droid is a work phone, I haven't rooted it. So a official update to 2.2 will be nice.

    • EC8CH

      Didn't stop me!

  • Nice, beautiful song

  • timarnette

    Tim are you using the new BB rom? Thanks Tim

  • mike

    July 13 is my birthday 🙂

    • Julio_alge

      july 12 mine 😀

  • dave

    im new to this but a google devoloper just contacted me and said he has a moto droid unopened with devoloper software on it is he wants to sell it to me for 225 should i get it and if i do what can i do with it

  • Droidzilla

    If it's got gimped USB tether and a 550MHz cap, I can't see trading my FRF57 root for it. Still, it'll be good for the unwashed masses.

  • Art

    Anybody knows anything about Milestone?

    • jUbib

      I will second that question. Will 2.2 arrive for Milestone at the same time? How did it go with 2.1? – did the Droid and Milestone recieve initial 2.1 update at the same time?

      • Felipe

        The update for the Droid was announced first, but due to all those delays to update to 2.1 some countries received their Milestone update before the Droid. This time there's no word from Motorola about an update for Milestones to 2.2 (just rumors) so I guess the Droid will receive its update before.

  • tommyz

    Will this update over WiFi? I maybe away from CDMA coverage during the UPDATE.

    • It will keep pumping the update to your phone until you are in range 🙂

  • The fact that one previous release was on a Tuesday does not create a pattern. Also, wouldn't it be weird to release 2.2 on the Droid on Tuesday, and then release the Droid X with 2.1 on Thursday?

  • Dyancey11

    I must say I was nervous about rooting my phone and thought I messed it up and one point…just a tip that some beginners may not know…..when you have to rename the file “update.zip” you don't have to put in the “.zip” part, just rename it to “update”. SPRecovery wouldn't recognize the file when I named it “update.zip” and I thought I bricked my phone. But I managed to get my SD card remounted and named it just “update” and it worked!!! Whew!!!! Best thing I've ever done!! Though it was a scary process….

    • Bemenaker

      That is because windows hides “known file types” if you turn that stupid setting off, you will see that file was already named .zip. The file has to be update.zip. Windows hides it so if you type in update.zip, you are really naming it update.zip.zip