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Rumor: Android 2.2 Hitting DROID1, Incredible and DROID X Next Friday?

The guys at AndroidSpin have received word from what they believe to be a reliable source within the Verizon camp that Android 2.2 could possibly hit the Droid 1, Droid X and Incredible all next week starting on August 6th.

If this actually happens, it might be the greatest day in the history of the Droid Family.

Reminder, this is a rumor and this date could change, so take it for what it’s worth.

Source:  AndroidSpin

  • it surely looks yummy 🙂 but now there is ice cream sandwich released and more infos on http://www.androidfreeapp.net 

  • I just wanna know when we can play the facebook games that I was told would be available by july 13th)

  • I just wanna know when we can play the facebook games that I was told would be available by july 13th)

  • Guest69

    I got my hopes up for July 13th. Not going to happen again.

  • Chris

    August 6 of what year?

  • mgavina23

    i just rooted my droid inc. haven't installed any custom roms at the moment so will i still receive the OTA for froyo when it arrives?? or do i need to un-root?

  • I'd get the X…if it wasn't for Motoblur. Damn obstructive colorscheme.

    • Paul hahrgiss

      Launcher pro kills off blur.

  • edwards311

    Bring it….don't sing it !!!!!!!! Show us the flash and froyo love !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JimmyD

    My Droid is not rooted, when it eventually receives the official OTA 2.2 update, will I see any changes to the processor clock speed? …or will I only be able to speed up the processor by rooting and overclocking like many have done?

    • Option

      I've got the same question…

    • Paul E.

      Not a stupid question at all.
      The processor speed will remain at 550 MHz, just like it is now.
      What WILL change is the implementation of what's called Just-In-Time (JIT) processing. This means the phone is able to compile and execute the java must more efficiently. Your phone will be noticeably faster in performance, but the processor speed won't change.

      Hope that helps.

      • Thanks Paul E.!

        • Paul E.

          You're welcome.

          Someone more into the nuts and bolts than I can give a better explanation of what JIT is, but that's my understanding of it anyway. My rooted Droid running Froyo gets 12+ MFLOPS and low benchmarks even barely overclocked to 700 MHz.

          • JimmyD

            Thank you for the reply, Paul E.!

            I totally forgot about JIT processing. I recall reading about it a while ago on one of the many Android forums out there.

            That said, I'm *still* on the fence about rooting my favorite tech toy! I'll wait another few weeks to see if Froyo calms me down for a bit, then reconsider rooting at that time.

            (I'm sure I'll probably just end up rooting my Droid when my wife dumps her Blackberry Curve for the Moto Droid X in a few months when her new-any-two contract is up)


          • Paul E.

            You're welcome.

            Rooting is, honestly, the best thing I've done to this phone. I got Froyo months ago, I can overclock when I'm using it, and have it underclock to save battery when I'm not. It backs itself up, including ALL my apps.

            On top of all that, it's actually EASY to do with the right apps from the market. 🙂

  • Yay! Frozen Yogurt For Our Non-Rooted Droid Family =)

  • Daveknight001

    I got some raondom update for my droid x this morning around 4, I saw my phone scrn tun on so I went to look and its downloading stuff, so I looked at the check software update in setting and it said please wait your software is being update… Anyone know what that update was about, and my droid 1 used to ask me if I want to update or not instead of do it itself….

  • OrGnLDrOiD

    oops ment flash.

  • OrGnLDrOiD

    I've been rockin froyo on my droid one since the DX launched, i dont have falsh though sadly. 🙁

    • Jason N

      You can get Flash from this link: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/17/download-f
      I rooted the other night and now running froyo and was disappointed when I couldn't get flash from the market. A quick search of Droid-Life and found the download. Now rocking Flash!

  • crazyhobo5

    Please be true. An Update on my birthday would rock!

  • palomosan

    Fake, there's no way that Verizon will drop three updates the same day, that'll be too much on the network, besides.

  • The_Other_Ray

    off topic but check this out.


  • Manny

    Hate rumors!!!

  • facts

    i am an employee of VZW and we have no release date yet. Sorry. The rumor i heard is droid 1 might not get it. they are reserving it for droid 2

    • NYCLawyer

      No one likes this.

    • mhoe

      you are out of the loop.

    • Nktizzle

      Droid 1 has already finished testing 2.2.

  • Better be I have been thinking about rooting and have a friend trying to convince me to root

  • can you use SetCPU while rooted to overclock your Droid to like 1 GHz or do you need a custom ROM?

    • Legacy23

      You need a custom “kernel” to go any higher than 600mhz

  • thebourbonnflip

    as long 2.2 comes along before classes start up again ill be glad

  • mjf

    Booyah cant wait!

  • Nabooska

    im downloading an update now, at 5% and its been goin at it for 5 mins. could it be?! (android n0000000b here)

  • Hmmm, is there anything that is different in the froyo when your rooted (right now) as oppose to the real froyo that is “apparently” coming the 6th? In other words, since i am running froyo right now, should i unroot once the real froyo comes then root again once there is an easy way to root while running froyo

    • Flyinion

      Nope no need to un-root. Anything that comes down in the official OTA that is different will somehow automagically appear in future updates to the rooted Froyo ROMs 🙂

      • Saaweeeet…thats awesome news. Yea cuz I couldnt really tell a difference of speed from going to 2.1 to 2.2, it was just because Im over-clocked right now which makes a difference. My theory is that the rooted version of 2.2 doesnt have the JIT, which is suppose to make ur phone super fast

        • Flyinion

          Maybe you're just not using something that really benefits, the JIT is definitely in there. Go run a Quadrant benchmark. When it shows you the results, look near the bottom. That is where a stock 2.1 droid will always come in. Even with overclocking it will still be down there.

  • NMMI89

    Oh crap, here we go again.

    • Michael_NM

      Completely off-topic but, NMMI eh? Very cool! I begged my parents to send me there and would have been 89 as well.

      • NMMI89

        Off-topic. Yeah it was cool. One of the few cadets that loved every moment there. Made some friends for life for sure.

  • Niteperson

    Off topic, after a nerve wracking 30 minutes last night I finally rooted my Droid and installed the latest Cyanogen mod. Everything is great except for the fact that some of my favorite apps aren't available in the Market anymore.

    Is there any way I can get them back?

    • Chriscunning79

      In the search box at droid-life..type in market fix..then scroll down a bit…you have to download the fix (BGill Market Fix.Zip or something like that) then install using Rom Manager and then you'll be able to see everything in the market!

      • Niteperson

        I checked this out, and think I'll wait for an updated ROM. Too many complaints of some apps still not showing up even after the market fix. I'll just have to get by until then. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

        Can anyone recommend a good alternative to Bedside? I like the widget that activates it so overnight emails and such don't wake my family.

    • Mrpicolas

      the wendor file for 2.1 and 2.2 for the market are different. So the rom developer has a few options, 1. is to use the 2.1 vendor and use that (this would allow you to see those apps your not seeing but the downside is it doesnt always work well with 2.2. The second option is to use the leaked 2.2 vendor file it shows the 2.2 apps and works better with the 2.2 roms but you wont see those old apps. when the official 2.2 hits there will be a vendor file released that will fix all these issues but till official 2.2 is released there is not much that can be done. i suggest looking for a simillar app to what you were using and trying that

    • NYCLawyer

      I am using FRG01, which is a pretty basic build. It allows me to use stuff like SlingPlayer, which is not supposed to work with Froyo yet (see http://support.slingbox.com/get/KB-5000243.html) , and still gives me access to Flash. Kind of the best of both worlds (now I sound like Hannah Montana <shudder>).

  • Once this hits then ill root

  • gamboo

    Boy I love me some froyo!

  • The_Other_Ray

    Root, root is good for your droid,
    Root it now instead of being toyed,
    The less you are toyed, the better you'll feel,
    So root your droid and have froyo for real.

    • (To the tune of Log)

      What loads some nice froyo
      on your new Moto toyo
      and makes me feel nice and calm?

      What's great for all phones
      with friends or alone
      It's roms, roms, roms!

      It's roms, it's roms
      they're slick and easy to use
      It's roms, it's roms, a great way to stay amused

      Everyone wants some roms,
      Your gonna love it, roms
      Come on and get your roms
      Everyone needs a rom