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DROIDX Froyo Update Delayed to September?

Droid X users, please take a deep breath before you read this.  And let me just say that “early September” is not that much different than “late August” when we’re talking about Froyo updates.  Why am I prefacing this?  Because the Motorola forums manager just dropped some interesting news on the DX community…

Some Droid X users are experiencing an issue using Exchange 2003 email. Though the email is arriving on the Droid X, no notifications are appearing. A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September.

He was responding to the growing list of people having issues with Exchange support on their device and managed to slip in a surprise timeline for Froyo.  September…not August.  Maybe Android 2.2 and Blur aren’t playing nice?  And maybe this is the same reason that we still don’t have an official date for the Droid 2?

Thoughts anyone?

Source:  Motorola Forums
Via:  Engadget

  • This version does not include flash yet, but in theory, this app could provide flash support even when your other browser does not.

  • Well I have had my droid x since launch and personally I don't see a problem with it except when i first got it it had all this bloatware on it. Thanks for posting this. i really had good time reading this.

  • Unexpected demand leading to back orders, buggy code leading to firmware delays, broken promises and frustrated consumers. Motorola and Verizon have a real mess here.

  • It should be released later as an enterprise update instead of making those of us who aren't using it for business wait even longer.

  • I really don't care for froyo in the first place what is all the flippen excitement about this update besides flash.

  • I think this time updates of DROIDX Froyo will be interesting therefore they had delayed it to September.And also i think they had delayed it to make it more perfect for us.

  • I know to develop the site it is hard to do therefore you are delaying the date.Anyways we'll wait for Droid 2.

  • Usually when people put down other people’s things, it’s to compensate for something they’re missing. Just a thought!free from Verizon and laugh at the people who are paying $200+ for the Droid and Droid 2 only to find out it is obsolete in a couple months.

  • Johnvan82

    Just got my Froyo update and I am very satisfied. However yes I agree do away with blur and leave as open platform. I mean this isn't apple. Right?dx

  • Brant

    I believe froyo (2.2) containes V8 for javascript which will make many web pages up to 30% faster, it also has a better core Java JIT compiler, which will make most apps run about 10% faster, and of course flash. Im also fairly ceartain it supports a significantly higher level of OpenGL for better 3D gaming. Ive read alot in the last few weeks, so its all mixed up, but thats what i think i remember, and why its such a great update.

  • I believe when they mention dates in the forums, take the date that Matt the Moto Forum dude says, add +1 month, subtract a random number between 5 and 13 days, and add the product of one fifth the day that the post was made rounded to the highest integer and then add a random number (between 25 to 50 days) for Verizon to decide if the update is ok for them (testing with V-apps etc). Now, I think patience is truly a virtue…

    • I would like to say this to Motorola: PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE hire more testers or if you do not have them, create a testing department! I know the public is full of great guinea pigs like us, however how long have you been around? For such a great company that made the first cellphone, I would have expected better especially with bugs…

  • Guest

    screw the updates im rooting my phone.

  • Ralph

    i think the delay would be alright because they can make more modifications on the OS… they can make it better.( i hope )…

  • Towelie420

    This is the best android device out right now (aside from evo i suppose) and Verizon is already putting it on the backburner for the Droid2. Unacceptable. Anyone else feel like this device should have launched with froyo? After using my Droid X since July 15th, now when I hold my Droid (yeah, I still get my rom on) the screen is just SO SMALLLLLLL

  • Jay

    When is 2.2 coming to the Incredible?

  • Gotta love new technology roll outs. Unexpected demand leading to back orders, buggy code leading to firmware delays, broken promises and frustrated consumers. Motorola and Verizon have a real mess here.

  • Gotta love new technology roll outs. Unexpected demand leading to back orders, buggy code leading to firmware delays, broken promises and frustrated consumers. Motorola and Verizon have a real mess here.

  • Honestly i don't like the Droid X after i got it.
    I was expecting alot of things from the phone.
    1 zoom in video mode not just camera mode!!!!
    2 flash already on it, they even fu c kin talked about it at the confrence.
    3 NO motoblur or ninjablur or anykind of blur related.
    4 Motorola to go out of business
    5 no pre-installed shi ts on it, like blockbuster, 3g hotspot, need for speed the demo version (give a me a break, im still a kid, was expecting the whole game)
    6 hdmi out for all the media not just the gallery.

  • Brian

    early september= september of 2011

  • NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was getting so excited!
    Maybe I should try rooting…. :/

  • Hogasswildmc

    My life sucks again.

  • Imagaymer

    I don't give a flying flapjack about the exchange server. It should be released later as an enterprise update instead of making those of us who aren't using it for business wait even longer. Blur is stupid and shouldn't even be on there.

  • Trdracer21

    i rather wait for gingerbread

  • Kerry Balfour

    This might be by total luck, but after going through some other forums today, I changed my battery performance to “performance mode”, did a reset, and now I'm getting notifications with Corporate Sync.. Anyone else try this?? It has been working since I made the change, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • hinkree

    screw exchange… go google

  • Donna

    Ya know, it really sucks that DroidX users has to keep waiting……….seems like the regular Doid is the one getting all the new updated things out. I hate waiting. I hate not having 2.2 and hate not have flash yet. I own a DroidX.

  • Dyancey11

    Anyone who is rooted doesn't even care, 2.2 ain't even all that its cracked up to be, it still freezes and skips just like any other phone operating system out there no matter how fast you have it clocked to, It is awesome when its not freezing but annoying as hell when it does, i've lost count on how many times i've had to remove my battery.(rooted Droid 1 user). Oh well at least its better than the iphone. 🙂

  • stynkfysh

    I am more interested in Droid X fixes than Froyo at this point. Seamless network switching, ability to upload pictures and video upload to Picasa, calendar widget that keeps the right date (my wifes was not fixed with the software update although it was on the list of fixes), and battery improvement. My Droid I was a better performer in terms of battery power. This seems contradictory to some of the reviews I have read, but I report it how I see it.

    Oh look! My 15% batter alarm just went off while typing this. It was full at about 2pm (its 9:15pm now). I too would like Blur and the software that Motorola put on stripped away. I put Launcher Pro on and thought I did away with it until I looked at the application memory usage in the background which showed all kinds of applications I didn't want. I disabled them, and the phone got faster, but then I disabled something I shouldn't have and it quit working right so I never messed with it again. I am pretty confident the bloat-ware is slowing down the phone.

  • A lot of people sounding like a LOT of cry babies. I had (still sitting here, about to go on eBay) the DROID from when it had 2.0 and first came out. It's sitting there ROOTED and overclocked with the milestone overclock kernal and setcup to 1.25GHz, everything runs FLAWLESSLY except the battery goes ridculously fast.

    I have the DROID X and ROOTED it to kill SOME bloatware (I like being able to update Twitter and Facebook (as Well as MySpace and other social networking sites, if I still used em, by just typing the status ONCE into the “BLUR” Widget. I like how BLUR links profiles between your phone contacts, Google (cloud) contacts, and Facebook! Not only does it make it so I have MORE info on my contacts, but some numbers I have that it grabbed from Facebook, some pictures on contacts with no pic it updated with their Facebook pic, then they are listed as “one” and are linked to each other. IMHO it's very cool and one of the things I left on there.

    All this being said. My DROID X bone stock (before rooting, haven't really addressed it since “one touch ROOTING”) has MORE BUGS than my DROID overclocked to over DOUBLE the chips specified speed of 600MHz having it at 1.25Ghz.

    I will wait until they work the bugs out of the DROID X. Although if the Samsung Galaxy S (VZW) comes out within 30 days of my DROID X purchase, I may be test driving one of those bad boys with the AMOLED screen and all the juicy CODECS. One thing my buddies i*hone 4 has on my phone is the ability to play pretty much ANY media (including x.264 Blulray encoded at 1080p) flawlessly, where finding an encoder and the right settings to produce just the “right” movies for my DROID/DROID X has been a major pain in the buttocks!

    Respect!

    • Dyancey11

      You need AVS video convertor 6

      • Hogasswildmc

        No worky on Mac.

      • Towelie420

        Is it free without putting on some stupid water mark?

  • Mudfish

    “early September” = October 25. Just a guess.

  • I think I can wait for 2.2 rather than have a bugged 2.2. 🙂

    Droid X Rules All!

    • Hail the Droid X! All will bow down before its might!

  • Personally I really don't care for froyo in the first place what is all the flippen excitement about this update besides flash. I have had my droid x since launch and personally I don't see a problem with it except when i first got it it had all this bloatware on it. which rooting it took care of that and alittle research. what is so different from 2.1 and 2.2 I see hardly any different and personally if they are having problems with the update they can keep it and i have read in the comments about the dx being old news i have two friends that have the incredible and the droid 1 and not either of the phones can do what the x can do and as for the email exchange mine works just fine. i have 2 corperate email accounts going to it and 4 personal accounts and I don't have a bit of problem with any of them. the only gripe i have is the sound can be alot louder for the ringers is all i have a problem with. but this is just my opinion.

    • Nicely said!

    • Evermour

      Can someone tell me the MAJOR things that the x can do better than the incredible? I mean something totally mind blowing.

      • Cl

        Porn as big as your hand while your holding yourself in your hand

      • Towelie420

        Just got my HDMI cable today. Rip your DVDs, convert into MP4, load that baby onto the Droid X. Now wherever you go with your HDMI cable, it plays nicely on HDTVs! Common misconception about the X is that it can ONLY play movies that you have recorded with its camera. NOT TRUE

    • Brant

      I believe froyo (2.2) containes V8 for javascript which will make many web pages up to 30% faster, it also has a better core Java JIT compiler, which will make most apps run about 10% faster, and of course flash. Im also fairly ceartain it supports a significantly higher level of OpenGL for better 3D gaming. Ive read alot in the last few weeks, so its all mixed up, but thats what i think i remember, and why its such a great update.

  • Stephen D

    If they're having problems they should just dump Blur and give everyone stock Android as most of us want.

  • Arrgg!!! This forums manager, “matt” always talks politics.. Never a straight answer. And exchange? Come on, only few use it, give us froyo and update us later, suddenly that 30 day return policy is starting to sound good. First the d1 gets pushed back forever for 2.1, now the dx? Like I said, I've already had my fill of matt the forums pr guy. Quit giving us dates you can't keep

  • Prthd1234

    Its easy for the author to say its not a big deal, but let me tell you, its a big deal to me. I put over 200 miles a day on my car for my job and the lack of voice command dialing is a hazzard to me. The 2.2 updat is suppoed to fix this. The longer I wait, the more days I drive around at 70-75 miles an hour having to actually look at and mess with my phone to place a call when driving.

    • Evermour

      You're not supposed to take your eyes off the road anyway.

      • Definitely agree…I'm having some issues, I rely heavily on corporate features for my job, and still am smart enough to either A) setup a quick launch shortcut on your homescreen to direct dial your most needed contacts, or more importantly B) follow the law, and pull the hell over and make your call. Having a feature on a phone doesn't replace stupidity. If it really is a hazard to you, rather than put yours and OTHER lives at risk, take an extra 5 minutes and do what you have to do on the side of the road.

        I bet you'd try to sue Motorola if you got into an accident saying Froyo wasn't available soon enough to let you break the law safely

        • Evermour

          Exactly.

    • works great for me when I use my bluetooth !! lol you dont drive on I 70 do you???

  • Evermour

    I just love how some are returning their Droid x's now but were so ready to board the ship and being quick to say i own a droid x and basically dump the DROID for it. wow. just wow.

    • guest

      kids will be kids..

    • Guest

      When my company pays $100/month for a phone/data plan for me, it better give me a notification when I get an email. DX does not, so I will return it.

      We're not all fan boy kids that just want the latest device.

      • zargon

        It sounds as thought the notification issue is with Exchange 2003. Maybe your company should get with the times and upgrade, 2003 is now two versions behind!

      • Evermour

        You're right. Fan boy kids? No not at all. Fan boy adults ;D

  • Djspikezz

    Anyone who's complaining about blur on DX is on acid and incompetent and should just shut it. I got my DX a week about installed LauncherPro and wham no more BLUR. It's stock, it's smooth, Pandora sounds pro. As far as I'm concerned, they can take their time getting Android 2.2 Froyo done right so it DOES! I don't want them to rush 2.2 if they don't feel it's ready yet. After all who wants a “Bugged Beast”? I upgraded from a Droid 1 that I rooted. Eventually if they make ROMS for the rooted DX, I might go there if it doesn't happen, im not too worried.. DX DOES. Enough said.

    • Annoynimous

      congratulations on being a sheep 😉

      time to educate yourself on a locked bootloader my young padawan

      • Towelie420

        Annoynimous, your statement makes it very obvious you do not own a Droid X. And even more apparent is that you probably wanted one, but didn't have your new every two available. So now you're stuck with your Droid and you're hatin on the Droid X. The Droid X is a beast that DWARFS the Droid1

  • Justin

    Maybe they can figure out if these stuck pixels in camera mode are software or hardware. If they are software please fix them in 2.2.

    • guest

      ive got stuck pixels only in camera mode as well, not sure how it is on your phone but on mine they change depending on wether im in regular camera mode or video mode so its almost certainly sofware related.

      • Same here but they don't show in the photo… only when im first looking to snap the picture

  • Brackett666

    Wow, I feel like I have a blackberry all over again.

  • Wbdrummer

    At this rate we'll have “Gingerbread” before we get “Froyo” 😛

  • Evermour

    Then this just means the Droid Incredible will be getting it near november?

  • The frozen yogurt is gonna be melted long before this damn update hits…

  • Like I said in another post. Bad news just keeps coming. LOL

  • tjpeco

    In other news, Early September will likely be still before the day when you can actually walk into a Verizon store, say “Hey I want a Droid X, make it happen” and the staff not laugh at you.

  • Rdcamero

    I think Google should require all manufactures that use Android ship phones with plain android installed with the option of installing Moto Blur or Sense depending on the oem of the phone.This would solve all of this bs of trying to make the android os do things that it never was designed to do.

  • Chris

    That's why im keeping my Droid until December :). Ive been enjoying Froyo since May;plus, no motoblur!!! Yay!! I wonder when the next Droid phones will start leaking.. The X is old news XD

  • I was working with them on the Exchange issues (I refused to help any further after they wouldn't promise droid 1 / milestone 2.2 upgrades before the Droid 2 came out) and its not just notifications that are broken. Check out the motorola support forums for the X. Encrypted wifi is screwed up too. They have multiple issues to fix. In addition to Blur just sucking in general.

    Im returning the X or selling it to get a nexus one.

  • LoveTheXButALittleFrustrated

    Hopefully they fix some of the other bugs associated with the Smart Sensor Settings too: my “Double-Tap to Silence” doesn't work nor does my “Smart Profile: Face Down.” Also, does anyone's phone voice call out “Verizon Wireless” one time or two times after you hang up a call?

    • GNO

      My double tap to silence doesn't work either. I haven't had any issue with sounds after hanging up.

    • Singerjjt2003

      check your roaming indicator settings. There is a setting called “roaming tone” in sound and display settings. See that it's turned off.

  • Michael_NM

    Update: An acronym meaning: Useless Promise. Damn All The Excuses.

    When used by Moto or VZ, update should be called a made-up date.

    Also, see “soon.” An adverb meaning in a short time; shortly.

    When used by Moto or VZ, soon means “We don’t know.”

    • Chris

      Lol so true

    • Mrpicolas

      +1000

      • Michael_NM

        Thank you sir!

    • Guest

      well put

  • EdCenter

    I'd rather have it delivered right than quickly.

    • Timoh

      I agree, but if they weren't trying to muck it up with all their “custom” interface nonsense they likely could have released it already.

  • Chris

    so “Early September” means more like late september to verizon lol

    • Timoh

      I think they left out a few words here. I'll help.

      “A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early MORNING SOMETIME AT THE END OF September.”

  • G1

    android DOES…….. verizon and motorola DOESNT!!!!!

  • I'll be surprised to see foryo on my X before November to be honest, so this isn't a shocker to me. I am one of the users that posted in that forum as having that issue with corporate email, I ended up having to buy Touchdown by Nitrodesk to get it to work. This is piss poor support from Motorola. I loved my Droid1, and I definitely like my DroidX, but this is the last Motorola phone I will own.

    • Evermour

      The i*hone gets piss poor support. This is what happens when we run out and buy a new phone with all the bugs.

      • I agree, but I bought the Droid1 on launch day and didn't have half these issues, as well as had 2.1 and 2.2 on my droid and had no issues with the corportate e-mail program. It wasn't until Moto decided they needed to overlay their own software ontop of the OS that things magically stopped working….so this is definitely a Moto fail. I'm still happy with my phone and happy it's android since I have other options to do what I want, I just wish like others have stated that we could have the option of using this overlay or having a vanilla experience.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, we really should have that option since we’re supposed to have all this “openess” with android.

  • that suck i think with the droid x they shouldve added lights to it like if you were to have a sidekick lx and when u get a notification the lights blink blue that woulda been tight if they did that with he droid x or future android phones and make the lights red that little dot indictaor isnt cuttn it ha

    • Stephen

      ummm…the D1 has this…

      • capsize

        No it doesn't have blinking lights around the phone like the side kick does fool it just has a blinking dot do your homework

  • Austin

    I'm really thinking about returning the phone since i'm within my 30 days… I wish there was an HTC 4.3″ phone on verizon GODDDD

    • HTC Scorpio(n)? Even if its 3.7, its still has the 1.5 Ghz (!) processor, FroYo and (rumor) LTE. Could be the answer.

      My DX doesnt ship for a few weeks so I am hoping that we get news on this before my return date.

  • Tyler

    If they're going to encrypt the bootloader, they might as well give you the OPTION of installing an official blur-less ROM before the Blur update is ready. What do they lose? I mean, if they want to force you to use Blur, they'd ban launcher pro and ADW, which they haven't done… Come on Motorola!

  • Im gonna have to switch back to my droid 1 so i can have froyo back this 2.1 blur with all its bugs is driving me nuts

    • Anonymous

      What bugs? You mean you haven’t installed launcher pro yet? FAIL

  • Chris

    What a joke

  • I dont use my email…. Send me 2.2!!!

    • Joanna Jadore

      I agree!!!! I could care less about corporate email as I've already been warned that my device is not compatible. Give me 2.2!!!!!!

    • Timoh

      I think you misunderstood, they aren't saying 2.2 is delayed by exchange problems. They were saying it would be fixed with 2.2… in september.

  • Rizzidy

    DEATH TO BLUR!!!!!!!!!

  • Destructive_hippie

    facepalm

  • SiNep

    what about the incredible froyo that was rumored to be officially rolling out Aug. 6th (Tomorrow). I'm guessing thats not gonna happen. I'm happily rooted on 2.2 already, but i still want to try the official OTA when it hits.

  • Toochief

    I really thought Motorola would be more on the ball after the 2.1 disaster but apparantly they did not learn a thing. Really wished I would have gone with EVO as HTC has proven they are far more capable to maintain and keep up with android updates. 2.1 all over again. I'm a stuck and captured audience at this point and will remain at the mercy of Motorla's poor performance.

    • I love SenseUI (I might be the only one?) and I did like my Eris, except as soon as it went to 2.1 it went to shit. I went through 5+ of them in about 6 weeks all while trying to convince VZW that their certified like new wasnt the answer. Each phone had the exact same problems, even after the OTA that was supposed to fix everything. I would go back to HTC in a second, but they are not without problems.

  • Usdibebnan

    It would have been fixed already with a different ROM if there was no eFuse…thank MOTO for that!

  • Just unlock the damn phone and let US do it!!

  • Flyinion

    You could always give them the benefit of the doubt that it will be August still (yeah right) since he said BY early September. That means it could come out between 1 minute from now and “early September” 🙂

    • Surfgirl757

      Keep Dreaming ! lol

  • Asdfasf576s2

    FIRST!

  • Nightfox981

    maybe they should just take off Blur?

    • kellex

      Ding ding ding!

      • skatenaked

        why does everyone hate it?
        and for the record
        blur = the social networking widgets and what not?

        • Jram23

          i think people hate it cause the way it look htc took time with there design motorola didnt look like they did those widgets you have to admit they look bad!!!

    • Johnvan82

      Just got the Froyo download and I am happy. Yes,remove the blue and leave as open platform

  • bowlingalixP

    Epic Fail~ xD

  • YankInDaSouth

    DAMN!