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DROID 2 Receiving Minor Update, Now Allows for User Initiation

If you own a Droid 2, you should be receiving a minor update over the next couple of days and in fact, there is a pretty good chance that you have already been prompted to install it.  The update, although minor, does fix a couple of things which will enhance your D2 experience…

Improvements:
+ Enabled text and picture message scrolling.
+ Streamlined set up of Visual Voice Mail feature.
+ Improved contact sync with Corporate Exchange categories
and groups.
+ View accurate contact pictures when reviewing Recent Call Log.

On a related note, it looks like Verizon may be allowing user initiated updates for their new Droid family member.  If you check out their update installation instructions, there are now 2 types of software loading:  user initiated and server initiated.  We also just received this shot which shows that manual updates could start as early as last night, and OTA server initiated updates will start on the 24th if users have not already gone through the process…

After the update you will be running version 2.2.20.en.us.

Via:  Verizon Wireless

Cheers Mitch and Shawn!

  • Kevinfrain

    Not all e-mails going into Outlook go to the Droid 2. If I check “leave copy on server” I get duplicate e-mails in Outlook and even then not all go to the Droid. Tech support blames Microsoft Outlook. Any thoughts?

  • Kevinfrain

    Not all e-mails going into Outlook go to the Droid 2. If I check “leave copy on server” I get duplicate e-mails in Outlook and even then not all go to the Droid. Tech support blames Microsoft Outlook. Any thoughts?

  • Madonna Howard

    Just bought the Droid 2, but am wondering if I should have got the X. Thoughts?

  • Lakerzz

    Android still kicks a$$…

  • Don

    i think its time to give up on android. There are no application to take use of the hardware. i have had 4 android phones. and regretfully none can battle the iphone in useability and application.i think im gonna return my droid x and wait for the palm pre 2 on verizon!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Perry/100000517118142 Adam Perry

    Does this fix the AAC+ audio issues reported across several platforms on Froyo 2.2?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Perry/100000517118142 Adam Perry

    (Edited; deleted dupe)

  • Don

    i think its time to give up on android. There are no application to take use of the hardware. i have had 4 android phones. and regretfully none can battle the iphone in useability and application.i think im gonna return my droid x and wait for the palm pre 2 on verizon!!!!!

    • Lakerzz

      “I don’t care…its not an I*hone…” *facepalm*

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Perry/100000517118142 Adam Perry

    Does this fix the AAC+ audio issues reported across several platforms on Froyo 2.2?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Perry/100000517118142 Adam Perry

    Can anyone verify if this fixes the audio issues reported across multiple platforms with version 2.2?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000930969653 Kimberly Degener

    Not for nothing, I love D-L and all, and i have it readily available on my browser to visit – but now Im bummed because everythings about Droid X – and nothing for my regular droid anymore :( I dont check D-L as much as I used to for sure.

    • Mrpicolas

      We try to cover everything equally but also try to bring the latest and greatest to all

      • El El Kool J

        I think so many were so spoiled with the amount of updated info about our beloved D1 that now since other phones out there are getting some love the OG D1 crowd feels left out :P I personally think it is great to see all this progress with multiple Droid phones, especially the X. I am a D1 owner myself. Still Love DL… best thing smoking :P

  • NaiRo

    Sense returning my D2 I purchased on launch day and getting another one it seems to work just fine….. still don't understand how the cell bars jump from 4 to 1 so quickly…

  • http://twitter.com/azeric Eric Beck

    I did the manual upgrade through the phone worked perfectly. Just have to hit the upgrade button and it pulls from the server.

  • Justin

    I like it a lot

  • Benmoto

    What about D1

  • http://www.facebook.com/NikoAnthonyBasile Niko Anthony Basile

    Got it! I like the user initiated update method. This should be how it is from now on.

    • Sean

      Yes, that would solve a lot of bitching.

  • Williamdurham81

    Seem to be staying on 3G better now,

  • Williamdurham81

    I just prompted the update and got it, getting ready to install

  • sjm614

    This is way off topic but I just had a question. Anyone running the leaked android 2.2 on the Droid Incredible notice if the profile pictures for Facebook for HTC Sense are updating now when a person changes their profile picture?

  • http://www.probedata.com Info

    Doesn't look it it fixed the ActiveSync issue for sync'ing email from Exchange servers. Still not getting new emails.

  • http://twitter.com/shoman24v Walid Almasri

    I think the signal read out has been fixed. In my house I pretty much have one bar. Before the update my Droid 2 was reading 1-3 even though the phone was reporting the correct dBm.

    Still waiting on a performance upgrade….

  • RacecarBMW

    Anyone know a canadain release for te droid2 and droid x ?

  • Fordc08

    I had a D2 and didnt like it due to the connectivity issues i was hving. also the Motoblur UI sucks. It drains the battery alot quicker than the D1. I had to somewhat argue with the manager cuz she was tryin her best to convinced me to stay with the D2 cause she said “the D2 has a 1ghz processor… and has motoblur, and it looks better, the battery life should be way better than the D1.

    Man I was thinking to myself, ” Wow… if only she knew the things Ive done to my D1 lol”

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707592022 Will Chubbs Ortiz

      no one cares

      • MuddyB00ts

        You tell 'em man. Being a jerk is awesome, and your comment is so much more interesting. How about not bringing people down for no reason?

    • Sreed32591

      Should've told her what you've done with your d1 on those lonely nights.. coulda scored you her number man.

  • Ry

    Off topic anyone know what happened to east root.

    • boot879

      http://www.unstableapps.com/
      “This account has been suspended. Either the domain has been overused, or the reseller ran out of resources.”

      My guess is they didn't have a domain setup for sales. Probably got smashed down by the man. :-)

      • Ry

        Key dose not work for there app. I know alot of new users with little knowledge used this. Curious what the outcome is going to be.

        • boot879

          Just checked my EZ Root (had not reapplied the key since my last rom flash). My key still works. If you are having key issues I would email them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Smith/755055496 Robert Smith

    Everyone knows manual updates are inherently evil.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707592022 Will Chubbs Ortiz

      i pulled it manually and really i cant tell the difference , lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707592022 Will Chubbs Ortiz

        i cant really either the only thing i have notice is now in contacts when i add my social status widget, i can now seperate my contact under phone book and facebook under two different foldersr now my phonebook doesnt have 500 friends…

  • westau

    I think I am going to wait for the server pushed update, nothing too great in the update so might as well wait to make sure there are no bugs reported with it.

    • lvmydroid

      I probably wouldn't put to much in that just because its OTA. I've noticed alot more complaints about the OTA 2.2 upgrade ( bricked phones, ect. ) then with the manual update.

  • Timmah

    I bet this fixes the anntana thing too.

  • opticq

    It should be “Now” not “Not”
    I was so confused lol

  • Jkloeckner

    First

    • Jkloeckner

      Fail on my part XD

      • Haney

        Epic fail

        • Jkloeckner

          When I looked at it the first time there was no comments, then I refreshed and his was there lol

          • http://twitter.com/shoman24v Walid Almasri

            It isn't cool to say first to everything, you know that right?

          • MuddyB00ts

            Yeah, everyone knows coolness comes from being a smarmy jerk in online forums :P

  • Sparking22

    first.

    • Jkloeckner

      good race! Haha :P

    • StephanC

      Nope.