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Motorola Decides to Give Froyo to the Milestone, DROID X Still “Late Summer”

If the locked bootloader on the Motorola Milestone wasn’t enough, the news a month or so ago that Android 2.2 for the Euro-Droid was still under consideration just about started a war.  But guess what cousins of the Droid world?  Moto has decided to give it to you!  Well, to the European version anyway and some time in Q4.  Yay!

Still no firm date for the Droid X, but we’re thinking it could be any time now that a version of Froyo has already leaked for it.  We’ve even had a couple of sources confirm that the leak was the real deal, hence the reason for Motorola to send out C&D letters to have it removed.  And isn’t it late summer?  Or does “late summer” mean August 31st?

More timeline dates here.

Cheers Eric!

  • joesred

    NNNNNNNOOOOOOOooooooooo!!!!!

    ; 0 (

  • 57fuelieroadster

    September 22nd!

  • Brendan

    Already have froyo on my dx so yeah

  • http://www.facebook.com/tbbutler Timothy Brian Butler

    me too… i was using setcpu and underclocking to keep a charge all day… just got home and i am actually at 50 is crazy improvement since this 2.2 doesnt has setcpu yet

  • joesred

    What is Moto def of Late Summer?

  • http://www.Droid-Life.com/ JosueD

    Congrats guys! =D

    [JD]

  • Jack

    Droid 2 is 2.2 and Droid X is 2.1… they retail at about the same time. Moto is clearly playing some tricks in order to differentiate the products

  • Jack

    Google should have keep selling phones, Nexus One always get updated first. I regretted my decision in getting Moto Milestone over the Nexus One, waste of my hard earned cash…

  • Brendan

    Already have froyo on my dx so yeah

  • joesred

    What is Moto def of Late Summer?

    • 57fuelieroadster

      September 22nd!

      • joesred

        NNNNNNNOOOOOOOooooooooo!!!!!

        ; 0 (

  • http://www.Droid-Life.com/ JosueD

    Congrats guys! =D

    [JD]

  • Aleksmilosevic96

    Poor flow and cliq xt

    • Aleksmilosevic96

      Stupid spell correction…. I meant cliq not flow

  • J. T.

    Anyone else have this sinking feeling that late summer means september 20th? Kinda hard for me to judge since I just got the phone a month ago, but even then there were rumors of “possibly next week”. I guess I can't really complain yet… but if the morning of september 21 comes and no froyo…

    • boot879

      … I will be waiting on september 22.

      :-)

  • Dean2359

    Late summer for the X? What do they think it is now? Did they say what year? C'mon Moto you're killin me

  • Geonerd

    Milestone for Q4 ???? is this a joke?? I won't have my milestone in Q4, and definitely not a Motorola anymore. Why so much difference with the Droid ?? Milestone is being left so apart …

  • RevolutionX

    So I just learned that The evil empire AT&T has aquired 79 regions from Verizon throughout the States. Mostly rural areas. Being from Southern New Mexico, I will be one of 2 Million affected. I am a loyal Droid 1 and Droid Xer for obvious reasons!!! Now they are telling me that I am basically being forced out of my X and into a crap AT&T phone!! Does this spell the End for my days with my loyal Droid community?? No more Droid-Life???? I am seriously stressing!!!! Any suggestion or words of comfort???

    • boot879

      Buy a colorful sweater to wear tied around you neck and start worrying about white after labor day… sounds like your getting an i*pod. lol

  • Jager07

    C & D issued by Motorola to My Droid World regarding leaked 2.2 for DX:

    http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/ha

    • DROID VADAR

      I don't know why Motorola would give these guys a hard time. Giving an early 2.2 is just going to make DX users happy and make people want to buy there product. If the phone was totally locked down a large margin of consumers would want to pass. Why can't we just pick a phone based on hardware and then just take care of the software afterward? Well I know I got my 2.2 update.

  • Rollorx

    Where is flash 10.1 for droid??

  • Jack

    Milestone is Moto's milestone for very poor implementation of Android Software. Rebooting issues, mute call quality, keyboard repeating issue even when switching off prediction, loose 3.5mm audio jack…

  • Benzguy

    Has anyone noticed a significant increase in battery use of the 2.2 on the droid X? I may be dreaming or there may be a setting I missed, but it seems to use a lot more current. Don’t ask, I just updated and do not do any tweaks, stock 2.2.

    • Djspikezz

      Look at your settings menu… there's a battery option there that has been changed, you can set it custom. Might want to try tweaking that? My battery life is pro. Then again, Droid X's battery life owns Droid 1.

    • DROID VADAR

      I thought that my battery life was better with this new update :D

      • http://www.facebook.com/tbbutler Timothy Brian Butler

        me too… i was using setcpu and underclocking to keep a charge all day… just got home and i am actually at 50 is crazy improvement since this 2.2 doesnt has setcpu yet

  • http://www.facebook.com/tbbutler Timothy Brian Butler

    If I mon 2.2 droid x how hard is it gonna be to switch back to 2.1 to get the offical ota update

    • Djspikezz

      simple as following the steps to flashing the .sbf file using RSDlite 4.7. You can find the info on how to do it here and a few other sites.

  • El El Kool J

    So I called tech support for a customer having problems with there phone and when we were done I asked him about what phone would they replace my droid with cuz I was having problems with my headphones jack playing music. He said we have Motorola A955 (Droid 2) for a replacement. He said.. sounds like you should give a call lol.. Nice upgrade for free. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1553700108 Jason Bourdeau

      Jealous. I had broken headphone jack, broken keyboard and D-pad and they tried to blame it on me. Ended up shipping me a replacement D1 “Did you leave it out in the heat?” uhhh we live in Houston…

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/WLJ7ZQQXMDVQ3RNYF3VW65HJ5M Jason

    If you look at the chart, it actually says that the Canadian version of the Milestone might not receive Froyo at all!

    “Under Evaluation”… glass half empty or glass half full?

  • QinMD

    where do i go to D/L adobe flash, is there instructions. Any idea when it will hit the market?

    • El El Kool J

      If your rooted kellex has the link on here just search it, but if your not rooted than you will only be able to see flash in the market if you have 2.2 installed on your phone.

      • Djspikezz

        The leaked Droid X Froyo 2.2 has Flash 10.1 pre-installed with the update.zip file. Downloading Flash 10.1 isn't necissary. You'll be able to see it on the market when the official OTA 2.2 Froyo hits phones.

    • Djspikezz

      Adobe Flash 10.1 comes with Android 2.2 OS now. If your not running Android 2.2, then you can't have flash.

    • boot879

      If you need the flash beta for the Droid… here you go. http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/17/download-f

      I find the “search for it” answer to be so annoying. Obviously I have seen it and know where it is… so it was easy for me to find. It could have been a bear for you to search all over for it. Sorry others didn't quickly point the way.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RFDMAGYGZE7CFWXWBIZE3RTW2A -=Hacku=-

    I doubt the leaked version is “the real deal” at this point. There are still a few bugs that need to be addressed, but it's a good start…lol

    • Djspikezz

      I agree. I know someone who is a programmer for Google and is part of the Android developer team, his main focus is on OS programming. He told me that they have had Android 2.2 completed for some time now and that the OS is in the hands of Motorola.

      The reason why 2.2 is taking time to come out for Droid X is due to some additional programming Motorola has to do for the phone, like fixes! I know for sure one of the fixes they have already confirmed with the official 2.2 OTA is the Sound being soo quiet, I have read on Moto's forums that this is definitely getting fixed.

      Another cool little info I got from the Google Android OS developer is that with the final version of Froyo that comes with the OTA, we definitely wont need a task killer for our phone anymore! I specifically asked his take on the Task Killers being used. He agree'd for the super OCD people like us that it has been needed until now with this new 2.2 release. Let's hope he's right!

      • Jack

        Google should have keep selling phones, Nexus One always get updated first. I regretted my decision in getting Moto Milestone over the Nexus One, waste of my hard earned cash…

  • http://twitter.com/Dragonsflame MyHeartsOnMySleeve

    They need to hurry I'm trying to be a good boy and wait for the official update for the droid x but its hard: -(

    • DROID VADAR

      Get it. you'll be happier in the long run.

    • Jack

      Droid 2 is 2.2 and Droid X is 2.1… they retail at about the same time. Moto is clearly playing some tricks in order to differentiate the products

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    wake me up when the Inc gets 2.2….

  • PeeWee

    2nd lol

  • Mjtgs4

    first