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Rumor: DROID X Android 2.2 Update Launching 9/22?

Another Droid X 2.2 rumor!  The latest comes from level 2 Motorola support which normally would mean absolutely nothing, but when these service reps drop a few extra details in their conversations, sometimes they are worth at least a little mention.  Here is what we’ve got…

We know that Verizon and Motorola have stood by a “late summer” release timeline which if we’re getting really technical, would mean they have 2-3 days left to drop this on us.  What we also know is that the Droid X on 2.1 has some major exchange issues which caused Motorola to hook up DX business users with Touchdown licenses to pass the time until Android 2.2 is released.  When you put these 2 together, this is where we get interested.

One of our readers, needing Touchdown, had to call Motorola after not receiving his free license.  He was then told that Moto is out of Touchdown licenses and they are waiting until after the 2.2 update hits before they plan on replenishing license stock.  And when did he expect the update to hit?  September 22nd.  The last day of summer.  Two days from now.

Again, a rumor from tech support, so take it for what it’s worth.

On a related note, I can tell you that I’ve reached out to both Verizon and Motorola PR and received essentially the same answer.  They are working on the update and expect it to be ready “soon.”

Rather than crossing fingers, let’s cross shoe strings or something?

Cheers sonic!

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  • what i like most is With Android 2.2, we can rotate our screen 270 degrees—either to the left or to the right when moving from portrait to landscape mode—to work with apps in more directions

  • I really didn’t care about getting Froyo on my DX given how great 2.1 worked out for me.

  • It's really a bigger deal if you're developing for 2.2 and can't afford a Google phone.

  • It’s really a bigger deal if you’re developing for 2.2 and can’t afford a Google phone.

  • Now mine is being covered over by a black cloud ora type thing. The eye is almost completely covered. This is no rumor. This is the REAL DEAL.

  • Well So as long as 2.2 comes out soon on the Fascinate, and I can find a buyer for my Droid X, I'll be happy.Thanks

  • Well the o both Verizon and Motorola PR and received essentially the same answer. They are working on the update and expect it to be ready soon..Thanks posting an article having a useful information. Thanks a lot!

  • Yoboy318

    Do you have to pay to update the Droid X software?

  • Ern24282428

    Its arrived!

  • Phil

    Just downloaded and installed version 2.3.15 on my Droid X. 11pm MST… Finally!

  • Moriarity5

    The transformation has begun. If you notice your droid eye wallpaper it was all gray with the red eye. Now mine is being covered over by a black cloud ora type thing. The eye is almost completely covered. This is no rumor. This is the REAL DEAL.

  • Syour

    There is a better chance of Michael Jackson releasing a new album from the afterworld than 2.2 pushing to my Droid X by the end of summer.

  • jgodden

    Stop toying with my emotions!

  • Smilindog

    The average age of the people on this site must be about 14. Get a life people! It's a phone! Obviously Motorola wants to get this update right before they launch it so they don't end up with something like an IPhone reception scandal on their hands. Keep your pants on!

  • Hogasswildmc

    I'm tired of caring about this. I have the leaked version which is still somewhat buggy, but slightly better than 2.1 was. I really love the form factor, but hating Motorola. The original Droid is what got me sucked in. Next time I'll know better and go with another brand.

  • Akin67

    I just clicked on System Update and its tarted downloading software. I got really excited thinking this was 2.2. After the update which took 5 minutes I got a message stating that it was Firmware 1.13604.en US Version. So pissed. What gives? Upon searching the boards for this, I discovered many folks got this update in July. Again what gives as I have tried updating software many times before. Why didn't this download earlier if it has been out since July?

  • Romma1

    I am having de ja vue all over again. I decided to read this to see how it compared to 2.2 for the Dinc posts. Anger, in-fighting and conspiracy theories abound.

    Hang in there folks, 2.2 is coming soon for you all… Having it on my Dinc, it really was not a super big deal once I got it. But I understand, every day you wake up it's like Christmas Eve all over again and you have to wait one more day for gifts…

    • WhereIsTony

      I think it is a bigger deal because the X has more bugs that people are hoping to be fixed than the incredible

    • blahblahblah

      It's also a bigger deal if you're developing for 2.2 and can't afford a Google dev phone. Developing on the device is so much faster and more convenient than against the AVD.

  • Ceeteeoh

    Some strange things going on at the motorola forum. First the post below is made by the forum administrator then it is retracted. Now they are deleting any questions in the forum about it.

    UPDATE ON FROYO 2.2 ON DROID X

    Matt. Sep 20, 2010 6:15 PM – Show original item

    As many of you have probably guessed there has been a delay with the release of the update to 2.2 As of now we are looking at a possible release of end of October. I realize this will anger some, but I assure you that we are working on getting all the problems out of the release. Please continue to have patience and I will update you with more information in the weeks to come.

    Thank You

    Matt

    • jak341

      This posting was fraudulent. If you look close enough, the forum avatar was photoshoped, the poster had 1 post to his credit, and had just joined the forum yesterday. Also, the real Matt has a Motorola logo in his profile. The fraudulent poster did not.

  • Ceeteeoh

    Some strange things going on at the motorola forum. First the post below is made by the forum administrator then it is retracted. Now they are deleting any questions in the forum about it.

    UPDATE ON FROYO 2.2 ON DROID X

    Matt. Sep 20, 2010 6:15 PM – Show original item

    As many of you have probably guessed there has been a delay with the release of the update to 2.2 As of now we are looking at a possible release of end of October. I realize this will anger some, but I assure you that we are working on getting all the problems out of the release. Please continue to have patience and I will update you with more information in the weeks to come.

    Thank You

    Matt

  • antintyty

    no update available on the east coast in GA….8:45 am

  • J Folk53

    Well lets hope this is true, I have had 3 android phones in the past 3months after dumping my blackberry which I was a user for over 5yrs. I started with the original droid, between issues and the rumors of it not being on the update list (boy was I wrong) I returned it within my 30day return period. So I turned to the HTC incredible, after not being satisfied with issues and rumors with it I returned it within the 30day return period ( wrong again). So I turned to the MIGHTY DX with all it's hipe. I haven't had any major issues with it as I type this, yes it has dropped a few calls, I have had a few random reboots and it's not any better to view in the direct sunlight (as they were saying it was better then the incredible). So now I am beyond my 30 days return policy and no update to address some of these issuses.

    If I don't see a notice appear on my phone within the next few days, Mighty Red will be hearing from me!! I am a rollover customer from Alltel which I had an account for over 10yrs, I pay for 5 phones on my plan faithfully. So Verizon fool me once, fool me twice but don't fool me again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ghettogeek414

    There is a better chance of a new Tupac album being released before 2.2 for DX…

  • 4g63mark

    I may be selling my Droid X and getting the Samsung Fascinate, just because of Motorola. They have their own agenda and do not support the people who support them. Between their threats to Sue, and them sending out out sease and desist letters to the Android community, they've proven to be control freaks on an open source platform….. So as long as 2.2 comes out soon on the Fascinate, and I can find a buyer for my Droid X, I'll be happy.

  • Oh wow. Yet another rumor churned out by the rumor mill. *YAWN*

    It's bad enough that over at the official Motorola website the forums mod, Matt, in the actual Motorola Droid X forums has been dropping cryptic hints and useless innuendo for weeks on end regarding the Froyo 2.2 update for the Droid X, but hasn't updated his stickied locked official thread in over 5 weeks. Now we get reports of rumors from Joe Shmoe who talked to Joeleen Shmoette at Motorola who said blah blah blah September 22nd -the last day of summer- *tee hee* blah blah blah.

    Motorola disgusts me. The rumor mill is their machine and we are their toys. I wouldn't piss on Motorola after this treatment of their customers if they were on fire.

  • AMCYA

    I actually heard that from Motorola Support too! They said it was in the next couple weeks. I Had the apparently common issue with the droid x where it wont ring when you get a phone call. When I called customer service the verizon people couldnt figure out the issue with my phone. Sent me to Motorola support and they said that 2.2 had the update to fix that problem. I doubt a couple weeks means 2 days from my call but you never know.

  • Is this going to be worth going back to stock from the leaked 2.2? I don't really have any idea how to do that…you guys should post a step-by-step process!

  • quiklives

    So…my X is rooted (mostly for the wifi tethering) but nothing more. Will I need to do anything to it in order to update? Should I unroot it, or will it matter?

  • Socalrailroader

    Technically, the last day of summer is the 21st, the 22nd is the first day of Fall, it occurs at 11:09 PM-

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_is_the_first_day_of_Fall_2010

    So, Motorola better release it by 11:09 PM on Wed or they will have made an EPIC FAIL 😀

  • Wisegopher

    You guys are a bunch of crybabies. Is 2.2 really going to affect your life that much?? and if it is you really need to get a life.

    • Get off this site.

    • I agree with you. These people let it run their lives. They are to dependent on 2.2

      Some of us are already running the official 2.2 update and we are lucky and It doesnt run my life

      • F150Fan

        If you are actually running the official 2.2 then post a screenshot. That would be a great thing to prove it to all of us because then we would all know that the large release is coming very soon. How about it? We have asked you to post it how many times now? Once it is proven, then we can all rejoice for the upcoming release.

      • Aubreyvt

        Its not running my life…. but my Droid X5 with Android 5.1 just taught my car how to fly. Liar….. grow some and post a screen shot.

    • lakerzz

      We got a droid-life…sorry, had to. 😛

    • Like you have? Really?

    • joesred

      let's see…… I want to hear my phone ring…and I DO have a child with a medical condition that I do need to hear my phone ring if they need me…I was hoping the update came before school started….but it did not….so I check my phone WAY to much….and oh I work with kids with special needs so a bluetooth is out and carrying my phone in my pocket is out. I need to hear my damn phone!!!!!

  • I really didn't care about getting Froyo on my DX given how great 2.1 worked out for me..especially coming from iOS.. and then, one day, I had to update (one-by-one) 64 apps..

    Goddammit, what is taking Verizon so long?!

  • will you do a post on how to revert our X's back to stock from the leaked 2.2 and if it's even worth it do to so?

    • Just use the sbf file and rsd lite. that will take you back to stock 2.1 on droid x

  • u guys are still on this?? just go to verizon they will push the 2.2 update to u thats what i did i dont understand y no one has tried that?

    • BS

      • go ask ur damn vzw store! if they pushed to me they can push to u dont let them give u no bs about the update cuz they do have it

        • F150Fan

          Post a screenshot, then we will believe you. Easy as that.

    • Aubreyvt

      So, ur telling us that u think no one here has tried to go to their local VW store and ask them about updating to 2.2. Hmmmmmm………..Have u read any other post but this. Not to mention this is the Droid Does web site. I wish it was that easy…… beleave me i do. If you got it you have a GREAT VW store with people that know exactly whats going on. Not very many of them around…. trust me on that.

      • i havent heard of no one doing it. i walked in vzw like a day ago and received the update from them pushing it to me go to your store and ask if u havent already they have the update i promise u there just cleaning it up to send to the millions of droid x owners idk where ur at in the world but im in ca and i got it at my local vzw the update isnt that great neway just alittle speedier and bug fixes ur not missing out on much

    • One_ina_milli

      Yea I believe you, vzw did receive the update like 2 days ago,i guess they were ina good mood and decided to push it to you.

  • Kingofhill21

    Be nice if its true. Been waiting for it lol

  • I just put 2.1 back in so I can get the offical 2.2 and MAN I'm really missing 2.2, they better hurry up with this update cause I dunno how much more I can last with 2.1.

  • Because of the delay, Motorola/Verizon will announce that all curretn Droid X 2.1 users will get unlimited LTE access for life.

    • I don't believe that the DX has the radio set necessary to take advantage of LTE, so Verizon could offer that pretty easily, knowing none of the users would be able to take advantage of it.

  • Mitch

    Hah the 22nd is my birthday.

  • timarnette

    I REALLY hope this is TRUE!!!!!

  • Madman

    They just sent me a Touchdown license this morning!

  • Jamiet76

    I've been checkign for system updates daily. Just tried and got an error that check for system updates is not currently available, could be good news

    • reuben

      mines been like that since i got it back in july i check every couple days lets hope it works on the 22nd!!!

  • Mike145

    I also have some ocean front property in Vegas for sale

    • goldman60

      Global Warming! I KNEW IT!

  • Xuser

    Has anyone noticed if they poll the update server via the settings menu they get “check for update was not available at this time. Try again later.” I think it usually says “no update available at this time” or something along those lines.

    • PuzzleShot

      I've been getting that for a while now

    • Jd

      try having 3g access at the time.

    • M2thedeep

      I still get the normal message saying my device is up to date.

    • It just means the 3g connection isn't strong enough.. it happened to me a bunch if times… even months ago it happened.

  • Joanna Jadore

    OMG FINALLY!! I guess we'll see if I get it on the 22nd. Maybe ill like verizon again. MAYBE lol

  • dredaav

    Ok now who do you beat up if it doesn't drop in two days???

    • or sue for COMPLETE FALSE advertisement.. im no lawyer… but if they enticed me with false promises and put a window on the return and can not fulfill their agreement…. gotta be some consequences besides… sorry soon…

  • Is it possible to hold Motorola responsible for failing to hold the promise of bringing out 2.2 in late summer?

    • Nathan Einsig

      It is late summer until September 22 for the US and Canada, for Europe it is until Sept 23.

  • Amamendola

    Why dont you guys just go find the leaked file and load it yourself. Its not that hard. I had 2.2 for over a month now and no problems. Plus once you have it your going to be like oh why did i care so much in the first place. Its a fraction faster, no ui changes and flash is a little buggy anyway. Stop the complaining

    • JagoX

      Yea b/c that TOTALLY means that the leaked versions are identical to the official OTA versions right? /rolls eyes

      If there are multiple leaked versions then that means they may not be optimized and for all we know the final OTA version may (or may not) have even better performance benchmark numbers.

  • Dannyjedi

    So if it is true. What does this mean for us with the fist leak 2.2?

  • Carlos

    Of course at best this implies the rollout will begin on wednesday and continue for weeks, meaning that those of us who tend to fall at the end of the update line still have a long wait.

    • no…. motoBLUR the thing everyone hates.. actually has a good use… the ability to pull the update…. the second its announced you can update your phone…

  • Kiter86

    we will see

  • Mike D.

    All I know is I'm not getting another Moto phone in the future. Two years from now, iPhone 6 running on 5G CDMA/GSM band or any other phone (with up to date software) will be waiting for me!

    • Mickbd

      But that's 2 years from now…how does that impact your current phone choice?

  • JTE

    Still late… but better late than never

  • Like a few people have said earlier, I'll believe it when I see that my DX has an update ready to install. I am anxious to get flash and GIT and what other goodies we should have had a long time ago. Performance hopefully will increase a good amount over 2.1. My moms Droid 1 doesn't really seem all that better with 2.2 but then again its the oldest of the Droid family so maybe I shouldn't expect much with a slower processor. Anyways, COME ON END OF SUMMER, I WANT ME SOME FROYO!!!! 😉

  • Let this be bloody true! I honestly didn't get a Droid X solely based on 2.2, but it would definitely be nice to have 2.2 on my Droid X. Would be awesome.

  • Waitingfor2.2

    I'm waiting….. September 22nd is actually the first day of Fall.

    on a side note, I like the SAMSUNG image text on the DroidX picture. 🙂

    • RanballX

      Actually, Fall begins at 11:09pm on the 22nd so technically they would have time to start the launch that day.

    • Jenayyee

      whats the samsung image text?

      • Waitingfor2.2

        If you are on a PC hold your mouse over the image of the DroidX. the word Samsung shows up. It’s a web prgramming thing.

  • Nsbjjinfo

    So, I've got this bridge for sale….

  • Nope, end of October. Just posted on the official forums: https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/37243?start=45&tstart=0

    • MOHNUT

      FAIL!!

  • RanballX

    It could happen…

  • bravoleader2

    fake

    • it isnt fake

      • bravoleader2

        I'm calling it fake. I'll see you on Wednesday to say I told you so.

        • Well BLAH BLAH BLAH. Im gonna laugh in your face when Im right!!

          • Aubreyvt

            Where's the beef!!!! Just because something may happen in the future doesnt mean u lie in the past.

          • I didnt lie. I do have official 2.2

          • drocap and i wont use words like 34 year old liar……… PATHETIC bro… my college life would blow your mind

      • Aubreyvt

        This from a person who stated they got 2.2 OTA 2 days ago but cant prove it. Wow!!!!! dont think u have a leg to stand on.

        • bravoleader2

          The funny part is I'm already laughing because I have 2.2 on my Incredible. Laugh all you want Daniel, I've had 2.2 for awhile. And I'll tell you that it's not like you're getting a brand new phone. Sure, some cool new stuff, but it's not worth all this time and pain you're putting yourself through. I hope you get it Wednesday, that way the site can talk about cool new apps or other new phones rather than the DX waiting game.

        • I did get 2.2 and i love it. And nobody has asked me to prove it. So sucks to be you

          • Aubreyvt

            This is a copy of your post 1 day ago…………………… Again U are a liar….. Sucks to be u.

            Daniel Archibald

            • Just recieved an OTA update today for official 2.2 on my Droid X. It showed up at 10:00 am

            They were right, droid x running Froyo is super fast
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            F150Fan 1 day ago in reply to Daniel Archibald

            • Until I see a screenshot, or see something on DL or any of the other reputable blog sites then I call BS. I really hope that I get proven wrong though. Please, prove me wrong!
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            Aubreyvt 1 day ago in reply to Daniel Archibald

            • Forgive me if i call BS. 1 person reports they have 2.2 out of tens of thousands. Sorry, BS!!!!!
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            Daniel Archibald 1 day ago in reply to Aubreyvt

            • Not BS! Its very real and I have it on my droid x.
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            Josh 1 day ago in reply to Daniel Archibald

            • Can you post a screen shot? I believe you…just need to see it with mine own eyes.
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          • wow you know how to use copy and paste. Big Whoop! Official 2.2 rocks my droid x

          • Aubreyvt

            And i have the just released Gingerbread. Wow look how fast it is. And it can drive my car for me too.

          • Aubreyvt

            Oh….. I would love for you to prove me wrong….. I can even teach you how to copy and paste if you need me too…….

          • Aubreyvt

            Thats what i thought!!!!! Wish i was wrong. Oh well.

  • Athomson16

    I want a license! Isn't waiting soil much fun.

  • mphunter995

    I'll believe it when I see it

    • GNO

      Funny, those were my exact words as I was waiting for the comments section to load. Technically speaking, tomorrow (21st) is the last day of summer. We’ll see….

      • haha me 2

      • Guest

        it’s the 23rd this year actually.

  • Mrpicolas

    2222 play it on the pick 4 lotto maybe you'll be a double winner lol… here's hoping 🙂

  • FIFTH!! lol

  • niemeyer18

    Yay!

  • future sailor

    September 22 for 2.2. I see what you're doing there.

  • PsychoticPenguin

    Has hell frozen over?

  • g35

    cool

  • Your Name

    I really could care less, the phone is fine just the way it is , who gives a crap about froyo , it slowed down my original droid a lot and there is nothing earth shattering in 2.2 that I got to have , all HYPE and nothing more