One of our readers from Israel just sent in the screenshots above which show his Motorola Milestone running Android 2.1, but with a market that allows apps to be auto-updated just like 2.2. He received some sort of an update to his market within the last couple of days which happened essentially at the same time that the Android team announced support of paid apps to a new batch of countries (including Israel of course). Does this mean that all Milestones in new paid app countries will have this wonderful Froyo option? Let’s hope so. I can’t even imagine life without it.
There is a known text messaging issue with the Droid X running official Android 2.2 that Motorola is apparently aware of and already working on. According to their forums manager, their dev team has realized that an actual software upgrade is the only way to fix the problem.
Most right now are reporting that the issue has to do with text messages appearing out of order, but from my early experience with the leaked 2.2 and after talking with one of our readers, the problem is actually in the date and time settings of the phone. Messages aren’t appearing out of order, but are showing with a 4 hour time difference to when you actually received the message.
What’s funny about this issue, is I ran into so long ago and was unable to find a fix. At the time, I had a pretty good idea that the OS was to blame, but figured it was a big enough problem that it would have been ironed out in the official version. Apparently I was wrong and should have made a bigger deal out of it.
It should be noted that the problem is found in the native text app, Chomp and Handcent so there is really no work around at this time.
Anyone experiencing this issue?
What are your thoughts on the official 2.2 update for the Droid X? Was it worth the wait? Are you already looking forward to the next Android release? Let us know in the comments!
Since so many of you are curious about having a rooted device, then you’ll be pleased to know that the Droid 2 rooting method works flawlessly on the official update for the Droid X. In even better news, the crew at XDA Forums have created a semi-1-click method so that you no longer have to use a series of adb commands. You will still have to install the Android SDK, but that’s nothing right?
ALL CREDIT TO DARKONION AT XDA FORUMS FOR THIS!
(Take them out of the folder they came zipped in and place in tools.)
3. Install Motorola Drivers: (32-bit or 64-bit)
4. Enable USB Debugging on your phone and plug it into your PC. (Settings>Applications>Development)
5. Double-click and run doroot.bat
6. Let it run.
7. It will let you know if it has finished completely.
8. Reboot your phone and you are rooted!
If these instructions don’t seem all that clear, follow the step-by-step guide which includes adb commands. Our instructional post can be found here.
Enjoy your newly rooted official 2.2 Droid X!
With the official Android 2.2 update for the Droid X coming out last night at midnight instead of noon today like we all were told it would, we had a chance to whip together a quick walkthrough! This isn’t your typical Froyo overview since those have been done dozens of times by now, but I did cover some of the highlights which you’ll enjoy with this newly updated OS.
Everyone able to get the update? Visit Settings>About>System Updates from your phone now!
Unless it has been pulled this morning, the official Droid X Android 2.2 update is live right now! We will not be searching for a manual update method since the update can be manually pulled to your device at any time. To pull it to your device go to:
Go! Go! Go!
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Apparently once you have updated to the official OTA 2.2, you will no longer be able to use the 2.1 SBF that’s in the wild (Not the leak, the actual OTA update). There is a good chance it will brick your phone. So that means if you update to official 2.2, you are stuck there. It’s OK though, because we can root it. Just be warned! (via birdman)
Full gallery after the break!
Just as we said yesterday, the Droid X 2.2 update will be released tomorrow to the masses. The update will become available at 12:00PM EST giving any user with a DX the opportunity to “pull” the update manually. Yep, just as we talked about at the beginning of the month, Blur does have one major benefit and that’s the ability to pull updates rather than forcing users to wait for them to be “pushed” to their devices.
To have your phone check for the update visit the following screen:
At noon tomorrow, or 9:00AM here on the west coast, the update should be waiting for you. Oh, you can stop checking for updates now. Might as well wait until tomorrow. :-)
One more shot after the break.
The leaked Gmail app which we posted a few weeks back has now become official and is available to anyone running Android 2.2. (Sorry Droid X users, you have to wait until tomorrow.) The update includes a bunch of much needed features including:
- As you scroll through a conversation, your most important message actions will now stick to the top of the screen, one click away, no matter how long the email is.
- Very long thread? Now you can view previous message content more easily, just like in the desktop version of Gmail. Tap “Show quoted text” to reveal the previous message.
- Finally, this updated version of the Gmail app has limited support for Priority Inbox. If you’ve enabled Priority Inbox via the desktop version of Gmail, you’ll see an “Important” label that shows all messages flagged as important. You can even add a shortcut to “Important” to your home screen.
Source: Google Mobile Blog