Droid News: Droid X Update to Android 2.2 Froyo Upgrade 2Morrow

DroidXupdate.JPGMotorola reps previously hinted that the Android 2.2 update to Froyo for the Droid X would be available in September and they were right.  Verizon will launch the update tomorrow for Droid X users. Verizon calls Motorola's new Android 2.2 software upgrade for the Droid X, Motorola (Version.2.3.15.MB810.Verizon.en.US/BP _ C _ 01.09.07P.)

The Android Froyo update includes 22 improvements, including support of Adobe Flash 10.1, MS Exchange fixes, camera improvements, a better browser, a re-designed calendar, Bluetooth voice dialing and the ability to listen to music and view visual voicemail at the same time. There are better mobile Wi-Fi hotspots and easier transitions between Wi-Fi and 3G without losing the connection.  A major improvement is the ability to store apps on the microSD card, allowing for more space for apps.

Update 09/22/10 - - We've updated our Droid X with only one glitch and published how we did it.

List of Android 2.2 Droid X Enhancements:

  • Improved web browsing with pre-installed Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for Android.
  • Easily switch between the eight most recent applications.
  • Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of JavaScript heavy pages.
  • Rotating your screen 270 degrees to work in apps--either to the left or to the right when moving from portrait to landscape mode.
  • Automatically updated Android Market apps always exist with the latest versions of your downloaded applications.
  • Option to store applications in your device's memory or on a storage card for better capacity.
  • Option to use preloaded VZ Navigator application.
  • Get visual and audible directions to a destination, locate businesses and other places in an area, get a map of a location, bookmark favorites and recent searches, and share locations with others. Overall improvements for Google Maps performance.
  • Improved connectivity to Exchange server and Exchange ActiveSync email notifications.
  • Easily edit MMS messages after attaching video files.
  • Manage message history from Contact application.
  • Transition from Wi-Fi and 3G without losing data connection.
  • Improved 3G Mobile Hotspot application.
  • Visual Voice Mail updates include simplified setup, improved notifications, and updated display features.
  • Easily listen to voice mail via Bluetooth when using the Visual Voice Mail application.
  • Manage contacts with updated Backup Assistant.

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