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Droid Gets Froyo Next Week

It’s Froyo everywhere. After Sprint announced that HTC EVO 4G would start receiving the Froyo upgrade next week, Verizon went ahead and made known that it will follow suit. The Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade will be sent to the original Motorola Droid in the week beginning August 2.

There is no official announcement about when Verizon Motorola Droid X gets the Froyo upgrade but some users have reported receiving OTA froyo updates already. Now with the Droid receiving Froyo announcement, a race has begun between the EVO and Droid to be the first Android phone to receive the Froyo upgrade, after Google’s Nexus One, which received the upgrade in late June.

As said above, it’s still unclear when the Verizon’s Droid X and Droid Incredible phones will be blessed with Froyo upgrade. At the launch event of Droid X, it was said that the device will receive the upgrade “late summer.” But according to the rumors, the two devices will get the Froyo simultaneously with the original Droid. However, there has been no such announcement to confirm the rumors.

Moreover, according to the norms, the software is sent to a subset of users each day. Hence, not all Droid users will receive the upgrade simultaneously. Some might have to wait for four or five days more than the official release date of the software.

If you are thinking how Android 2.2 or Froyo would help boost your phone experience and makes your device user-friendly, here’s why. Android 2.2 will enable you to use Adobe Flash while web browsing. In return, Flash will allow you to play numerous free games online, play video directly in the browser and access full websites.

Froyo will add more capabilities to your Motorola device and the Droid Incredible. Once you get the updates, your browser will perform exceptionally well, particularly those sites with heavy javascript, experts claim.


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