Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tbert, Jul 22, 2010.
The credibility is questionable but thought I'd feed the rumor mill.
Droid X Froyo Update! | Droid X
I hope it is true! Not getting my hopes up though.
so now my newbieness comes out... i've seen Froyo around the board... but what is it? I haven't really seen an explanation...
Google loves the Droid X more then Inc. So do I.
Don't know why it wouldn't be. The DX was advertised as getting it shortly after the launch and HTC has said Dec for the dinc. So it makes perfect sense to me.
it is the newest OS to be released... some people are already running this on their rooted phones.
in case you are wondering what is next after that is 3.0 Gingerbread supposedly coming out at the end of the year. (this one will be for higher end phones with larger screens)
btw to me this just looks like someone starting a rumor. I really didn't see anything that could be used as proof but that may just be me not getting my hopes up.
So Froyo is the name of Android 2.2. The current OS in the X is 2.1. Froyo brings a huge host of changes. The biggest, in my opinion, is improved performance. Phones with Froyo are supposed to run 2-5x faster because of an improved compiler and other things I don't understand. Froyo also brings Flash support. In layman's term, 2.1->2.2 is like Vista->Win7.
ty... thanks very much
This doesn't surprise me one bit. This is the reason I didn't want another HTC phone after the Eris. HTC took forever getting the 2.1 update to the Eris because they had such a difficult time getting Sense to play nice. Droid-X FTW!!!
More likely reason is the DroidX has so many issues, it's needs help badly.
Until more reputable sites say the same thing, it's hard to believe.
So many issues? Such as? I'm not calling you out or anything, I'm just curious because mine has been excellent so far.
Except you don't have to pay the upgrade fees to Microsoft.
I think faster. easier OS updates is why Moto went with Blur widgets but not an entire Blur interface. There's very little that needs to be done in order to get the latest OS version onto their phones. Whereas with SenseUI, there's a ton of work to make it compatible with the latest OS which takes a long time and at times, they'll make sacrifices that they don't tell you about until it's too late for you... (completely true example, on the DInc, they couldn't get the 2.1 Eclair bluetooth stack to work with Sense so they downgraded that aspect to the 1.6 OS version BT stack...this means MUCH less BT support because one of the biggest changes in 2.0+ was a hugely improved BT stack. In the real world what does this mean? My external BT keyboard won't work at all on the DInc after literally months of working and trying every method you could imagine...on the DX, had it working in less than 5 min.)
It could also be a marketing thing... the incredibles are still way backordered.. they might actually have LOT of DXs either in stock, or ariving sooner, and they of course want people to buy those, instead of waiting for the inc.
Doesn't Froyo also have an option to install apps to the SD card if the app permits it?
^ I believe I read this somewhere also
Awesome. I can't find the link anywhere but I thought I saw Froyo on the DX by the end of August this year. I know its rumors, but its a start...
with 8gigs of internal memory, I doubt we will ever need to use this feature.
Well, we did see the Ceo of google and Adobe at the announcement of the droid x, we did not see them at the HTC incredible announcement, so that speaks volumes about their relationship, seeing as Motorola did produce, one of the most succesful android phones, Droid 1.
I disagree, lol. otherwise it wouldn't have such an ugly screen, haha
You mean the screen where it shows the correct colors? or the other one where it says "I make my colors look unnatural to make everyone go WOW!"?
No doubt it will be out for us before the DInc. As said earlier in this post, HTC takes a very long time to update the OS on their phones because of Sense. I will never forget the huge waiting game they played on us with the Eris before releasing 2.1...changing the release date, etc etc...leaking to us test builds of the OS, and then after we installed them, said there was no way for us to get the OTA update. Awesome job, HTC. (yes, i know that the final leak is the same as the OTA update for the Eris, but it also has a different bootloader, which meant no root for us...)
If the current version of Blur is like the Motorola guy said and just widgets and apps, it should get it first before any current HTC phone running Sense UI.
I wouldnt be surprised to see the Droid and the X get it at the same time. HTC did have a head start tho...it will be interesting to see who gets it first.