The shot below, from the Verizon internal systems, shows that the original Droid will be receiving an OTA FroYo update sometime in late July. All things considered, that’s not a bad turnaround time if you ask me (especially when you consider that Samsung is just now upgrading the Behold from 1.5 to 1.6… slow as molasses in December).

The Droid X, on the other hand, won’t receive the update until late August.


Users around the web are complaining because the Droid is receiving the update before the Droid X. Considering the number of Droids sold, and the fact that it is something of a figurehead for Android (because it was the first Android device targeted at the masses), it shouldn’t really be all that surprising.

The Droid X also comes with a new version of Motoblur, and I would assume there’s a learning curve associated with coding for/around that.

[Source: DroidForums.net // Droid X image from Engdaget]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Darkseider

    I don't see the big deal here at all. First off Google recognizes the Moto Droid as a developers phone. Second the Moto Droid has Vanilla Android on it so creating a stable, feature rich ROM is essentially no different than creating one for the Nexus when compiled from source. As to the Droid X the system dump has already been posted and I am willing to bet it will be rooted before release. In which case if you are so hell bent on having Froyo on the Droid X before the end of August you probably can.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Agreed, well said

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I don't think there's any big deal here - but the dates are important. People need to see dates, and here we have them. Though, from history, dates may not mean jack.

  • mrchambo

    What about the Incredible? Anyone have any thoughts or input on this?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nothing official on the Incredible, but it should be close to EVO 4G, which is expected to be one of the first Sense phones to get Froyo. Again, both of the above are speculations mixed with rumors.

      • John C.

        Thank you, Artem...

  • Igor

    Hi, im from Brazil and here Droid is known as Milestone. Any guess for when or if we will get this update?

    Sorry my bad english

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      No word on that yet but can't be too far off. It will depend on your carrier to roll out the official update.

  • JT

    My friend works for motorola and they just received froyo final build OTA for their droids. So at least they've finalized the build. Probably see a leak soon.

    • Kristi

      This website intomobile.com has the link to force update Froyo. Has anyone done this yet. I really want to, but would love to hear from someone that has done it successfully.
      Thanks! :)