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Apr
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Motorola DEFY owners, you are second-class citizens no more, as T-Mobile's latest OTA software update will infuse your devices with a fresh Froyo taste. Unfortunately, the 112MB upgrade won't free you from the shackles of MOTOBLUR, but it will bring some staple 2.2 features - including Adobe Flash compatibility, WiFi hotspot capabilities, and faster performance - as well as some Motorola additions, such as a task manager and LinkedIn integration.

As the topping on the cake, it appears that all DEFY owners are now able to get the update, not just those lucky enough to have been included in the first "stage" of the roll-out. To obtain it, either wait for a notification or go to "About phone" in Settings before choosing "System updates" and tapping "Download."

To be clear, this isn't the pre-release software that was released to select users last week; rather, it's an official over-the-air update containing nothing but final software.

Froyo is no spring chicken at this point, but it's still nice that T-Mobile and Motorola are no longer forcing users to live with Éclair. Now how about some Gingerbread?

Sources: Motorola (1), (2), (3)

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • nikos

    My Defy already running cm7 (2.3).
    Cm7 ported from only one person in 4 days and for free.
    Motorola's employments get well payed and took them months to get 2.2.

  • john

    Is update for European Defy out too or is it just for the T-Mobile device?

  • Umang

    Can anyone plz tell when the Froyo Update will be rolled out in India for Defy...

  • Austinbenji

    ...I don't understand, I got an update to 2.2.1 back in September of last year, and from what I can tell, everyone else got that update too. What's different about this update?

    • BobbyPhoenix

      September? You are talking about the Defy on T-Mobile US right? The phone only came out in November.

  • BobbyPhoenix

    I've been one of the lucky ones to get it when it was a limited release last month or so, and a couple of things I noticed are slight lag and getting hot(both fixed by doing a factory reset), the Amazon Kindle app won't update (says "Not signed correctly" I guess it means the one that comes pre-installed), and when using the Wi-Fi hotspot after you are done sometimes it won't shut off, and only a reboot will fix it. The last thing I have an issue with is calibrating the compass. Once you do, and check the batter stats, it shows "Android OS" always using the most juice. Only a reboot fixes that too. Other than those issues, it has been a really great update.

  • http://Blog.liox.eu Shadowchaser

    Only USA and Latam for now:(

  • Ruby27

    I do not recommend the motorola defy, it is a defective product. I sent it back to the repair center about 2 months ago and i am still waiting for my device.