Droid X update to Froyo is now ready
- — 22 September, 2010 07:09
Verizon Wireless will push Android 2.2, or Froyo over the air to Motorola Droid X smartphones on Wednesday, though customers can now start updating to the new OS now on their own, the carrier said Tuesday.
Droid X users can start their own update by going to Menu>Settings>About Phone>System Updates, where Verizon has posted step-by-step instructions.
A full list of the updates in the new Android version is available on Verizon's Web site.
Verizon recently came under fire for confirming it would not offer Froyo on the HTC Droid Eris smartphone, even though it had provided the update to the HTC Droid Incredible in late August.
HTC's Evo 4G on Sprint Nextel's network got the Froyo update in early August.
The Droid X, which began shipping on 15 July for $200 and a two-year contract, has shipped so far with the Android 2.1 OS. Verizon had promised the Android 2.2 update in the latter part of the summer.
Verizon just made that deadline, since Tuesday is the last full day of summer in the U.S. (Autumn starts at 3:09 AM GMT on 23 September, which is 10:09 PM EDT 22 September).