It's that time again: rumor time. This time the Motorola Droid is the suspect thanks to a post on Motorola's Facebook and an article from SlashGear, both pointing to the Motorola Droid (and possibly other phones as well) getting the update to Android 2.2 "in the near future."
Here is the text from a reply sent to SlashGear on the topic of the update to Android FroYo:
We’re excited to see Google’s news of the next version of the Android operating system and look forward to integrating it on our Android-based devices as it’s made available to the open source community.
While I can’t comment on specifics, we do expect DROID by Motorola users will receive Android 2.2 as a software upgrade in the near future.
In an optimistic view, SlashGear notes that Motorola mentioned integrating the update on "their Android-based devices. Yes, this could be just the standard PR talk, and basically “beating around the bush,” but here we are again hoping beyond hope that it means the MOTOBLUR devices out there aren’t being left out to pasture." Bringing us back into reality, they also remind us that the Droid got Android 2.1 not long ago.
Hey guys, we know you have questions about software upgrades. We will share more info as soon as possible!
Phandroid also points out that an obvous reason for the Droid to receive the FroYo update is because it runs the stock Android OS experience, same as the Nexus One.
If you are of the mind to start guessing when the update is going to get rolled out, then I recommend a date at least a month from now, maybe two. We'll just have to wait and see what happens.
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