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[RUMOR] Droid 2 Launching August 23rd With FroYo

Douglas Carter

AndroidandMe is reporting that they got it from a trustworthy source that the Motorola Droid 2 will be launching with Verizon on August 23rd. They also make the assumption that the hardware for the device is finalized, and because of that, the delay till August is because they plan on shipping the device with Android 2.2.

AndroidandMe wrote that they "recently got to go hands on with the device and the hardware was finalized so we believe that Verizon planned the release date for late August so it would be the first phone to ship with Android 2.2 out of the box. Current test versions of the Droid 2 are still running Android 2.1, but Motorola is working hard to get Android 2.2 finalized."

Phandroid notes that the Droid 2 shipping with Android 2.2 "would make a world of sense considering both the original Droid and the yet-to-be-released Motorola Droid X are expected to get the update by late summer" as previosuly reported here.

AndroidandMe added that "No price point has been revealed, but look for the Droid 2 to debut around $199 with 2yr contract."

I'll post up when I hear more information on the matter, as this rumor is interesting. Till then, take it with a grain of salt.

Other Sources: Phandroid

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