We can’t say we would be baffled that the Motorola Droid 2 would be shipping with the latest version of Android off the bat (the original Droid was launched with Eclair), but it’s always nice to entertain rumors just for entertainment’s sake.
Android & Me has received a tip from one of their trusted sources that Verizon is getting set to launch the Droid 2 August 23rd and that it would be shipping with vanilla Android 2.2. That 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 (with the Droid possibly even seeing it sooner rather than later).
We only have their word to go on, however, so treat this rumor lightly.
looks nice, might buy it.
come to EU baby ;)
Can someone point to a run-down side-by-side comparison of the Droid X and Droid 2?
yes! vanilla froyo. best news ive heard all day. stock android FTW! come to meeeeee my android friend
I was hoping for early August. The longer they push this back, the more I’ll be disappointed if they don’t bump up some of the specs from the prototypes that were flying around at the same time as the demo units for the Droid X.
For the record, the original Droid did not ship with Eclair (2.1), but rather with Donut (2.0). It was the first device in the world to run Android 2.0. Trust me. I refreshed my google search tab for “Android 2.1 on the Motorola Droid” for like 3 weeks wishing it had Eclair.
@Mr Baldwin It was my understanding that Donut was 1.6, and Eclair is regarded as 2.0, 2.0.1, and 2.1 given how incremental the upgrades were (and the fact that 2.0 and 2.0.1 were deprecated faster than you can say Froyo).
Late August is only 4 months from the holiday season. When this phone is released it seems to me that many people might be willing to wait and see what comes out around Christmas…
Does anyone know if the Droid 2 is coming to Europe(Germany) ? I had the Droid/ Milestone and I really liked it. So I would love to buy the Droid 2 and I hope it’s coming to Germany in August.
Actually, if this is going to be late August, I kind of doubt it will be Vanilla Froyo. It shouldn’t take that long to release it, unless they’re modifying the custom Droid X UI for Froyo. They could be changing something else from the prototypes too I suppose.
But if this is coming out so late just so they can code Froyo into a custom UI, I’m going to be very upset.
DROID X RULZ
MOTOROLA IS GOANNA BEAT IPHONE AAND PROBABLY ALL OTHER HANDSET MAKERS WITH THE DROID X AND Droid 2
its all about motorola droids!!!
need a gsm version man!!
You lost me at ‘slide out keyboard’
Loving my Incredible and looking forward to FroYo.
Well Moto also put out the Droid X. Because, you know, not everyone wants the same thing. That’s why we’re on Android and not iOS.
Is there a gsm version of droid x for europe and asia?
I just love my droid running a leaked version of froyo now. I could no longer wait for the official update so I flashed Clean Black rom. A major drawback of the iPhone is on UI customization. Imagine 1.7 million 4Gs having the same UIs.
Everything seems to be working perfectly on my froyo. Wifi and Market issues have been fixed in v 1.3 of Clean Black.
I hope they make a milestone version of droid x. Droid rulez!
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