The Android 2.2 update reaches original Verizon Motorola Droid


It seems that Motorola Droid users had to wait for the Motorola Droid 2 to be released until they’ve got the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update. The Motorola Droid is now the “oldest” smartphone to have received its FroYo update up until now and, although there are a lot more Android 2.2 updates coming in the near feature, the original Motorola Droid will still be a veteran in this crowd.

If you are new to what the Android 2.2 update is all about let me just highlight some of the improvements that come with your cup of FroYo:

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility (that’s for website navigation, video and games like on no other OS)
  • A tweaked UI + two more homescreens
  • Improved camera software

Unfortunately, the original Verizon Droid won’t get Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities (one thing that most other Android 2.2 smartphones come with)

Hopefully, Verizon had time to tweak the update enough so that users won’t be dealing with problems after they’ve performed the update (as was the case with some of the Verizon Droid Eris that reported problems once they have performed the Android 2.1 update back in May)