It was just last week that the HTC Desire got the Android Froyo update unofficially“. Now it is the U.S only HTC Incredible which has got the Froyo update unofficially. HTC had said that most of their Android phones launched in 2010, will get the Froyo update by the end of 2010.
If you are impatient and cannot wait for such a long time, then users can flash the CyanogenMod 6 on their Incredible. This custom ROM, which supports many devices including HTC Magic, G1 etcetera, brings Froyo to Incredible. However, this custom ROM has stock Froyo which means no HTC Sense UI. A user over at Droid-Life managed to flash this Custom ROM on his Incredible and took some benchmarks of the device. The results were downright impressive!
If you don’t want to lose the Sense UI, then there is a Custom ROM codenamed SkyRider for you. Keep in mind that this ROM is still in beta, but manages to bring Froyo and Sense UI together on the Incredible. This ROM still has a few bugs related to Camera, Wi-Fi etcetera.
Verizon has uploaded a new teaser video on YouTube, where just like Droid Does, they are teasing the consumers with some hidden cryptic message.
The cryptic message seems to be the release date for the Droid X phone from Motorola, the first part below shows a regular July 2010 launch, however, the twist in the image displays the date as 07.02.2010.
Motorola and Verizon are holding a press conference on Wednesday to announce the next version of Droid, so will they also announce the availability of Droid X on Wednesday? Let’s hold our horses for that, we will bring you updates from the conference and let you know what really comes up.
Watch the Droid X teaser video uploaded by Verizon Wireless after the jump.
Motorola and Verizon are having a press conference on June 23, 2010 in New York where they will unleash the next generation of Droid upon users.
Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Google and Adobe will be part of the event, this would mean that the Droid 2 might run on Android 2.2 Froyo and also include Adobe Flash 10.1 for Android.
Motorola Droid 2 QWERTY keyboard was leaked last month. Droid 2 specifications was also confirmed last week by Droid Life. So will we see a Droid 2 coming being unveiled on June 23?
Finally, we have some information about the successor of the Motorola Droid the Droid 2. We gave you a picture of the Droid 2 keyboard a couple of weeks ago, and now here is the picture of the whole device. The device has a 3.7-inch display (No AMOLED), along with 8 GB of internal memory. An 8 GB memory card will also be present inside the retail box.
The TI OMAP3630 processor running at 750 MHz powers the Motorola Droid 2. This is basically the ARM Cortex A8 processor with a PowerVR SGX graphics core. The device in all probability should pack in 512MB of RAM. The camera of the phone has not been upgraded, and is still at 5MP. In all probability, the Droid 2 will be able to record videos at 720p resolution.
Now moving on to the sad part, the device lacks an HDMI port and a front facing video-call camera. A new version of MotoBlur is also onboard. The test unit was reported to be running Android 2.1, instead of Android 2.2. We expect the device to hit the retail store sometime in Q3 of this year.
The Motorola Droid has got its share of Froyo love, thanks to the folks at My Droid World! Until now, only the Google-branded-HTC-made Nexus One had got the official Android 2.2 update. The Android 2.2 update for the Motorola Droid is not an official one though. The folks over at My Droid World have released an unofficial Android 2.2 update for the phone.
This unofficial Android 2.2 update works like a charm on the phone, except that Wi-Fi functionality does not work. This is because the kernel of the phone has been replaced to protect the identity of the original source. The update is in nanandroid format, which means users must already have a Motorola Droid, which is rooted.
The unofficial Android update is already pre-rooted so users don’t need to worry about losing their super-privileges. The official update from Motorola is still a few weeksaway though.
Update : The folks over at My Droid World are on a roll! They have just released a new Froyo update for the Motorola Droid, which supports both Wi-Fi and Overclocking! The CPU speed has been hardcoded into the kernel, so the update is available in different clock speedversions. Here is a link to the thread.
Update 2-: Apparently, the Motorola Milestone cannot be flashed to use custom ROMs. So this “unofficial” Froyo update is only for Motorola Droid owners. Sorry folks!
As the Motorola Droid successor launch date is coming close, more and more information about the handset is popping up. Engadget got hold of the image shown below, which arguably shows the upgraded QWERTY keyboard of the Motorola Droid 2.
The top part of the image shows the keyboard of the original Droid, while the bottom part of the image shows the keyboard of the upcoming Droid successor. From the image, it is clearly visible that the keys on the Droid successor are more protruding, which will provide a better feedback. Engadget also reports that the Droid successor has a 3.7-inch screen.
In other Droid 2 related news, Droid-life.com reports that Motorola Droid 2 (A955) has hit the Verizon inventory system. The MB810 a.k.a Motorola Shadow has also hit the Verizon inventory. As we reported yesterday, Motorola along with Verizon will launch two new droids in the month of July. The Shadow features a 4.3-inch screen, along with an 8MP camera. Not much info is available about the Motorola Droid successor, except for the updated QWERTY keyboard image shown above.