The Motorola Droid's update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) hasn't been a rough ride, necessarily, but it also hasn't been the smoothest one, either. With so many different leaks, leading to different rumors running rampant out there, it could have been tough for anyone to keep up with it all. If you'll recall, that FRG22 article we wrote up last week, detailing how Verizon was making that version number the final Froyo update for the original Droid? Yeah, that one. Well, apparently that's still kicking around internally at Verizon, because it seems that Business customers are going to actually be getting two updates -- the last one, being FRG22.
We all know that the Motorola Droid 2 is launching on August 12th. Pre-orders start tomorrow, folks. And, we all know that Android 2.2 is coming pre-installed on the device, as it's one of the main selling points of the upgraded Droid model. And with Froyo, also comes Flash Player. While there's been a huge furor over whether or not it even works on the device, as many original Droid owners are having a heck of a time with their own upgrade to Froyo and utilizing the software, it looks like Adobe themselves wanted to calm folks down. So, here's a video.
The leaks are coming out fast and furious. It's almost ridiculous. Luckily, this time it has nothing to do with the Droid 2, and it has nothing to do with August 12th. Well, it's August related, but at least it's almost a week later. Anyway, remember that story we told you about, how the FRG01B update for the original Droid, which brought the device to Froyo-land, wasn't playing well with Adobe's Flash Player 10.1? Apparently that's a real issue, and Verizon's already on top of it.
So, video calling is a big thing now a days. With Apple's own variation out and about, and the EVO 4G doing quite well for itself with its own front-facing camera, and considering there's still more devices coming down the pipeline with the hardware, we can figure that a lot of companies out there are going to want to get into the action. Adobe is no different. And, after titling their new software platform FlashTime, we imagine that they're obviously
just going for the jugular here. We welcome the fight.
Adobe's Flash 10.1 might not be something new to talk about in of itself, simply because there's been plenty of leaks for the Nexus One and even the Droid, but seeing it demoed on the Droid X is still something to get excited about. That's a 4.3-inch screen of beauty. And seeing what the future holds for this device is good. Really, really good.
Now that the Droid X is official, and the press conference itself is over, we can finally get some hands-on time with the brand new device announced not just by Motorola, but by Google, Adobe, and Verizon Wireless as a collective mass. It's a beast of a device: featuring a 4.3-inch 16:9 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz OMAP processor under the hood, with Android 2.1 at launch, and an expected update to Android 2.2 "later this Summer."
There's been all sorts of speculation out there. Even leaked image after leaked image. And then some video. But, in the midst of all of that, we never could figure out just what exactly the Droid X was going to feature. A 1GHz processor, yes. A 4.3-inch screen. Yes. And Android. But, so many variables were kept open, that we were all counting down the days until we got some official word about what was coming. And today's the final day, where Motorola, Google, Adobe, and Verizon have come on stage in New York, talking about the next big thing in the Droid lineage: the Droid X.
Everyone, it's finally that time. We've made it! While there were many of us out there counting down the days until the Motorola/Verizon/Adobe/Google event that would bring us one step closer to the next generation of DROID, with at least the full announcement and unveiling of the Droid X (and hopefully the Droid 2). And, finally, we've made it.
Apple has been receiving alot of news lately but don't worry we're still uncovering more news on Android devices. Grant Skinner has made a multiplayer game called Androideroids, based off the Asteroids game. This game supports up to eight players and is from a first person shooter perspective.
Ready to start the speculation train? We just told you a bit ago that the @DroidLanding Twitter account is, indeed, real, and that it's spouting off rumors from this point on to let people get in on the Droid X action before anyone else. Coincidentally enough, one of the first tweets that account actually posted said that the Droid X has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. Interesting, yes?