The update to Android 2.2 for the Motorola Droid may have not gone as perfectly smooth as everyone would have liked, but at least it's over and done with. Or, at least it should be. We're still hearing a few scattered reports from owners out there that they never received the Over the Air (OTA) update for their device. This may or may not help them get that, as the FRG22D update to their device is meant for Droid's with Android 2.2 already installed (officially), and it brings with it one notable feature: the ability to download Adobe's Flash Player.
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.
Shocking: the Android 2.2 update for the original Droid is all messed up. We'd say that we saw this one coming, but we imagine that would be a pretty big understatement. Though, it shouldn't be all that surprising. Considering the work that had to go into the Droid's Android 2.1 update, and the time they had to get that out, it would have been almost miraculous to see Motorola/Verizon get an update like 2.2 out in as little time as they suggested they could.
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."
Now that Adobe has moved on from trying to bring its services to Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch, they are focusing most of their efforts towards Android. A public demo (once again) of Flash 10.1 is expected to make an appearance at this year’s I/O with the program finally being released in June. We’ll see how this turns out in June.
When SkyFire (the maker of the mobile browser of the same name) picked up Kolbysoft -- who developed the mobile browser called Steel, everyone was wondering what the purchase would bring. A few short months later, and we get to see the fruit of their labor. SkyFire 2.0 has officially launched on Android, and with it, a couple of features that Android-users should welcome with open arms.