09-21-2010 06:38 PM
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  1. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    And he said not for another 2 months

    Of course he could've been wrong... (I pray he was wrong) but even when I mentioned how Verizon gave a late summer release, he still shook his head and frowned saying nope. You'll see a few more maintenance OTA's but no 2.2 for at least 2 months.

    Like I said, this was just an instore rep who could just be feeding me whatever he felt like saying, but I'd be damned if he turned out to be right...

    Update 7/31/10:
    It's starting to look like this rep I spoke to was right. Motorola is still standing on their "late summer" release for Froyo, and summer ends officially around September 22nd. Considering I asked the rep on July 20th, and he said don't expect it for at least 2 more months, well 2 more months IS late summer guys

    Hate to say it, but I think we have a pretty long wait still ahead of us. I know for some people 1.5 months isn't long (and in the big picture it isn't) but for someone who uses their phone on a day-to-day basis for just about anything you CAN use it for, that is an eternity. I'm really hoping they pull a fast one and release it sooner...

    Update 8/5/10:
    Rep was right, early September release confirmed by Matt at the Motorola Droid X forums. See http://www.engadget.com/2010/08/05/d...rly-september/
    07-21-2010 09:00 PM
  2. rjdangerous's Avatar
    Im thinking right after the droid 2 drops
    07-21-2010 09:05 PM
  3. TechNut79's Avatar
    It can't happen, or I'll cry. Wait, I am crying. Damn you in-store rep!!!
    07-21-2010 09:05 PM
  4. terpitude71's Avatar
    moto said a while back that it would be late summer...which really probably means early fall.
    07-21-2010 09:07 PM
  5. Leif's Avatar
    I wouldn't worry about it. I was talking to my parents about the X back in early june. Anyway, they needed a new phone, so they went to the verizon store. Apparently they looked at a bunch of android based phones, and my father told the rep that I was waiting for the X, and the rep said that he hoped I was capable of waiting until September...well, here I am 3 months early. (Now if only froyo was 3 months early...)
    07-21-2010 09:12 PM
  6. gafly's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
    07-21-2010 09:29 PM
  7. mhutsell3's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
    And have no decision making power.
    07-21-2010 10:23 PM
  8. Yogi#AC's Avatar
    He probably thought you meant Frodo? Fredo?
    07-21-2010 11:06 PM
  9. homeylarry's Avatar
    i'm actually surprised he knew wtf you were talking about
    07-21-2010 11:14 PM
  10. Chewie18's Avatar
    Coming from someone who has worked in Retail his whole life there are always Rumors that go around.

    Let's hope that he just heard a rumor.
    07-21-2010 11:29 PM
  11. 1088933's Avatar
    Heard August... but not holding my breath
    07-21-2010 11:32 PM
  12. quetzalcoatl's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
    And if you find a rep that seems to know something refer to above.
    07-22-2010 02:18 AM
  13. condr67's Avatar
    No sense in sweating over when it is coming out. I take whatever date they say and add 4 to 6 weeks to it, just the way it is. So basically late September would be my guess. I think at least after their Droid 2 is released, not before. Just my guess.
    07-22-2010 05:46 AM
  14. condr67's Avatar
    Tapatalk very cool by the way


    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    07-22-2010 06:22 AM
  15. mflynn's Avatar
    When I heard late summer, I translated that to September which is technically still summer.

    To be honest, I'm not totally sure why, but it is, what it is and no use in whinging or complaining. The DX is plenty fast as it is.
    07-22-2010 06:41 AM
  16. Mister869's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
    Absolutely agree. I am constantly arguing with the reps in my local corporate store. Verizon has a lot of positives, but knowledgeable employees is not one of them.

    And my rep said Froyo in August.
    07-22-2010 07:19 AM
  17. .46caliber's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
    Bingo. There are two at my store that are phone nerds like us that actually keep up with the Android news blogs and forums. This is the first time I have ever found store reps that know anything beyond what big Red hands them.
    07-22-2010 07:19 AM
  18. NickB2005's Avatar
    I am new to the whole android scene and I was just wondering why is 2.2 going to be so great? What's the big differences that make it better than 2.1?
    07-22-2010 07:55 AM
  19. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    I am new to the whole android scene and I was just wondering why is 2.2 going to be so great? What's the big differences that make it better than 2.1?
    Android 2.2 Platform Highlights | Android Developers read this page, and you're sure to share everyones excitement
    07-22-2010 07:59 AM
  20. Topweasel's Avatar
    I would also check out places like Anandtech's Droid X review. In it he puts the X up against the N1 with and without Froyo. The DX stands tall mostly winning most benchmarks against a 2.1 N1. But is completely trashed by the Froyo N1. Basically the DX/D2 will be the most powerful cell phones ever created (As of 7-23-10) once they get Froyo.
    07-22-2010 08:03 AM
  21. lemcoe9's Avatar
    I am new to the whole android scene and I was just wondering why is 2.2 going to be so great? What's the big differences that make it better than 2.1?
    Lots of small features, but the new compiler makes it just amazing. I mean, like 60fps amazing.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    07-22-2010 08:16 AM
  22. judasmachine's Avatar
    Let's not start this. Trust me, as an Eris user who had to wait several months for 2.1 there is no sense in counting the days, you'll go mad. You'll get it when Google, Motorola, and VZW are ready. Trust me...

    That said I am still waiting on my X to see if it even needs an update.
    07-22-2010 08:25 AM
  23. kj11's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.
    exactly.
    07-22-2010 08:40 AM
  24. NVR2ND's Avatar
    General rule of thumb...

    REPS DON'T KNOW ANYTHING.

    I dont think that we need to go that far.

    And have no decision making power.
    This is true though



    I asked a rep what the CEO had for lunch yesterday. He thought tuna, but wasnt sure....


    this is basically the same type of question you are asking Rep's. If it were the Army they would say that is way above their pay grade. They dont need to know, and most dont care to know. They dont get paid to sell the future, they get paid to sell what is in the back room today.
    07-22-2010 09:26 AM
  25. Topweasel's Avatar
    I dont think that we need to go that far.



    This is true though



    I asked a rep what the CEO had for lunch yesterday. He thought tuna, but wasnt sure....


    this is basically the same type of question you are asking Rep's. If it were the Army they would say that is way above their pay grade. They dont need to know, and most dont care to know. They dont get paid to sell the future, they get paid to sell what is in the back room today.
    That is another good point. VZW doesn't want them to know all the time either. You think they want the reps to tell someone looking at the D1 that if they wait 2 weeks they can get the D2? No they want the reps to sell the D1 and sell it know before the left-overs band together and start a riot because that is what Droid Does.
    07-22-2010 09:29 AM
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