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Asked a rep about Froyo for the X
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...
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...
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/
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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...)
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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.
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- 07-22-2010, 08:03 AM #20
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.
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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.
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I dont think that we need to go that far.
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, 09:29 AM #25