September 18, 2014

Is the Droid X Really Running Froyo?

Engadget has just posted some exclusive hands-on goodness of the Motorola Droid X. In their post, they make it very clear that the device is running Android 2.1, and not 2.2 (aka Froyo).

The perplexes me for one simple reason. Take a look at the screenshot below. It was taken from one of their videos showing the device in action. Notice the widget circled in green. Recognize it? It’s the same widget Google introduced with Froyo (see 2nd pic).

It could just be that Ninjablur, which will be Motorola’s custom UI for the Droid X, was given this Android 2.2 widget independently of Froyo. However, since the AOSP version of 2.2 has yet to be released, I find it hard to believe that this is the case. Then again, that could also mean that Motorola doesn’t have Android 2.2 to actually develop with. Hmm…

Keep in mind that Verizon’s upcoming Droid event on the 23rd will include Adobe. Doesn’t Adobe make Flash? Wasn’t Flash made for Froyo? Did Engadget actually get to check the software version in the phone’s settings, or are they just reporting what they were told by whoever let them use the phone? Maybe Engadget was sworn to Froyo secrecy. Whatever the case, I’m still scratching my head.

Anyone care to chime in? Perhaps you, Motorola. No? How about Verizon?

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