Motorola has promised to release a version of Android OS 2.2 for the Motorola Droid next week. The latest version of Google's operating system will bring Adobe Flash support as well as other enhancements.
The phone maker did not say exactly when during this week it is going to start sending out the upgrade. It will be sent over the air directly to this smartphone by Verizon, without users needing to request it.
A few lucky users might get this upgrade this weekend, as part of a test program.
New in Android OS 2.2
The latest version of Google's mobile operating system is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
The full version of this Android OS 2.2 includes portable hotspot software, allowing it to share its 3G Internet connection with other devices over a Wi-Fi connection. It's not clear if the Droid's version of this operating system will include this feature.
The latest version of Google's OS also contains a number of other small enhancements, such as the ability to store applications on a removable memory card, but none of the improvements significantly change the platform.
An Overview of the Motorola Droid
The Motorola Droid is this company's flagship model, and sports a large, high-resolution capacitive Touchscreen and a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. Nevertheless, it still has a slim design.
This smartphone currently runs Google Android OS 2.1, and has a suite of applications that can wirelessly synchronize with Google's services, including Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, and Maps, as well as Microsoft Exchange. An extensive catalog of third-party apps is also available.
The Droid comes with a 16 GB memory card, GPS receiver, and a 5 MPx camera.
Verizon Wireless is the exclusive U.S. provider of the Motorola Droid.
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