Motorola has turned to its lawyers to block distribution of an early version of Android OS 2.2 for the Motorola Droid X. As a result, those who want to install the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system on this Verizon model will have to wait until the official release.
The Droid X debuted last month running Android OS 2.1, and an upgrade to the next version is definitely in development. When this is going to be out hasn’t been announced, and unofficial source say it won’t be available until early next month.
Motorola has sent cease and desist orders to websites responsible for distributing this beta. The reason being given is that the upgrade contains software that is copyrighted by Motorola, and therefore this company has the right to control how this material is distributed.
As a result, the early version of the operating system upgrade for the Droid X is no longer available on the Web.
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. However, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 itself hasn’t been released yet.
Android OS 2.2 also contains a number of other small enhancements, such as the ability to store applications on a removable memory card.
Overview of the Motorola Droid X
This recently-released smartphone has a tablet shape dominated by a 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) touchscreen.
The Droid X runs Google Android OS on a 1 GHz processor, and is bundled with a suite of communication and entertainment software, such as a powerful web browser, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, plus music and video players. Users also have access to the over 50,000 applications available in Android Market.
Naturally, the Droid X supports Verizon’s 3G mobile broadband (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a GPS receiver.
This Motorola model is well supplied with other cutting-edge features, like an 8 megapixel camera/video recorder, 8 GB of internal storage, and an 8 GB microSD memory card.