Motorola Droid’s Second Android OS 2.2 Update Going Out Now

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Verizon Wireless has just begun sending out an update for the original Motorola Droid‘s system software that will add support for Adobe Flash.

This model is being upgraded to the latest version of Google’s operating system in two phases. The first phase was an update that went out earlier this month and added most of the features of Android OS 2.2. The second phase is today’s update that brings support for Adobe Flash.

Welcome to Flash Player 10.1
Flash support is the most significant addition in the latest version of this OS. Adobe Flash Player 10.1 will enable the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.

Users will still need to download the free Adobe Flash Player 10.1 from the Android Marketplace.

Other Features of Android OS 2.2
The new version of this mobile operating system from Google contains a number of small enhancements besides support for Adobe Flash.

This upgrade finally brings five homescreens to the original Droid, instead of just three. And the user interface has been tweaked in a few other ways, too.

The camera software has been significantly enhanced, and users can set applications to automatically update themselves.

Motorola Droid for VerizonNew security features will allow the Motorola Droid to be remotely wiped or locked, or to wipe the contents after a certain number of incorrect password attempts.

Unlike most other smartphones running Android OS 2.2, this upgrade will not include software that allows it to act as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, sharing its 3G connection with other devices.

An Overview of the Motorola Droid
The Motorola Droid was once this company’s flagship model, though bigger and better smartphones have come along in recent months. This device sports a large, high-resolution capacitive Touchscreen and a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. Nevertheless, it still has a slim design.

As this smartphone runs the Android OS, it 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.

Read a ReviewThe 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.

A replacement for this product, the Motorola Droid 2, hit store shelves earlier this month. This will ships with Android OS 2.2 pre-installed.

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