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Motorola Droid 2.2.1 (FRG83D) Update: Problems & Discussions

Verizon recently announced its new Motorola Droid Android 2.2.1 aka FRG83D OTA update and we would love to know how you are getting on.

The new Android 2.2.1 updates has many new features including updated Twitter application with new authentication support, updated Amazon Widget, updated News and Weather Widget, Improvements to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, new Gmail user interface and much more.

The Google Nexus One received the Android 2.2.1 first a couple of weeks ago and it makes sense that the Motorola Droid series got the update, now we would like to know how you are getting on because we have had a few emails sent in via our readers that Android 2.2 caused a few problems like battery life was knocked down a little and we would like to know if you have encountered these problems with this new update.

Now that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is making its way onto Google smartphones it makes us wonder if this install was worth it, many may wait for the Gingerbread update for Droid whenever that will be.

For more information please do visit the Verizon support page, they have a detailed PDF file for you to read that gives you all what you need to know.

Source — PC Mag

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10 thoughts on “Motorola Droid 2.2.1 (FRG83D) Update: Problems & Discussions”

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    MNSk8r says:

    I received the update and anything that updated is not significant. Regarding the new update to 2.2.1, the only thing I use is Gmail and it's really no big deal. It now incorporates the Priority Inbox tags, that's about it. Looking forward to 2.3

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    pludin says:

    I read that it was supposed to fix the problem with the keyboard not popping up with searching contacts. That has not changed for me since the update.

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    john says:

    As with all android updates, it slows down my phone and screws up my signal strength. Had to do a *228 to update my roaming, and the battery seems terrible again. I did alot of surfing and emailing from 8am (on full charge) and the battery was dead by 1pm… They really need to do something about battery life on these phones. Otherwise i have noticed no difference in functionality or GUI.

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    Jeff says:

    I rolled back my phone to pre-rooted status prior to apply the update thinking I should be 'stock' before updating with OTA. Since I ran the update, the battery life has been horrible – which it was already before I rooted and started with another ROM.. So I'm going back to Bugless beast asap

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    Ed says:

    As with previous upgrade, this one kills battery life, reduces performance and causes degradation in touch-screen responsiveness. New features aren’t very valuable to me if my overall experience goes downhill with each upgrade of android. Considering iPhone (never thought I’d say that!). Original motor Droid.

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    Kapitankoz says:

    Horrid battery life now. I went from 2 days average up time to 5 or 6 hours of average up time. This update sucked!

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    susanpmi says:

    Phone acts like someone poured molasses inside it since update. I have done a dozen battery pulls since the 8th. Boooooooooooooooo.

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