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Motorola Milestone Android 2.2 Froyo Update Available for Download

The long awaited Android 2.2 (Froyo) software update for Motorola Milestone, the popular model of Android smartphone manufactured by Motorola for international market , has been released officially by Motorola for free download. Motorola Milestone is originally shipped with Android version 2.1 (Eclair).

Features and specifications of DROID by Motorola (Verizon Wireless):

  • 550 mHz Arm Cortex A8 processor and Google Android 2.0

  • Large, brilliant 3.7-inch high-resolution screen with WVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution

  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and image stabilization

  • Multi-window HTML browser with a massive processor

  • Stereo Bluetooth technology v2.1 + EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 b,g connectivity

  • Perform Google Search at the speed of voice, serving up Google search results based on your location

  • eCompass, proximity and ambient light sensors

  • Google Maps Navigation (Beta) provides turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps

  • Access to various services including YouTube, Amazon MP3 Store, Google Talk, Google Search by Voice, Facebook and Verizon Wireless Visual Voice Mail

  • Run up to 6 applications at once and customize your DROID with thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets from Android Market

  • 1400 mAh Li Ion battery supports up to 385 minutes of usage time or up to 270 hours of standby time

  • 16GB microSD pre-installed, supporting up to 32GB microSD expandable

“This is an exciting announcement for Verizon Wireless, as the DROID by Motorola is the first device that we are bringing to market under our ground-breaking strategic partnership with Google,” said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Verizon Wireless. “DROID by Motorola gives customers a lifestyle device with access to more than 12,000 applications that will help them stay in touch, up to date and entertained, using the best 3G network in the country.”

By upgrading to Android version 2.2 Froyo operating system, Motorola Milestone users are promised the following features and enhancements as detailed in the release notes:

  • Improved Web browsing with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, currently available for download via Android Market.

  • Enhanced browser performance for faster loading of JavaScript heavy pages.

  • New security options including remote wipe and device lock, complex password, and minimumpassword length.

  • 3G Mobile Hotspot connectivity.

  • New tips, shortcuts, and assistance from a home-screen widget help users better navigate their phones.

  • Easily switch between the eight most recently used applications.

  • Improved Wi-Fi performance and connectivity.

  • Rotate the screen 270 degrees to work with compatible apps in any direction.

  • Preserve apps and settings using Google Backup and Restore.

  • Downloaded apps can now be automatically updated and you can choose to store applications in the device’s memory or on a SD card.

  • Management of password policies for Microsoft Exchange administrators across all devices.

  • Increased ring and notification volume.

  • Edit recurring Corporate Calendar meetings with a large number of invitees.

  • Improved Hotmail sync for accounts with a large number of emails.

  • Streamlined efficiency in Microsoft Exchange Active Sync.

It appears that not all markets is receiving the OTA (over the air) update to Android 2.2, as manual update availability check may not return any result. But it’s still possible to directly upgrade Motorola Milestone to Android 2.2 with Motorola Software Update (MSU) utility. It requires a driver to work properly, where the MotoHelper driver for Motorola Milestone will automatically be downloaded and installed if it’s not yet been installed.

To get upgrade, just head to the Support Site, or directly download and install Motorola Software Update: Motorola Software Update.exe Download. Once installed, just run the Motorola Software Update utility, and it will auto detect the connected Motorola Milestone and presents a OS software update, which will upgrade the Milestone to Android 2.2.
Motorola Milestone Android 2.2 Froyo Update Available for Download Motorola Milestone Android 2.2 Froyo Update Available for Download Reviewed by Imran Baig on 2:10:00 PM Rating: 5
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