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Motorola Acknowledges Android 2.2 Bugs With Droid X

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In its Wild West shootout with the iPhone, Google has a few bullets in its chambers: HTC's powerful EVO 4G on Sprint, the speedy Droid Incredible on Verizon, and Motorola's popular Droid line. While Motorola's original Droid got the Android ball rolling, the company's Droid X is currently its power player. With a 1Ghz processor behind a monstrous 4.3" screen, the Droid X is definitely an imposing device.

Too bad the upgrade to Android 2.2 (Froyo) deployed a bevy of bugs to the smartphone.

After the September 22 OS rollout, users complained of shoddy Wi-Fi connections, unprompted reboots, and unusual file incompatibility. What normally would be as effective as shouting into a canyon, Droid X users' cries were heard. However, when and if they'll be resolved is an entirely different matter.

In Motorola's support forums, the company addressed the major issues with Droid X's Froyo update, but didn't really mention if it was working toward a solution. The forum post did note that Motorola has no idea "when the next software update will be available." But it'll keep you posted.

That's...reassuring?

Here's the post:

If you have already upgraded to 2.2 for Droid X, you have found some new capabilities. Unfortunately, some owners also found new issues. Here are some of the known issues raised by forums members, with some information about each. It is not intended to be a complete list at this time -- there are many more fixes and improvements in the works. I’ll update this list as information becomes available.
  • Stuck on Moto logo after reboot -- this was tough on a few owners. Very sorry about that. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release. If you are still experiencing this issue, click here.
  • Random rebooting -- while there always seem to be new conditions that can cause an electronic device to panic, we do have improvements coming that address and eliminate identified panic states. They will be distributed in a future software release.
  • WiFi connection and stability -- improvements in WiFi have been developed, to address several problem areas. They will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Battery Manager “force close” errors -- under some circumstances, pressing the battery icon under Menu > Settings > Battery Manager results in a forced close error. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Media won’t play -- includes “sorry the player does not support this type of audio file," custom ringtone stop working, video won’t play, etc., until after a reboot. We believe we have identified the cause of these errors. A fix has been developed for this and should eliminate the problem. It will be distributed in a future software release.
  • Music files cutting off the final four seconds or so -- a solution has been developed. It will be distributed in a future software release.
At this time I don't have information about when the next software update will be available -- when I have it, I'll share it here.
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