Believe it or not Motorola has just released the Android 2.2 update for the original Milestone. At this point most owners have probably either given up on their Motorola Milestones or taken the self-update path, but the patience of the rest has finally been rewarded.
You are forgiven for thinking that after so much waiting Gingerbread would have been a more appropriate reward, but an update is great news nonetheless.
What isn't exactly great is the message posted on the Motorola website, regarding the update. It states that "Exhaustive testing process has concluded that users may experience some adverse effects associated with the upgrade which could include slower operation of some phone functions and applications."
Now we are not quite sure what to make of this. Is Motorola saying that according to their own tests the Froyo-running Milestone performs worse than the Eclair-packing version? If that is the case there's obviously something very wrong with the update itself as Froyo brings a notable increase in speed and responsiveness on all other devices that received it.
You can find the full changelog in this PDF and then start with the update by following this link. The update isn't available over the air so you will need a computer and a microUSB cable to apply it.
You are strongly encouraged to drop us a line in the comment section below and tell us how it went. Did you experience any of the mysterious worsened performance that Moto warned you about?
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