For some owners of Motorola's resilient smartphone the Defy, the wait is finally over. Those on T-Mobile in US are finally getting the Froyo 2.2 update that some Android users have been enjoying since as far back as summer last year.
The Defy shipped with Eclair 2.1 and, at the time, offered plenty of bang for your buck. However as time passed and competition improved the smartphone started slipping down the ranks. Fortunately now Motorola are bringing the Defy's first update, which will help it regain some ground.
The Android 2.2 Froyo update is available over the air. You can get it by going to "About Phone" in the device's Settings menu and hitting "System Software Updates". The download itself is around 112MB so it's advised to get it onto your handset whilst connected over Wi-Fi or using an appropriate data plan.
The Defy's Android Froyo 2.2 update brings benefits such as Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality (up to 5 devices), Flash support and allows you to install apps to the SD card as well. On top of these blanket improvements, Motorola have also been tinkering and tweaking the Defy's performance and have added new profiles, each with three customisable home screens, contacts search from your dialler, LinkedIn account integration to your contacts, social networking and messaging updates and revamped gallery UI.
Across the pond, European Defy owners should soon too be able to start getting Defy updates, according to Motorola's update schedule.
hmmm... how come i just updated my defy (downloaded updater to notebook and installed and followed steps) and after the update, froyo is there, and so are my contacts, wifi home settings, and camera is working?
Same thing happened to me as well. Went for the upgrade and poof all my contacts were gone. I do see that there are some folders such as "All contacts". I could get most of contacts there but still a lot of them went missing.
dont do the update it is rubish contacts camera and internet dont work