It just boggles my mind when everyone posts they're in __________ (city/state) and they don't have the update yet! I noticed this during the 2.1 update as well!
What a strange group-think occurrence!?! Very odd.
By the way, I was still in the suburbs of Chicago, IL when I posted this!
Just so I don't derail this thread any longer, I'll actually contribute something....
Did anyone see the blog posting over on Droid-Life that mentions the email Verizon sent out to their business customers today? The email informed Droid business users that there will be TWO updates coming soon to their phones!
Here's the gist of the email (taken from Droid-Life):
A DROID update for you and your employees
DROID by Motorola – even better with Android™ 2.2 (Froyo)!
Within the next few weeks, two over the air software updates will be sent to the DROID
devices on your company’s account. The first update will bring the device operating
system to Android 2.2. The second update will enable users to download Adobe® Flash®
Player 10 for Android to the device once it is available in the Android Marketplace.
Here's the link: Verizon Confirms Two Froyo Updates for DROID Business Customers | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
I still find it amusing and slightly frustrating at the same time!
No harm no foul.
Last edited by JimmyD; 08-13-2010 at 02:15 AM.
I'm here in NJ and got the update on Wed. But it messed up my phone. Its stuck on the M logo and won't do anything. I've pulled the battery and no dice. I went to Verizon and they said its the 2nd one they've seen do that. Just ordered me a new phone and said thats all they could do for me. I read someone else on this thread had the same issue. Does anyone know of a fix for this? I really don't wanna have to download all my apps and stuff over again.
My advice, wait for the OTA or apply the manual update but give the update a little time to bake in before you pass judgement, I think letting those caches rebuild is key, letting things resync, etc.
My only frustration at this point is I did lose the ability to use my volume rocker to set the phone to silent, it stops at vibrate now. Maybe that will be fixed in the next update that Verizon is sending out to enable downloading flash from the market.
When we rolled out our upgraded ERP system, we sent it to different users at different times based on how heavy the server usage was for their area. Multiple divisions/locations have their own servers and we would deploy based on the lowest usage times. This is only a guess, but I could see VZW wanting to balance the load on their system by deploying at lower usage times in various areas. Of course, there's probably no way to take into account that a user who should be in Ohio isn't traveling in Texas at the time... but the deployment usually has a fudge factor built in. Also can't really take into account the fact that even though you sent me the update notice at a low usage time, I was sleeping/driving/in a meeting/ etc and didn't notice until later.
So, just rambling thoughts, but I would see some logic to random users based on system load at the time of deployment. Unless you find someone on the inside who knows the tech plan, though... in the words of the old Tootsie Pop commercial, "The world may never know".