Motorola Defy owners on T-Mobile can look forward to some Froyo update goodness soon, the carrier has confirmed, bringing a suite of new features to the smartphone.
Responding to a Defy owner’s enquiry on Twitter, T-Mobile said it expects the update to “be released shortly” and will be issuing an exact date for it “ASAP” via the micro-blogging service.
The upgrade to Froyo, which T-Mobile originally said would arrive at the start of July, is set to add some much needed functionality to the handset that has been stuck on the creaking 2.1 edition of Android since it dropped late last year.
Features you’ve got to look forward to if you’ve got a Defy include an improved task manager, a choice of homescreens for different purposes (say for 'work' and 'home') and, perhaps most welcome of all, Flash support so you can use the Android BBC iPlayer app.
You’re also in for some performance optimisations for a smoother smartie experience all round and widescreen photo capture with an updated camera app.
How far the update will appease owners who’ve been waiting for it for what now seems like aeons is a moot point. Especially in the light of the fact that a) rival kits are already enjoying the newer Gingerbread update b) Froyo was first unveiled by Google way, way back in May 2010.