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Froyo arrives on Moto Defy

American telecommunications giant Motorola has started rolling out an update for their tough mobile Defy phone, which brings the handset up to Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2.

The Motorola Defy is water resistant and dust proof, where getting sand in the phone, spilling drink or being caught in the rain won’t render the phone useless and unusable.

Defy is accompanied by a Corning Gorilla 3.7-inch touch screen display, which is also scratch resilient to a degree and aids in the handsets' toughness as a whole.

The mobile has an IP rating of 67, which means it’s both dust tight and can be immersed in 1 metre of water whilst still being operable - where other mobiles that pride themselves on durability aren’t as invulnerable.

Vodafone is currently deploying Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2 to the handset over the air, which brings the operating system build up to

Android Froyo delivers improved speed and performance to the phone, seen in the user interface, application operation, and web browsing. Adobe Flash Player 10.1 is now installed as a part of the upgrade, allowing access to rich web content and games.

Applications can now be stored on the device’s microSD card, as a feature that’s a part of the new Google OS and offers up more storage for apps away from the phone’s memory limit. There is also an added profiles feature, which provides three customisable sets of home screens to offer access to the apps, shortcuts, and widgets.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.