All U.S. Android phones to get Android 2.1, some might require a wipe
This article contains unofficial information.
The carriers and the manufacturers are currently working out the details of the 2.1 upgrade and deciding whether or not to send out an OTA update or a PC installed one. The advantage of the latter would be the ability to make a proper backup and produce a higher rate of successful upgrades. The disadvantage is that it is a pain in the you know where, compared to an.OTA download.. All of this is set to take place in Q2 of this year with the G1 and the myTouch 3G the initial two first-gen handsets to get Android 2.1.
1. dmberta (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)
At least they're informing people, that's better than not knowing anything
2. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)
People in the know typically don't know jack!
3. uknow85 (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 May 2009)
just when is it coming is all i wanna know now the 2nd Q thought it was coming in feb
4. rwolf1984 (Posts: 524; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)
this is how most phones get upgrade their software in the past. . .u sync it with the computer to back up data then run then the update then re-sync to get ur data back on ur phone. . .
7. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
I want 2.1 just like everyone else but be glad they're taking their time on it. You don't want to receive an upgrade and then "brick" your phone. I'm glad Google, Android, and the wireless carriers are carefully making sure customers have a seamless experience with the upgrade. The best things are worth waiting on.
8. scottmbolt (unregistered)
Exactly... I am sick of the whiny little babies who sit in their armchairs and cry "when when when waaa waaa waaa" ... If I had my way, I'd say give them the buggy, rushed versions and lets see how they like it!
9. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
thought moto droid was supposed to be first. Was also under the impression it would be this month or atliest this quarter If that is not true than non of this article is true. most likeley not true
10. JocularJester (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Oct 2009)
does the universal us 2.1 android upgrade apply to only the current selection of androids or the upcoming models as well?
11. Ms. Matrix (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Feb 2010)
Either way I'm going to be new to android until I get my new phone next week. If I do end up with the Cliq XT it will have 1.5, so I wouldn't know the difference yet. My husband has 1.6 android right now, but like I said I don't know the diff. yet. He did said it is a lot faster than 1.5. This is something I was saying all along anyway, all these phones with android on it, to me I think they all should be running the same ver. on it. So I'm sure it will be welcomed by all when it finally surfaces.