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All U.S. Android phones to get Android 2.1, some might require a wipe

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All U.S. Android phones to get Android 2.1, some might require a wipe
The guys at Android and Me were talking to people in the know and  were told that every single Android device in the U.S. will be receiving the Android 2.1 upgrade. Processor speeds will prevent all of them from receiving every single feature of what you see on the Nexus One. For example, considering that the Motorola DROID will not be getting the animated wallpaper, we would imagine that this feature will be off limits to all current Android phones. One other piece of bad news is that according to the info received by Android and Me, some of the Android phones will need to get wiped before downloading the 2.1 upgrade. The DROID, currently running Android 2.0.1, might end up being the only model that won't require a wipe. The site also says that select models will have to do a PC install for the upgrade. Samsung recently did this with the Moment.

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.

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. dmberta (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Dec 2009)


At least they're informing people, that's better than not knowing anything

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 02:28

2. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


People in the know typically don't know jack!

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 03:34

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

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 09:49

4. rwolf1984 (Posts: 518; 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. . .

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 11:06

5. corporateJP (Posts: 1570; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


This ought to be fun.

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 11:45

6. easytochris (Posts: 126; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


about damn time

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 12:20

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.

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 12:41

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!

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 15:15

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

posted on 27 Feb 2010, 17:29

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?

posted on 28 Feb 2010, 10:35

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.

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