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Android 2.1 making its way toward the Motorola DROID?

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Android 2.1 making its way toward the Motorola DROID?
According to a report by Engadget, the Android 2.1 update is on its way to the Motorola DROID, undergoing testing by Verizon. The good news is that there will be multi-touch in the browser which will placate all of the pinch-to-zoom fans. Although it is already available in the Android Market, Google Goggles will be part of the update as will be the news and weather widgets that we have seen on the Nexus One.

What is not coming over with the update? The animated wallpaper that has become a trademark of the N-One will not make the move to the DROID, leaving the latter with the static homepage it currently has along with the pop-up app shelf.. For some DROID owners, that might be a disappointment. On the other hand, there are many owners of the Time Magazine 2009 Gadget of the Year that are not as thrilled with the Nexus One's wallpaper and are just as happy to have the home pages as they currently are. It would seem that as long as the multi-touch crowd gets to flick on the browser, anything else is just gravy.

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source: Engadget

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


nice!

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:35

2. GlenF (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)


i've been using the Dolphin browser since day one, and i really don't see why people are so obsessed with the multi touch No word on the flash or memory card storage for apps, huh?

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 15:29

15. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


What do you like about dolphin, except its fast? From a complete shut down of the browser it takes to long to boot up for me. I havnt been able to figure out how to save images, maybe you can help on this issue?

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:38

3. Cristobal (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Feb 2010)


Via Motorola Facebook http://www.facebook.com/motorola?v=feed&story_fbid=294428153158&ref=mf " Hi all-- we know you are frustrated with the lack of details regarding Android software upgrades and we sincerely apologize for not being able to share info sooner. We're happy to relay the 2.1 upgrade to DROID will start to roll out this week, and we will have more information to share on other device upgrades later ...this week as well. Thanks for your patience and continued support." Should be here this week. Good stuff. As a side note, anyone know if DROID will be getting the extra screens? I remember reading somewhere 2.1 was going to give us 5 screens (i think?).

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 19:15

10. GlenF (Posts: 50; Member since: 02 Nov 2009)


I just use Panda Home.. gives you up to 13 screens and has free and pay themes. Also has cool hidden docks that hold up to 8 apps/shortcuts/folders Slowed down my phone a bit at fist but they upgrade it like once a week and it's improved alot

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 11:06

14. stilt (Posts: 63; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)


home++ gives you 7 screens, ive been using it since about the second week the droid came out

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 16:46

4. testman22 (Posts: 336; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


pretty cool i guess.... was kinda looking forward to the animated wallpapers- no biggie, I guess it would just drain my battery anyways :/

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 17:04

5. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i want FLASH!

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 18:05

6. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


I used to be on board with you and want Flash, but I'm starting to think that Steve Jobs is right. Flash slows down your phone, makes for a lesser quality user experience, and it's not very stable yet. I'm kind of on-board with HTML 5.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 18:30

7. deschats (Posts: 193; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Download Phonemypc you can use flash on your phone with that. The only downside is having to leave your computer on to use the app.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 18:33

8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


flash is still required for some websites, and i'm sick of the mobile versions!

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 18:33

9. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i have that already, but i can't type...does your let you type??? i've tried the physical and virtual keyboard, nothing types.

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 19:20

11. cmdipstick (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


What about the Verizon HTC Droid Eris!?!

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 00:49

12. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)


someday...just later. The Moto Droid is the higher model so it gets first dibs

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 01:29

13. Cristobal (Posts: 8; Member since: 02 Feb 2010)


I thought the droid would get updated first because it was easier. Eris has to go through HTC and get formatted to work for their UI. Or it could be a combination of the two.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 15:32

16. jherz6 (Posts: 215; Member since: 23 May 2008)


They sure have been talking about the 2.1 upgrade for quite a while I sure wish theyd hurry up. Does anyone know if it will fix the hads free issue?

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