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Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)

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Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)
Remember last month when we reported that the Motorola DROID had a software bug that caused problems with the camera's autofocus? At that time, we were told by insiders that a software update was in the works and with a target date of December 11th. Today, Verizon has posted a DROID Update page with information and instructions on how to perform the update, once it's released. The PDF file states the new software version as ESD56 with Baseband Verizon C_01.3E.01P (DROIDs ship with ESD20 and C_01.3B.01P) and will have improvements in the OS stability and battery life, camera autofocus fixed and time between shots reduced, enhancements for 3-way calling, audio for incoming calls improved, speakerphone remains on when using call-waiting, Bluetooth echo is removed and improved phonebook transfers, GPS, messaging, Google contact merging, Visual Voice Mail, and corporate calendar widget updated. The Instruction page starts off by showing that you will be notified (on the DROID) when the new upgrade is avaliable, and will need at least 40% battery to complete the upgrade. It will ask you to "Install Now" or "Install later", which will then prompt you again in 30 minutes. Clicking on "More Info" says that the upgrade is 10.2MB in size. Once the process begins, it will restart the phone and begin the installation. However, if you are Roaming, you can only perform the upgrade by connecting to a Wi-Fi Network. Unfortunately, the actual date of the software's availability isn't posted on the site, so all we have to go with is the Dec 11th date we were told about last month, nor does the site say if this will upgrade the DROID from Android 2.0 to 2.1. We checked with our DROID unit, and no update was listed as of yet.

Thanks to David for sending this in!

Motorola DROID Review | Specifications

source: Verizon Wireless

Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)
Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)
Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)


*UPDATE 1*
We have also been told the Unlock Screen has now changed and the Android OS is listed as 2.01, so we'll have to wait a bit longer to see Android 2.1 on the DROID.

Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)


*UPDATE 2*
Here is a video posted to YouTube showing the Motorola DROID after the software update.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)


Some Droid users will get it before others starting tomorrow. Then by the 12th, all user will have it. It is going to push out slowly to not slow the network down or the google servers pushing it. Just a heads up

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 17:34

7. tonyc_42 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Aug 2009)


actually it officially started today

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 19:48

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


@BrokenImage #FAIL

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 16:14

2. dave412_4 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Dec 2009)


I seems that on androidforums.com some motorola droid owners are already receiving the update.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 16:49

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


is the unlock screen a slide screen still?

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 17:20

4. VZWfangirl (Posts: 71; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)


Yes you still slide it

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 17:22

5. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Oh dear. Did fanman have a child?

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 17:33

6. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


lolololol

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 19:03

11. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hahaha lol. that's the funniest thing you've ever said.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 19:16

14. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


yeah its the VZW clan

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 19:23

15. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


vzwman, do you have fb?

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 20:10

17. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Yeah why, well my wife has one that we both share

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 22:18

19. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


ohhhh jw, are you a fan of verizon on there?

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 22:59

21. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Yeah

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 23:39

27. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


are you apart of the whole 15 fans for phonearena?

posted on 08 Dec 2009, 16:15

29. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


no havent herd of that

posted on 08 Dec 2009, 17:39

30. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


go on fb, search phonearena and become a fan of it. :-)

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 17:34

8. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


i wonder how verizon is going about picking droids for the update

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 17:55

9. johnolesen (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


it starts today (12-7) and will go out to users. then slowly trickle out by 200,000 users per 24 hours...

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 18:39

10. anberlin (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


I can't wait. Hopefully this improves battery life.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 19:03

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


very exciting.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 19:15

13. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


everyone with a android should check out the forums at droidforums.net

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 22:23

20. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


I just checked it out and found out about Home++. It's a free theme app in its beta stage but it is really nice. It is supposed to have themes for download in the future but Home screen is cool and gives you 4 pages instead of three.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 23:02

22. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


Kewl ima check that out my self

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 23:11

23. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


make sure you download the update after the first download. I dont know why i had too but it fixes some force close problems I had.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 23:11

24. anberlin (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Open home gives you the ability to have seven pages. Except its a paid app.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 23:21

25. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


I had open home but I didn't like it. Made my phone too laggy. Home++ actually makes the home screen faster.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 23:37

26. anberlin (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


I'm going to check out Home++. Thanks :) Btw Open Home works pretty good on my Droid.

posted on 07 Dec 2009, 20:38

18. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


they need to hurry this up and roll it out....my droid is getting anxious....

posted on 08 Dec 2009, 11:35

28. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


I dont even think the droid needs it. Im happy, but it isnt the storm this phone is definatly doing well with out it!

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