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Motorola confirms DROID to get Android 2.1 update this week

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Motorola confirms DROID to get Android 2.1 update this week
Earlier today, we reported that the Android 2.1 upgrade was heading for the Motorola DROID. A bit later, Motorola confirmed on its facebook page that the upgrade will happen sometime this week. Motorola will be sending the upgrade OTA on a rolling basis, similar to what was done with the 2.0.1 update. As we mentioned earlier, this is not a direct port of the Nexus One. Yes, there will be pinch-to-zoom in the browser and gallery. Google Goggles will be part of the upgrade even though it already is available on the Android Market. The news and weather widget that you've seen on the N-One is also included. What is not on the Motorola update is the animated wallpaper you have seen on the Nexus One. Apparently, because the DROID has a slower processor, it would not be feasible to have that run on the Motorola handset.

The Motorola facebook page says. "Hi all-we know that 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."

So there it is, straight from the horses mouth so to speak. By the end of the week, DROID owners will be flicking their fingers all over their handset's touch screen. It makes you wonder how anyone lived without pinch-to-zoom in their touchscreen browser. Besides the multi-touch in the browser, what part of the Android 2.1 update is getting you DROID fans all hot and bothered?

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Motorola confirms DROID to get Android 2.1 update this week

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

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


I linked to and mentioned all of this in the article earlier today that talked about 2.1 making its way to droid. You're welcome...

posted on 08 Feb 2010, 23:53

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


this is very exciting news. can't wait to see what it fixed. i'm not use to waiting so long for the updates. with my blackberry, updates would be leaked every week.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 05:50

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


no mention of 5 home screens....

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 09:36

4. jerbob (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


Ok, great now I get multi-touch in the browser. That is fun. What about real practical updates such as real voice blue-tooth hands free dialing? This is a feature that is really needed.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 09:44

5. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


you think its the upgrade to make flash capable on the droid?

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 09:48

6. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


i agree with jerbob... i hope that it will fix some little things.. but the most annoying is there is no voice dialing with the blue tooth connected. I dont care about multi pinch zooming but it seems as though everyone else does.. i guess it may open more doors for some applications not available on the droid to finally be released like on the eris certain games are allowed on that phone because of this and not on the droid. hopefully this will level the playing field. Does anyone else get multiple text messages (the same message) sent from one person like five times in a row on their droid? i cant fix that either.. i hope this update does though i doubt it.. yay for 2.1!

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 10:25

7. juju (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)


To Phonearena, "By the end of the week, DROID owners will be flicking their fingers all over their handset's touch screen. It makes you wonder how anyone lived without pinch-to-zoom in their touchscreen browser." Pinch to Zoom in the browser has been available for the longest time through Dolphin for anyone that feels double tapping sucks. Where you guys been???

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 12:08

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


I was very displeased with Dolphin browser but it wont matter because the double tap zoom is better than pinch zoom to me.

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 14:43

9. testman22 (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


multitouch, 5 homescreens, and voice dialing and i'll be happy. the animated wallpapers would have been cool but not worth slowing down my phone

posted on 09 Feb 2010, 16:12

10. mikeaud44 (Posts: 30; Member since: 05 Dec 2008)


I hope to god there's an updated camera/camcorder interface with 2.1.

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