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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16 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

nice!

2. GlenF

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 02, 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?

15. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 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?

3. Cristobal

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 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?).

10. GlenF

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 02, 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

14. stilt

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

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

4. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

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

5. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i want FLASH!

6. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 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.

7. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

11. cmdipstick

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

What about the Verizon HTC Droid Eris!?!

12. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

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

13. Cristobal

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

16. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 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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