Android 2.1 update for the Motorola DROID now being pushed out

This article contains unofficial information.
Android 2.1 update for the Motorola DROID now being pushed out
Talk about a long time coming, but the on again and off again promises of Android 2.1 for the Motorola DROID looks to be in full swing as it's being heard that owners have started to see the update being pushed out to them. From the sounds of it, there were 1,000 owners who received the update notification at noon today while an additional 9,000 more owners will get the much waited alert on their smartphones before midnight tonight. As long as there are no hiccups in this process, everyone who owns a Motorola DROID should be singing happily in the rain as Android 2.1 should be available to the rest of us by Thursday. It'll bring along a ton of neat features to make DROID owners extremely proud of their handset and how they're still being remembered despite the latest wave of Android devices making their own splash. In addition, it looks as though users of Yahoo's free mail service will be able to setup their inbox on the handset without any problems. So have you received that much wanted notification yet?

Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

via Engadget & BGR



1. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

still waiting...

2. AaronWasHere

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

It's going to be a staggered update completed over the next few days.

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I want to know what the package all includes...time to hit my Resources...

11. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009, chose the motorola Droid, and you can see a list of included updates

21. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I looks like the iPhone trolls have been in this article. All I see are negative ratings for every single post and a lot of them are informative.

23. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

Wow, it only took 13 minutes to get a -1 on this...the trolls are out!!!

4. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

I know the 2.1 is supposed to be awesome, but what exactly does it do?

12. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

5. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Blackbery OS 5.0 for Tour released today too...

6. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Here we go again with sites printing rumors again without checking with the source. Surele Verizon or Motorola have at least 1 PR person that would confirm this if it's true?! Shoddy journalism at it's best

8. katmankris

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2009 .........the proof is there in the droid section. and also Verizon Wireless did a press release also they have updated their PDF about the latest version so it has been confirmed.

30. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Sorry Sherlock, that PDF has been there for more than a week. And the picture you refer doesn't prove Jack. There were also pictures floating around on the 18th also and Verizon shot that down when they announced that only internal testers had the update. And last but not least, Verizon didn't release a press release saying that 2.1 was rolling out today. There was a supposed leak of an internal email! That's not a press release.

7. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

Isn't this the 3-4th time they pull this crap! How about just pushing it without announcing it!

9. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

BOOM HEADSHOT! DROID by Motorola Software Enhancements - 03/30 Updated: 3/30/2010 9:11:48 AM(ET) Starting 03/30/2010, Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a new software update for the DROID by Motorola. Users will be able to upgrade their software to version AP: ESE81/BP: C_01.3E.03P to receive new improvements and enhancements. Key Advantages: Email - Yahoo Mail is now supported - customers can simply sign in with their Yahoo! Email address and password. Note: Yahoo! Email is not available over Wi-Fi Pinch to Zoom now available in the Browser, Maps, and Gallery Speech-to-Text - Customers can now use their voice instead of typing whenever a text-entry box appears Google Goggles is now preloaded The new Gallery application uses 3D layout and shows both pictures taken with the customer's Android device and images from Picasa Web Albums account online Software Schedule: Below is the software-upgrade notification schedule (All times listed are Eastern Time): At noon on 03/30, 1,000 users will receive notification of the update. At 11:59 PM on 03/30, 9,000 more users will receive the update notification. After the first 10,000 users receive the update on 03/30, there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered. On Day 3 (04/01), 200,000 users will receive the update notification at 11:59 PM. This schedule will continue each day thereafter until the update has been delivered to all users. Download & Install Conditions: An OTA download requires 40% or more power availability if the device is not connected to an external power source or 20% or more power if it is connected to an external source If roaming, the customer will not receive the update. The only option in this scenario is for the subscriber to enable Wi-Fi and wait for a mandatory OTA. The wait period in this case will not be more than 12 hours User must wait to receive the upgrade via OTA User is unable to make or receive calls, including emergency calls during this time Users will see the following information when they select More info on the update screen: This software update includes new enhancements to support Yahoo! Email, pinch-to-zoom, and many other improvements for your DROID by Motorola. You will be unable to use your device or make emergency calls for the duration of the install. The software updates automatically, and your DROID will power off and on as part of this software upgrade. For more information please Additional Enhancements and Improvements: Google Maps update - Starred items are stored and synced automatically between Google Maps on the device and on the PC See the DROID by Motorola support website for a more detailed list of the enhancements, improvements, and download instructions. The information contained in this message and any attachment may be proprietary, confidential, and privileged or subject to the work product doctrine and thus protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify me immediately by replying to this message and deleting it and all copies and backups thereof. Thank you.

10. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

copy and pasted straight from infomanager. great job...hope you read the bottom of the page a little more carefully.

13. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lol seriously what a mindless act.. infomanager is very "in house" i hope no one catches you !!!

15. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

lol it clearly says that it's prohibited at the bottom, how could that person not see that.

17. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

like seriously who cares, I'm kinda happy he posted it. At least we know something instead of sitting in the dark

26. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I'm glad he posted it and I wish people posted things like this more often.

27. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

I'm kind of curious though.. Why is Yahoo Mail not supported on WIFI?

31. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Hey genius, that's posted on the Droid support on Verizons web page. Anyone can go to the page and copy it. There's nothing for him to be caught doing since it's freely available info.

33. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

I love how i get thumbs down when I posted something I thought everyone should know. Amazing how some people just love to hate

35. 1987riot

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 24, 2010

Yea you better be careful they caught an employee fired him and now started the process of suing the guy over what he did. CAREFUL!

14. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Enhancements:  Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the browser, Gallery, and Google Maps.™  New Weather and News application plus widget. − The Weather and News app pulls the information you want from the Web and brings it to your fingertips. You get weekly and hourly weather forecasts based on your location, and news headlines.  New support for voice-to-text entry. • Whenever a text-entry box appears, simply tap the microphone icon on the virtual keyboard and speak.  New Gallery application with 3D layout. View and share photos taken with your phone and images from your online Picasa Web albums.  Live Wallpapers offer richer animated, interactive backgrounds on the home screen. Access them with a long press anywhere on the home screen. Tap Wallpapers, then Live Wallpapers. Improvements:  Free Yahoo!® Mail is now supported—simply sign in with your Yahoo! email address and password.1  Google Maps update.2 − Personalized suggestions and synchronized starring with desktop • Starred items are stored and synced automatically between Google Maps on your device and on your computer, making it easy to search for places you’ve searched for before. − New night mode in Google Maps Navigation automatically changes the screen at night for easier viewing.  Improved pattern-lock functionality.  Improved handset audio when disconnecting a wired headset.

16. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I'm wondering if it will have the extra home screens? I know there are apps that do this but i'd rather do it with the supported OS. Also will this update include the news and weather app thats on the nexus one

19. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

no 5 screens.....F****************************CK

28. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

out of all the reviews I've read most of them said 9 screens

34. T-Money3000 unregistered

I too was pretty mad about the screens. so i found this app called Home++. its not a totally different look (ie theme) but it can give u up to 9 screens. not too slow and a few extra perks like a built-in app killer.

18. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

Any Chance the ERIS will be the next to get the 2.1 update?

20. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009


Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.