Did Motorola jump the gun on DROID update?

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Did Motorola jump the gun on DROID update?
According to Matt, the manager of the forums at Motorola, when it comes to the Android 2.1 update for the DROID, the company was as premature as Cuddy's boyfriend Lucas on last Monday night's House. The entire list of changes that Android 2.1 was going to bring to Motorola's flagship phone is now gone-vanished as if repossessed by the bank. What does this all mean? The optimistic will say that the list left out a few items so it had to be taken down especially since the upgrade will be coming tonight at midnight or early tomorrow. The most pessimistic say that Motorola was off by weeks and that Verizon needs to do a lot more testing before DROID users are pinching away on the browser. And speaking of Verizon, Big Red's silence on this matter is making things more unclear. It should also be pointed out that any reference to the 2.1 upgrade was deleted from Motorola's web site and links to the forum are also gone. The truth is out there and as soon as we find out what the truth is here, we will pass it along.

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8 Comments

1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Yeah, I saw this coming a mile away.... Verizon never actually acknowledged an update. And since they are the ones that have to throw the switch for it to roll out, it is their network after all, I was dubious of it hitting this week. Oh well, back to waiting.

2. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Can you not just flash the Droid to run 2.1 using a cooked version of the N-1's firmware? Just curious...

3. ohwhyfanboywhy

Posts: 37; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Nvm. Just realized that the N-1 hasn't arrived for VZW yet and since there are no other Android phones that run 2.1 on VZW there's no firmware to cook without having a network issue. Other than the Eris' which doesn't have the firmware either.

4. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

This is why google entered the phone business. When I go eventually go Android it will be through Google directly.

5. thetwiztidfreak

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

actually there are several 2.1 custom roms available for the droid. been running on mine for weeks.live wallpapers, 2.1 gallery and pinch and zoom. being it is a hacked rom errors do occur from time to time but will just get better once there is an offical 2.1 build for the droid available instead of porting it from the N-1

6. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

dont worry 2.1 will be out soon enough...its a simple couple of errors involving visual voice mail and tethering...

7. phonedemocracy

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Hopefully 2.1 will be released for other HTC devices soon also, seeing as they said somewhere in the first half of this year.

8. RandiDalton unregistered

All people deserve very good life and mortgage loans or just short term loan would make it much better. Just because people's freedom is grounded on money state.

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