European Motorola MILESTONE gets Android 2.1 - DROID owners still in the dark

European Motorola MILESTONE gets Android 2.1 - DROID owners still in the dark
Over the last couple of weeks, we've begun to see Android 2.1 make it to some Motorola MILESTONE smartphones – up until now, owners had to wait out for their specific version and install it through a computer. The process is even more simple thanks to the over-the-air process that's now available on all fronts for the MILESTONE. On top of offering live wallpapers and 9 homescreen panels, the latest update also includes some new apps and the Motorola Car Home interface which is intended to be used on the road. Finally, it brings forth an overall improved performance that almost provides a new level of experience to owners who managed to stick around with the phone in the face of other high-end Android handsets hitting the market. Sadly though as we watch our friends over the big pond get treated to Google's top of the line version of their platform, Motorola DROID owners are tiredly waiting for their turn at the update – it's even made worse because the DROID was out before the MILESTONE. Hopefully the light at the end of the tunnel will be near for DROID owners that may feel a bit stung by the lack of a timely deadline for their crack at the Android 2.1 platform.

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via GSMArena



1. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

droid owners should check their updates. 2.1 should be available today. or at least an update of some sort is. just got to work to an alert that says update available today, but doesnt say the version. edit: just read more on it. 1000 at 12pm, 9000 more at 11:59pm, the rest on 4/1.

2. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

i can confirm that aswell 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. News Tools

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