Hot off the press update on Motorola DROID Android 2.1 upgrade

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Hot off the press update on Motorola DROID Android 2.1 upgrade
Yesterday, we told you to expect Android 2.1 to get pushed out via an OTA upgrade for 250,000 Motorola DROID units. Now, we have some further breakdown of the information, thanks to a tipster who passed the info on to Android Central. Starting today (Thursday) at 12 noon Eastern time, 1,000 DROID owners will get Android 2.1. If there are no problems, another 9,000 will get the upgrade at 11:59 pm Eastern time. So that leaves-what-about 995,000 units left? After a 24 hour waiting period to make sure that all is going well, 200,000 more DROID models will get the OTA upgrade on Saturday. After that, another 200,000 goes out and that is repeated until all DROID owners are pinching away in the browser. While this might seem frustrating to owners of the 2009 Time Magazine Gadget of The Year, staggering the upgrade this way has the advantage of more easily catching and solving problems if something should go wrong. By this time next week, all DROID owners should have their upgrade at last.

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source: AndroidCentral

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16 Comments

1. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

Finally! ...but will still wait till I actually see the upgrade to believe it. There has been so much run around with this, it's still hard to believe even this article. Still happy though.

7. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Welcome to 3 months ago VZW!

2. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Looking forward to see how the Droid performs post-update.

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

At noon on 3/18, 1,000 users will receive notification of the update. At 11:59 PM on 3/18, 9,000 more users will receive the update notification. After the first 10,000 users receive the update on 3/18, there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered. On Day 3 (3/20), 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. Im rooted so I hope i get it...

4. thetwiztidfreak

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

if you are rooted why would you want it? you will loose root access atleast for a few days. and as long as you havnt disable OTA updates manually or flashed a custom rom(OTA usuallly disabled) you should get it no problem.

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

well I like rooted, but my live wallpapers arent interactive like the legit live wallpapers on the Nexus. (Just a small picky example) So i figured maybe if I got the legit 2.1 rather than "Droid Mod" that maybe it would run smoother....If you know about rooting let me know if you thinkk itd be better to have a rooted "Mock 2.1" or Legit 2.1

9. thetwiztidfreak

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 03, 2009

I would rather have a "mock" custom rom, but i like to play with expieremental software, and dont mind a few bugs to have cool new features before anyone else. and also they already have "Mock roms" that have this upadte on it since it leaked online a couple weeks ago.

15. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

Does "Mock 2.1" fix the delayed email bug. I also have NO EMAILS coming in at tines and i have to solve this problem by restarting my phone. Some emails which i have already read, come back as unread- does this ROM u have, or rooting it period, solve some of these issues?

5. QuickeSilver

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

I notcied yesterday late evening that two yahoo bookmarks showed themselves on my main home screen with my DROID....has this happened to anyone else? Maybe a sign on the upgrade getting ready since it is going to include yahoo email access now?

6. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

nice, but i wanna see it alredy

10. Cristobal

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2010

http://www.androidcentral.com/droid-ota-update-now-be-determined http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/03/18/motorola-droid-update-delayed/ I guess the update got cancelled? If this is true I'm sick of being teased w/ this update crap. They need to learn to stick to their word. I understand they're trying to make sure it all works before they release it, but I'd wish they'd stop saying ok its coming, no wait its not ready, ok its coming, no wait its not. Stupid. This whole things makes me want to get an N1.

11. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

Indeed it has. I am at work right now and our Infomanager page says the update has been postponed. Bummer.

12. CODYPHOBIA

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 21, 2008

Look at the brightside...it was delayed because a last minute bug was found...would you rather have the buggy 2.1 so you could whine and cry that something was wrong with your phone, or wait until they get it right?

13. Cristobal

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 02, 2010

Uh, I said I understand it's cuz there is a bug, but I wish they'd really finalize before they make these announcements its coming. Its the 2nd time now. Don't be an idiot.

14. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

By the time 2.1 comes out the Droid 2 will be out with 3.0 hahaha

16. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

@RORYREVOLUTION haha. I don't doubt it.

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