Motorola DROID Android 2.1 update to begin tomorrow at noon?

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Motorola DROID Android 2.1 update to begin tomorrow at noon?
DROID owners, get your pinching fingers ready. Android Central has obtained a picture of an official looking document from Verizon that now gives us a time when Big Red plans on rolling out the Android 2.1 upgrade for the Motorola DROID. Starting on March 18th (Hey! That's tomorrow!) at noon, the upgrade will be sent out OTA to 250,000 units at a time. Combined with the 2.1 upgrade details that Verizon put on the internet yesterday, as we reported, and we feel even more comfortable that this is going to happen starting tomorrow than we were when Motorola used its Facebook page last time to announce the upgrade that never came. Because the upgrade is rolling out in small batches at a time, don't panic if your DROID doesn't have pinch-to-zoom in the browser at 12:01 tomorrow as it could take a few days for your particular unit to receive the upgrade.

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source: AndroidCentral



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14 Comments

1. scottmbolt unregistered

There you go Droid owners... you get your oh-so-necessary and pretty animated wallpapers! (One of my phones uses Android OS, and it bothers me when I hear people complain and whine because they want their animated wallpapers, because I just see it was a useless, cosmetic battery drainer)

9. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

THANK GOD SOMEONE THAT SEES THE FIELD FOR THE SOIL AND NOT THE FLOWERS!

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

the lcd being on is the battery drainer. but i agree about the whining but at the same time its nice to have somthing to look forward to and the voice to type will be nice and i here its suposed to be alot faster and smoother

6. scottmbolt unregistered

True. It is nice to have a handset that is being worked on, updated, and improved.

3. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

Exciting! the photo gallery is what im looking forward too.. being able to swipe past the pics and show people is much easier then its current setup, and the walpapers are cool too..This update should be a nice improvment to an already sweet ass phone

4. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

What about us ERIS users? Will Verizon ever let us get the 2.1 upgrade too?

5. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

The ERIS is going to take longer to get any software upgrades than the DROID does. The ERIS is running an HTC interface (sense) on top of Android. This means that HTC is going to have to upgrade sense before android OS is updated.

7. katmankris

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2009

actually HTC has already said the sense UI upgrade is done. In fact the 2.1 ROM leaked a couple of weeks ago is a bulid designed for the Eris. You don't have to root your phone or anything fancy its just like doing a manual upgrade to a device and works pretty well so I am sure its what will get released. As a former VZW employee and you as a current employee I am sure you know they test the crap out things before ever releasing it to the public and rightfully so

8. VZWtrainer

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2008

Definitely. My roommate has the Eris and he put 2.1 on it. He had to root it and it is extremely buggy. It is not an official release. If it was, it would have been delivered OTA to the handset, like this one will.

11. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

a htc rep stopped by my store and showed me his eris with the official 2.1 update and its really sick. you pinch the home screen and it zooms out and shows you all 7 home screens for like a quick selection. you'll see, it dope

12. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I just want my phone to work well. The flash is all cool. But I only use 3 screens anyway. Well 4 if you count my quick dial numbers. I REALLY hope that the update HTC allowed the SLIDE to unlock/answer to be disabled. I'm tired of my phone pocket answering calls.

10. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

With the leaked version of 2.1. Hopefully it won't be long till Eris users get the update. I feel though that the Eris being the kid brother to the mega popular Droid. It may be a LONG time. Droid will probably have 3.1 by then. LOL!

13. bgrdfan2

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I have a stupid question... I have the Eris and did the 2.1 download and everything works great. But my buddy it and it's now some what of a brick. I remember someone stating that you can revert back to the 1.5... is that possible and how he do that. Also what is to "root" your phone... I see that a lot too... Someone please help me... Thanks

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