Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)

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Motorola DROID software update page is posted by Verizon (new video)
Remember last month when we reported that the Motorola DROID had a software bug that caused problems with the camera's autofocus? At that time, we were told by insiders that a software update was in the works and with a target date of December 11th. Today, Verizon has posted a DROID Update page with information and instructions on how to perform the update, once it's released. The PDF file states the new software version as ESD56 with Baseband Verizon C_01.3E.01P (DROIDs ship with ESD20 and C_01.3B.01P) and will have improvements in the OS stability and battery life, camera autofocus fixed and time between shots reduced, enhancements for 3-way calling, audio for incoming calls improved, speakerphone remains on when using call-waiting, Bluetooth echo is removed and improved phonebook transfers, GPS, messaging, Google contact merging, Visual Voice Mail, and corporate calendar widget updated. The Instruction page starts off by showing that you will be notified (on the DROID) when the new upgrade is avaliable, and will need at least 40% battery to complete the upgrade. It will ask you to "Install Now" or "Install later", which will then prompt you again in 30 minutes. Clicking on "More Info" says that the upgrade is 10.2MB in size. Once the process begins, it will restart the phone and begin the installation. However, if you are Roaming, you can only perform the upgrade by connecting to a Wi-Fi Network. Unfortunately, the actual date of the software's availability isn't posted on the site, so all we have to go with is the Dec 11th date we were told about last month, nor does the site say if this will upgrade the DROID from Android 2.0 to 2.1. We checked with our DROID unit, and no update was listed as of yet.

Thanks to David for sending this in!

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source: Verizon Wireless



*UPDATE 1*
We have also been told the Unlock Screen has now changed and the Android OS is listed as 2.01, so we'll have to wait a bit longer to see Android 2.1 on the DROID.



*UPDATE 2*
Here is a video posted to YouTube showing the Motorola DROID after the software update.

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30 Comments

1. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

Some Droid users will get it before others starting tomorrow. Then by the 12th, all user will have it. It is going to push out slowly to not slow the network down or the google servers pushing it. Just a heads up

7. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

actually it officially started today

16. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

@BrokenImage #FAIL

2. dave412_4

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 07, 2009

I seems that on androidforums.com some motorola droid owners are already receiving the update.

3. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

is the unlock screen a slide screen still?

4. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Yes you still slide it

5. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Oh dear. Did fanman have a child?

6. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

lolololol

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahaha lol. that's the funniest thing you've ever said.

14. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

yeah its the VZW clan

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

vzwman, do you have fb?

17. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Yeah why, well my wife has one that we both share

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ohhhh jw, are you a fan of verizon on there?

21. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Yeah

27. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

are you apart of the whole 15 fans for phonearena?

29. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

no havent herd of that

30. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

go on fb, search phonearena and become a fan of it. :-)

8. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

i wonder how verizon is going about picking droids for the update

9. johnolesen

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 17, 2009

it starts today (12-7) and will go out to users. then slowly trickle out by 200,000 users per 24 hours...

10. anberlin

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

I can't wait. Hopefully this improves battery life.

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

very exciting.

13. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

everyone with a android should check out the forums at droidforums.net

20. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I just checked it out and found out about Home++. It's a free theme app in its beta stage but it is really nice. It is supposed to have themes for download in the future but Home screen is cool and gives you 4 pages instead of three.

22. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Kewl ima check that out my self

23. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

make sure you download the update after the first download. I dont know why i had too but it fixes some force close problems I had.

24. anberlin

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

Open home gives you the ability to have seven pages. Except its a paid app.

25. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

I had open home but I didn't like it. Made my phone too laggy. Home++ actually makes the home screen faster.

26. anberlin

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

I'm going to check out Home++. Thanks :) Btw Open Home works pretty good on my Droid.

18. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

they need to hurry this up and roll it out....my droid is getting anxious....

28. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I dont even think the droid needs it. Im happy, but it isnt the storm this phone is definatly doing well with out it!

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