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Motorola discloses what the DROID will gain with Android 2.1

Motorola discloses what the DROID will gain with Android 2.1
We know some DROID owners and this week, they have been walking on eggshells, checking that sharp 3.7 inch 480 x 854 resolution screen every few minutes, waiting for the OTA upgrade that will take their handset to Android 2.1. As we already reported, this is not a simple matter of porting over the Nexus One OS. Possibly because of the difference in processors (N-One sports a 1GHz Snapdragon while the DROID is powered by a 600MHz, OMAP 3430 chip), certain things that the Nexus One has will not be headed to the DROID. By why say the glass is half empty? Let's concentrate on what WILL be on the upgrade.

Included in the DROID upgrade to Android 2.1 will be the voice recognition to speak words that will end up in a text box. In other words, instead of being able to speak what you just want to have Google look-up, you can fill out any box that requires text or numbers by speaking the word, name or number. The 3D Gallery for pictures is included as is Google Goggles. The latter has been available as an app in Android Market. Oh yes, pinch-to-zoom will now be available in the browser and the gallery. Those who have been breathing these past days probably already are aware that pinch-to-zoom has been supported on the DROID when using the updated version of  Google Maps. Version 4 was just released on the Android Market yesterday. There will be an enhanced music app, an improved virtual keyboard and enhancements to battery life which is something all DROID owners are happy to hear. The news and weather widgets seen on the Nexus One will also be part of the upgrade. Yahoo mail users will now be able to more easily set-up the DROID to receive their mail. What is not part of the update appears to be the animated home page as made famous by the Nexus One, and the 3D app drawer which likewise has been seen on the N-One. Overall, it sounds like DROID owners should have no gripe once their phone becomes just the second Android 2.1 device. And once upgraded to 2.1, Adobe says that it can then add Flash support to the device. Perhaps you can have your cake and eat it too.

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source: Motorola via Engadget, AndroidandMe

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