Motorola tells DROID owners to chill, Android 2.1 will be here soon

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Motorola tells DROID owners to chill, Android 2.1 will be here soon
There's a heart broken for every light on Broadway, the saying goes. After Motorola apparently was premature in telling DROID owners to expect Android 2.1 to be sent to their machine this week, owners of Motorola's flagship device were nursing broken hearts. Motorola removed all posts in its forum and web site having to do with the upgrade, including a list of what changes the upgrade was to bring to the DROID. The erasure job was so good that you would have thought that the Schaumburg based company recruited former Nixon secretary Rosemary Woods to do the job.

In response to an email from Phonescoop, Motorola said on Thursday, "The Droid over-the-air software upgrade is expected to rollout soon.It will automatically be pushed to phones when ready and VerizonWireless customers will only have to accept the free download forcontinued use and enjoyment of this feature packed device." And yes, soon could mean as soon as Friday to as long as, well, you get the idea. For those who own the device, you might be letting yourself get too carried away by staring at the display all day and all evening, waiting for the notification bar to get set off with news of the upgrade.

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source: Phonescoop

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20 Comments

1. owuaarontsi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

For this, we better get a "true" 2.1 update. I mean, animated backgrounds included. That part was bs. Animated backgrounds were part of 2.1 so why wouldn't they give it to the Droid. It should be perfectly capable.

2. Mapex

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

For "this"??? For what??? Motorola hasn't done anything wrong yet. They said that we would see 2.1 update THIS week. Its FRIDAY, which means, the week isn't over. Calm down. If it doesn't come THIS week, then you have a reason to cry. They don't OWE you anything.

3. owuaarontsi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

There are no tears over here. Regardless if its this week, the update should include everything that is supposed to be in 2.1. Oh, and, yea they did do something wrong.. that's what the whole article is about... if nothing was done wrong then this article wouldn't exist and Motorola's website and forum posts wouldn't have been deleted.

12. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I'd rather get the update a week late then get it and have it make my phone glitchy. And they've already clearly said that the animated backgrounds will not be in the update because the processor can't support it.

18. owuaarontsi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I agree. I wasn't really serious in the first post. I honestly don't care that much about the update. All I want is an update with flash support. Come on Adobe

4. The Zune Lune

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Too much drama over a cell phone - lol. I, too am awaiting the update with baited breath, but, seriosuly...this is small stuff.

17. owuaarontsi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

everyone takes the comments too seriously.

5. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Come on, peopple. even the holy grail iphone has had its share of delays. For those of you who don't want delays in software upgrades, just go get a Samsung Knack.

6. rockstar323

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 15, 2009

Once the 2.1 update comes you will lose the ability to root, they are supposed to patch it where you can't use the update.zip to root it. Also if you are rooted and dont have OTA updates blocked it will unroot your phone. Personally i think ill stick with the ability to OC and wifi tether for free.

13. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Anyone else tether for free? I'd hate to loose this feature. It is perhaps the most useful app in the entire app store. Now I'm thinking, not so fast. The ability to do this saves me what, 30 bucks a month?

15. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Completely agree. I looked at a few forums and I rooted, flashed, and put new ROMs on my phone knowing nothing hours before. Everybody with a DROID should do this, its the best thing you can do for your phone.

7. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

As other post said it would't be issue if moto hadn't started it. Anyone one to buy a cheap driod with everything that goes with it?

8. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

give it til march 1st...you'll have it rolling by then..

9. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

People get way too serious about this. The update's coming. And when it's done, you can go back to having sex with your phone.

10. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

I have a DROID, love it to death, and so does everyone else I know that has one. I could care about this update seriously. D R O I D D O E S

11. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

The funny thing is is that i went through this with the verizon update for the first omnia to unlock gps. It will get here and people will say cool for about a day then it will be the same dam think over again for the next update. I cant wait for the update but really i think that it already does so much what is there that the new deoid bring except a little eye candy

14. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

This is why I will go with Nexus One when I go Android. Hate waiting for these updates. Droid owers should tell Motorola to step it up. By the time this comes out, 2.2 will be available.

20. owuaarontsi

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

watch out, all the haters are gonna come out and go off on you now for making a negative comment

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Be patient? Like every freakin day there's a new topic about the Droid getting 2.1 on here. Each post, it talks about how the droid is going to get 2.1 upgrade soon, over and over and over again. lol

19. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Moto just announced on it's FBook page that 2.1 is being pushed out tommorrow. Chill everyone

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