OTA upgrade has improved DROID's battery life

OTA upgrade has improved DROID's battery life
One of the major complaints against the Motorola DROID has been the short battery life on the device when using multimedia functions. The DROID's battery seemed to quickly lose strength after browsing the web and watching YouTube videos seemed to be a major drain on the power cell. The last two days, a DROID owner named Michael has noticed a big improvement in his phone's battery life, something that we have noticed on our DROID as well. Checking with Verizon, it was confirmed to us that the small OTA upgrade that the DROID received sometime over the last 2-3 days did indeed improve battery life. The upgrade was sent out to prepare the handset for the more substantial upgrade to Android 2.1. If improving the life of the battery is just a side effect of getting the phone ready for the upgraded OS, owners of the model will be happy to take it. Any other DROID owners out there notice an improved battery life the last few days?

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Thanks to Michael F.

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9 Comments

1. laceejay

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

Did you have to accept the OTA update, or did it do it on its own? I haven't had to accept any updates since the update to 2.0.1.

2. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Most likely it hasn't been pushed to you yet. Otherwise, you can just check for updates yourself. I forget the pathway to do so.

3. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

settings, about phone, system updates. I havent had anything come across my droid either... and i work for vzw... this is the first ive heard of this update, from what i understood the 2.0.1 was supposed to have that improved batterey life update...but hey if it makes it even BETTER then check for it using that pathing ... will prob. take a few days to get out there from the day it was released but its worth a shot!

4. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

what's your 5 and 2? I want to look you up in outlook :)

5. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

verizon wireless completely denies there is an OTA.

6. markj73

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

THey never sent me the 2.0.1 had to install it myself, maybe someone can post this... since it seems I don't get updates for some reason...

7. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

The 2.0.1 was released in phases. Not everyone got the update at the same time. Google and Verizon did a good job on this matter. Releasing it phases keeps from all Android phones from being updated all at once, putting strain on the network. (Like Verizon would have to worry about their network anyway hehe)

8. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

I see I got a minus for my post about VZW showing no updates rolled out. @MotoMobile just sent a tweet saying, "For DROID users asking about an OTA update, we have not released a new one since Dec. update. Pls visit our support forums if having issues!" Now, I'll sit back and wait for all the minus votes to come rolling in. I'm not trying to be difficult, I would love an update, like yesterday!

9. sleepyjohnny

Posts: 151; Member since: Dec 16, 2009

yea there hasnt been any update for a while. even if it were released in phases, it doesnt take over 3 days to do so

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