Verizon tweet: No delay on rollout of DROID 2.1 update

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Verizon tweet: No delay on rollout of DROID 2.1 update
If any Motorola DROID owners out there have received the Android 2.1 update, please let us know. Early on Thursday, we reported that Verizon had sent out an internal communication changing the date of the upgrade to "TBD" from the Thursday rollout date. The story was that a bug had been discovered Wednesday night which scrapped the entire upgrade. Or did it? A spokesman for Verizon, Thomas Pica, told us in an e-mail message that, "The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola was deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users as scheduled. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will take place, but not just yet. No date scheduled yet." Then later Thursday afternoon, Verizon took to the web and sent out a tweet that read, "No delay--starting with select test group first to avoid problems on upcoming rollout. More to come, stay tuned." A anonymous tipster told Android and Me that the need to "ramp up" the distribution application and the infrastructure that hosts it takes more than one day. Bitfone, the company that is managing the distribution of the firmware upgrade, has contracted a third party consultant to redesign the infrastructure needed to send out Android 2.1. The tipster says that his source tells him that things are moving as quickly as possible, but that the reality is that it will take some time. So who is telling the truth? The bottom line is that if anyone has received the Android 2.1 upgrade for their DROID, they are certainly keeping it a secret. Between Motorola and Verizon, this is not the way to build trust with your customers.

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source: Twitter, Phonescoop via AndroidandMe


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