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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28 Comments

1. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

Just hurry the hell up already I want to root this thing after the update

10. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Oh great.. now I have to put back up all the "Welcome to 3 months ago Droid!" banners I took down yesterday.

19. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Verizon needs to shut up, and motorola needs to shut up, because all these false announcements are whats getting them in trouble. when the update comes out, it comes out- jeez

24. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

you realize if you didnt look on this site for updates you wouldnt get any right.....?

25. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

The updates go straight to the phone so you would get the updates

26. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Brandon, is that you? (O_o)

2. becazican unregistered

just phone arena reporting erroneous information once again, would you guys get a clue?

6. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

Ah.... the article is stating that, according to a Verizon statement on Twitter, that there will be no delay on the update. On Twitter, Verizon actually made a statement that there will not be a delay on the update. How is this erroneous? Verizon said something.... phonearena said that Verizon said what Verizon actually said. Seems valid to me.

7. Jango_Fred

Posts: 58; Member since: Dec 17, 2008

NOW...that is not to say that Verizon is not foll of BS. Verizon is who made the statement, phonarena just passed it on.

17. becazican unregistered

havent you noticed that anything phone arena reports on like release dates and what is going on in the cell phone world is usually wrong. they take little tidbits here and there and make a story out of it and usually its wrong. their sources says is usually a good bet they are full of it. this time i think they did report about the twitter comment from verizon correctly but that is the only thing they knew for sure. i just dont rely on them anymore for up to date factual info as other sites are much better

3. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

What a joke. Like they haven't already done this before...moto, google and verizon losers my next phone will be on ATT

4. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

have fun with that

5. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

enjoy the great reception and wonderful customer service that ATT is known for. Youre making the right decision

8. scottmbolt unregistered

You're going to leave a better carrier all over a phone firmware upgrade? Quit your bitching, seriously. Would you like to get a f**ked up version of 2.1?

9. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Sure, because ATT has been rapid in its deployment of new software and features. Anyone remember tethering and MMS on the iPhone?

12. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

@VZWEMP To be fair, VZW also has crappy customer service...bunch of douche bags that misinform you (i am a current VZW customer) and they, just like ATT customer service, dont have a clue most of the time.

15. katmankris

Posts: 4; Member since: May 14, 2009

Hate to break it to you but as a former employee and still current subscriber of Verizon Wireless does have the best customer service and cellular around There are bad eggs in all companies looks like you have been unfortunate enough to have had run-ins with some of these people.

16. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

@MR521 yea well you might want to write JD Power and Associates a strongly worded letter because im pretty sure they'll disagree with you

18. becazican unregistered

really?? i always get terrific service from vzw reps on the phone, i hate the ones at the store they need to go back to work at seven eleven. att was the worst i ever had also i live in the tampa bay area and their reception sucks. t mobile has great customer rep.

21. Windsponge

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

hey guys, I have been with Verizon before they were Verizon(Air Touch). Their service for me has not been good for two years. Before that it was the best. Now I have had the last two Iphones. Just sold3gs for christmas and cancelled the contract. Att felt sorry for me and knocked of 50 dollars off etf. I really think service is how they treat you.So you know my problem is'nt with update it is other issues like App store ,Games how phone is working. I really hope you all are happy. I am just wanting something different.

23. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

But in some subs and all employees the map makes up for that.

27. MR521

Posts: 47; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

@VZWEMP I just might. All I know is that the customer service I have received has, for the most part been poor, and I've been with vzw for quite some time. I know u feel like u have to defend them cuz u work there or perhaps ur one of the few well educated and trained customer service reps. that vzw has. The network is great that's y I'm still with vzw. Great netowrk, great phones, poor customer service...nobody is perfect?

11. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

btw.. this twitter thing.... is to pacify customers.. there def. is a delay we vzw employees have been notified it is still tbd.

14. djroggen

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Yeah, it really sounds like they are just trying to buy some time.

13. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

The spin continues...

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think phone arena is acurate enough. They just report more rumers and for the most part t5ell you as such. I can care less if it dont come out for two weeks. Droid is in the shop:( :( So i wont get it any how

22. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

My buddy got the upgrade screen thursday morning but had to delay it because his battery was to low. He forgot to charge it dumb@SS drunk, but when he went back to system update it didnt offer the upgrade anymore. :(

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