2.1 android verizon what will it include

  1. stepprichard

    stepprichard Member

    Hello kinda new to this but was just curious as to what perks 2.1 android will have over the 2.0? I currently thinking about purchasing the droid and have heard talk about the 2.1 being great but no real clear details on what it will offer over exsisting OS. also the moto droid has 3 customizable home screens i have heard rumor that it will go to 5 has anyone heard the same thing?

  2. Ruben

    Ruben Well-Known Member

    The moto droid will get 2.1 It has been confirmed. 2.1 has a better photo gallery, 5 home screens, live wallpapers (look it up on youtube, it's awesome), and much much more.
  3. deeznuts2

    deeznuts2 Well-Known Member

    2.1 also syncs up with your Picasa account, as part of the gallery
  4. stepprichard

    stepprichard Member

    wow thats awesome and yeah the live wall papers rock! ty for the reply! any ideas on when th moto droid will get the update?
  5. aleksander

    aleksander Well-Known Member

    lol i love it how most forums i've been to get stump at this particular question :D awesome.

    Anyway to answer your question @stepprichard; there's not official release date for the Moto Droid update from 2.0.1 to 2.1. However according to rumors the update will tentatively take place on January 22nd. BTW if anyone has official proof of this i would love to know about it too; because all i've been able to find so far is comments speculating this date. cheers everyone.
  6. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

    according to ruben, 2.1 will include speech-to-text.
  7. deeznuts2

    deeznuts2 Well-Known Member

    Prior to the announcement of 2.1, January 22 was the 2nd scheduled service update per an internal Verizon memo that can be found online. Whether it will remain a service update or "convert" to a 2.1 release is up in the air. But check your phones this Friday anyway.

    I'm running 2.1 now and can say yes, it does include speech-to-text and it works REALLY well.
  8. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

    Will speech to text work OK with my midwestern drawl? How about my husband's cute eastern Pennsylvania accent? Ten will get you twenty that it won't work with my boss' Pittsburgh accent! Anyone care to take bets? We can make it a forum game or something.

    The funniest thing: The three of us <i>insist</i> that we don't have accents!
  9. deeznuts2

    deeznuts2 Well-Known Member

    Good questions. I'm from CT where we don't have any annoying accents :p So all I can say is if you don't have an accent, you should be good to go.
  10. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    i read google used many people with all accents to "train" the text to spech software so you should be good to go. i know i am ok, being that I am from Delaware, we are the first state, so we don't have an accent.
  11. nateo200

    nateo200 Well-Known Member

    EVERYONE has an accent.
  12. deeznuts2

    deeznuts2 Well-Known Member

    guess you missed the sarcasm...
  13. ttaylor0024

    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member

    What about flash? Isnt that on 2.1?
  14. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    not me, Delaware is the first state, so we originated talking.
  15. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member

    It is doubtful that Flash is on 2.1. Flash is developed by Adobe, not Google. They have not given a release date yet for Flash, but it was running (in beta form) on Droids at CES. I could never find the guy to see one in person though (a guy from Adobe was wondering between the Moto booth and the Adobe booth with Droids with flash)...
  16. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

    I don't know if it was ever confirmed, but it was always suspected that they used their automated 411 services (1-800-GOOG-411) to help train the speech to text. That would have gotten all kinds of accents.
  17. saxman1212

    saxman1212 Member

    I believe that was confirmed in regards to the transcriptions we get in google voice from voicemails
  18. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    I don't have an accent. I am from South Dakooooota/Minnesooooota. lol
  19. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

    Yes you do. But I being Native American means we were talking before you. OOOOOHHHHHHH burnnation (j/k).
  20. RogerDeanD

    RogerDeanD New Member

    Verizon rep today, Thu. 1/21, said Flash release date March 2010 for DROID!.
  21. aleksander

    aleksander Well-Known Member

    no disrespect meant but Vzn Reps. know as much about release dates as much as a 2 yr old :rolleyes:
  22. deeznuts2

    deeznuts2 Well-Known Member


    Verizon reps will have no knowledge of a flash release date. Often times, they don't even know updates are available until the day of the actual update.

    Its a verizon thing.
  23. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

    Sometimes even after the update as most people experienced with the updates for the LG Dare. After v5 they just sort of stopped trying but a lot of people were on 3 but some reps had no idea. (At the release of the phone, they claimed that the phone was capable of OTA updates but they all had to be done at the store.)
  24. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

    So whats it mean if i live in DE AND i am mostly American Indian? OOOOOO

    (really i am)

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