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Android 2.1 Update

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by donovanb09, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. donovanb09

    donovanb09 Active Member
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    I have a motorola droid and I heard that the offical release date for the android 2.1 OS is Jan 22nd. Is there anyway I could confirm this? Btw I heard it from a guy at the verizon store(he was working there) but he didn't seem to sharp so I'm still asking
     

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  2. dmodert66

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    I don't think there has been an "official" release date. Jan 22nd seems to be the most "rumored" release date, so I guess we will see.
     
  3. Bramsy

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  4. deeznuts2

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    Behind you...
    There is absolutely NO official release date.

    The January 22nd date is being taken from an internal memo released last year regarding the two service maintenance updates for the Droid. We already had one in December. The second maintenance update is scheduled for January 22.

    If you want to read the memo, along with the bug fixes, you can find the article here

    Thats not to say that january 22 wont be 2.1 - however, January 22 was slated as a service update long before 2.1 was announced. But plans can change...
     
  5. so i got up to take a pee and saw i had a message on my droid. i unlock the screen and its a message that there is a system update for my phone. i let it download and reset and was thinking whats going on here? early 2.1 update??

    so it downloads, restarts and the version number is still the same. version 2.0.1.

    im messing around, seeing if anythings changed and i instantly notice that my facebook information has been erased from the phone. i log back into facebook, it brings me through the whole user agreement and asks me if i want to sync contacts again. i go through the motions and then look under applications and see its still the older version of facebook, v 1.1.1. ive had problems with facebook since day 1 where it doesnt want to update. it kept saying, "package signed incorrectly".

    so i decide to try it one last time and i find it in the market and pray as it downloads. then i see, that it successfully installed to my amazement! i really excited now that it finally updated just so i dont have to deal with it failed anymore.

    anyone else get this "update" but i think its directed at fixing the facebook app maybe?
     
  6. radikal

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    i wonder? hmm, ok, thats odd! i guess we will see if i get it!
     
  7. Psychokitty

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    In the forum dog house.
    I awoke to the same prompt, but since I'm rooted, I wanted to check here, first. "Update to 2.01"? No-kay. I guess I have to see what it does on my wife's first. :D I finally just got the damned thing like I like it! lol
     
  8. burtondroid

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    I got this message.. I clicked 'Update Later'...

    Whats the deal..?.. is this just for facebook?

    Is this gonna screw me up?
     
  9. sherylhs

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    I got this upgrade message yesterday morning, and upgraded. I too was getting the facebook error and after the upgrade was able to download the fb app no issues.

    My phone isn't rooted, but I have done a lot to personalize it. The only thing that I noticed was different was my notification tone changed back to the "Droid" notification when I had it set for silent. Pretty funny if you think about it... upgrade and your phone starts saying "droid" again.

    Btw, I have my phone customized with home++ and there were no changes to any of my other setups.

    ~S
     
  10. gonzoguy24

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    son of a b...I was really hoping this was the upgrade...turns out it's not? weird.
     
  11. sooper_droid12

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    VZW is probably rolling out its previously scheduled Jan.22 maintenance update in small bunches like they did with 2.0.1. Honestly, you all probably don't want 2.1 yet until: 1) VZW/Motorola and Google have worked out some of the bugs. The N1 boys are dealing with a bunch of launch bugs from 2.1.

    2) You probably also want a chance for devs to get their hands on the 2.1 SDK and have their apps updated so that the majority of the apps you're running now will not FC (or not work) once you update to 2.1.

    In that way, I'm okay with a service maintenance update because for the most part, 2.0.1 is stable and free from all but the smallest, minor bugs that are just inconveniences like this Facebook issue.
     
  12. gonzoguy24

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    good point bro...yer most likely 100 percent correct on that. bummer...I just want 5 homescreens that are fluid and not choppy/laggy...(i have several widgets)
     
  13. teschoen

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    I'm looking forward to the 5 home screens too!

    And I'm not keen on any of the home replacement apps
     
  14. PetiePal

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    I got my Droid Saturday and yeah I need more homescreens already LOL
     
  15. gonzoguy24

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    Every home replacement app slows the phone down...and even stock home screen still is kinda choppy/laggy...this is what I want from an upgrade...:cool:
     
  16. gonzoguy24

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    Please I urge you...do not waste your money on GDE, dxtop, or open home. If you want more for now use launcher+.
     
  17. messenger13

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    BaH!!! Launcher is a lagger! Sweeter Home Preview 2 is THE REAL DEAL. And it's still in beta. Sweeter Home comes with 5 screens, but because of it's complex design, all you really need is 2 or 3. Search the apps forum and be amazed. ;)
     
  18. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Well-Known Member
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    Laucher is a lagger...i agree but it was the best i have used and was free. I have not jumped on the sweeter home bandwagon yet...maybe i should!
     
  19. icecold

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    Agree 100%. Even with some of the Beta issues, it is still that good.
     
  20. 3devious

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    For all of you who've downloaded the 2.1 yourselves, have you found any incompatibilities that people should be keeping an eye out for when everything becomes official? How long do you think any apps for 2.1 will surface?
     
  21. gonzoguy24

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    App devs already have the 2.1 sdk so it should not be long at all. They are working on it already so all apps work with N1...even though I am not sure there are any issues with apps and 2.1
     
  22. icecold

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    You could email the dev. I have not rooted, so I am still on 2.0.1.
     
  23. CRPercodani

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    I have been using 2.1 basically since it was ported to the Droid and have yet to find any app's that don't work with it. I'm sure there are some but none that I use are incompatible.
     
  24. reznorfan0

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    Damn you Joe, I stay out of the sweeter home thread so as not to be tempted. I imagine you are also spending some time in developer forums, is there anything as far as a launch date for the market release yet?
     
  25. andrew53517

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    Well everyone, I think this is our jan. 22nd update...just rolled out earlier as the one was before. :(
     

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