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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jmt9779, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I don't have my Droid yet but I have two questions:

    1) When VZW releases the software update (I'm hearing 1/22?), how will that work? Will it be OTA? Will you need to back up your phone before you update? Will you lose any info/data? (I'm planning on picking up my Droid this week, so what I'm getting at is this: Would it make my life easier if I just wait until 1/22 and buy it with the update already installed?)

    2) Now that we can expect Android 2.1 in the coming months, how does a full OS upgrade on the Droid work? OTA? Will you need to back up your phone before you update? Will you lose any info/data?

    (FWIW, I'm coming from Blackberry-land and when you upgrade your OS on a BB, you need to backup everything on your phone because when you install the new OS, you essentially start from scratch. I've never actually done it firsthand because it seems like a royal pain in the rearend.)

    Thanks guys!

  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Everything OTA ... no backup necessary. But in my world, of you're not backing up YOUR data, if you lose it, it's YOUR problem. ;)

    Lots of posts/threads in here in backing up. A great time to try out the search engines. :)
  3. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    Even if you waited until after the 22nd (assuming that 2.1 is actually released at that time), your new droid wouldn't come with it preinstalled - you would get it OTA like everyone else...
  4. jmt9779

    jmt9779 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Great! Thanks, guys. I'm HUGE on backing up so I'll do some searchin...
  5. teschoen

    teschoen Well-Known Member

    the 2.0 to 2.0.1 release was painless. Took a little time and didn't require anything major.

    Updates of apps also are painless. I do enjoy how easy it is.

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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