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When will Droid get 2.1?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by aggressor2323, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. aggressor2323

    aggressor2323 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have been searching for news/rumors of when the Droid willl receive the 2.1 update? Does anyone have any info on if and when the Droid will be updated to 2.1?

  2. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Whispered rumors say January, but of course none of this is confirmed, just a bunch of things people have heard through the grapevine. I assume they're going to do it at some point since it's still (for now) Verizon's flagship phone.
  3. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast

    Also is motorola's flagship phone so they'll continue to update it for a very long time too.
  4. smilepak

    smilepak Member

    When will we see the next revision of 2.1 from Geek35T? What website is he operated at main source of discussion?
  5. hutch517

    hutch517 Lurker

    Well I Recently tried to watch a flash video on my droid and it said flash player along with updates will be availible early 2010.
  6. he's over at alldroid.org AllDroid.org - View forum - Greek35T
  7. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    Since droid does not have multiple layers of software like most HTC phones, 2.1 will most likely come to the droid as soon as the stable version is released, or possibly in the weeks following the release of the Nexus one, since the software on there is also stock. Its just a matter of Verizon and possibly motorola schedule for it. They both are going to want to have the best phones so they are going to do it as fast as they can. Also, i have read that most HTC phones are going to go straight from there current version to 2.1 in january or february, so you can only assume the droid will get it then, or before then.

    Edit: I am by no means an expert on this, just saying what I think. I sadly foresee someone wanting to bash my estimations as seems to happen often. ha. just thought I would say that before anyone did. ha
  8. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Actually that sounds like a pretty reasonable expectation. I'm hoping the vanilla version of Android 2.0 we have will make it easy and painless for Motorola/Verizon to update the phone.

    Flash is not included in 2.1. We have to wait on Adobe for that one. Regardless, with both on their way, 2010 should be a good year for Droid owners.
  9. Moof

    Moof Newbie

    Calm down. Let them get the 2.0.1 update out for us Milestone (the European Droid) users first, and then we can start clamouring for 2.1 for both machines.

    I still can't get my camera to focus :(
  10. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast

    Do you guys think we'll see updates after 2.1 for the droid?! Or will that probably be the final one?!
  11. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    A compliment :), I don't often get those :D

    Question about what you think will happen for flash. Due to some recent reports about adobe products being the #1 target for hackers, I am starting to think it will be like one of those apps you have you have to have on your phone with some built in layers of security from google. Seems to risky and unconventional to be just some app.
  12. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    Remember: you are reading the DROID forum :p
  13. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    No way, as long as we have stock OS we should be able to get all the updates ever (unless hardware becomes outdated for software)

    So, software will be available at least 2 years after they stop selling this phone on verizon I assume, since they will have customers with it.

    My brothers RAZR still gets updates ;)
  14. photoeditor

    photoeditor Member

    With vanilla Android, there shouldn't be any problem updating the phone as long as it meets the basic specs for Android OS. We don't depend on Motorola with this phone's OS any more than someone buying a Dell PC depends on Dell for Windows updates.
  15. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    I'm willing to bet there will be security patches after Flash is released, but I'm also willing to bet that the initial Flash app (when Adobe finally gets around to it) will be able to be installed without anything additional required. I really don't like Adobe or Flash. I wish its use wasn't so widespread. It sucks to look forward to it only because it's a necessity for many websites.
  16. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    why don't you like it? just curious. It allows for so many new uses and implementation on phones as well as great thing for web developers/designers like me who haven't worked much with android SDK to which adobe is like a first language to :)
  17. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who is a little wary of flash?

    Sure I look forward to Hulu on my phone....but I'd also like the option to disable it completely......the last thing is need is unnecessary flash hogging bandwidth/time/CPU loading some 'punch the monkey' ad
  18. GDroid

    GDroid Android Enthusiast

    I bet most users awaiting Flash are looking for a little more than "Hulu"

    .. if you know what I'm sayin..lol. :p
  19. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    I just think it's very cumbersome and overused. Don't get me wrong, some flash implementations are extremely nice or useful, but many more are overdone or invasive. It seems like Flash is everywhere when it's not really necessary. Just kind of leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. I appreciate a tasteful or effective implementation of Flash, but there are so many bad, obnoxious ones out there it's hard to like it. Plus, Adobe doesn't have a very good track record when it comes to security.
  20. andrew53517

    andrew53517 Android Enthusiast

    Boy I sure hope so! I want to never not get the updates for this robot! I mean at worst you just root but it'd be nice to not have too.

    I hope 2.1 is rootable...Only think I truly want with root is APPS2SD and then the overclocking app! That will be soooo nice!
  21. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    The G1, the first ever Android phone, is getting the 2.0.1/2.1 update, so there's no doubt in my mind the Droid will be getting it, as well as future updates beyond that.
  22. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    I'm sure we will get it, but I still doubt it will be in January, maybe March or February. Mainly because of the Nexus 1, take the DROID and 2.0 for example, what other phones have gotten 2.0 yet? The Moment...no, the G1.....no, MyTouch3G......no, Galaxy.....no. I don't include the Hero's because it is up to HTC to update Sense onto it, but if none of those other guys have gotten 2.0 yet then what makes everyone think we will get it so soon? Sure the DROID is a big flagship device, but the G1 was THE FIRST Android phone and they are just now hearing whispers of getting it. Google is gonna use everything it can to push the Nexus 1, and 2.1 is definitely something they can use to atrract buyers if no other phone has it yet.

    That said I still hope we do get it soon.
  23. brettlewis

    brettlewis Android Expert

    I don't understand why vanilla installations can't be updated the day of release. It would be a huge plus for any phone. Or why things like sense, which mostly are just UI and widgets can't be delivered in app form to make the entire process seamless and instant. Its the same thing my friend with the Iphone keeps telling me, there are too many devices with to many differences, which i'm starting to believe. They could at least standardize updates, or have them done directly through google so google can push it out to all phones.
  24. MisterEff

    MisterEff Android Enthusiast

    I doubt it. From the looks of it the Nexus One is NOT the google phone but rather just another google phone aka android. If the HTC phones are getting 2.1 in March/February Motorola and Verizon are gonna make sure they have it on their phone too.
  25. droid89

    droid89 Newbie

    A question - I've seen presumptive release dates for Android 2.1 come and go with nothing....(I have the Moto Droid) - anyone out there have any information on the next expected release date for Android 2.1 for the rest of us?

    I also assume that once it is released for GA, that going into Settings>Search for System Updates will grab the 2.1 update and automatically update your phone. Am I incorrect on this?

    Thanks in advance,


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