Android 2.1
lroy986
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I just bought the Motorola Droid this week. I was advised that the 2.1 OS was to be released but i am unable to find it. Does anyone no when this release will come out? kinda disappoint because i was missed advised 

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giverumachance

The software was ready to  be deployed to a certain amount of users. Once that happened they stated that they would release the update in increments of 250,000 per day.Rumor has it that they stopped releasing the update, but I don't have any verification if that is true. Based on the statement above you should be receiving it shortly unless they have pushed it back.

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elnorte24
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I bought my droid 10 days ago. I'm hoping the incredible comes out in the next week or so. I have 3 weeks left of my trial period and plan on returning it. I love the droid for all the cool toys it comes with, but using it as a phone seems prehistoric. people constantly complain about the the call quality, and it always does weird things while on the phone. simply not acceptable, not at all!

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sseckels
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I also have the Motorola Droid  and wow way out of this world ...........    I also heard that the 2.1 release is coming out two days ago....................... So what the deal  Verizon  is it coming out or not........ Are you going to have allot disappointed customers and loose their business forever................  So what the plan        ???

 

 

I been turning off the phone to see if the update comes as well everyday............... Please have it soon          thanks  -Stephen S. Of lynnwood WA.

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sigmunddroid
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Don't hold your breath on this one. Verizon won't upgrade the Droid to 2.1 because the Nexus one is too close to coming out.

With the same os on both phones the droid is basically an uglier version of the nexus one. They need to give the new phone an advantage so it will sell. So it looks like they are going to keep the 2.0.1 version on the droid. Which is sad I have seen the 2.1 os "hacked" on the Droid and it runs real well. If you look it up you can do it your self but if you mess up and brick your phone you are stuck with a paper weight. Verizon will not honor the warranty if you change your os.  

 

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bkfist
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Actually, Verizon has no incentive to withold the 2.1 update due to the Nexus One's release.  Other than new customers, Verizon has nothing to "gain" financially from the Nexus One's release, as the Nexus One will be sold *only* through Google.  It is not going to increase foot traffic into the Verizon stores, if anything it is going to decrease traffic where they can sell additional accessories to customer's purchasing new phones. (Batteries, docking stations, bluetooth headsets, chargers etc.)

 

There is not, as of yet, even any confirmation that Verizon and Google have reached a subsidizing agreement for the Nexus One, and the only way to purchase the phone *might* be full-retail (probably $530 like the GSM version).  Look on Google's site, there is no subsidizing/upgrade/new customer incentive for the newly released AT&T/Rogers version of the GSM Nexus One.  So far, the only company that has a subsidizing agreement with Google on the purchase of the Nexus One is T-Mobile, and oddly enough T-Moble with their "Even More Plus" plan is the only phone company where customer's can actually take a financial advantage to purchasing their phone out-right and getting a monthly discount on their bill by *not* having the carrier subsidize their phone purchase... 

 

I'm not saying that Verizon is NOT going to subsidize the phone, and they probably will do it, but I have seen nothing in the way of concrete announcements, only speculation.

 

Stating that Verizon is withholding the 2.1 update because of the Nexus One is just silly.  A full ROM upgrade is a big chunk of data, likely close to 100MB if the custom ROM's floating around are any indication.  It is prbably the largest update push that Verizon has so far attempted, and it needs to go to a LOT more customers than any Palm update has gone out to yet.

 

There is also the fact that there are widely varied users with an almost infitie possible combination of applications on their phones, and Verizon/Motorola are going to want to make sure that as many of those pre-existing apps still work after the upgrade.  Go check the forums for the "custom" ROM's each and every one of those that are based on Android 2.1 require you to do a full factory reset of the phone, re-install and setup all of your applications again.

 

Verizon is NOT going to want to confuse or peev 1.2 million customers who's applications suddenly all dissappeared from their phones.  Producing a 2.1 ROM that can be flashed over the existing 2.0.1 and keep the tens of thousands of possible app combinations intact and working is a lot more difficult and requires a lot more careful planning than producing a ROM that requires you to reset your phone back to factory defaults where every phone is exactly the same again.

 

 

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anchor328
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_One  <--- this shows Jan 5th 2010 as the official release date where you can get the nexus one but under a T-mobile contract. March 23 is the rumored Verizon release date for the nexus one on their network.

 

If so then there is a benefit in not releasing 2.1 first quarter 2010 like promised. But even at that the gains that come with the nexus one make is a superior product over the Motto or Eris. Based on this information there would be an incentive to come out with various entry devices. One could be free, the other could be around $99 and the last the Nexus one could bet it's normal price or something close to it.

 

By the way welcome to insurance speak. Notice how I stated one thing first and then flipped it later on in the paragraph?

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sigmunddroid
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A car salesmen would be shot for using the same tactics

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frayed
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sigmunddroid wrote:

A car salesmen would be shot for using the same tactics


 

lol

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bkfist
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sigmunddroid wrote:

A car salesmen would be shot for using the same tactics


 

 

You know what the difference is between a used car salesman and a computer repair person right?

 

The used car salesman knows he's lying... :smileyhappy:

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sigmunddroid
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lroy986 wrote:

I just bought the Motorola Droid this week. I was advised that the 2.1 OS was to be released but i am unable to find it. Does anyone no when this release will come out? kinda disappoint because i was missed advised 


 

You think you were missadvised checkout the other thread on here that has the title android 2.1 that guy was really fed a line.

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jkirk1626
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Android 2.1 has not come out.  

 

You will find anger all over the web because Motorola announced that the Android 2.1 update would be pushed over the air to Verizon Droids on Feb 22, 2010, but Motorola missed the date and didn't provide any information or response to customers asking for info about when the update would come.  Moto eventually announced that Android 2.1 would come out "soon."  2.1 has come to this phone in other countries, so it's Verizon that's holding up the show.  Verizon said it would push the 2.1 update on March 23 by releasing it to some testers then rolling it out in huge batches.  Verizon not only missed that date, but denied it had ever claimed it would push the update out in mass.  VZW is known to be a control-freak organization.  It only allowed Motorola Droid to have unlocked capabilities like GPS because VZW was getting clobbered in the smart phone market by iPhone.  The geniuses at VZW also declined to accept iPhone on Apple's terms without crippling every iPhone feature that makes the iPhone so successful.

 

Verizon store reps are not any more privy to info that what's available on blogs.  The reps have many phones, operating systems and software updates to continue with.  Android is not the only game in town so it's not reasonable to expect VZW reps to know anything about when the Droid is getting 2.1.  The Droid already received an upgrade from 2.0 to 2.0.1; some reps mistakenly think the 2.0.1 upgrade is the one you're talking about when you ask about 2.1.  From reading blogs, it seems some reps give wrong answers instead of simply and honestly telling you they don't know.

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JWS1956
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I spent most of all day yesterday on the phone and waiting for return phone calls from Verizon.  I will have to admit that they did answer all of my questions. 

The 2.1 is out for the Moto Droid.  It is being put out in 25,000 groups.  From what I understand.  He might have said 250,000, I am not sure.  I would assume the older customers are going to be upgraded first. 

Now for the bad news.  Us Eris users.  HTC told this rep that the 2.1 would be available no later than the end of April.  It should be sooner, but they couldn't promise that.  How it will be sent out, they are not sure yet.  They are sure it will be sent out in "blocks" but nothing on how many at a time yet. 

For those waiting for the Incredible.  HTC is still testing it.  They have till June to finish the testing and promote the phone.  Verizon has not accepted the phone yet and not sure they even will take it.  Depends on the results of the testing. 

They have no plans even if they do accept it to offer it as an upgrade as of now.  So... the Eris users are the ones that get the shaft this time if Verizon does pick up the Incredible.

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Mickeym88
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2.1 arrived this morning from out of the blue...  Awoke and they phone said... you have a system update would you like to install???  (Continue)  (Not Now) (Never) if memory serves me...   About phone screen firmware version now says "2.1-update 1"  Been playing for half hour or so and noticed performance improvement (not that performance was bad)   Will play with other features and report back...

 

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OsoPolar
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Some joker over on the HTC forum is bragging about how he purchased his Droid Eris from a Verizon store up in New York with 2.1 already installed. Since I haven't seen word one fro anyone else having this experience...I'm going to call that claim false.

 

At the very most he could be "lucky" and picked up a refurbished one that someone else had installed 2.1 before returning it.

 

What I want to see and know is what the release version of 2.1 w/ Sense UI will feature. Don't get me wrong, Navigator is nice, but outside of the home screen pinch trick, I see nothing in the leaked (unrooted) Eris 2.1 roms that does anything outside of what the Moto Droid could already do with the stock os it shipped with.

 

Anyone? Know or seen something that this 2.1 upgrade will come out with that just blows the socks off any previous OS (1.5 Sense UI or Droid's 2.0.1)?

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