Verizon Rolls Out Android 2.1 Update for Motorola Droid

At long last, the wait is finally over for Motorola Droid owners. Starting today, Verizon said it has begun rolling out the Android 2.1 update. Earlier this month, Droid owners were left in the dark as to when the update would ship, with Verizon only saying "TBD."

Android 2.1 introduces a bevy of enhancements, some of which include:

  • Support for Yahoo Mail
  • Pinch to Zoom support in the Browser, Maps, and Gallery
  • Speech-to-Text in text entry boxes
  • Google Googles comes preloaded
  • New Gallery with 3D layout

Verizon has broken the rollout into different segments, sending it to 1,000 Droid owners at noon and then 9,000 at 11:59PM. After tha,t there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered. On April 1, 200,000 users will receive the update, Verizon said, and the schedule will continue each day thereafter until all Droid users have received it.

 
Image Credit: Motorola

At long last, the wait is finally over for Motorola Droid owners. Starting today, Verizon said it has begun rolling out the Android 2.1 update. Earlier this month, Droid owners were left in the dark as to when the update would ship, with Verizon only saying "TBD."

Android 2.1 introduces a bevy of enhancements, some of which include:

  • Support for Yahoo Mail
  • Pinch to Zoom support in the Browser, Maps, and Gallery
  • Speech-to-Text in text entry boxes
  • Google Googles comes preloaded
  • New Gallery with 3D layout

Verizon has broken the rollout into different segments, sending it to 1,000 Droid owners at noon and then 9,000 at 11:59PM. After tha,t there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered. On April 1, 200,000 users will receive the update, Verizon said, and the schedule will continue each day thereafter until all Droid users have received it.

 
Image Credit: Motorola

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