Motorola DROID 2.1 Update Details Revealed

Posted on 08. Feb, 2010 by in Tech News

Engadget is reporting they have been able to confirm the details of the 2.1 update that DROID users are so desperately craving.  According to their source the release of the update is still unknown as it is still in internal Verizon Wireless testing.  The biggest highlight of the update would have to be the multitouch support in the native Android browser, go ahead and jump up and down..it’s okay.  The rest of the juicy details from Engadget below.

  • It’s based on Android 2.1. The build currently being circulated is identified as 2.1 version 1, mirroring the update just pushed to the Nexus One last week.
  • Google Goggles is now pre-installed (no matter how unhelpful it may be).
  • The browser’s now multitouch enabled, just like Google Maps 3.4. Huzzah! No Flash, but then again, we weren’t really expecting that.
  • Interestingly, the home screen’s still got the same look as 2.0.1, meaning it doesn’t adopt the Nexus One’s rotating 3D grid of app icons — it’s still got the pull-up drawer tab at the bottom.
  • No active wallpapers. Bummer!
  • The news and weather widgets introduced on the Nexus One are included. Maybe certain capabilities of 2.1 are going to be restricted to devices with minimum performance benchmarks?

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