Droid to get Android 2.1 Anytime?

Posted on 16. Mar, 2010 by in Tech News

My twitter stream just went  crazy with this great news for Droid users on Verizon. A pdf with information of the pending Android 2.1 update has shown up on Verizon’s website.  Some of the features include pinch-to-zoom Browser, Gallery and Google Maps, and LIVE WALLPAPERS.

For step-by-step instructions on how to perform the download, please visit verizonwireless.com/droidsupport.

Enhancements:

  • Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the browser, Gallery, and Google Maps.TM
  • New Weather and News application plus widget. − The Weather and News app pulls the information you want from the
  • Web and brings it to your fingertips. You get weekly and hourly weather forecasts based on your location, and news headlines.
  • New support for voice-to-text entry.
  • Whenever a text-entry box appears, simply tap the microphone icon on the virtual keyboard and speak.
  • New Gallery application with 3D layout. View and share photos taken with your phone and images from your online Picasa Web albums.
  • Live Wallpapers offer richer animated, interactive backgrounds on the
  • home screen. Access them with a long press anywhere on the home screen. Tap Wallpapers, then Live Wallpapers.

Improvements:

  • Free Yahoo!® Mail is now supported—simply sign in with your Yahoo! email address and password.1
  • Google Maps update.2 − Personalized suggestions and synchronized starring with
  • desktop maps.google.com. • Starred items are stored and synced automatically between Google
  • Maps on your device and maps.google.com on your computer, making it easy to search for places you’ve searched for before.
  • − New night mode in Google Maps Navigation automatically changes the screen at night for easier viewing.
  • Improved pattern-lock functionality.
  • Improved handset audio when disconnecting a wired headset.
  • Email accounts no longer need to be re-entered after an over-the-air update.

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5 Responses to “Droid to get Android 2.1 Anytime?”

  1. John

    16. Mar, 2010

    so here’s my question…anyone know how to go back to the stock rom so I can try this OTA update?

  2. GimpyEstrada

    04. Apr, 2010

    I got 2.1 on my droid this morning. Finally!

    Now I’m playing with the new features. Voice recognition in text boxes is cool.

  3. Jon

    04. Apr, 2010

    Nice updated, voice to text is surprisingly accurate and the live wallpapers are unique, i have mine to the spiraling galaxy now :)

  4. David

    04. Apr, 2010

    So what does one do to get Yahoo Mail (apart from using the web browser)?