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.
- 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.
- 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.