Mobile
Commentary
3/30/2010
01:46 PM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
Commentary
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Verizon Teases Motorola Droid Owners Yet Again

According to an internal memo, Verizon has resumed rolling out the Android 2.1 update to users of the Motorola Droid. Don't go scrambling for your device quite yet, however.

According to an internal memo, Verizon has resumed rolling out the Android 2.1 update to users of the Motorola Droid. Don't go scrambling for your device quite yet, however.The internal memo leaked by Verizon Wireless employees notes that Verizon is rolling out the Android 2.1 update starting today in phases.

About 1,000 users will be updated at Noon today, with another 9,000 following at Midnight. Once those two updates are sent successfully, the update pool will widen considerably. Starting at Midnight on the 31st, updates will be offered to 200,000 users. The updates will then arrive once every 24 hours (at Midnight) to 200,000 users at a time until all users have been updated.

Some of the new features include support for Yahoo Mail, pinch-to-zoom, speech-to-text, Google Goggles, and a new gallery application.

Now, Verizon Wireless has already pulled the plug on updating the Droid to Android 2.1 twice already. It will take several days for the update to roll out to every user. Be patient. There doesn't appear to be a way to force your handset to update. So sit tight and wait it out. It won't be long now.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
InformationWeek Elite 100
InformationWeek Elite 100
Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek - July 21, 2014
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud and overall innovation.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
In this special, sponsored radio episode we’ll look at some terms around converged infrastructures and talk about how they’ve been applied in the past. Then we’ll turn to the present to see what’s changing.
Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.