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Android 2.1 Hacked Onto Motorola Droid
For all the code tinkerers out there, some good news. If you're not interested in waiting around for Verizon, Motorola and Google to offer Android 2.1 to the Droid, a stable and multitouch-enabled version of the Android 2.1 ROM is yours for the installing.
December 21, 2009
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For all the code tinkerers out there, some good news. If you're not interested in waiting around for Verizon, Motorola and Google to offer Android 2.1 to the Droid, a stable and multitouch-enabled version of the Android 2.1 ROM is yours for the installing.Android 2.0 is far and away superior to Android 1.6, which is what most other Android-based devices are running right now. But that's just not enough for some people. Motorola is offering the Milestone -- the European variant of the Droid -- with Android 2.1. Why bother with this update? Well, there's one big feature available on the Milestone that isn't available on the Droid -- multitouch.
Multitouch is of course one of the features for which the iPhone is most famous. It allows users to pinch to zoom in and out, and perform other, interactive actions that most other touch screen devices don't offer. It's also kind of fun to use...which makes it a pity that advanced devices such as the Droid don't offer multitouch.
(I'll leave the snarky Droid Does/Doesn't comments to you...)
The fellas over at AllDroid have come up with a stable version of Android 2.1 for the Droid. Not only does it enable the Droid with multitouch, it works well and performs very quickly. Here's a link to the boot ROM, and below you can see a video of Android 2.1. in action.
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