Motorola DROID 2.1 Upgrade Details Emerge

Over at the terrific Boy Genius Report, they’ve got the reported details on the upcoming update to the Motorola DROID. This update will bring the DROID to Android Software version 2.1.

Sadly, as exciting as that is for DROID owners, the rollout details are somewhat underwhelming, especially if you’re not a fan of waiting. Check ’em out:

• At noon EDT on 3/18, 1,000 users will receive notification of the update
• At 11:59 PM EDT on 3/18, 9,000 more users will receive the update notification
• After the first 10,000 users receive the update on 3/18, there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered
• On Day 3 (3/20), 200,000 users will receive the update notification at 11:59 PM EDT
• This schedule will continue each day thereafter until the update has been delivered to all users
• And here are a few conditions needed for the update to be applied:
• An OTA download requires 40% or more power availability
• If the device is not connected to an external power source or 20% or more power if it is connected to an external source
• If roaming, the customer will not receive the update

So it seems those of you getting the update the “legit” way will have some time to wait. Those of you who can’t wait that long and will acquire the update by other means, well, you’re wait won’t be as long. Happy updating.

  • sam
    March 20, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Patiences Guys,
    Droid is already awarded to be the best phone.

    Hey my droid freezes once in blue moon and dial people randomly at times.
    Am i only one having this issue?

  • Jordan
    March 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

    My droid has been randomly dropping 3G, I wonder if it would help keeping the wifi radio on all night with the screen time-out switched off??

  • nomad1125
    March 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Not neccesarily haven’t you ever wondered how many people in the world have droids besides us probally over a billion so 1000 only vover probally 1/10000000 of the us or something.

    Facts are not true to not go crying to ur mother or motherfs or ur gay or lesbian or both parents

    • tommytmt
      March 20, 2010 at 12:12 am

      Jeez, almost nothing you said makes sense. A little over a MILLION users have the Droid, NOT billion…

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