Motorola has shed some much-needed light on the timing for Android 2.1 updates to its product line. The Droid recently got its 2.1 update, but T-Mobile's Cliq has picked up only a minor maintenance release in recent weeks. As such, owners of MotoBlur-equipped devices are wondering when they'll get their turn. The simple answer is they will--at some point.
As we mentioned last weekend, the T-Mobile MyTouch Slide appears to be on the fast-track for a mid-May release. A handful of leaked photos have appeared recently online, indicating production-ready phones are being used and tested.
The latest batch of pictures coming out of TmoNews shows a handset running Android 2.1 with the Espresso build of the HTC Sense user interface. This would be T-Mobile's first Android handset with 2.1 at launch.
A new Motorola handset made its Internet debut late last week, thanks to a leaked photo. The image, first appearing online at DroidDog on Friday, has since been pulled down, but it's impossible to unring the bell once it hits Android blogs.
As you can see from the picture, the device has a small, square design and it appears to run a version of MotoBlur with some new widgets. Thanks to Android-france, we already have some preliminary specifications.
According to documents obtained by the French blog, the phone goes by the codename Motorola Twist and is slated to arrive … Read more
After a very limited release, all Motorola Droid users are finally getting their Android 2.1 updates. Moto said the official rollout to Verizon customers began on Friday and will continue over the next few weeks in batches. Droid owners will receive a notification on their phones when Android 2.1 is ready for download.
You can find the official release notes here (PDF). Let us know how it goes for you.
After what must seem like an eternity to Motorola Droid owners, Android 2.1 could start rolling out to handsets this afternoon. That is, of course, provided you believe the Engadget report from today.
The site got its hands on an internal Verizon e-mail that was sent out early this morning, and, from what we can tell, all signs point to it being legitimate. We've asked Verizon for confirmation and will let you know when we have a reply.
According to Engadget, 1,000 people will receive notification today that an update is available for their phones. Another 9,… Read more
Samsung has started rolling out the upgrade to Android 2.1 for the i5700 Galaxy Spica handset. Starting in Germany, this will be a phased release across various regions. As you may already know, Rogers Wireless recently started offering the handset for Canadian customers
This won't be your traditional OTA update. Rather, Samsung is making it available through its PC Studio 7 software that can be downloaded at the Samsung's mobile Web site. Once loaded, the Spica will have nine side-scrolling home screens for users to place Samsung widgets, visual bookmarks, and shortcuts. Furthermore, the handset will also … Read more
This post was last updated on March 18 at 3:44 p.m. PT with a statement from Verizon Wireless.
Hang tight, Motorola Droid owners; it looks like you're one step closer to getting that Android 2.1 update.
On Wednesday, Verizon Wireless posted details (PDF) about the software upgrade and its lists of enhancements and improvements, which include:
Pinch-to-zoom support in the browser, gallery, and Google Maps.New weather and news apps and widgets.
Support for voice-to-text entry.
Live wallpapers (a la Nexus One)
Support for free Yahoo mail accounts, and e-mail accounts will no longer need to … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain--In addition to introducing two new Android phones, HTC revealed on Tuesday that it will release an Android 2.1 update for the HTC Droid Eris as well as the Sprint and GSM versions of the HTC Hero.
The company said the devices should be getting most of the features of Android 2.1 as well as the enhanced HTC Sense user experience that was announced today. However, it will ultimately be up to the carriers to determine which features make it onto the device. Unfortunately, HTC did not give any time frame for when the update might be … Read more
Looks like we've got another case of someone pulling the trigger a little too early. After posting a Facebook update on Monday stating that an Android 2.1 update would be coming to Droid owners this week, Motorola is now backtracking and saying that it's coming soon.
The bad news came when a Motorola Owners' Forum manager said on Wednesday that the company "jumped the gun" on posting details of the update, which have now been removed from the forum and Moto support site. Motorola didn't have any more to say, other than a rollout … Read more
Google has released the software development kit for Android 2.1, the version of its mobile operating system that powers the Nexus One smartphone.
When the Nexus One was launched a week ago, developers complained that they had not been given the SDK, making it impossible for them to test their applications for compatibility with the new OS version. The handset is the first to use Android 2.1.
Google introduced the software development kit on Monday, describing the new OS version as a "minor platform release."