At this point, we have no idea when the Android 2.1 update is coming to the Droid. Motorola has repeatedly posted on their Facebook page that the launch is imminent, but customers are still eagerly waiting.
Verizon tweeted that there was no delay with the OTA update, but we have heard different reports from multiple sources. I’ve seen the internal emails that say the update would not happen as planned, so it is anyone’s guess when it might arrive.
One of our readers @seanjhnsn informed us he received a text message from Verizon stating an update would be available 3/23 after 7 AM. We are unaware of any other updates for the Droid, so this could be related (or maybe not). If you happen to receive the update, hit up our tip line and let us know.
CTIA starts tomorrow so it is possible Motorola or Verizon could issue a release on the status of the update.
Verizon has shared the following notes about the upcoming OTA update:
- 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. The only option in this scenario is for the subscriber to enable Wi-Fi and wait for a mandatory OTA. The wait period in this case will not be more than 12 hours
- User must wait to receive the upgrade via OTA
- User is unable to make or receive calls, including emergency calls during this time
- Users will see the following information when they select More info on the update screen: This software update includes new enhancements to support Yahoo! Email, pinch-to-zoom, and many other improvements for your DROID by Motorola. You will be unable to use your device or make emergency calls for the duration of the install. The software updates automatically, and your DROID will power off and on as part of this software upgrade. For more information please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/droidsupport.