The good news is we finally have evidence that Motorola is capable of officially updating the Droid hardware to Android 2.1; the bad news for Droid owners is that only Motorola Milestone owners in Hong Kong and Macau can actually take advantage of the update at the moment. If you are a Milestone owner in Hong Kong or Macau then head on over to this Android World page and you will find instructions on how to download your update.
European Milestone owners shouldn’t be waiting long for their little slice of 2.1 heaven as they are now slated for the update before the end of March.
For those that are getting the update the listed upgrades include:
- Dutch language support
- Live wallpapers
- 5 home screens with indicator
- Motorola Carhome
- Speed Improvements
Droid owners – I’m afraid we have nothing further to report at the moment. I would consider this to be a positive sign that the problem with the update is truly related to the distribution and not a flaw with the update itself, but it seems like Verizon is determined to get this done OTA so that knowledge doesn’t put us any closer to seeing the update hit our handsets.
If any Milestone users want to share their upgrade experience with us I’m sure the Droid users in the audience wouldn’t mind living vicariously through you.