Mar 30 AT 11:22 AM Taylor Wimberly 16 Comments

Verizon begins new test of Motorola Droid OTA update to Android 2.1

The Motorola Droid OTA update to Android 2.1 has been delayed more times than we care to dig up. We had been speculating that Motorola was dealing with some distribution issues, but it appears they made some unknown fixes at the last moment.

The build number that Verizon originally intended to rollout (ESE53) has been replaced with a newer version (ESE81). We have no word of what changes were made because Verizon is still listing the same benefits of the update on their support site.

Engadget has posted an internal Verizon email which states a small test of 1,000 users will begin today. If that round of updates is successful, then 9,000 more users should expect the update tonight. This is similar to the earlier schedule we saw leak, but all the dates have been updated.

If everything goes according to plan (cross your fingers), the majority of Droid owners should see this update hit their phones late this week.

Below is the software-upgrade notification schedule (All times listed are Eastern Time):

  • At noon on 03/30, 1,000 users will receive notification of the update.
  • At 11:59 PM on 03/30, 9,000 more users will receive the update notification.
  • After the first 10,000 users receive the update on 03/30, there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered.
  • On Day 3 (04/01), 200,000 users will receive the update notification at 11:59 PM. This schedule will continue each day thereafter until the update has been delivered to all users.

If this update hits your phone today, please let us know.

Source: Engadget

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