Mar 25 AT 6:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 32 Comments

DELAYOROLA: “No ETA on 2.1 for Droid. Thanks for your patience!”

I think the headline says it all. We already beat this story into the ground, so I will let Motorola do the talking. This status update about the Android 2.1 OTA update for the Droid comes via Facebook.

We know you guys are anxiously awaiting the upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1. Ultimately, we want to ensure you have the best possible experience on your device; as a result, the rollout is taking longer than expected. Though we don’t have the new deployment date to share just yet, we do promise we are working to get you updated information and will relay it as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience. We appreciate it!Motorolavia Facebok

When someone discovers the official URL to download the OTA update, we will post it with instructions to perform a manual update.


Source: Facebook

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  • http://Website kris

    Any word on the T-mobile 2.1 update?

    • http://Website Kyle

      Seriously, some may be complaining because moto hasn’t released it yet. But we’re still stuck with 1.6 (I know I can root) and at least moto is saying SOMETHING about it. I could wait as long as I want if tmo says SOMETHING about 2.x

      • magma9495

        be happy your on 1.6, im stuck 1.5 root or unrooted >:(

  • http://Website ChaosKiller

    Funny thing is that the dutch Motorola Milestone, which will be sold next week, has 2.1 preinstalled so it IS ready :/

  • http://Website John Giotta

    Aren’t they all delayed?

  • http://Website Kyle

    I rooted recently to see what 2.1 was and if it was worth it and believe me it is awesome. I know they want it right but other Droid varients have 2.1 so why no US love. Just a quick vent.

  • Killa

    “Thanks for your patience. We appreciate it!”

    Haha, I wonder how many people are actually waiting patiently.

  • http://Website Jeff Uberstine

    and this is why im selling my droid and buying a N1 :-)

  • Ron

    I don’t think Android 2.1 update for Motorola Droid won’t make the Q1 deadline.

  • http://Website kay

    Bla Bla Bla motorola.. Bla…Bla…BLA

  • http://Website zell


  • http://Website Usman

    This seals it… I’ll be sticking to the Google store online for my Android phones for the foreseeable future.

    • http://Website Kaz

      i am with you buddy…..

  • http://Website JAG

    i think MOTO doesnt want to do this, there have to be something in the way, am i wrong?

    think about that people.

    • Clark Wimberly

      Of course they don’t want to do it, but they should iron out issues before announcing the arrival multiple times. When they say 2.1 is ready and coming soon, they should already know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it will work.

      Don’t announce dates you aren’t sure you can hit. Seems pretty simple.

  • http://Website g3nk1e

    Heres what you do. Root you Droid and get the Ultimate Droid 7.8 rom and your good to go. Live wallpapers and everything. Best rom yet. Runs flawlessly.

    • http://Website Mike

      I’m running Ultimate Droid 8.1 now… get it off Droid manager premium for all those with the Droid that want 2.1 now… its well worth it and even better than stock 2.1!

  • http://Website Tommytmt

    I’d be a lot more patient if they gave me at least SOME info as to when we can expect it…

  • http://Website Juan

    Droids does? More like doesn’t! Stupid Motorola!

  • http://Website Jason

    Anyone know of any decent custom roms for the Cliq? Has anyone seen a Cliq running in the wild with a custom 2.1 rom?

  • http://Website Ms. Matrix

    I’ve been reading alot of complaining about getting an updates… but think about it, if Moto didn’t take their time to make sure everything works perfect for the Droid(or which ever phone is getting these updates)and they rushed it out and it screws up your phone, your going to be pissed and complain some more about how this is not working right or they didn’t add that….

    So I say chill & wait.. that’s hard for me to say because i’m the most impatient person out here when it comes to waiting something badly lol but when it comes to things like updates I rather wait and have my phone and everything they promised to work right the first time.

    • Killa

      The waiting isn’t the problem, its Motorola saying they’re gonna update on a specific date, so everyone gets all psyched about it and then they don’t come up with the goods. This is like what, the third time they’ve done this? It can get pretty annoying.

  • Nick

    After this Facebook update I decided it was time to root and install a custom ROM.

    Went with Bugless Beast and I’m very pleased. I love the fact that they remove all of the pre-installed apps (ie facebook).

    Haven’t had a problem yet. Probably won’t ever go back to standard stock.

  • http://Website Tim

    I am thankful for the previous date, the imposing idea of official 2.1 closing the security hole got me to try a custom rom before I couldn’t. Now I have been enjoying the fine work of Cyanogen & Koush with no interest in returning to the stock image.

  • http://Website Arian

    This is bordering on sad comedy at this point. I can’t wait until the internal post-mortem reasons come to light once it does actually come out. Should make for quite a read.

  • http://Website Oscar

    This is ridiculous. Pretty much every other android phone is running the 2.1 OS expect Verizon star DRIOD. I’d like to how they would feel is we all jump ship.

    • http://Website DgDeBx

      Every other android phone isn’t on 2.1. In fact, most phones aren’t even on 2.0.

  • http://Website Evan

    Ok I love Motorola, but this is just ridiculous.

  • http://Website MM

    Hold on guys. Hasn’t everyone agreed that the real culprit here is Bitfone? Why isn’t more vitriol being directed their way? Sure, it’s Moto’s/VZW’s/whomever’s fault for getting in bed with these HP failures, but for the time being, can’t we hate the people who are really screwing it up on a day-to-day basis?

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