We were a little disappointed this week to see an official Android 2.1 firmware leak out for the Motorola Droid that did not include live wallpapers. The animated backgrounds are easily one of the most popular features of the Nexus One and many were sad to see them missing.
The Android 2.1 update has been delayed several times for the Droid and its current status is coming soon.
I hope you don’t mind waiting a couple of more weeks because an even newer version of the firmware (ESE53) was posted over at My Droid World. The latest Android 2.1 firmware has all the bells and whistles including live wallpapers and Google Maps 4.0 (the one with the Buzz layer). Unfortunately the 3D launcher is still missing, but at this point it is anyone’s guess if that will make it in or not.
[Thanks John for the tip]