Motorola DROID, the most appealing Android-based device available on the US market at the moment, is set to receive a software update starting today, offering its users the possibility to enjoy the latest flavor of Google's mobile operating system, Android 2.1. Announced for the first time about a month ago, the Android 2.1 update is rolling out on Verizon's airwaves only starting today, and now a series of detailed information on how the process will take place emerged into the wild.
According to BGR
, a “reliable source” offered the following details on the update
- At noon EDT on 3/18, 1,000 users will receive notification of the update
- At 11:59 PM EDT on 3/18, 9,000 more users will receive the update notification
- After the first 10,000 users receive the update on 3/18, there will be a 24-hour period when no additional upgrades will be delivered
- On Day 3 (3/20), 200,000 users will receive the update notification at 11:59 PM EDT
This schedule will continue each day thereafter until the update has been delivered to all users
In other words, it seems that most Motorola DROID
users out there will still have to wait a few more days before the software solution arrives on their handsets. Even so, most of you might know that Verizon has previously delivered the update via its website too, meaning that the wait might be shorter after all in case it decides to make the same move this time around too.
However, it seems that there are also a series of other details that should be taken into consideration regarding the update
, including the fact the Over-The-Air download will need at least 40 percent of power to be available, in case the handset is not connected to an external power source. If it is, only 20 percent or more of power are needed. At the same time, BGR notes that those users who are roaming won't receive the software update for their Motorola DROID.
All in all, now that the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola DROID
is almost here, we should sit tight and wait to see how the update process will go, and what the enhancements it brings to users actually include. Stay tuned for additional details on the matter as soon as they become available.