Android 2.1 coming to Droid?

Motorola Droid

Droid users rejoice! I just got informed that Android 2.1 is now being tested for the Motorola Droid. And from the looks of it, it will be a lot like the Nexus One update. I think Verizon finally listened to the many complaining users about getting 2.1 on the Droid, but bear in mind nothing is for sure, any last minute changes can occur, and the estimated time of release is still unclear.

Here are the upcoming features:

  • It’s based on Android 2.1, just like last week’s Nexus One update.
  • Awesomeness: The browser is not multitouch just like Google Maps 3.4, no Flash though, which doesn’t surprise us at all.
  • No adoption of Nexus One’s rotating 3D grid of App icons, so it looks the homescreen will still have the same look of 2.0.1.
  • Boo! No active wallpaper.
  • News and Weather widget on the Nexus One are included.
  • Google Goggles is installed.

Don’t get your hopes up, it might as well fail the test, it happened a lot with pre-production firmwares in Verizon’s past. Also, we think (maybe) Android 2.1 capabilities can be restricted to devices with minimum performance benchmarks. Let’s just hope for the best, and hope the Droid can take it to the next level.

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