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Motorola Droid gets 2.0.1 software update
The Motorola Droids first software patch has been released. Verizon has began distributing the OTA update.
Make sure your device is up to at least a 40% charge (or 20%, if it’s currently plugged into a power source), as you won’t be able to upgrade otherwise. After that, it’s just a matter of waiting around for the update to land on your device – or if you’re feelin’ antsy, try manually updating (”Home” > “Menu” > “Settings” > “About phone” > “System updates”).
OS stability is improved.
Battery life is improved.
Camera auto focus functionality is improved, and time between shots is reduced.
Enhancements for three-way calling.
Audio for incoming calls is improved.
When receiving a call on call waiting, the speakerphone now remains on.
Bluetooth® functionality is improved; background echo is eliminated.
Improved Bluetooth phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle Bluetooth solutions.
After closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now automatically be removed from the notification panel.
Users can now receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS message is received.
SMS and MMS may now be sent to seven-digit addresses. x Google® contact merging has been updated to accommodate
seven-digit numbers. x Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously.
The corporate calendar widget user interface is updated
Last edited by srl7741; 12-07-2009 at 09:07 PM.
This is great for all those Droid users out there. I have a question for all of you. I know that you can get your company email over exchange with this thing, but can you also sync your company Outlook Calender and Contacts with the Droid wirelessly like you can with a Windows Mobile phone?
Interesting update scheduling if this article on BGR is correct. Wonder which group I'll get lumped into...part of me wants it now.....just cuz .....part of me says wait patiently and see if others have issues.
Here's a link to a youtube clip with an updated Droid:
I got lucky to be in the first group to receive the update. It was pushed to my Droid last night. So far I've been keeping a close eye with amazement at the 25% increase in battery life. Today may be an exception, and yet even if only 15 to 20% that will be a far better result than the run time of my iPhone3Gs. Especially considering the single most power hungry component on any smartphone is the display, and that the Droid's is the largest display of all, the battery is returning great run times today.
For those who did not get the OTA option to update your Droid you can also do it manually.
Here is a link to download the package and also a link to instructions on "how to"
Everyone will get it so their is no need to manually apply the update unless you cannot wait.
Originally Posted by srl7741
They have a solution for this coming up in the next month or two.
Originally Posted by Hank061978
If you are looking for the perfect phone you will be looking forever.
Got the updates for my Droids last night...decided to not do it manually and watch for issues from earlier upgraders. Really hoping for a bit of battery life improvement, today will be the test for that. My son wants the old lock screen back...he said it was more fun to play with