Monday, Verizon Wireless is rolling-out its Android 2.0.1 update for the
Motorola Droid. Like the
ROM update, the 10.2 MB Droid
update is also distributed over the air (OTA) which means not all users will get
the the firmware version AP:ESD56/BP:C_01.3E.01P at the same time. However,
Verizon Wireless has now given further information which describes the
improvements of the firmware update. As expected, Android 2.0.1 mostly features
bug-fixes and improvements but no new functionalities. Most notable is the fact
that an improved Android OS stability is mentioned first.
Other improvements includes an enhanced battery life is improved, an enhanced
camera auto focus functionality with reduced time between shots as well as
enhancements for three-way calling, improved audio for incoming calls and a
couple of Bluetooth functionality improvements.
Furthermore, after closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now
automatically be removed from the notification panel as well as users can now
receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS message is received. Furthermore, SMS
and MMS may now be sent to seven-digit addresses and the Google contact merging
has been updated to accommodate seven-digit numbers. Last but not least, Visual
Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously and the corporate calendar widget
user interface was updated.
Still not available are information when and if Motorola plans to roll-out the
Android 2.0.1 update for
Motorola Milestone users (the GSM/UMTS equivalent to
the CDMA Droid). A manual update search still ends with an error message, that
the Motorola server isn't reachable at this time.
Cheers ~ Arne