After a few delays, false-start announcements and countless rumors, the 2.1 OTA update for the Motorola Droid is finally being pushed to handsets. A few users at first, and should get to most users by the end of the week.
Here’s Verizon’s rundown of what you get with the upgrade:
- Pinch-to-zoom is now available when using the browser, Gallery, and
- New Weather and News application plus widget.
− The Weather and News app pulls the information you want from the
Web and brings it to your fingertips. You get weekly and hourly
weather forecasts based on your location, and news headlines.
- New support for voice-to-text entry.
• Whenever a text-entry box appears, simply tap the microphone
icon on the virtual keyboard and speak.
- New Gallery application with 3D layout. View and share photos taken
with your phone and images from your online Picasa Web albums.
- Live Wallpapers offer richer animated, interactive backgrounds on the
home screen. Access them with a long press anywhere on the home
screen. Tap Wallpapers, then Live Wallpapers.
- Free Yahoo!® Mail is now supported—simply sign in with your Yahoo!
email address and password
- Google Maps update
− Personalized suggestions and synchronized starring with
• Starred items are stored and synced automatically between Google
Maps on your device and maps.google.com on your computer,
making it easy to search for places you’ve searched
− New night mode in Google Maps Navigation automatically changes
the screen at night for easier viewing.
- Improved pattern-lock functionality.
Improved handset audio when disconnecting a wired headset.