Over the last few weeks Android has been talking about the newest update 2.0.1. In our Dec. 4 SDK Update Post we had mentioned we heard the update would begin on the 10th. As small group of Droid Phone users have reported getting the update already.
A slow roll out of the Android update appears to have begune with a group of 10K and will start being sent to 200.000 user each day until the downloads are complete. This according to the Verizon forums.
Verizon has also released documentation in the support area of there site. Many of the issues reported have been addressed and should make the UI even better. Android, Google, Motorola and Verizon Wireless all said they wanted this update to be out by the end of December. Looks like that goal was easly reached.
The following enhancements to the Droid by Motorola have been made:
xx OS stability is improved.
xx Battery life is improved.
xx Camera auto focus functionality is improved, and time between
shots is reduced.
xx Enhancements for three-way calling.
xx Audio for incoming calls is improved.
xx When receiving a call on call waiting, the speakerphone now
xx Bluetooth® functionality is improved; background echo is eliminated.
xx Improved Bluetooth phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle
xx After closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now automatically
be removed from the notification panel.
xx Users can now receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS
message is received.
xx SMS and MMS may now be sent to seven-digit addresses.
xx Google® contact merging has been updated to accommodate
xx Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously.
• The corporate calendar widget user interface is updated.
This update will be sent to your phones message center. Once you recieve it make sure your phone is powered up. The "Install now" and "Restart & install" options will not be available if your device does not have enough power availability. The system update requires 40% or more power availability if not connected to an external power source and 20% power availability if connected to a power source.
System Update Instructions included for Droid 2.0.1
1. You will be notified that a system update is available on your device. Press "Install now" and your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.
Note: If you choose "Install later" this will delay installation and you will be taken back to the home screen. The system update message will appear every 30 minutes until you install the update.
After you've received first notification of the system update you can manually initiate by going to "Home" > "Menu" > "Settings" > "About phone" > "System updates". Press "Restart & install". Your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.
We have not recieved this updated yet, but will report on it as soon as it is sent. If you have downloaded and used the update please let us know what you think.
For developers, the Android 2.0.1 platform is available as a downloadable component for the Android SDK. The downloadable platform includes a fully compliant Android library and system image, as well as a set of emulator skins, sample applications, and more. The downloadable platform includes no external libraries.