Sunday, February 28, 2010

Android 2.1 Update Coming to All US Android Phones

Taylor Wimber, the skipper over at Android And Me, has posted and article stating that Google is working with carriers to release the Android Eclair 2.1 update to all of today's existing Android powered smartphones.
"After talking with several inside sources familiar with the matter, I would like to report that every Android phone currently released in the United States will be receiving an upgrade to Android 2.1."
Now for the bad news. Mr. Wimber writes:
"Now let me cut to the bad news. Select Android phones will require a wipe when they are upgraded to Android 2.1. I actually only know of phones that will require a wipe, so it could include all of them (minus the Droid which is already on Android 2.0.1)."
Mr. Wimber goes on to state that he believes that the update will be rolled out to Android customers in late Q2, 2010. (Translation = Could be as late as the end of June or July)

Ok, so is a hard reset really that bad? I'm guessing that if your an Android gear head that you would rather have the official update on your phone and a reset won't be the end of the world.

I'm playing with a work issued Verizon HTC Droid Eris running Android 1.6 (Donut) and would like to have the newer OS so that I don't have to worry about compatibility issues with new application software over the next 24 months.

So how about it, Android fans? Are you ready for some "Google Goodness?"

[Via AndroidAndMe.com...]

7 comments:

Eric B. Photography said...

One Word...Yes

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Android 2.1 has been the start of the introduction of new features to android phones. Now, there is already Android Ice cream Sandwich that will roll out in the first semester of the year 2012.

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I'm waiting for the Android 4.0 update. I'm so excited to update my phone.

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Anonymous said...

This sounds great! Smartphones have all the latest features now, but when they get broken it's so expensive to fix. I used to keep membrane switches for emergency phone repairs at home.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad that Android constantly updates its software. I'm planning to buy Samsung Galaxy Nexus soon, and I think it's worth the wait.

Albert Wood said...

Wow. At last! Can somebody tell cell phone medford oregon to see this and tell me if it's even worth the penny? Updates are now on the loose. Can't wait!