Android 2.0.1 update for Verizon Droid

For those of you (and us, too) waiting on the Android 2.0.1 update for the Verizon Droid, the Boy Genius Report says it's tracked down the upgrade schedule. Some of you may be in for a treat tonight; others might have to wait a couple more days.

At noon today, approximately 1,000 people received the notification to update their handset. At around midnight this evening, 9,000 more will receive it. After the initial 10,000, there is a 48-hour waiting period. No one after that receives anything until December 10th at 12AM, which will be 200,000 people. It will continue at 200,000 devices a day until everyone is updated.

Needless to say, we'll be waiting up to see what happens. And while you're waiting with us, why not join in the upgrade discussion in the forums.

 

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Can anyone say Guinea Pig? I think it's obvious that the 200,000 per day schedule is intended avoid overloading the distribution system, but the initial 1,000 and subsequent 9,000 seem more like a brief beta test. What exactly happens if I select "Install later"? How/when do I get another chance to install it?

Only time will tell whether the first 1,000/9,000 are actually the lucky ones.

My wife got the update to her Droid last night. Mine not so much now I have to wait 48 hours minimum. Sucks. Running the 2 phones side by side the update makes scrolling much smoother, camera resets for another picture faster as well. The new lock screen is okay I use the pattern lock anyway. That's all I notice so far.

When Apple releases an iPhone update it is available to everyone immediately. With the combination of Google's web savvy and Verizon's superior network 200,000 updates a day seems rather weak...

I work for Motorola, but I own both a Droid and a iPhone. It will be really nice if the jerky scroll on Droid is fixed (annoyance #1 for me)

@anonymous. Yes I agree with you about the jerky scrolling. I haven't read in forums about this yet but does anyone else's Droid force scroll them to the bottom of pages all the time? I hope that gets fixed with this update unless it is just me.

Also I do wish we all got the update at the Amber time the way apple does it with the iPhone or the way palm does it with webos. No one likes waiting when they know an update is available.

I got the update early this morning too. I dont care about the screen lock, scrolling, camera, etc.. I am cusrious to know if this update fixes the force close issues and sms messages being deleted without my doing.

If not, the phone is going back tomorrow as my 30 day trial ends on the 10th.

A. The SMS clearing feature is just that, a feature which by default will auto delte older messages in a thread, after 200 i believe the default is. You can change this in the menu while looking at SMS threads. The force slose issues are based purely on the app you are running, and likely they are not optimized properly for the droid OS, give them time.

That is true, and potentially a problem of OTA updates. Is 200,000 devices a day some sort of limit? What happens next summer when Verizon is likely to have more than 5 million Android devices on line?

Would I have to potentially wait (#devices/200,000) days for an update?

As a consumer I want to get the update as soon as possible. This is especially true when the bug is a real annoyance or issue that blocks functionality.

Latent bugs have been know to unexpectedly cause working software to stop working. Google pushes Terabytes (or more) of data from their servers each day. Allowing all Android users to fix a bug on the same day should not be a limitation.

That all being said, I do like my Droid and my iPhone is soon to become an iPod touch.

really?!

i guess i dont understand why if there is an update, why everyone cant at least have access to it. the over the air only method is pretty terrible if they dont roll it out for everyone.

in my confusion..is it not possible to make the update downloadable to your phone? perhaps through doubletwist or a downloadable and installable update for people that dont want to wait for it to roll out automatically?

doesnt quite seem fair...and also the update appears to be random, although i highly doubt that to be the case

To all you whiners out there, shut the fuck up. I swear if your not bitching about when a update is coming, then your bitching about what it fixes and when YOU get in the next couple of days. For shit sake, shut the FUCK UP. None of you even deserve to have a phone. Sit back and relax. In a week it will all be water under the bridge and you will all have a bunch of other bullshit complaints to bitch and moan about. If you think you can do any better than Motorola and Verizon at service and support than start your own company and please everyone. Believe me, I understand that you want and deserve a phone that works for all the money that you dished out, but you all need to get a grip. Fucking losers!

Dude, you rock. Thanks for saying what I've been thinking reading all of these whiny little bitches. They're in every forum. Patience, patience, patience.

Yes, yes, YES! Thank you. Let's just get rid of all comment threads on the internet; I can't think of one time when I've actually WANTED to read what a bunch of ignorant morons have to say about an article... It's sad to think that the comments on youtube or articles about political crap make this site look like an intelligent debate...

Well I woke up this morning to the install update notification. I installed the update, phone rebooted and seemed ok. I quickly noticed that one of my downloaded applications (I only have less than 10 of them) had dissappeard. It was not in the installed applications section or main screen. I could see it in my "downloaded" applications within marketplace. I had to download and re-install it. It kept my data but weird in any event.

Now my exchange email is no longer accessible. I see the messages getting downloaded but every message I try to open causes a force close. I have tried everything suggested short of a complete master reset. Totally F***ing useless as a business phone. Another released too early toy (like ME an Vista).

I know I'm an idiot for switching from my Motorola Q to this buggy POS.

BTW - I have a right to bitch anonymous - look it is a producion phone and I paid real money for it so I expect it to work. I don't use it to jerk off all day to porn I actually use it as a work phone.

Like someone else in this thread, I awoke this morning to an update notification. The update only took a few minutes and rebooted the phone twice (I think). I had a force close on about two of my apps, but these have not re-appeared and I have used the apps again. Thus far, everything appears fine and the phone does seem to operate faster (maybe it's jsut me but it sure seems like it). I do like the slight change to the appearance of the home screen when the phone is locked. It's really any better than the old one, but it is nice and I certainly don't mind it.

Anyway, so far so good and kudos to all concerned for keeping this little wonder updated and continuously improved.

Got the 2.0.1 update in my Droid yesterday and my MS Exchange server email downloads the email headers but when you try to open an email, it barfs and you have to force the program to close. Meanwhile the Corporate Calendar works just fine. I'm sure they'll have a fix, in the meantime I'll just have to get my work email from the http exchange server.

I downloaded the update today and it damn near crashed my phone. With phone help from verizon and my local verizon location we got everything
up again except voice mail. Voice mail was hit or miss. I wound up getting a replacement phone. I dont know if it was a fluke but it left me afraid to download the update on the replacement phone.

I never even got the message asking me if I want to install my phone now or later... what's up with that?

I never got the update option on my phone...i would love for my phone to be updated if some how you could send me the option to update. :)