Well, folks, it’s official. Sort of. Android 2.1 for the Samsung Moment has been released as DE03. This new release was not supposed to roll out until tomorrow (the 14th), however, it seems someone down at Sprint goofed and posted it early. A couple of the bugs that were in the Moment 2.1 leaks have been squashed, and it seems to be running great so far. The DE03 .tar file is hidden in the new Sprint update utility, so if you have a prior version of SW Update, you will need to uninstall that before installing this one to avoid any driver confusion.
Since an official announcement hasn't been made, it's hard to say exactly what has been changed, but here's what I've gathered so far:
- No Live Wallpapers
- GPS strength seems improved
- Signal strength seems improved
- Voice search bug is fixed
Go here to download the file, and also be sure to take a look at the installation instructions.
More to come as we get it!
Update: Whoopsie, the links (Sprint's and the Rapidshare mirror) have been pulled. We've been told the update will "officially" be out tomorrow -- just because it was briefly on Sprint's server and available doesn't mean Sprint has "released" it -- and we're told the following are included in the update:
- Keypad backlight optimization
- Bulk Bluetooth contact push
- Various Bluetooth fixes
- Increased speed and performance
- Swipe to Unlock/Mute/Speakerphone
- New camera features
- Pandora enhancements
Look for the update here.