We know a lot of you guys got the recent Motorola Droid OTA Update, we personally haven't, but we're hearing that among other fixes, the battery life of the Droid has been much improved. Originally intended to fix Facebook issues, maybe the OTA Update improved the battery life of the Droid as well? Since the battery of the Droid has never been a problem for us, we're wondering which one of you guys are noticing the difference? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to let us know if you got the Droid OTA update!

Battery life improvements withstanding, all we really want is Android 2.1 on our Droids.

[via phonearena]

 
There are 33 comments

Anonymous says:

I never got an update at all

Anonymous says:

no update here either...

Anonymous says:

What a tease... I saw Droid and OTA.. darn it... still no 2.1..

Toochief says:

I've not seen a thing.

Droid :( says:

Its easier to kick crack than waiting for new updates. I vow not to sleep until it comes outttttttt zzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

no update here...no problems with battery life either.
Would really like to see 2.1 and Flash soon!

PortareAF says:

Improving battery life on the Droid is like strapping fireworks to a ice skating monkey, sure you can do it, but you don't really need to. Its already awesome.

Anonymous says:

2.1they said will be coming in October. And STILL no update

DroidUzer says:

Man still no update. I checked the VZW site pretty hard, no dice. Looks like it's coming today (22nd) unless it comes later in the day. (9:08est Midwest)

technologic says:

Here's the response from Verizon I received about the 2.1 update.

"Disclosing any unconfirmed information that may be subject to change could raise expectations that may not be met. At this time, we are unable to state if/when the update to version 2.1 will become available as no information has been given. We understand and sincerely apologize for any frustration and would like to encourage you to sign up for email updates so you can receive information regarding our new products and services."

replicant says:

no update here.......

Jack Alope says:

The update is nothing but a spurious rumor. nobody has it.Nobody can prove it even exist.A

Anonymous says:

I agree

Anonymous says:

LOL ,

It Broke facebook Notifications .. thats the only thing i visibly noticed.

brandon says:

vzw told me there will be no update ...who knows they suck

Anonymous says:

Which ones? My battery life suuuuucks

tj722#AC says:

I got the update, but did not notice any change in battery life. My battery life improved dramatically when I figured out which apps were continually using GPS. :)

Anonymous says:

Just saw on another forum some saying first weekend in Feb.

Anonymous says:

Just saw on another forum some saying first weekend in Feb.

johnolesen says:

...i got the OTA update on the 16th. Not noticing anything major, to be honest.

i was thinking though-yesterday i left work with 50% battery life.....which is up from the usual 30%...so..who knows?

but yes, basically-if you had your phone flashed at a Verizon store, you probably got the update. Also for FB notifications to work properly, you should have your email set up that you use facebook for

NMA555 says:

Hmm, no update for me yet. I had a problem with battery life once this week. I had my phone plugged in and charging almost all day long at work, I unplugged it before I left, then when I got home the "battery dying" red light was flashing and a message telling me to charge it came on the screen. BUT when I plugged it in, the phone still said 60% charged! So maybe it wasn't a problem with the battery, but a problem with my phone!

Kevin949 says:

I've had that happen twice and another person I convinced to buy a droid had it happen to them as well. If you turn the phone off and back on then it will revert back to it's actual state, similar to when you plugged it in. I don't know why it does it but it definitely seems a problem with the android 2.0 OS.

NMA#AC says:

Hmm, no update for me yet. I had a problem with battery life once this week. I had my phone plugged in and charging almost all day long at work, I unplugged it before I left, then when I got home the "battery dying" red light was flashing and a message telling me to charge it came on the screen. BUT when I plugged it in, the phone still said 60% charged! So maybe it wasn't a problem with the battery, but a problem with my phone!

Androidfeens says:

Kevin949 says:

To all saying they got no update, I'm willing to bet if you went into your phone info (Settings -> About Phone) that your firmware version will say 2.0.1
If it doesn't, why not just try forcing it to check for updates?

There has been no update since December. Motorola announced this themselves. It also says so on Android Central today.

Anonymous says:

I dont know how you have all that battery power. I dont even use my droid all that much throughout the day and yesterday i think was the record from 10am-8pm. Never had it go that long. (but this was a new battery. I bought one off ebay cause i never got more than 8 hours from the droid.)

Bob says:

After the update in December, my battery life improved tremendously. I used it all day Wed, did 1 1/2 hours of painting with my droid playing at full volume into a large speaker and had 60% at bedtime. I leave BT and SAT on all the time. I do not leave on or really use wifi. The VZ network work fine for most of my needs.

Anonymous says:

The Droid is the first smartphone I've own. Before this I had the LG Venus. I used to be able to last on one battery charge for up to 5-7 days. Now on the Droid, if I STRETCH it I can almost get two days, just a hair short of two days. You are saying you aren't having problems with your battery life? I'm wondering how long your battery charges last? Just because going from sometimes over a week to just over a day is pretty drastic and I want to gauge my Droid.

Thanks.

Dapke36 says:

You get 2 days out of your Droid? If so, you are either lucky or don't use a lot of power apps (internet, wifi, etc). I get 1 day, maybe, out of mine, but I browse a lot on the internet.

1-2 days is characteristic of all smartphones out there, whether Android, iPhone, WinMo, etc. To my knowledge, the only company that has a "good" battery life reputation is Blackberry, and they make sure it is "good" since that is one of their selling points. My girlfriend can get 2.5-3 days out of her Storm2, and she rarely uses the internet.

In summary, you are getting longer than average battery life from your droid.

Anonymous says:

Ah. Yeah, when I first picked it up it barely lasted 6 hours so Verizon checked the battery and it was bad so they replaced it. But then I was getting something like 8-10+ hours. That's when I started reading up on battery life and got the Advanced Task Manager app, and turned off everything [bt, wi-fi, gps, et al], only turning it on when I needed it. Screen brightness is set to the lowest settings. I run a tight ship, but now I know I'm above average. Imagine my surprise, though, going from 8 days of battery to almost 2...

Thanks.

Anonymous says:

I got the update, freaked out because I thought I was getting 2.1, but then realized it was just 2.0.1... did notice battery life is even better, and my facebook app FINALLY works. Awesome.

Anonymous says:

I went into verizon and was informed that you are not supposed to leave any android phone on a car charger for more than twenty minutes or it starts to ruin you battery. Also, you aren't supposed to talk on the phone while it is plugged into any kind of charge or it ruins your battery,
Not sure why just following orders..