Here's a quick look at what you get when you update your Motorola Droid at Android 2.1.

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gmilliken says:

on the map live wallpaper you actually can zoom in by double tapping a blank space on the homescreen. just havnt figured out how to zoom out yet...

thevoiceless says:

I think I read somewhere that once you zoom in, you can use pinch-to-zoom to zoom out. Of course, I'm still waiting for the Nexus One to hit Verizon so I can't tell you from experience...

Anonymous says:

You can zoom out you have to put one finger down on the screen then tap with a second finger to move out.

ai4281 says:

looks good! I hope my Telus update gets pushed out soon.

How come I dont have Maps as a Live Wallpaper Option after the update was applied?

Anonymous says:

Mostly useless fluff? Where are my expanded homescreens? how hard can this be to code in? Had zooming capabilities with Dolphin already.

Anonymous says:

You forgot to demonstrate the text-to-speech option. I've tried it, VERY responsive, and accurate for the most part.

never mind I forgot to update google maps

jsaphoto says:

I thought it would have yahoo mail support, cant seem to get it to work.

jan says:

My motorola droid (milestone) purchased in France and updated to 2.1update1 actually has 5 screens! Lots of fun!

hotkoko says:

Thats it???????? thats what weve all been waiting for????? thats crap. What a waist

Anonymous says:

Thanks for noticing, I've been working out. However, I don't think the update was a WASTE. The live wallpaper and voice-to-text are awesome.

jtc1c#AC says:

Anyone else with update have lagging? Sluggish when going between wallpapers I guess.

bduschel says:

lol Cant make everyone happy!!!

hotkoko says:

Live wallpaper just does nothing but kill the battery quicker

Andres says:

Very unimpressive. I was looking forward to having extra homescreens and yahoo mail support, but we barely got anything significant updated. I should have waited for the nexus one to hit verizon

hotkoko says:

My droid has my
Yahoo account sincd in. What are people talking about when they say they want yahoo mail

Jeryl31 says:

Dang I bet a lot of Droid users are disappointed about being held to the 3 screens instead of 5

hotkoko says:

who cares about 5 screens

brandon p says:

i know its a google phone but u thing they will ever be a yahoo messenger app instead of ebuddy and or hi buddy

JohnnyACE562 says:

Want extra homescreens? Download Helix Launcher from the Android Market.


doraz says:

The 2.1 update was lacking featuers which I expected, such as the 3D launcher, and extra screens... I regret installing it and so I flashed the 2.0.1 update and re-rooted my phone, and went with UltimateDroid 9.0.0 instead. All the features of 2.1, plus some... and Im sure when Flash 10.1 leaks, UltimateDroid will be one of the first t feature it well before the official OTA update. Go to for more info... MUCH better than the 2.1 update!!! I regret even trying it...

Anonymous says:

this guys gives a lack luster review of the update...its a lame update...nothing big...its just cool to know you have it on your android phone and you have the most up to date version...but i dont know this guy rubbed me the wrong way...people have been waiting for this for a verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry long time...and to review it so poorly its a shame oh well thats just my opinion...i have a samsung moment...and i would like to have 2.1 just to know im up to date...but in reality im waiting for the 3g/4g HTC EVO...

Ade says:

Milestone has options for 3,5,7 or 9 homescreens

hotkoko says:

Come on guys. Its obviousness that there isn't an OTA update coming up. I haven't read one article of a person getting it, and if there was they wouldn't have people putting up how you can usage to 2.1 manually If it were legit. I said it before and ill say it again. Nothing but a hoax. There is no OTA update.

randy_m says:

What are you talking about?

Anonymous says:

I have the OTA update. Got it last night. This video is accurate and I'm pissed I only have 3 screens and no new app drawer. I won't be using Live Wallpapers, I don't use the Gallery, and I don't like pinch to zoom. So basically, 2.1 is worthless to me. I might just go back to 2.0.1 and then root. It looked like in a rooted 2.0.1 the Droid was faster, but 2.1 OTA is the same speed, if not slower.

Anonymous says:

I love how people whine about things when they dont even do the research.

There is an OTA update you idiot. Stop trolling.

If you want more than 3 homescreens get a home replacment from the market. if you like the stock app drawer get Launcher+ it has more homescreens and looks stock and runs with no lag.

hotkoko says:

I did do research. And SO FAR. Nobody has, that I've seen, showed an OTA update, only manual update. And I'm not into homescreens, or live wallpapers.

Where do you suppose the original download link came from? :p

hotkoko says:

You mean the same link that's been around for months? Don't know

capone420x says:

thats funny you are in pensacola also i was watching the video to see if i wanted to unroot and update and seen the google maps and was like damn thats how mines looks but i seen ferry pass and brent and later in the news its said pensacola. funny how i site i visit daily has a writer from my hometown.

Anonymous says:

ok nevermind. i read my version wrong. it is 2.0.1

Represent! lol

Anonymous says:

i bought a droid a few days ago so im pretty new to this but the phone came with 2.1 on it and i have no live wallpapers. do i have to install the file shown in this video to get them?

Face says:

Go to the video on Androidcentral that shows you how to install the 2.1 update. Its easy. Or wait for the OTA (over the air) update.

Anonymous says:

Just to make everyone aware, I got the OTA update last night. It exists.

I just got the OTA update to 2.1 on my Verizon Droid last night.
I really like the new gallery... it's smoother than before.

Also, I like to tether my Droid to Ubuntu GNU/Linux (tested with 9.10/10.04), and it still works perfectly after this update. Here's how to do it:

Shannon VanWagner

Sam says:

You people are sad human beings. Really? The 2.1 update isn't good enough for you? You wanna know the definition of spoiled cry babies? Look it up and you'll see the average american. I think being able to pinch and zoom websites and my photos in the gallery is an added convenience. I tried the talk to text in messaging. Awesome, happy with that. They added a couple apps that I didnt have before because I didnt have the time like news/weather and 'google goggles'. Havent tried the navi yet but im sure it'll be fine. Look its a damn phone. Call your mom once in a while and tell her you love her. Dont focus on a phone that came up short from beaming you up into the sky. Try new hobbies.

Anonymous says:

I also got the OTA update of the 2.1 I'm happy..but I keep reading people able to to do the speach to do u that?? that obtion on my phone is grayed I need a seperate app to activate that??