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Motorola Droid getting First update

Posted by Mike Dell at 10:55 PM on December 7, 2009

Verizon Wireless is rolling out the first droid update starting today.

From the Verizon webiste: The following enhancements to the Droid by Motorola have been made:

* OS stability is improved.
* Battery life is improved.
* Camera auto focus functionality is improved, and time between shots is reduced.
* Enhancements for three-way calling.
* Audio for incoming calls is improved.
* When receiving a call on call waiting, the speakerphone now
* remains on.
* Bluetooth® functionality is improved; background echo is eliminated.
* Improved Bluetooth phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle
* Bluetooth solutions.
* After closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now automatically be removed from the notification panel.
* Users can now receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS
* message is received.
* SMS and MMS may now be sent to seven-digit addresses.
* Google® contact merging has been updated to accommodate
* seven-digit numbers.
* Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously.
* The corporate calendar widget user interface is updated.

The new firmware will be 2.0.1 and will be rolled out over the new few days. Someone over at the Droidforums.net has posted a map of where the updates are coming in. Google Maps – Droid updates.

As far as anyone knows now, it’s just updating the Droid by Motorola and not the Droid Eris or other android handsets.

I, for one, hope the battery life improves. So far I love the phone and I’m sure it will just get better with time.

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