Verizon will begin rolling out Android 2.1 to Droid users this week

According to Engadget, Verizon's testing department is around 95 percent done readying the Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid. As per their inside source, here are the rumored update's details:

  • Will be Android 2.1 version 1
  • Google Goggles will come pre-installed
  • Multi-touch enabled in the browser (Maps already got this)
  • News and weather widgets
  • No 3D effects menu (still the same drawer)
  • No live wallpapers

It's unclear how concrete the above information is, and things could still change before the official update is pushed. If the rumors are true and a device as powerful and popular as the Droid misses out on all the eye-candy that Android 2.1 has to offer, many users may feel let down. Perhaps the Droid's graphical capabilities aren't enough for 3D effects and live wallpapers. It seems like devices that don't fall under the "superphone" category may miss out on some of what Android 2.1 has to offer.

UPDATE: According to Motorola's Facebook page, the update will begin rolling out this week.

"Hi all-- we know you are frustrated with the lack of details regarding Android software upgrades and we sincerely apologize for not being able to share info sooner. We're happy to relay the 2.1 upgrade to DROID will start to roll out this week, and we will have more information to share on other device upgrades later ...this week as well. Thanks for your patience and continued support."

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