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Users Sound Off on Droid Android 2.1 Update Delay

Mar 30, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Megna)

"The delayed Android 2.1 update for the Motorola Droid is starting to tarnish the successful launch of Verizon's first smartphone to run on Google's open source mobile operating system, according to posts at Motorola's Facebook page.

"Backed by a big-budget marketing campaign by carrier Verizon, the Motorola Droid generated a lot of buzz when it went on sale in November: it was the first Android handset on Verizon, the first device to ship with Google's free, turn-by-turn mobile navigation app Google Maps and, ironically, was the first out of the gate to feature Android version 2.0.

"Given the fanfare leading up to the launch, it's not surprising that the Droid is one of the most popular Android phones on the market, shipping more than one million units in its first 74 days of availability, according to the mobile market research firm Flurry, which also credits the Droid with increasing developer interest in Android mobile applications."

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