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."