December 17, 2014

Rumor: All Android Phones to See Android 2.1 in US

While some users are are enjoying Android 2.1 on their Nexus One handsets and others (Droid) are poised to see it any day now, the rest of us are left to wonder just how much life and OS support remains.  G1 users are probably the most concerned here due to the limited amount of memory.  If the latest  rumor proves to be true, all Android owners in the US will see Android 2.1 next quarter.

According to a source for AndroidAndMe, some handsets will not be able to take all (live wallpapers) of Android 2.1 features but will maintain the general backbone (firmware).  This matches up with previous information we’ve heard before where Android 2.1 might be available in pieces via apps and select downloads.

As of right now, it’s said that the carriers and handset makers are hammering out details as to how and when the updates will roll out.  AndroidAndMe’s sources also indicate that some handsets will require a wipe to get the update and may or may not involve tethering.

G1 and myTouch 3G owners are rumored to be among the first to see these updates if/when they start next quarter.



  • jr157

    Wtf,I just don't understand I go out and drop 500$on a phone that I think will be in a class of its own then everybody gets the same OS. On there razor or whatever piece of +!"??&. Why can't I have people drooling over my Droid like I did for an iPhone..

    • http://twitter.com/jasonrnicholson @jasonrnicholson

      Really dude? Why not go by one of those gold plated exotic luxury phones if all you wanted was to feel superior? Or design your own custom ROM? Besides, you were second best anyway as soon as the N1 was announced :O)

    • BastardsInc

      Same OS maybe, but not the same processor speed.

    • J.Crantski

      becuz your a materialistic asshole.

      • iucidium

        You win the internet dude!!

        • jr157

          Thanks,what did I win….

      • jr157

        That's right I sure am and also stuck with Verizon for the rest of my life.because I have a job and don't have all day to sit around rooting my phone

  • Nix

    becuz we have spent these moneys before u! O_°

  • Joe

    you paid $500 for your droid? hahaha, dumbass

  • Julius

    next quarter… the perpetual next quarter… :-)

  • James

    This is great if the rumor is true. It means that Google is listening to the critics (and customers) complaining about the fragmentation in the Android market. If 2.1 can be the minimum software baseline in the first half of 2010, Google might actually start to catch up to the iPhone.

  • SpottedNigel

    After putting 2.1 rom on my G1, I'm praying that this happens. One thing they mentioned was how 2.1 was very optimized and scalable and the speed that it ran on this "old" G1 was blazing. The Live wallpapers that were built in didn't work perfectly, but the ones from the market place worked just fine (love the digital rain one. Matrix explosions!).

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    I have it now on my Nexus one….and I love it. The speech to text and email function is awesome. Google Goggles is cool. I am overall super happy with 2.1.

  • ben dover

    Ha! Don't get your hopes up. Nobody can even agree on when phones like the eris & hero are getting 2.0, let alone anything beyond that. I'll believe this rumor (because that's all it is) when I have 2.1 on my eris. Fat chance.

  • DMAGIC448

    This artical became a big load of garbage to me when the author said "handsets will require a wipe to get the update and may or may not involve tethering". Im no expert programmer, but any programmer worth his salt can update a peice of software without losing the info already there. N1 owners can rest assured certain features will still be "exclusive" to the N1's chipset. Not even the Droid will see all the features the N1 has in its "custom" build of 2.1

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Davest010 Davest010

      That's by choice, not because of limits in the Droid hardware.

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