I saw this thread on Howard Forums and figured i'd post its contents and link it for anyone that was curious about the status of the Droids first update. HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - Motorola DROID Software and Hardware Tracking Thread My insider sent me a message regarding the camera issue(s), so I thought I'd update everyone... I've finally updated to the latest candidate release for the next update, and I can tell you that your camera concerns should (most all) be relieved. Camera focuses like a champ, and the bar code scanner is so quick to pick up the bar codes that I don't even get a chance to "center" them now. I'll leave the picture quality comparisons to you experts, but I've noticed a vast improvement! And this is on the same phone... again, this is most definitely not a HW issue. He said the current internal build is ESD43, so who know what number it will be once the final one comes out in Dec. But since they are calling it "release candidate" they will most likely focus on a build and make sure that one is stable for release. There may be a few RCs before the final one.