OTA update verizon droid... 2.1?

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    I've flashed everything from my motherboard to my xbox 360. I'm not worried about the ability to do it.

    I want a phone that just CAN ... Why should we have to be rooting these phones to get whats already out and available. If Motorola is saying EFF the community already in terms of priority, I'd rather not give that company revenue.

    If I come to the conclusion the Nexus isn't a superior phone, I'll keep the moto and that point do whatever I want to it. Until that is determined I'm not going to do anything.
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    Dude I have read 2 different threads with you complaining Moto isn't saying F the community,They would rather take longer to make it right than give us a crap update that ppl would still be crying about have patience this phone is only a few months old and is still competing with the best. If you don't want to root then don't just wait like everyone else or just use another phone until 2.1 is released if your Droid is that much of a pain without the options you think it should have.
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    This is my first smartphone. I have no stats on how many smart phones are out there, let alone how many different brands and models being used under which carriers. I'm not even sure who has the say on an update release. If a phone was used on different carriers would that same model be updated at the same time or is it up to the carrier and not the manufacturer? Anyways, my like of stats leaves me with little knowledge as far as how many different phone models get updates. I don't even know if the iPhone gets them or not. I do know that the only way to upgrade all of my previous phones was to replace them. I hear RyanRacer. He wants his phone to be its very best. The options are get a better phone, wait for this one to become better or...the one of the very cool unexpected features for me...go make it better myself thanks to the hard dedicated work of others who are digging into things, making roms, figuring out things I don't have the time, and quite possibly the skillset, to do myself.
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    Uh I haven't started one post about 2.1 but I am a consumer w/ a big mouth who is willing to use it to ensure my phone doesn't end up on the discontinued list.

    Its ok though take out your frustrations on me because my opinion differs from yours.
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    From a Verizon support perspective, it would be much easier to have all the Android phones on the same version of the OS. Makes tech support and training of support staff a lot easier. I'm sure 2.1 will be here soon.
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    I confess to being a little ignorant when it comes to the tech side of smartphones, so someone enlighten me....

    What can 2.1 do that 2.0.1 can't?
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    Among the things (many of which can be installed on 2.01 without rooting so I really don't understand all the complaining):

    1. UI with new app drawer and 5 home screens
    2. Better looking/functioning Gallery app with pinch/zoom
    3. Better Music app
    4. Google Maps with night mode and pinch zoom
    5. Google News and Weather widget
    6. New Clock when in dock mode

    Things you currently need to root to get:

    1. Live Wallpapers (most people who have installed 2.1 seemed to have tired of this quickly and stopped using it)
    2. Pinch zoom in the default browser (Dolphin and xScope browsers in the market do this now).

    There may be others, buts that is all that I can remember off the top of my head. I am more interested in fixes such as making the camera take better pictures which is hopefully what Motorola is working on.
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    Maybe I missed it, but I don't recall being told that will always have the latest and greatest updates. If the phone works fine, it works fine. Just because someone releases a phone that is newer and better a few months later doesn't mean you are entitled to have those same features.

    Lemme guess, EFF Microsoft too, since you can't upgrade to Win7 for free?
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    I am a little confused. Is it just me or do some people expect phones to be sent from heaven.

    Your mad that the phone can do bluetooth transfers...stock?

    I feel like we should all learn from the iPhone communtiy.(Those who are afraid of the market.)There is usually an app for that.
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    You can also download the App from their website. www.sholes.info has the info on it and also the download link for the app. You must enable your phone to install apps not from the Marketplace though. I did it last night, no comptuer, it takes about 10 mins.
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    While I'm not saying your opinions are wrong, just because the phone doesn't do what you want it to (i.e. transfer contacts via Bluetooth) doesn't mean that its a problem or a malfunction. This is simply a request for a feature, or a missing feature, but not a problem. The words have separate connotations that differ more than their denotations.
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    With respect to the above... all I can say is: Please don't feed the trolls.
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    There will always be one better. No one can stay ahead of technology. It's impossible.
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    Seriously, anyone asking for a refund by saying they got a B rate phone has got problems. The "top dog" phone seriously only lasts about 2 to 3 months with something new coming up. With the pace that Android phones are being released, look out. It seems to me almost every week there is a new Android phone that is getting released soon that has better software, better screen, better hardware etc.. For those of you that want the latest and greatest, you better have a large bank account.
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    Hmmmmm... Sorry, but I don't think the specs on the Nexus are that much better and it lacks a QWERTY keyboard... not interested!!! Oh.. and one other thing... This phone rocks... period... end of conversation!!!. As stated before, the upgrade features people are looking appear to be available through other programs. As for 2.1.. guess what, it'll get here when it gets here!!! In the mean time you still have and incredible piece of equipment... or at least I do...

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    This is a thread that I wish the MODs would just close. What started as a question about an update has turned into yet another complaint about Motorola and a N1 vs. droid comparison. Really guys? Take it to one of the other multiple complaint threads.
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    Agreed...closed
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