Our resident Motorola Droid has been eagerly anticipating the perks of its update to Android 2.1, but didn’t know when it could start boasting some of the same upgrades first touted by the Nexus One. Well, according to Motorola, Droids (or at least the first round of Droids) everywhere will be getting some flavor of Android 2.1 this week.
According to the company’s official Facebook page, Motorola is “happy to relay the 2.1 upgrade to Droid will start to roll out this week, and we will have more information to share on other device upgrades later.” The software update will be available over-the-air.
While few details are currently available on what exactly the update will deliver, many observers agree that the Android 2.1 will include multitouch abilities in the native browser and the news and weather widgets first seen with the Nexus one. Unfortunately, however, the Droid is not expected to receive the Nexus One’s live wallpapers and the 3D app tray replacement at this time.
Update: Well, it looks like some our friends at Motorola may have pulled the trigger a bit early on that Facebook announcement. While the update is still going to be forthcoming, this week is not the week.