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Moto Droid 2.1 update, where are you? (Cliff Stoll was right)

Posted by essjae on March 9, 2010


Did anyone see that re-release of Clifford Stoll’s internet predictions article (http://www.newsweek.com/id/106554)?

He laments not being able to search for the Battle of Trafagalar and find the date it happened.  The comments sections filled up with “I found it in .002 seconds on Google or wikipedia with Chrome.”  But, remember this was 1995, there was no Google, no Chrome, no Wikipedia, and NetScape Navigator was still 1.0.

Anyway, some of his predictions hold true.  I am finished with AT&T, HTC, and Windows Mobile 6.1.  There’s no 6.5 update for my Fuze in sight, and WinMo 7 looks interesting but I’m tired of not being able to answer my phone from WinMo bugs, not receiving calls from no reception, page after page of fatal WinMo errors that MS wants me to report, but never seem to be fixed, etc.

Not keen on an iPhone. 

So, I went in search of the Android 2.1 release date.   Guess what?  Even with Google, it was frustrating to find any relevant info.  The first two pages of Google results had the same, and incorrect, info that was released on Feb. 8th, that 2.1 was coming “this week.”

Finally, I dug down and found Moto’s official link: https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/42208/display_style/redesign/prod_id/7155

With their less than helpful info:

“DROID – Android 2.1

   

  How can I get the latest Android 2.1 software?

There is a release coming, check back soon.”

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