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Official Android 2.1 OTA Update Watch

We’re on it!  As soon as we hear any rustling in the Android bushes, this is the post that will be updated throughout the day.  So stay tuned!

For you custom ROM-ers, if interested, here is a post on how to get back to stock.

And just in case you missed any of the details on the update, we’ve got them all here, here, here and here.

Update 10:19AM 3/18: Apparent delay posted on BGR.  We’ve posted here.

Update 11:29AM 3/18: Motorola Facebook page updated.  They are looking into the issue…

Motorola –  Hi Everyone – We are looking into this new update and will definitely share with you what we find. Please patient with us! Thank you!

Update 3:22PM 3/18: Verizon responds to rumors of delay through Phone Scoop…

“The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola was deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users as scheduled. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will take place, but not just yet. No date scheduled yet.”

Update 8:43PM 3/18: Verizon via Twitter (7 hours ago) reports that they have sent out the 1,000 updates for testing…

@benwoodall No delay– starting with select test group first to avoid problems on upcoming rollout. More to come, stay tuned.

Update 7:21AM 3/19: Android and Me, continues with their Bitfone as the culprit theory.  After hearing news that Bitfone was having capacity issue, they received another tip semi-confirming more bad news…

“Apparently we will probably be waiting even longer for the 2.1 update for Droid. According to my source, the need to “ramp up” the distribution application and the network infrastructure that hosts it won’t just happen overnight. Bitfone has allegedly just contracted with a third-party solution consultant to assist with the redesign of the infrastructure  My contact did mention that they are moving on this as quickly as possible, but the reality is that it going to take some time. Not sure what Motorola is planning on doing on the PR front…”

Update 11:27AM 3/19: Wanted to share a couple of quotes from Verizon spokespersons that have come out today…

Brenda Raney:  “The Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola is being deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users [March 18]. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will begin shortly thereafter—we will keep you posted.”

Thomas Pica:  “As per the earlier email, the Android 2.1 upgrade for the Droid by Motorola was deployed to a small number of Verizon Wireless test users as scheduled. It is expected the broader phased rollout to all Droid by Motorola users will take place, but not just yet. No date scheduled yet, we will keep you posted.”

More updates coming as we have them!

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