DROID Update Brings More Multitouch Goodness to Android

Last week we heard some news we’ve been waiting a long time for: the Nexus One has finally been updated with multitouch capabilities. While we rejoiced upon hearing the news, we wondered how soon it would be before we would see it in other Android-supported devices. Fortunately the Motorola DROID, another big player in the Android market, is getting updated this week to Android 2.1 with the same multitouch features.

The update would technically not be the first multitouch to come to the DROID, as there was a Google Maps update sent out to DROID users 4 days ago that enabled the pinch-to-zoom functionality in the maps application but nothing else. However, it’s being rumored that the 2.1 update will enable multitouch in at least the browser as well and not just the Maps.

Other rumored details on the update include Google Goggles being pre-installed on the build and the addition of the same widgets that can be found on the Nexus One.No active wallpapers included, and no change to the home screen.


While not a huge laundry list of improvements, the actual improvements themselves are what stand out most notably. Multitouch is by far the most welcome improvement to the DROID, as it has been one of the most complained-about issues.

What other improvements would you like to see in future updates to the DROID?

via Engadget

Author: Brad Molen

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