Verizon Rolling Out Droid Android OS 2.1 Update Over the Next Week

If you, like me, own a Motorola Droid, one of the next couple of days may be a special one for you:

Android Central: Verizon posts Android 2.1 upgrade details for Droid

Android Central: Latest on the Motorola Droid Android 2.1 update

Phandroid: Verizon Posts Droid 2.1 Update Info

Yep, Droid owners will get some (but apparently not all) of the Android OS 2.1 goodness that Nexus One owners have been enjoying all by themselves. This update process starts slowly in just a few hours around 6am Eastern Daylight Time. If nothing goes terribly wrong with the first 10,000 updates today, Droid’s will be updated in batches of 200,000 starting on Saturday.

There’s a lot of good stuff in this update. And, I’m looking forward to seeing it something this weekend (or perhaps early next week):

– Pinch-to-zoom support
– Weather & News widget
– Voice-to-text entry
– Gallery (photo/video) app with 3D layout. Works with PicasaWeb
– Live Wallpapers
– Google Maps update includes night mode navigation color scheme
– Improved pattern lock
– Email accounts not wiped out after an over-the-air (OTA) update (yay!)

Verizon: Droid Android 2.1 Update Information (PDF)