Turn your eyes and minds away from the iPhone 4G and the iPad for a second and check this out: the Android 2.1 update for Motorola’s Droid is now available. We’ve got the full list of enhancements and improvements right after the break, courtesy of the Boy Genius Report folks.


Verizon and Motorola are the ones releasing this neat update, of course, as a gradual rollout. If you haven’t received a notification yet, you should just wait for your turn. Among the enhancements brought by the new software there’s the pinch-to-zoom feature, available in the browser, Gallery and Google Maps.

Also, you get new Weather and News application plus widget, new support for voice-to-text entry and a new gallery application with a 3D layout. The latter will allow you to view and share photos taken with your handset, plus images from Picasa albums. Live Wallpapers are also available with the upgrade, implementing interactive backgrounds on the home screen.

From the improvements list we have to mention the fact that Free Yahoo! Mail is now supported, so you’ll access it by simply signing in with your Yahoo! email address and password. Also, Google Maps was updated with personalized suggestions, sync of starred items between the desktop Google Maps and your handset, plus a new night mode.

Last, the pattern lock functionality was improved and the handset audio when disconnecting a wired headset was also enhanced. More info on the upgrade over here.

[via BGR]

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