Chris from Engadget says he got word that Verizon is currently testing Android 2.1 "Eclair" on the Motorola Droid. The build mentioned is 2.1 version 1, the same version pushed out to Nexus One owners last week. Nobody's got any word on a release date - or even verification that the update will, in fact, be released at all. But let's be optimistic (and realistic, I think) and say that Droid owners should be getting some multitouch Web love without the need to install a third-party browser.
According to Engadget, the Droid version of 2.1 features:
- Multitouch Web browsing
- Google Googles pre-isntalled
- New News and Weather widgets just like on Nexus One
But check out what's not included on Droid's 2.1 build:
- The new Nexus One home screen and app menu
- Live wallpapers
Hmm ... Early build, faulty info, or the new wave of splintered Android releases in action? Google did talk about new standards for new phones running new features in the Android 2.x world, so it could in fact be that Droid doesn't pass muster when it comes to 3D and other UI eye candy. Time will tell ... and soon ... we hope.