Android 2.1 update now available for Motorola Milestone on TELUS

April 22nd, 2010

Motorola just released their Android 2.1 update for Milestone users on TELUS. Here’s what’s new:

  • Animated Wallpapers: This additional wallpaper option enables you to select from a number of wallpapers that can move on your home screen<s>. A selection of animated wallpapers are bundled with the software update – further wallpapers are available on the Android Market.
  • Multiple home screens The number of home screens you can have now also just got bigger – you can choose to have 3, 5, 7, or even 9 home screens – plenty of space for all your widgets and icons.
  • Facebook App and Widget A free Facebook App and Widget is included in this update. The Application enables contact importation including Names, Profile Pics and Status into your phones’ contacts. The Widget can be placed on one of your home screens to stream live updates from your Facebook account.
  • Google Maps Updates** Personalized suggestions: Google Maps on your Android device suggests (auto-completes) locations based on your personal search history on
    Sync with desktop: synchronizes starred items between Google Maps on your Android device and Sync and personalized features require a user to be logged in to myGoogle account while on
    Multi touch is now also enabled within Google Maps.
  • Other Enhancements Help : A new Help Center app is included that provides mobile access to your user guide, video tours of key features, tips and tricks, and FAQs to help you get the most from your device.
  • Bluetooth support: support for headset multi function for initiating voice calls and other voice recognition commands ( French & English)
  • Security: Prevents unauthorized pattern lock bypass, allows for Exchange security remote wipe
  • Music Player: Album art 3D gallery view supported in landscape orientation
  • Battery life: ongoing battery life optimization
  • Email account removal: Improvements to manual removal of email accounts
  • Word completion: for hard QWERTY: ability to enable word completion when the hard QWERTY keypad is used
  • MP3 audio playback & camera improvements

**Turn by turn navigation and text to speech from Google are not available since Google is not supporting those applications for Canada yet.

You can read all the notes here.

You can download it over the air (settings -> system updates) note that it didn’t work for me, or you can go download it here (that’s what I did) provided you have Windows.

Entry Filed under: Motorola,Telus Mobility

2 Comments Add your own

    gusto5  |  April 25th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    This is generously fast from Telus. Hopefully all the other providers with Android phone lines will follow suite, esp. if the manufacturer has announced the availability already

    newMilestoneAndroidUser  |  July 21st, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I just bought the Motorola Milestone with Android 2.1 on it at Telus…It does indeed have text to speech and motonav. But once installed, the motonav is on a trial period and asks to be activated to the paid version after 61 days…I have not installed the text to speech yet, but it is in the settings menu ready to be installed if I choose.

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