There is no denying that the original first-gen Motorola DROID has seen better days. With a processor speed about half of what is available with the Motorola DROID 2 Global model, and smaller storage to boot, the latest iterations of DROID phones can run circles around Time Magazine’s 2009 Gadget of the Year.
If you see the “update available” message on your OG Droid in the near future, don’t get too excited — the Droid X isn’t the only phone Motorola and Verizon are rolling out a minor firmware update for this week.
According to Verizon:
Verizon Wireless will begin pushing an update for the DROID by Motorola today. Enhancements include an updated Twitter® application, improved Exchange Active Sync® functionality, updated Gmail user interface and more. For more information about this update customers can go to www.verizonwireless.com/droidsupport.
Among the changes, users will get a new Twitter app, an updated Amazon widget, an improved news and weather widget and improvements to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync such as being able to handle server-side inactivity of 34 minutes or more. Other changes to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync include the ability to continue syncing emails even after a policy refresh, and support for Exchange 2010 connections. Users will also notice a new interface for Gmail.
Hit the source link for a full changelog, and instructions in case you’re not familiar with the OTA process. [Verizon]