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Motorola Milestone to get Android 2.1

Motorola Milestone to get Android 2.1

Motorola is making its rivals at HTC look slow by releasing a software update for its Milestone smartphone that will bring Android 2.1 to owners well before the HTC Hero and its stable mates get similar treatment.

The news broke via Motorola's official Facebook group and it will now join the Google Nexus One as one of the few smartphones to sport the latest version of Android.

Motorola said that over the air updates would kick off this week, whilst also suggesting that additional updates would be coming to its other smartphones in the near future without getting specific.

Although official details were sparse, tech site Endgadget allegedly heard from reliable insiders that multitouch would be added to the Milestone's US iteration, the Droid, whilst the latest version of Google Maps and a selection of new widgets would also arrive as part of the update.

Sadly the Milestone will not be getting every feature that is boasted by the Nexus One. The list of those missing in action features include the updated homescreen, active wallpapers and the 3D icons for apps.

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