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Motorola MILESTONE Android 2.1 update released

Motorola MILESTONE Android 2.1 update released

Motorola Europe have announced that the long-awaited Android 2.1 update for the Motorola MILESTONE - the European version of the Verizon DROID - is finally available for download.  The impatient can head over to Motorola's support pages and get it for PC installation, while those with better things to do with their time - or who use a Mac, since Moto don't seem to offer an OS X version of the firmware updater - can wait a few days for a promised OTA update.

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Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

Motorola's MILESTONE - aka the GSM DROID - is finally in stock at Expansys UK.  The retailer currently holds the exclusivity agreement for the smartphone, which means UK buyers won't be seeing the Android 2.0 device in retail stores on the highstreet any time soon.  It's priced at £449.99 ($732) unlocked, though Expansys are also happy to sell you a subsidized model with contract.

GSM Motorola MILESTONE lacks turn-by-turn in Android 2.0 Maps [Update: Confirmed]

GSM Motorola MILESTONE lacks turn-by-turn in Android 2.0 Maps [Update: Confirmed]

US would-be DROID buyers now livid by the European version of the smartphone's multitouch support can take heart in the fact that while the Motorola MILESTONE gives with one hand, it takes away with the other.  Mobile-Review's Eldar Murtazin has revealed that - on his pre-release Euro model at least - Android 2.0 lacks turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps Navigation.

Update: A Google spokesperson has told us that the reason turn-by-turn is absent from the MILESTONE is because currently the beta is US-only.

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Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM DROID) adds multitouch [Video]

Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM DROID) adds multitouch [Video]

Having heard over the weekend that the GSM version of the Motorola DROID - the Motorola MILESTONE - would be landing in Europe later this month on carrier O2, Mobile-Review's always-on-the-inside Eldar Murtazin has pushed out a video of the handset in action.  As well as swapping the CDMA of the Verizon DROID by Motorola for GSM/UMTS, the new MILESTONE also gains multitouch support in Android 2.0.

Video demo of multitouch Motorola MILESTONE after the cut

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Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM Verizon DROID) confirmed for O2 Germany

Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM Verizon DROID) confirmed for O2 Germany

We're still playing avidly with our Verizon DROID by Motorola in preparation for the full review this coming week - check out some first-impressions and highlights in the meantime - but according to a leaked O2 Germany document the GSM European version may only be days away.  The document lists the Motorola MILESTONE - with a shot of what's definitely the Motorola DROID - as coming to the German carrier in the week beginning November 9th 2009; in fact there's already a page for the MILESTONE on the O2 Germany site.

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