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Motorola Droid will run Android 2.0?

The Android news keeps getting better and better. The latest rumour from the US is that the soon to be released Motorola Droid will run Android OS version 2.0.

The Android news keeps getting better and better. The latest rumour from the US is that the soon to be released Motorola Droid will run Android OS version 2.0. Phones available currently run the 1.6 version of the software, affectionately known as Cupcake.

The Moto Droid next to a screenshot of car-mode from Android 2.0 (Credit: Boy Genius Report)

The Boy Genius Report (BGR) has posted numerous photos of the Moto Droid handset, which sports a large WVGA touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and according to the BGR it is the fastest Android handset it has used to date.

The upgraded Android OS reportedly brings a swag of new features. Along with updated menu icons (visible in the screenshot above), version 2.0 also brings greater built-in social networking functionality, MS Exchange support, a universal search option which searches your phone and the web simultaneously, and a car mode that simplifies the UI for easier use when driving.

The Droid is Verizon exclusive in the US and in preparation for the big launch the company is playing some cheeky anti-iPhone ads on TV. The ads don't show the phone itself, but reminds customers of various tasks an iPhone won't do, with the tagline "Droid does".