Posts tagged with: Droid 2

[Full Droid 2 Review] The successor to the original Motorola Droid, the Droid 2 was released in August 2010. The Droid 2 brings a better slide out QWERTY keyboard, a faster processor and Google Android 2.2 Froyo. The Droid 2 smartphone is sporting a 3.7-inch color transflective TFT display with an 854x480 FWVGA resolution. Inside, the Droid 2 is packing a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3620 processor along with 512MB of RAM and 7.5GB of ROM. On back, the Droid 2 features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Droid 2 news, reviews and videos:

  • by | February 11, 2014 12:04 PM

    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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  • by | April 15, 2012 8:52 AM

    Users of the Motorola Droid 2 on Verizon should check for an update notification which could either appear on its own or could just manually check for its existence. Verizon is pushing out the 4.5.621.A955.Verizon.en.US refresh for the phone and it contains a couple of bugfixes intended to make your experience better, smoother. Among the most notable features are a Google security patch, adjusted camera settings and reduced Out of Memory errors. However, here's the full changelog: Device Features - Device is enabled with the Wireless Alerting System. - A Google Security Patch has been ...

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  • by | March 7, 2012 7:01 PM

    About a week ago, we learned about a new update being made available for Motorola's Droid 2 Global. Some support documents on Verizon's website heralded the updates arrival, and gave us a changelog so we'd know what to expect. At the time, the update was seemingly only in the works for the Global version of the phone, and not the original Droid 2. That may be about to change now, with Motorola sending out emails inviting owners of the phone to register their interest in helping to test a new Droid 2 update. For the moment, at least, there's no matching changelog available for the Droid 2, ...

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  • by | November 29, 2011 11:43 AM

    Users of Motorola's Droid 2 on Verizon Wireless saw their phones receive an update to Gingerbread late this summer. That release followed Motorola's announcement from back in May, outlining its plans to deliver Gingerbread to the majority of its lineup of Droid devices. That's well and good for Verizon users in the US, but what about owners of the phone's international version, the Milestone 2? According to Motorola, their days of waiting are nearly over. Motorola took to Facebook to announce plans to begin Gingerbread distribution to Milestone 2 users in Europe. The first updates will ...

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  • by | September 1, 2011 11:28 AM

    Late last week, it looked like the original Droid 2 was nearly ready to get Gingerbread, with Verizon preparing its support pages for the coming update. Everything seemed ready top go, just waiting for the green light to start heading out. It appears that time is now upon us, with Motorola posting that the update is currently starting to go out. Those support docs are usually a good sign that an update is imminent, but it's not always the case. We've seen Verizon put such files online, only to wait several weeks to actually get the ball rolling, or even revert the files back to those for a ...

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  • by | August 25, 2011 4:29 PM

    The road to Gingerbread for older Droid devices has been a rocky one this summer. Motorola let us know of its intent to release updates for the Droid Pro, 2, 2 Global, and X, but actually getting them out has been a little more problematic. We've seen false starts and buggy releases, along with a few early leaked ROMs, and the whole endeavor has seemed a little bit jinxed. Luckily, it looks like the tide may be turning, and we could soon have a Gingerbread update for the Droid 2 headed out to Verizon customers. The carrier just updated its support documentation for the Droid 2 to reflect ...

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  • by | July 23, 2011 3:59 AM

    If you're not familiar with the MIUI term or don't know what MIUI ROMs or Ports are, we'll tell you that it's a ROM that offers a different user experience. It started out as a Chinese customized version of Android, a Frankenstein build if you will, borrowing stuff from several manufacturer customizations. If you want to try a MIUI Port on your Motorola Droid X or Droid 2, you can now do that, thanks to the recent 2nd-Init custom ROM hack discovered. Both ROMs are built from CyanogenMod 7 nightlies but make sure to check out the source links for more information, instructions on installing ...

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  • by | July 7, 2011 8:18 AM

    The original Motorola Droid, released in the fall of 2009, was the first in a long line of Android-powered devices that helped Verizon create a brand that is now used, in some (frustrating) cases, as the generic word to describe any phone running Android ("Hey dude...is that a Droid?" "Uhm, it's an Inspire 4G. It runs Android, so yes, it's a Droid!"). The original Droid, much like its two successors (the Droid 2 and the recently announced Droid 3), have kept with the same form factor: side-sliding QWERTY. Each new generation of Droid has upped the ante in terms of specs, with the latest ...

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  • by | June 29, 2011 7:59 PM

    These past few weeks are turning out to be an exciting time to be a Motorola Android owner if you're into some custom ROM action. Earlier this month, the Droid X joined the ranks of smartphones running CyanogenMod 7. Now it's time for the Droid 2 to follow suit, with the addition of Droid 2 project code to the main CM7 repository. Work on the Droid 2 has been in the works on the fringe of CyanogenMod, thanks to the efforts of Android guru JBirdVegas. His code is being merged with the primary CyanogenMod development tree, and he's tweeted that nightly builds of CM7 for the Droid 2 will be ...

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  • by | June 29, 2011 4:05 AM

    Motorola confirmed the coming of Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates for Verizon Droid smartphones, Droid Pro, Droid 2, Droid 2 Global, and Droid X. From all of these only the Droid X saw an actual Gingerbread roll-out with a couple of other smartphone test builds being only leaked or pushed back and forth. Rumor has it that Verizon is rejecting all Motorola-made Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates for all Droid smartphones. According to Droid-life, Verizon has sent the builds back to Motorola in order to fix all the bugs which were affecting the Droid X, now running Gingerbread -- and as you ...

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  • by | June 5, 2011 9:22 PM

    Motorola's Droid 3 turned up in a couple pics last month, with a new, larger screen. Details on the smartphone are still sparse, but there's some new evidence suggesting that a release could be nearer than we might have thought, as a supplier of OEM phone components has the whole Droid 3 screen assembly up for sale. According to Global Direct Parts, the Droid 3 will expand the 3.7-inch screen on previous Droids to a little-more-modern four inches, along with a bump to qHD resolution. This will also be the first of the basic Droid models to include a front-facing camera for video chats. ...

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  • by | May 23, 2011 7:19 PM

    We just saw Motorola reach out to Droid X owners in what we could only assume was part of a test-run for the smartphone's Gingerbread update. We've known that a Droid X update has been in the works for some time, along with other Androids from Motorola's Droid lineup. Today representatives from the company confirmed (and re-confirmed) some of these upcoming releases, including one we hadn't heard about before. Last fall, Motorola launched the Droid Pro and the Droid 2 Global. We've been hearing plenty about Gingerbread development for the Droid X and Droid 2, but haven't received any news ...

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  • by | May 12, 2011 7:47 PM

    Just hours after Netflix released its Android app with full streaming video support on select Android models, hackers have already enabled the app to work on an additional set of officially unsupported smartphones. If you've got a Motorola Droid, Droid 2, or Droid X, and you're running Gingerbread thanks to a ROM like CyanogenMod 7, you'll now be able to stream Netflix to your smartphone (with the proper Netflix account, of course). The geniuses who lurk in the XDA-Developers forum managed to crack the device checks for these handsets, reaffirming what we learned earlier from Netflix, that ...

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  • by | May 6, 2011 1:01 AM

    According to a snapshot of a coupon book from Costco, there will be plenty of discounts coming your way between May 12 and June 5, ranging from $30 and going up to $250 off certain smartphones. AT&T and Samsung have announced the Infuse 4G at yesterday's event and the Android smartphone will be available on May 15, for about $200 on-contract. You'll get $30 off the subsidized retail price at Costco for features like 1.2GHz Hummingbird CPU, 4.5-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 8.9 millimeters thickness and 4G capability. The same way you'll get up to $150 off of Verizon's Motorola DROID 2 and ...

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  • by | April 26, 2011 6:00 PM

    Australian Motorola Atrix 4G owner Irwin Proud quickly discovered that it's bootloader was locked after his purchase of the device earlier this year. In response, he formed a "Groubal" page to attempt to get the attention of Motorola and convince it that there is a large subset of users who wish to develop for the Atrix and cannot due to the immutable security. The Groubal page has grown quickly, currently at over 8800 signatures since it's inception on March 31st. Motorola has since taken notice, and has issued a response: "...It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable ...

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