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:

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    Like its World Edition sibling, Verizon's Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Edition is said to sport a speedy 1.2GHz OMAP processor, according to a tipster for the Boy Genius Report. The original Droid 2 is equipped with a 1GHz processor, which itself is an improvement over the first Droid's 600MHz CPU. Some reports have the World Edition replacing the regular D2 in Verizon's lineup, but apparently the R2-D2 model is a limited edition handset only, with participating stores receiving a reported supply of 200, non-replenishable units. What's more, there seems to be a themed event going down at these ...

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    If you're still waiting out on the Motorola Droid 2 in order to get the Android smartphone in its limited edition white R2D2 edition, an homage to the handset's Droid's moniker, then you'll be happy to know that Motorola and Verizon Wireless will also be launching a white desktop docking cradle that will follow the R2D2 theme. It's good to see a white handset with white accessories, and also to see the theme being carried through to the docking cradle. The R2D2 Droid 2 edition could also use the regular Motorola Droid or Droid 2 desktop cradle as well. (via: Android Central)

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    If you're holding off on the Motorola Droid 2, which launched with Android 2.2 Froyo and support for Adobe Flash out of the box, you may want to wait just a little longer if limited edition phones are your thing. The R2-D2 edition, an homage to the Droid name that the handset bears, is slated for September 30th. The photo above shows the device's back side. (via: Android Central)

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    Among some of the features and customizations of the R2D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon Wireless is a new boot animation. Also, it seems that the boot animation has been extracted into a zip file that can be installed onto the original Motorola Droid or even the Droid X. You can grab the file and follow the instructions--available for rooted and non-rooted users--on the Droid-Lige forums. (via: AndroidSPIN)

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    If you're the owner of the Droid X or jumped ship on the Droid 2 before the special Star Wars R2D2 edition launched yesterday at select Verizon Wireless communications stores yesterday, then you'll be happy to know that the custom lock screen available on the R2D2 Droid 2 edition has been ported to the Droid X and Droid 2. The hack, which will require a rooted handset, is detailed on Droid-Life with instructions and the necessary files. Although the U.S. government has recently "legalized" rooting with an updated version of the DMCA rules, the hack detailed by Droid-Life does contain ...

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    Verizon has officially launched its Motorola Droid 2 R2-D2 Special Edition handset, which will go on sale September 30th for $249 after $100 mail-in rebate (that will arrive in the form of a debit card). Besides the Star Wars-inspired paint job, matching dock, and wired headset, this model will also come preloaded with R2-D2 sounds, notifications, clock widget, and video, a set of four live wallpapers, and an "exclusive binoculars app," which we somehow doubt endows the camera with any sort of optical zoom. Oh, and the whole shebang comes packed in box that is said to resemble the ...

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    The leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for the Motorola Droid X and Motorola Droid 2 that saw the light of day earlier this week also brings a new motoBLUR feature to the table. Turns out that when you reject an incoming call, you are presented with an option to send a text message to your caller. You can select to send predefined text messages or compose your own. While this is a great and welcome addition to Motorola's own motoBLUR fans, this isn't really something new as HTC had this implemented from the old pre-Sense days of TouchFLO 3D back on the HTC Touch HD. Source: Droid-life

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    Just one day after the leak of Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread for Motorola's Droid 2 and Droid X, we get the nice surprise of a pre-rooted build. Similar to their recent Atrix 4G update, this update brings with it a patch to fix the security vulnerability used for rooting many android devices (rageagainstthecage, psneuter). Team Black Hat worked around this patch by setting up a pre-rooted updater that deploys from recovery mode, instead of the usual SBF + RSD Lite method. Flashing your device back to the stock ROM is required prior to updating. The modified update deploys rooted from the first ...

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    Last week we had some back-and-forth rumors about an upcoming Gingerbread update for Verizon's Droid X. First we hear "it's a go for Sunday", then "rejected by Verizon". Without any evidence either way, we just had to wait things out. Cut to Sunday, and leaked versions of the official updates for both the Droid X and Droid 2 surfaced. Was this Droid X update the same one Verizon supposedly rejected? We may have an idea why, as analysis of the software shows references to AT&T as the carrier, not Verizon. If you try running the mobile hotspot with either the new Droid X or Droid 2 ROMs, ...

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    If you have either the Motorola Droid 2 or the Motorola Droid X you'll love this one: Android 2.3 Gingerbread has been leaked for both of these devices and it looks to be the official one. Both Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread ROMs have been leaked and are available to download. In order to apply the refresh you'll have to use Koush's Recovery Bootstrap for either Droid 2 or Droid X, according to your model. Check out the instructions to apply by following the source links. Even thought these are claimed to be official ROMs, leaks indicate that the official roll-out is pretty close. In case you ...

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    Enterprising hacker William "nenolod" Pitcock has been hard at work on the Motorola signed bootloader issue and has now posted a method that can be used to obtain the private key for the "sholes" platform. Vulnerable devices include the Droid, Milestone, Droid X, Droid 2, and CHARM. Having the private key allows custom ROM images to be signed and accepted by the bootloader to flash to the device. It is currently unknown if the same vulnerability applies to recent and upcoming devices such as the Atrix or Bionic. Motorola was notified about the vulnerability privately three times prior to ...

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    With all the factors that weigh into smartphone performance, it can be maddening trying to determine which provider offers the highest-throughput data network. Available bandwidth varies regionally, by time of day, and in the face of network maintenance. PCWorld and Novarum decided to evaluate the current condition of wireless data in the United States, and after 177,000 measurements, they finally have some results to show, putting T-Mobile and its HSPA+ network up against Verizon's LTE for the top spot. The tests looked both at 4G data modems for laptops, as well as some of the ...

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    With all the HP webOS-device news today, it's easy for less tangible news to get swept under the rug. We've heard a few rumors that give us a little bit of insight into upcoming Android phones, and while none of the news provides a comprehensive look at phone specs, or sheds much light on availability, there's still some interesting information out there on the next generations of a few notable smartphone lines. The Motorola Droid X2 was tagged as a potential dual-core Tegra 2 phone with a qHD-resolution screen when rumors about it circulated in January. Now it's said to be coming out ...

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    The original Motorola Droid was the Droid that started it all. In fact, people now generically refer to any Android device as "a Droid", a testament to Verizon and Motorola's fantastic marketing for the device. As with any good performance, there is often a sequel, and the Droid is no exception to that rule. The Droid 2 builds on what made the original Droid great by adding an improved keyboard, a faster CPU and more RAM, and the latest version of Android, version 2.2. Did Verizon and Moto get it right the second time around? Read our full review to find out! BOX CONTENTS Here's the ...

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    A Motorola Droid 2 owner in Texas was taken to the hospital after suffering injuries he claims to have suffered when his smartphone exploded in his hand. Aron Embry says he had just concluded a call when he heard a popping sound and realized his ear was bleeding, eventually requiring stitches. The apparent damage to the Droid 2 is centered around the earpiece, causing the top of the screen to crack. Despite the damage, the phone is supposedly still in working condition. Before you start panicking and lock your Droid 2 away in a drawer, no one's yet confirmed the veracity of Embry's story. ...

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