Posts tagged with: Droid X

[Full Droid X Review] The Droid X is part of Verizon's line of Droid smartphones. It was released in July 2010 and runs Google Android 2.1 Eclair. The Verizon Droid X is packing a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor with 512MB of RAM and ROM. The Droid X phone features up to 720p HD output through HDMI and a color transflective TFT display with a FWVGA 480x854 resolution that measures 4.3-inches. On the back of the Droid X smartphone is an eight-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. Read on for the best Droid X news, Verizon phone reviews and videos:

  • by | February 17, 2012 7:39 PM

    Aging Androids are really enjoying a fresh dose of attention over at Verizon. Earlier today, we told you about how the Samsung Continuum is getting a ridiculously-overdue update to Android 2.2 Froyo. Now there are signs that the another 2010 model is due for some fresh software, with the publication of update notes for the Motorola Droid X. This update hardly seems as exciting as the Continuum's, if only because the Droid X is already running a relatively modern build of Android, but there are still a whole bunch of bugfixes that make this one sound pretty decent, all the same. The first ...

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  • by | December 3, 2011 2:34 AM

    We've already seen the recent Bit9 study which unveiled popular Android smartphones being vulnerable to malware exploits and hacking attempts and now it's time for a North Carolina State University research to raise a couple of questions regarding pre-installed software. Researchers Michael Grace, Yajin Zhou, Zhi Wang, and Xuxian Jiang at NCSU analyzed popular smartphones: HTC Legend, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Wildfire S, Motorola Droid, Motorola Droid X, Samsung Epic 4G, Google Nexus One and Google Nexus S. The research found that while the model implementation of Android on Google's own handsets ...

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  • by | September 17, 2011 7:49 AM

    The last time the Verizon Motorola Droid X got an update it was version 4.5.602 back in August and it brought a cornucopia of fixes and improvements to the table. One issue still remained though: the keyboard bug. According to rumors, Verizon is preparing to roll-out an update on September 19. It will be version 4.5.605 and its sole purpose will be to "resolve keyboard stability and usability issues in order to optimize performance during text entry". The update, even though it's only fixing a single issue, weighs 113MB and, according to those who had the pleasure of testing it, will fix ...

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  • by | August 16, 2011 12:14 PM

    Motorola Droid X users finally got their chance to officially move on up to Gingerbread right around the start of June. Even after a public test of the update, though, the release ran into its share of problems, including some reports we heard of it bricking users' phones. Since then, Droid X owners have been noticing some newly-introduced bugs in the software. Now a new update is available with the intent of correcting these problems, but does it follow-though? The release notes for this update, Droid X system software 4.5.602, mention dozens of changes it brings to the smartphone. Users ...

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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 | June 15, 2011 6:38 PM

    The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update was a bittersweet for owners of the Motorola Droid X and customers of Netflix. The phone's update to the latest version of Android broke compatibility with the Netflix app. Some were able to "unofficially work around" this problem, but it took an update to the official Netflix app to bring full support back to the Droid X. The Droid X now enters an elite group of Gingerbread phones that are officially supported by Netflix -- Google's Nexus family being the only others with "official" Gingerbread support. Of course, many of us are using Netflix on ...

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  • by | June 13, 2011 3:17 PM

    The Motorola Droid X has one of the more "well-protected" bootloaders of the current batch of Android-powered smartphones. Essentially this prevents Droid X users from flashing custom ROMs on their phones, including CyanogenMod ROM. Unfortunately, the bootloader hasn't yet been unlocked, but it is pretty impressive to see CyanogenMod 7 running quite well on the Droid X. Using some "2nd-init" techno-voodoo @cvpcs was able to circumvent the bootloader to get CM7 booting and running on the phone. The new ROM runs on top of the original Motorola Kernel, so some CM tweaks and benefits aren't ...

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  • by | June 7, 2011 8:06 AM

    The Motorola Droid X has recently received its Android 2.3 Gingerbread update which unfortunately bricked some phone according to reports but that aside it's Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread SBF file is now out so you might want to grab it while you can. An SBF file is one you can flash to your smartphone with a special program and that will put your device in a factory out-of-the-box state, should anything bad come out of your tweaking or modding activities. The SBF file for the Droid X is Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread (4.5.596) and once you apply it you will get stock Verizon Gingerbread, unrooted ...

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  • by | June 2, 2011 12:43 PM

    Sometimes you just can't win; after going to all the trouble of a public test of the Droid X Gingerbread update before mass distribution, it seems that some issues managed to sneak past Motorola's attention and cause some big problems for Droid X owners. Reports are popping up of issues related to the update ranging from loss of signal to full-on bricking. In the worst cases, Droid X owners say that the update process eventually freezes up on them, and after power-cycling their phones, they now lock-up while booting. Others manage to boot into Gingerbread, but with the Droid's radio ...

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  • by | June 1, 2011 12:44 PM

    Motorola has committed to releasing Gingerbread updates for its Droid X, Droid Pro, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global, all set to arrive by the end of Q3. The first model to receive its updates was announced as the Droid X, and just last week Motorola rounded up some owners of the smartphone to help it test out its code. Those users started receiving their Gingerbread updates over the weekend, and apparently the distribution went without a hitch, since Verizon has now taken the reigns off and is sending the update out en masse. Droid X owners should be receiving their Gingerbread updates OTA ...

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  • by | May 27, 2011 5:39 PM

    With Verizon publishing details on the upcoming Motorola Droid X Gingerbread update, we knew it was nearly ready to head out. Earlier this week, Motorola reached out to Droid X users for their help with a special Droid X project; of course, we assumed that would be some late-stage Gingerbread update testing. Sure enough, those involved with project have been contacted by the company, informed they can hope to start getting their updates tonight. The testers were contacted and informed: ● The update will be pushed late tonight. If you go to bed, it should be waiting for you in the ...

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  • by | May 25, 2011 2:50 AM

    We've recently heard that Motorola confirmed the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Droid X among others, and now Verizon is publishing the changelog and benefits of updating your smartphone to Google's lastest. The update is called 4.5.596.MB810.Verizon.en.US and, aside from the Gingerbread bit, brings several improvements to the Droid X. There's a new app added, Download Manager App, to manage all of your downloads from web browsing, email attachments and other apps. Multi-Touch Key-Chording allows you to enter numbers and symbols with keyboard shortcut combos, instead of having to ...

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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 23, 2011 4:49 PM

    Motorola is at it again, recruiting volunteers from among its Android users to help it test something out. We've seen it before with the Froyo update for the Bravo, and then just last week for an update the company is preparing for the Cliq 2. While it's stopped short of saying that there's a software update in the works, Motorola is covertly seeking Droid X owners to assist with a secretive project. Unlike the Cliq 2 and Bravo tests, where volunteers were solicited in public via forum posts, individual Droid X users from the Motorola Owners' Forums are apparently being contacted via email ...

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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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