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[Full Droid Review] Released in November 2009, the Droid by Motorola is the first in Verizon's growing series new of Droid phones. The Motorola Droid smartphone comes loaded with Google Android 2.0 with Motorola's Motoblur UI. Inside is a 600MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. Its color transflective TFT display has an FWVGA 480x854 resolution and measures 3.7-inches. The Droid phone also features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and a landscape slide out QWERTY keyboard with a directional pad. Read on for the latest Motorola Droid reviews, smartphone news and videos:

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    This morning we reported provided step-by-step instructions to manually flash Froyo on your Motorola Droid without waiting for the over-the-air update. Now it turns out that the FRG01B update may have been canceled while a new version is prepared. This shouldn't come as a complete surprise, even Google's own Nexus One went through several iterations before the "final" Froyo build was pushed out to everyone. This raises a few questions: Q. What if I already have the FRG01B Froyo build on my Droid? A. You will get an update OTA that will patch is up to the new version. Q. What if I manually ...

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    After being on the fence about bringing Android 2.2 Froyo build to European Milestone owners, Motorola has finally decided to bless our GSM counterparts with a firmware update. The European Milestone is similar to the Droid, and now like the Verizon Droid, Milestone owners will be able to get Froyo, with its support for Adobe Flash 10.1, in September, according German carrier O2. (via: AndroidSPIN)

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    Although updates to bring the original Motorola Droid to bring that device up to Android 2.2 Froyo will start coming out this week, Verizon Wireless has advised users that the Droid X requires additional hardware for tethering so it seems that wireless tethering--or the sharing of the device's mobile broadband connection with either devices--will not be supported. A Verizon spokesperson advised Engadget that the Droid "doesn't have hardware to support a mobile hotspot." It looks like if you're interested in a mobile hotspot app without having to shell out for a MiFi, you may have to turn ...

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    Verizon did a good job at making an interactive promotional site for their Droid devices. The latest upgrade includes a neat head tracking feature that works with your webcam. You calibrate a red light to the position of your head so that when you turn your head, the item on the screen tilts with it. It's a bit of a novelty, but something interesting to try if you've got some downtime. Hit up the DroidDoes website and give it a try.

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    On Friday, we got an email from Verizon Wireless saying that the carrier intends on pushing its Android 2.2 Froyo update to the Motorola Droid next week, so that means hopefully we'll see Froyo with Adobe Flash 10.1 running on Droids starting this week. Verizon's announcement comes just right after Sprint had announced that Android 2.2 will be hitting its HTC EVO 4G flagship phone beginning on August 3. (via: Verizon Wireless)

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    Verizon is rumored to be beginning its Android 2.2 rollout on the company's high-end Android lineup, which includes the Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Incredible, and the Motorola Droid X, on August 6th and the rollout will continue through August 15th. Verizon is expected to rollout Froyo onto its devices later this summer, and a screenshot has been posted on the Internet showing a Droid X with Android 2.2 running. According to the tipster, this is not just a rumored, but is confirmed. With a simultaneous rollout of Froyo on the 6th and rumors of a Droid 2 launch coming soon, Verizon is ...

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    Motorola is still uncertain on whether it would bring the Android 2.2 Froyo build update to the GSM-based Motorola Milestone, a device that resembles the US CDMA Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless, also called the Droid 1. According to Motorola, Next European Milestone and 2.2 (Froyo). I have expressed over the last few days that the decision is pending. The team here has been collating key pieces of information and views from this community in the last month and providing input to relevant teams in Motorola so they are aware. I am pushing for that decision to be made as quickly as ...

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    It seems like this summer has created a blockbuster of smartphone hits, from AT&T's iPhone 4 to Sprint's HTC EVO 4G and Verizon Wireless's Droid X and Droid Incredible. We, of course, are all too familiar with the Droid Incredible's AMOLED shortage, but what about the other handsets? Recent checks with Apple shows strong demand for the iPhone 4 is keeping the device off shelves and AT&T is only selling that smartphone on a preorder basis even weeks after the phone launched. Sprint is still listing the EVO 4G as out of stock on its online store and urging customers to check their local ...

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    It looks like the oft-rumored Motorola Droid 2, which has been caught in numerous leaked photos, will be launching straight with Android 2.2 Froyo, the Google mobile OS edition that supports Adobe Flash 10.1 for a desktop-class browsing experience. Adopters of the Motorola Droid X will still need to wait until later this summer for Motorola and Verizon to push out Android 2.2 to their devices; an exact date hasn't been announced yet. In addition to being let out of the gate with Android 2.2 on board, it seems that the widgets-based UI system on the Droid X will also be present on the Droid ...

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    With the portrait-oriented sliding form factor, Motorola and Research in Motion with its Bold 9800 model will be entering into a territory that has proven to be both attractive--in a nostalgic sense with the HTC Blue Angel of yore and uncertainty, as the Palm Pre and Microsoft Kin One have proven to be lackluster with rumored low sales volume. With MOTOBLUR on board and Android's integration with Exchange, social networking sites, and Google services, the Droid Slider could give webOS a run for its money. It looks like Google's assault on Research in Motion, with the help of Motorola, is ...

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    Reports are coming in that the original Motorola Droid may soon be listed as an end-of-life item nearly a year after the device initially launched in October of last year. When an item enters end-of-life (EOL) classification, manufacturing will begin to stop and the carrier will attempt to sell out remaining inventory. While the just under 1-year lifespan of the Motorola Droid does seem short, Motorola and Verizon Wireless has been aggressively pursuing their relationship with Google to push out additional devices under the Droid brand and also outside of the Droid brand. Since the ...

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    It looks like Verizon Wireless is busy with this week with rolling out OTA Android updates, first with an announced Droid X update and now with an update for the HTC Droid Eris that will bring some fixes and improvements. The MR4 update is said to fix the silent call issue. The Eris update has already begun to arrive on some devices, though it may take some time to reach all Eris owners out there. (via: Android Central)

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    The successor to the original Motorola Droid has been spotted and images has been extracted from a Flash file from a teaser site. According to Engadget Mobile, "Astute reader Dominic was just minding his business, hunting for hints in the Droid Does website source code, when what should he allegedly discover but an entire Droid 2 spread inside an Shockwave Flash file." The Droid 2 will be a Verizon Wireless device with the official model number of A955 and it's unclear if there will be a GSM version for the international market. With the original Droid, Motorola made a GSM variant called ...

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    Eager smartphone enthusiasts waiting for the Android Motorola Droid X can pick up the device online now at Verizon Wireless. The device retails for $199.99 with rebates/discounts and after a two-year agreement. However, to soften the deal for those whose contracts may not be ending until later this year, Verizon Wireless is offering the Droid X at the subsidized price for anyone with an upgrade eligibility at any time in 2010. (via: Engadget)

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    For those awaiting the launch of the Motorola Droid X, that day is coming on Thursday, July 15th. For now, though, Verizon Wireless and Motorola are teasing you with a commercial of the coveted large-screen flagship Android smartphone. The Droid "X" is marketed as the "neXt generation" of Droid phones. Although the Droid X will be launching with Android 2.1, it will get an upgrade later this summer to Android 2.2 Froyo, which will bring with it Adobe Flash 10.1 support. (via: Android and Me)

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    What operating system runs on Motorola phones? There was a time when Motorola had their own OS than ran their phones. Today that landscape is changing. Today, Motorola is almost exclusively an Android shop. According to John Ellis, director of software and services for Motorola put it this way: "We doubled down on our bets with Google. We're happy about it. Sanjay is raving about it. ... The complexity for us was monstrous. We would have internal development paralysis because we were afraid of breaking anything." (androidguys.com) On this surface, this is a very, very good thing. Looking ...

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    We had previously heard that inventories for the Motorola Droid X will be limited on launch day, but Verizon Wireless spokesperson told CNN that the carrier should have enough inventory of the popular Motorola smartphone available for launch day on July 15th. The carrier is making the phone more widely available for its customers by allowing customers who are eligible for an upgrade anytime in 2010 access to the Droid X at the device's subsidized price by extending their contract; in the past, customers had to wait til the exact upgrade date to get a new device, but the Droid X represents ...

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    The much rumored Droid 2, as Motorola's little brother to the Motorola Droid X, was recently caught in Verizon Wireless's summer catalog. The Droid 2 will be a high-end Android smartphone with a 1 GHz CPU and the same 3G Mobile Hotspot app as that on the Droid X. However, unlike the Droid X, the Droid 2 will only have an 8 GB memory card as well as a lower 5-megapixel camera instead of 8. (via: BGR)

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    At first glance, the Motorola Droid X, and also by default the Sprint HTC EVO 4G, would seem big with its massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display, but we find that despite the iPhone 4's smaller overall size, the devices have a more comparable "useable" size. Specifically, with the iPhone 4's reception issues and Apple's official response that one solution to the reception woes would be a case or rubber bumper around the iPhone, the Motorola Droid X is not much bigger than the iPhone with a case/bumper around it. For those who are concerned about phones with larger screen sizes, a ...

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    If rumors are correct, Verizon Wireless will only have a limited number of Motorola Droid X smartphones at launch on July 15th. Reports are coming in now that the soon to be flagship Android phone on Verizon will arrive in at under 10,000 in inventory, a significant drop from the anticipated 25,000 units that were due in Verizon's warehouses. Verizon Wireless seems to be making an aggressive push on the Droid X, perhaps in a move to counter AT&T's push of the iPhone 4. According to the company, customers who are eligible for an upgrade any time in 2010 (provided they haven't used up their ...

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    One of the hottest smartphones and the current flagship phone of Verizon Wireless' Droid series, the HTC Droid Incredible has been in short supply ever since it launched. The shortages have been attributed to Samsung reserving AMOLED production for the Super AMOLED screens used on Sammy's own Galaxy S Android smartphone. The AMOLED display shortage, a major component of the Droid Incredible, has become so bad that HTC is rumored to switch to Super TFT panels manufactured by Sony. For potential customers of the Incredible, Verizon Wireless is giving them the option of switching their orders ...

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    It is speculated that HTC and Verizon Wireless will be working on a software update for the HTC Droid Incredible to bring give the device some enhanced features not currently enabled by the software, which would bring the HTC device up to par with the soon to be released Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid X. Among the features that a software update would bring would be to enable the 720p HD video recording capabilities on the 8-megapixel camera as well as bringing support for an optional Mobile Hotspot App that would turn your Android smartphone into a wireless router for tethering. The 720p ...

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    The Motorola Droid X with its widgets-based UI on Android along with the HTC Droid Incredible are among the hottest smartphones on the market right now and two of the smartest smartphones on Verizon Wireless' network. If you're looking to take the plunge and aren't sure which one to plunker down and get, we did some comparison videos of the Droid X against the HTC Droid Incredible covering the main features. Of course, in the end it boils down to personal preference--whether you want a larger 4.3-inch display or a more pocketable 3.7-inch display, if you use your phone outdoors more and ...

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    We've taken a look at the hardware behind the Motorola Droid X, which will be launching on July 15th for $200 on Verizon Wireless after mail-in-rebate and on a two-year agreement. Now, we'll be exploring the widgets-based UI, that's highly customizable and attractive, on the Droid X. The widgets-based system, although resembles MOTO BLUR, is actually a customized solution that Motorola and Verizon Wireless collaborated on to deliver. I think I've made some mentions that it is MOTO BLUR, but just as a correction, the UI is a customized UI and is not part of the MOTO BLUR user interface that ...

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    The Motorola Droid X is a solid phone and is made extremely thin due to the metal parts used in the construction of the phone's chassis. The Droid X is Verizon Wireless' answer to the Sprint EVO 4G--both phones boast a 1 GHz processor, large 4.3-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and HD video recording capabilities, HQ YouTube player, optional mobile hotspot app, and the ability to share your multimedia experience on a larger screen via the mini HDMI port (mini HDMI to HDMI cable required). There are some features that will make the HTC EVO 4G come out ahead ...

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