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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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    We recently talked about unlocking the Froyo updated Droid Original using a very simple, very convenient tool: Easy Root. Unfortunately, UnstableApps' Easy Root app was recently pulled from the Android Market, with no explanation given to the developer. On their website, the developer said, "Google has suspended Easy Root. I am looking into it. Please be patient." After two days of hearing nothing from Google, the developer decided to take things into his own hands and has now officially released the app outside the Market, directly through his website. For US$0.99 paid via PayPal (which ...

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    The long awaited Motorola Droid 2, which had previously been spotted at a Best Buy, has emerged with pricing information from the electronics retailer. According to Best Buy, the second Droid iteration with the sliding keyboard form factor from Motorola will cost $199 for new contracts or eligible upgrades and $599 for commitmentphobes. Though August 12th has been a rumored date for sometime now, there has been no word yet from either Motorola or Verizon on when the Droid 2 will launch. The device is expected to launch with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the box on release. (via: Engadget)

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    If you're a super power-user you're probably already running CyanogenMod or some other custom ROM on your Droid Original. If not, you're likely VERY happy with the Froyo update that you just got (or should be getting any time now). If you're not quite ready to take that plunge, but still want the advantages that having root access gives you, there's a application for that! Simply head over the the Market and search for Easy Root, version 1.2.2 is the latest version (as of this writing). This app is reported to work with both the FRG01B and FRG22 Froyo builds. (Thanks to Nathan Grebowiec ...

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    It looks like there are now dummy units of the oft-rumored Motorola Droid 2 at Best Buy. Hopefully, a launch is imminent for those who are awaiting a slightly more compact version of the Motorola Droid X but with the Droid's sliding keyboard. The Droid 2 is rumored to ship with Android 2.2 Froyo out of the gate and is said to support the same widgets-based user interface found on the Droid X. (via: Engadget)

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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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