Items tagged with Droid X

The Samsung Captivate isn't the only phone that's getting an update. The highly anticipated Froyo (Android 2.2) update is now making its way on to Motorola Droid X smartphones. The latest update provides all of the features you've come to expect with Android 2.2 including Flash support, Bluetooth voice dialing, better screen rotation, and an updated 3G mobile hotspot application. You'll also get a handful of bug fixes and other small improvements that are said to improve the handset's performance. The update will be delivered over the air and should arrive on your handset in the next few days.... Read more...
Can't wait for a Froyo build for your device? Just remember, if you flash your device with a leaked ROM, you may not have an upgrade path to the released build. That's what Motorola is warning Droid X owners. In their support forums, Motorola says: WARNING: Do NOT load the leaked 2.2 upgrade that has been floating around on the Internets. There is currently no upgrade path from that load to the official 2.2 load that will be released by early September. This could make it more difficult to upgrade to the official version. Please consider this if you're thinking about loading it.Those who remember... Read more...
Boy Genius Report has gotten its hands on some really great info concerning upcoming devices from Verizon Wireless. This information includes details of Big Red's plans for the rest of this year, next year, and even some information about possible 2012 launches. So what can you expect to see in the months and year ahead? Look for Android tablets, LTE MiFI units, Android 3.0, video conferencing capabilities, and much more. In the leaked information, we learn that Motorola plans to launch another Droid handset called the Motorola Droid Pro. This will be in addition to the already launched Droid X... Read more...
It looks like we have a target date, or at least a target month, for the release of Froyo for the recently released Motorola Droid X. The latest info points to early September for delivery of Android 2.2 to the Droid X. The message was posted in a Motorola support forum post. The thread is about issues with Exchange email on the Droid X, and the interesting (to those who want to see Froyo on the Droid X ASAP) is: A fix for this will be included in the upgrade to Android 2.2 scheduled for deployment by early September. Given the phrase "by early September," it's possible the upgrade... Read more...
The original Motorola Droid was a huge hit, both for Motorola as well as for Verizon Wireless. In the time since the DROID was launched in November, Verizon Wireless has also added the HTC Droid Incredible to its lineup of popular Android handsets. Now, Motorola and Verizon Wireless have teamed up again to offer "The Next Generation of Does" in the form of the Motorola Droid X. The Droid X uses the ever-popular candy bar form factor and ditches the original Droid's sliding keyboard. Big screens tend to be the norm these days, and the Droid X is no exception. On this smartphone, you'll find an expansive... Read more...
The original Motorola Droid was a huge hit, both for Motorola as well as for Verizon Wireless. In the time since the DROID was launched in November, Verizon Wireless has also added the HTC Droid Incredible to its lineup of popular Android handsets. Now, Motorola and Verizon Wireless have teamed up again to offer "The Next Generation of Does" in the form of the Motorola Droid X. The Droid X uses the ever-popular candy bar form factor and ditches the original Droid's sliding keyboard. Big screens tend to be the norm these days, and the Droid X is no exception. On this smartphone, you'll find an expansive... Read more...
The Motorola Droid X was rooted a few days ago, but that required users to follow a long and somewhat confusing set of instructions. This method is far easier: download the file, unzip, and unroot. Rooting an Android device is sort of along the same lines as jailbreaking on an iPhone. It allows you to run apps that require root access, and on some devices allows the installation of custom ROMs. The new, easier, rooting procedure comes via the same forum that gave users the "long method," AllDroid. The poster has attached a file, DroidXRoot.zip that needs to be extracted to a folder, from which... Read more...
Earlier, we told you about the possibility that Verizon Wireless could soon impose data caps on its users. Now, some news about the recently launched Droid X smartphone from Motorola could help explain why these caps could be coming. You see, Jennifer Byrne, a business development executive director at Verizon Wireless, recently revealed early data usage from Droid X owners shows they use five times the amount of data than other smartphone owners. More specifically, Byrne said, "On Droid X, we’re seeing something like 5x the data usage of any other device." Clearly, users are taking advantage... Read more...
According to a leak from Verizon's system, the carrier is planning to phase out the original Motorola DROID smartphone as well as the budget Devour. Both smartphones will get few, if any, more shipments as Verizon Wireless sells out its remaining stock. At this point, no estimate has been given as to when the phones will sell out, but neither phone is listed in Verizon's leaked summer catalog. DROID Forums spotted the departure, which also includes devices such as the original BlackBerry Tour, the Nokia Twist, and a few Samsung feature phones including the Intensity, Knack, Saga, and Smooth. The... Read more...
AT&T launched the Captivate (below), its Samsung Galaxy S variant, on Sunday, as scheduled. With that, it was the third launch of a hot Android device since Thursday.  Indeed, Thursday was a day with a twin set of Android device launches.  On Thursday, Verizon launched the Motorola Droid X, while T-Mobile simultaneously launched the Vibrant, its own Samsung Galaxy S variant. Both the Captivate and Vibrant (below) have 16GB of internal storage, and use a Samsung Hummingbird CPU, along with a Super AMOLED screen. Neither of them has a front-facing camera or an LED flash, however. Additionally,... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Nokia's droll tutorial on how to hold a cell phone, comes this official Verizon Motorola Droid X New York Times ad. Check out the copy below the image. It says (if you can't read the ad copy): And most importantly, it comes with a double antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you like Indeed it is quite clear what "hot device that can't be used without a case by left-handers" they are poking fun at. Check out the ad: droidxad... Read more...