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Motorola Droid 2 Global Unofficially Made Official

Remember the Droid 2 Global? Well Verizon has made the device official in a very odd manner. Verizon customers who called the their helpline and were kept on hold heard the advertisement of the new Droid 2 Global. The ad only mentions that the Droid 2 Global will feature both GSM and CDMA’s antennas and will work in 221 countries. Motorola_Droid_2_Global

Yea, you read that right 221 countries! Either my geography is extremely bad or Verizon goofed up the number of countries present in this world. The Droid 2 Global is rumoured to be running on a 1.2GHz OMAP processor. The rest of the specifications of the device is similar to the Droid 2.

The device will feature the same 3.7-inch LCD screen with 854*480 resolution, 512MB of RAM and 5MP camera with an LED flash. The Droid 2 Global is also expected to be available in the white color.

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Activate FM Radio On The Droid 2

Ever since its launch, many people groaned about the lack of a FM radio on the Droid 2. There was a lot of speculation over at XDA-Developers forum that the FM radio hardware is present on the Droid 2 only that it needs to be activated. Motorola Droid 2 This was because the internal hardware of the Droid 2 is similar to the Droid X and the latter features FM radio.

Now over at XDA-Developers forum, a guy with the username slayher has managed to get the FM radio hardware on the Droid 2 up and working. Here are the step by step instructions on how to get FM Radio working on your handset. According to me, the steps are pretty complex and I will recommend newbie’s to wait until an easier automated method comes out. Nevertheless, Droid 2 owners who want to go ahead and try this mod should make sure that their handset is rooted with SuperUser installed.

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Motorola Droid 2 ‘Global’ Benchmarked; Pictures Leaked As Well

The successor to the original Droid Droid 2 was released hardly two months ago. Now, rumors are floating around that the Droid 2 will soon be replaced by a Global’ version, which means that the handset will have both GSM and CDMA antennas. Motorola Droid 2 Benchmark The folks over at Droid-Life managed to get some exclusive pictures and benchmark of the device. The new Droid 2 Global will sport a new color combination of white and silver rather than the usual black or blue.

Apparently, the Global’ version will be running a 1.2 GHz OMAP processor instead of the 1 GHz processor found in the Droid 2. On its first run, the Droid 2 Global edition managed to score 1581 Quadrant score while it scored a whopping 1709 in its second run. That makes this device one of the fastest Android handsets ever. Impressive!

The Droid 2 Global edition will sport the same 5MP camera, 512MB of RAM, same keyboard and Moto Blur UI as its U.S only sibling Droid 2.

Root HTC EVO 4G Running On Android 2.2

HTC rolled out the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the EVO 4G a couple of weeks ago. The Froyo update bought with it tons of performance improvements and many new features as well. However, with this update HTC alsoHTC EVO 4G fixed the security hole via which the modders rooted the handset. Nevertheless, the folks over at XDA Developers have managed to root the EVO 4G running on Android 2.2. The process to root the phone is pretty complex and is similar to the Droid 2 rooting method.

Owners of EVO 4G running on Android 2.2 and interested in rooting their device need to flash a stock Android 2.1 ROM on their device first. During the rooting process, owners will also need to install the unrevoked boot loader on their EVO 4G.

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to root your EVO 4G running Android 2.2.

Motorola Droid 2 Rooted

The folks over at Xda Developers have done it again. They have managed to root the Motorola Droid 2, only after two weeks of its launch. Users who are interested in rooting their Droid 2, need to have adb and the required Droid 2 drivers from Motorola installed. Users need to key in lots of command from adb to root their Droid 2. Rooting a phone allows users to remove all the crapware which an operator loads on the phone. It also provides the users with Wi-Fi and USB tethering for free.

Hopefully, the Motorola Droid 2 will now soon get the Clockwork Mod recovery and Custom ROMs. However, the locked down bootloader on the device is surely going to give the developers some sleepless night. The Motorola Droid 2 is the successor to the highly popular Droid. The original Droid was and still is a popular phone among the modding community due to its unlocked bootloader.

Here is the link on how to root your Droid 2.

Motorola Droid 2 Getting A Minor OTA Software Update

Motorola, along with Verizon have just rolled out a minor software update for the Droid 2. The Over-The-Air (OTA) software update will hit your phones within the next couple of days. Here is the small change log of theMotorola Droid 2 update :

Improvements:
* Enabled text and picture message scrolling.
* Streamlined set up of Visual Voice Mail feature.
* Improved contact sync with Corporate Exchange categories
and groups.
* View accurate contact pictures when reviewing Recent Call Log.

Users who manually initiate the update may get it right away. However, server initiated updates will start from August 24. The Droid 2 from Motorola is the successor to the original and the highly popular Droid. The Droid 2 is also the first Android phone to hit the market pre-loaded with Android 2.2. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and packs in 512MB of RAM along with 5MP camera and an LED flash.

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Motorola Droid 2 Suffers From Signal Drop Issues

According to the reports coming in, the recently released Motorola Droid 2 might have serious signal reception issues. In its review, Engadget noted that each of the review units suffered from “endlessly fluctuating bar counts”. MobileCrunch also noticed similar problems in its review units.

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It seems that modern smartphones are becoming increasingly adept at doing everything other than making phone calls. Earlier on, Apple was heavily criticized for the iPhone 4 deathgrip, which turned out to be a hardware issue. However, the problem with Droid 2 might be different. The signal drops appear to be random and not related in anyway to the grip. This suggests that a software fix might be able to address the issue.

If you have a Motorola Droid 2, don’t forget to chime in and let us know about your experience.

Motorola Droid 2 Teardown by iFixit

It has been just a day since the Motorola Droid 2 went on sale in the U.S, and the folks at iFixit have already ripped the device apart. The Motorola Droid 2 features quite a lot of stuff inside it. Along with the pictures of Motorola Droid 2 Teardown the device in its totally ripped apart state, the iFixit folks have also given a step-by-step tutorial on how to do so. The Motorola Droid 2 features a 3.7-inch LCD with WFVGA (854×480) resolution.

The phone is powered by a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and packs in 512MB of RAM as well. The Droid 2 looks similar to the original Droid except for some subtle changes. The QWERTY keyboard on the Droid 2 has also been upgraded to make typing on it a much better experience. The iFixit folks have also marked and provided detailed specifications of the relevant things’ inside the phone.

Anyone who has received his/her Droid 2 and has already ripped it apart using the provided guide? Please do drop in a comment and share your experience.

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Motorola Droid 2 Officially Launched

Finally! After numerous leaks Motorola has officially launched the Droid 2. There is hardly anything left to be known about the Droid 2. The Droid 2 is powered by a 1 GHz OMAP processor, along with 512MB of RAM. The phoneDroid 2 has 8GB of internal memory and an 8Gb microSD card is also included in the retail box. The screen size of the Motorola Droid 2 remains the same as in the original Droid at 3.7-inch. The camera at the back of the phone also remains the same at 5MP. However, the keyboard of the Droid 2 has been improved over the Droid.

The slide-out QWERTY keyboard on the Droid 2 has 4-directional arrow keys instead of the heavily criticized 4-way D-pad found on the original Droid. The Droid 2 will also be the first phone to launch with Android 2.2 on board. The phone will be available for order on the official Verizon website from 11 August. The phone will hit the retail stores on August 12.

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Motorola Droid Is Officially Out Of Stock

The Motorola Droid is one of the best selling Android phones in the market. The popularity of Android can be to a certain extent credited to the Motorola Droid. The strong ‘Droid Does’ marketing campaign by Verizon andDroid 2 Motorola led to this device selling like hot cakes. However, with time the Droid has become old and it’s time to bid adieu to the device. Motorola and Verizon have now officially phased out the original Droid. Consumers can no longer order the Droid from the Verizon website.

Nevertheless, they can still try websites like eBay.com and Amazon.com to get their hands on the handset. The Motorola Droid is all set to be replaced by Droid 2. Rumours suggest that the Droid 2 will be launched by Verizon and Motorola on August 12.

The Droid 2 will feature a 1 GHz processor, along with 512MB of RAM. It will also be the first device to be launched with Froyo on board. The only thing left is Motorola and Verizon officially announcing the Droid 2.