The Motorola Droid 2 is the hottest thing on the internet right now. Nearly all the information is available about the device, except for its launch date. The Motorola Droid 2 is powered by a 1Ghz OMAP processor, and packs in 512MB of RAM. The Droid 2 will be the successor to the original Droid. The original Droid was and still is one of the most popular Android phones in the market.
The Motorola Droid 2 features a 3.7-inch TFT LCD screen, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard as well. According to leaks, and mini-hands on review, the keyboard on the Droid 2 has been greatly improved as well. The keyboard also features 4 arrow keys, instead of a D-Pad found on the original Droid. The Droid 2 will be the first Android phone to hit the market with Android 2.2 (Froyo) on board. Rumours say that the Droid 2 is going to be launched on 12 August.
Now, BGR has received some information from one of their Best Buy sources that the Droid 2 release date is indeed pegged at 12th August. The only thing left is Motorola confirming this piece of news. The Droid 2 launch will be pretty quiet compared to the Droid X launch.
The European sibling of the Motorola Droid the Milestone has got the Froyo love unofficially. The Motorola Droid is yet to receive the official Froyo update, but thanks to the modding community certain ROMs based on Froyo already exist. The Milestone getting an unofficial Froyo update is certainly big news since the phone has a locked down bootloader.
Dext3r from ModMyMobile forums has ported the Android 2.2 FRF91 build to the Milestone. The only problem with this unofficial Froyo update is that the camera won’t work. I guess this should give Motorola enough hints to start working on the official Froyo update for the Milestone. Motorola had earlier said that they still need to decide whether to bring Froyo to Milestone or not.
Since the Droid X, and the upcoming Droid 2 feature the same bootloader as the Milestone, we expect the modding community to achieve some kind of success in porting Android 2.2 to these devices.
The Motorola Droid 2 is expected to be launched during August by Verizon and Motorola. Nearly, all the relevant details about the handset are available thanks to the various leaks. The Motorola Droid 2 will feature the same 1 GHz processor used in the Motorola Droid X. The phone will have a 3.7-inch TFT screen, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Now one of the readers at Droid-Life had the opportunity to use the Droid 2 for a few minutes.
The reader reports that the handset was running on Froyo, and was noticeably more responsivethan the original Droid. He also reported that on top of the Android shell, the Motorola Blur UI is also present. With regards to the keyboard, the reader said it was phenomenal. According to the reader, the look, size and feel of the phone was like the original Droid as well. There were only a few subtle changes like the new silver color of the handset.
According to the information provided by this Droid-Life reader, it looks like the Droid 2 will be launched with Android 2.2 on board. This also means that the original Droid and the Droid X will be getting the Froyo update soon.
The Motorola Droid has now been listed as end of lifein the Verizon inventory system. Yes, your beloved Motorola Droid is finally going to be phased out. In the upcoming few weeks, the Droid will be completely phased out from the Verizon inventory system. Motorola and Verizon will be replacing the Droid with the Droid 2.
Droid users should not be disheartened since the Motorola Droid is a very popular phone among the modding community. The Motorola Droid sold like hot cakes when it was launched. It was and still is one of the most popular android phone out there. The successor to the Droid the Droid 2 will feature a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and 512MB of RAM. The sad news is that the Droid 2 will feature a locked bootloader, which will severely limit its modding capability.
The Droid 2 is expected to be released in August, and will be announced my Verizon within the next few weeks.
One of the main reasons why the Motorola Droid sold like hot cakes in the U.S was because of its unlocked bootloader. The unlocked bootloader allowed the modding community to play with the phone to their hearts content. Thanks to the unlocked bootloader users could flash a custom ROM with tweaked settings, overclock their CPU etcetera. Sadly, the European version of the Droid a.k.a Milestone featured a locked bootloader due to which it did not do sell very well.
When Motorola announced the Droid X, the modding community hoped that the Droid X will also feature an unlocked bootloader. Sadly, it was found out that the Droid X uses the same bootloader as the Milestone. Now in a shocking move, Motorola has officially announced that it won’t allow Custom ROMs on their handset from now on.
Securing the software on our handsets, thereby preventing a non-Motorola ROM image from being loaded, has been our common practice for many years. This practice is driven by a number of different business factors. When we do deviate from our normal practice, such as we did with the DROID, there is a specific business reason for doing so. We understand this can result in some confusion, and apologize for any frustration.said Lori Fraleigh from Motorola.
Motorola even suggest people to buy a Nexus One or a Google ADP1 developer phone for flashing and playing around with their phone.
Bad move from Motorola here! I am sure the sales of Droid X and Droid 2 will take a huge hit due to this.
The Motorola Droid was and still is one of the hottest Android phones around. When Motorola, along with Verizon launched the phone back in 2009, it set the sales chart on fire. Even though the phone is still selling well, the hardware inside has become dated. Many people expected Motorola to launch the successor of the Droid at the Droid X event held on 23 June, 2010. But Motorola and Verizon only announced the Droid X at that event.
However, many leaked pictures of the Droid 2 suggested that the phone is not far away from launch. Now Verizon has unintentionally made the Droid 2 official. BGR received the Verizon Summer/Fall catalogue from one of their sources which mentions about the Droid 2. The document even gives a sneak peek into the Droid 2 specs. The phone will feature a 1 GHz processor, a 5MP camera, and 3G mobile hotspot functionality. An 8GB memory card will also be pre-installed with the phone.
Since the Droid 2 features in the summer catalogue of Verizon, the device will be launched in the month of August..
Motorola and Verizon are having a press conference on June 23, 2010 in New York where they will unleash the next generation of Droid upon users.
Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Google and Adobe will be part of the event, this would mean that the Droid 2 might run on Android 2.2 Froyo and also include Adobe Flash 10.1 for Android.
Motorola Droid 2 QWERTY keyboard was leaked last month. Droid 2 specifications was also confirmed last week by Droid Life. So will we see a Droid 2 coming being unveiled on June 23?
Finally, we have some information about the successor of the Motorola Droid the Droid 2. We gave you a picture of the Droid 2 keyboard a couple of weeks ago, and now here is the picture of the whole device. The device has a 3.7-inch display (No AMOLED), along with 8 GB of internal memory. An 8 GB memory card will also be present inside the retail box.
The TI OMAP3630 processor running at 750 MHz powers the Motorola Droid 2. This is basically the ARM Cortex A8 processor with a PowerVR SGX graphics core. The device in all probability should pack in 512MB of RAM. The camera of the phone has not been upgraded, and is still at 5MP. In all probability, the Droid 2 will be able to record videos at 720p resolution.
Now moving on to the sad part, the device lacks an HDMI port and a front facing video-call camera. A new version of MotoBlur is also onboard. The test unit was reported to be running Android 2.1, instead of Android 2.2. We expect the device to hit the retail store sometime in Q3 of this year.