At the beginning of this month, Motorola and Verizon rolled out software updates for the Droid X and the original Droid. Now, they are all set to roll a software update for another Droid branded handset the Droid Pro. The software update for the Droid Pro is a pretty minor one and mainly fixes some bugs and improves the stability and performance of the device.
The OTA update weighs in at 15.9MB and is numbered V2.26.60.
Here is the official change-log from Verizon itself :
* Improved audio on voice calls.
* Improved stability and performance.
* User interface display now refreshes when user switches from GSM/UMTS communication to Global Mode.
* Device now prepends 011 to Country Code to send SMS messages.
* Global Mode no longer resets when connecting to a USB charger.
* Visual Voice Mail now detects airplane mode while Wi-Fi is active.
* Prompt return to full screen brightness after wake-up
Droid Pro owners can pull’ the update from Verizon’s server by going to Settings->About Phone-> System Updates. Alternatively, they can wait for the OTA update to be pushed to their handset.
Via Droid Life
Motorola and Verizon are soon going to roll out a new software update for the Droid X. The new software update version number is 2.3.340 and is a pretty major one. The update will include Madden NFL football game for the Droid X. Along with this; the update will also improve the performance and stability of the device.
Other various aspects of the device like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and Voicemail are also getting some kind of improvement.
Droid X owners can find the full change-log below-:
Hopefully, this update will resolve most of the issues Droid X owners had with the handset after the Android 2.2 update. However, Motorola and Verizon have not mentioned when the update will roll out to all Droid X owners. Hopefully, the update will roll out by the end of this year.
Black Friday has arrived early for people who are looking to get their hands on a brand new mobile phones. Dell Mobility Store is selling three excellent Android based mobile phones for really cheap, one of them Droid Incredible is selling for absolutely free.
First of, Dell is handing over the Droid Incredible for absolutely free along with a $25 Dell gift certificate. The product ships for free too. If you think that the Droid Incredible is a bit old, you can get your hands on a Motorola Droid X for $9.99 with free shipping. And last but not the least, you can buy a brand new HTC EVO 4G for only $99.99 and get your hands on the first 4G phone launched in US. You can also buy the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for free from Dell and get it shipped to you for free.
Excited? Go ahead and get your mobile fill at the Dell Mobility Store.
Note: All these phones require a 2-year contract on the respective networks the phones are available on.
It was a few days ago that the Google Nexus One got a small update to Android 2.2.1. The update was a pretty minor one and mainly aimed at fixing bugs with the present firmware. Even though this update is a small one, owners of different handsets are already impatient for their share of Android 2.2.1 love. The good news is that at least the Droid X owners can have their Android 2.2.1 share of love.
Motorola has not released an official Android 2.2.1 update for the Droid X but the modding community unofficially has. They have released a custom ROM based on Android 2.2.1 for the Droid X. However, Droid X owners need to make sure that their handset is rooted before proceeding with the update process. The process is quite complicated and risky so users should make sure they know what they are doing before updating their phone.
Users are also warned that they won’t be able to downgrade to Android 2.2, once they have flashed the Android 2.2.1 update on their handset. Droid X owners can find the step to update their handset to Android 2.2.1 here. If after the update users are facing any kind of rooting issues, then they need to use the z4root application on their handset to get back root access.
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The Droid X handset from Motorola has been a U.S. exclusive until now. Today, the company announced the Motoroi X which will soon be launched in Mexico. The Motoroi X is a renamed Droid X. The Droid Xâ€¦err…Motoroi X sports a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854×480. The phone is powered by a 1GHz OMAP processor and packs 512MB of RAM.
The back of the phone sports an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash which is capable of recording videos in 720p HD resolution. The phone also sports a micro-HDMI port, GPS with A-GPS, 3G hotspot, microSD card slot and DLNA. The Motoroi X runs Android 2.2 with MOTOBLUR UI on top of it. Flash 10.1 is also pre-installed on the phone.
The Motoroi X will hit Mexico before the end of this year. Sadly, Motorola did not mention the pricing of the handset. Readers can read the full press release here.
Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha had promised that the company will release a phone equipped with a 2GHz processor by the year end. Well, Motorola might or might not be able to fulfil the promise but the Droid X and the Droid 2 modding community already has. Matt4542 of the DeFuse team has managed to overclock his Droid X and Droid 2 to a whopping 2GHz.
It was just a couple of days ago; we had reported that FreeWELL had managed to overclock the Droid X and the Droid 2 to 1.2GHz. Heck! These guys are trying to get the processor to run stably at 2.5GHz!!!
Along with this, another member in the Droid X/2 modding scene JRummy has released an app which allows Droid X and Droid 2 owners to easily overclock their phone’s processor. The application allows users to overclock their phone’s processor up to 1.45GHz as well as allow them to change the voltage supplied to the phone’s processor. The application also has Apps To SD support and an inbuilt Ad blocker.
The application is available on the Android market for a measly 0.99$.
The Droid X is already a beast of a phone. The handset is powered by a 1GHz OMAP processor and sports a huge 4.3-inch LCD screen. After the Android 2.2 update, the Droid X is among the fastest Android handsets out there. Well, fast was not enough for the Droid X modders and in a bid to make the phone the fastest Android phone out there, they have managed to overclock the X CPU to 1.1 GHz.
A 100 MHz boost may seem paltry for now, but we should keep in mind that this overclocking mod is still in its infant stage. As time passes, I expect the Droid X processor to reach the 1.2 – 1.4GHz mark. The man who made this possible is FreeWELL. He took the Motorola Milestone overclocking technique and used it on the Droid X. Along with overclocking; Droid X owners can also underclock their CPU using SetCPU so as to preserve battery.
You can read more about the Droid X overclocking mod over at Droid-Life.
P.S. The Droid X could already be overclocked on Android 2.1, this mod specifically refers to Droid X running on Android 2.2
It was just yesterday we had reported that Verizon and Motorola will be rolling out the Android 2.2 update within a couple of days. Verizon has officially confirmed now that the update has already been rolled out to all Droid X owners. The OTA (Over-The-Air) update weighs in at 67.6MB and will bring with it many new features to the X.
The good news for the modding community is that the Droid X can still be rooted after updating to Android 2.2. The rooting method is same as the Droid 2 one. The Android 2.2 update for the device brings with it Flash 10.1, better browsing experience, better 3G mobile hotspot performance and general performance improvements.
Users who tinker around with their phone are recommended not to downgrade their phone to Android 2.1 after updating it to Android 2.2. If they do so, there is a very high chance of their Droid X being bricked.
Finally Verizon and Motorola are going to roll out the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the Droid X. Verizon have updated their Droid X support page which states that the Froyo update for the device is ready to be rolled out soon. Sources suggest that the update will be rolled out within a couple of days. The software update version which will be rolled out is Verzion.2.3.15.MB810.
The Android 2.2 update for the Droid X will bring with it improved and faster web browsing experience including Flash 10.1. The update will also improve the 3G Mobile hotspot application on the Droid X. Hopefully; the update will also fix the Exchange server issues which have been plaguing the X.
This update will also install Verizon’s VZ Navigator application on your Droid X. The update will also improve the performance of the phone.
Click here to read the full change-log.
At the time of the launch of Droid X, Motorola and Verizon had stated that the Droid X will get its Froyo love sometime in late summer. Now it looks like the update is not too far away. The folks over at Droid-Life received a document which was hidden in Verizon’s Droiddoes.com website. The document contains information about the Android 2.2 update for the Droid X. The document states the exciting new featureswhich the update will be bringing to the handset.
The document was created on 10th September which in all probability means that the update will be rolled out anytime soon now. The document highlights the three new features in Android 2.2 for the Droid X Flash Player 10.1, Automatic Software updates and 270 degree screen rotation. The document also provides a link where users can see the complete change-log. However, that page is still not up!
Nevertheless, this news must have made Droid X owners pretty excited. I seriously hope Motorola will be able to fix the sluggish performance of the Droid X with this Android 2.2 update.