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Motorola Kobe MB520: AT&T Gets a Mini Droid X

Details of the new Motorola Kobe, model number MB520 have surfaced on several websites. It will be offered on AT&T’s network and seems like a budget version of Verizon’s Motorola Droid X.

Motorola Kobe MB520

It will have a 3.5 inch LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. It also has a 800 MHz TI OMAP processor, PowerVR SGX 530 GPU, 512 MB RAM and comes with 2 GB internal storage. It will have a 3.15 MP camera without flash, much lower compared to the Droid X’s 8 MP camera. It will have the basic connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and GPS.

It runs Android 2.1 but will probably get the Android 2.2 upgrade. It sports the MotoBLUR UI, like the Droid 2 and the Droid X.

It should be a very nice budget Android option. It performs quite well on the benchmarks, scoring more than the Galaxy S.

Motorola Kobe Benchmark

Source: Engadget

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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HTC Droid Incredible Froyo Update Delayed

Apparently, the news of the HTC Droid Incredible getting the Froyo update today was just a rumor. According to @VZWSupport, there is no information available on when the Droid Incredible will be getting the update.HTC Droid Incredible

Here is what @VZWSupport told about the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible :

We currently do not have information for the Incredible update at this time and is not being sent out today.

Now, this piece of news is going to break the hearts of a lot of Droid Incredible owners out there. Most of the other popular Android phones from HTC like the Desire, EVO 4G have already got their share of Froyo love.

I wonder why HTC is taking so much time to roll out the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible. Hopefully, the update will be rolled out by early-September to mid-September.

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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.

HTC Droid Incredible Getting Froyo Update On August 18

Many of the popular popular Android handsets like the HTC EVO 4G, HTC Desire, and the Motorola Droid received their Froyo update this month. Now, the HTC Droid Incredible is also set to join this list. Mashable reports thatDroid Incredible the Froyo update for the Droid Incredible is going to start rolling out on August 18.

According to Mashable, Verizon team members already have Froyo installed on their Droid Incredible(s). The Froyo update will be an OTA (Over-The-Air) one and will bring with it a major speed improvement, along with many new features like 720p HD recording, a new boot animation, mobile hotspot etc. However, if you can’t wait until that then users can flash the leaked Froyo ROM for the Droid Incredible. But this method is valid only for rooted Droid Incredible phone owners.

HTC Droid Incredible Source Code Released

The HTC Droid Incredible is a very popular phone in the US. The phone features a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a WVGA resolution. It was a month ago that the Droid Incredible was rooted. The Droid Incredible wasHTC Logo comparatively a tough nut to crack than other Android phones. Custom ROMs for the Droid Incredible are scarce as well. The reason behind this is that HTC did not release the source code of the Droid Incredible’s kernel.

However, today HTC released the kernel source code of the Droid Incredible. The kernel source code also contains bits and pieces of Froyo code which should help developers. This will help the developers produce some quality and bug free ROMs for the Incredible. Along with the Droid Incredible, HTC also released the kernel source code of the Desire, Wildfire, Aria and the EVO 4G. Here is the link to download them.

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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.

Motorola Droid 2 To Launch On August 12

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 inDroid 2 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.

Motorola Droid Does Not Support Wi-Fi And USB Tethering

Most of the Motorola Droid owners must be happy with their phone getting the Android 2.2 update soon. Android 2.2 brings with it tons of speed improvements, and some new notable features including native tethering,Motorola Droid and mobile hotspot. Users who were hoping to enjoy these 2 new features on their Droid are sadly out of luck.

Verizon has confirmed that the Motorola Droid lacks the hardware to support mobile hotspot, and tethering. The official Verizon spokesperson said that :

The Droid by Motorola doesn’t have [the] hardware to support a Mobile Hotspot. With tethering there is no Connection on the PC side that will allow you to tether the device so the answer is that option isn’t part of this update.

The Android 2.2 (Froyo) update for the Motorola Droid will begin in the upcoming few weeks. Motorola and Verizon have already released the software update for a small test group. However, users should keep in mind that many users are already using Wi-Fi tethering and USB tethering on their Droid by hacking it.