Motorola Droid X Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

When Motorola announced the Droid X last year, people around the globe were disappointed to see that the handset was running on Android 2.1. However, Motorola promised to deliver the Android 2.2 update for the Droid X by “late summer” and eventually they did.

The problem was that the Android 2.2 update for the DX brought more problems with it than the features and problems it solved!


Since then, Motorola released software updates to fix most of the issues. Now, since Google released the latest version of Android Gingerbread last month, Droid X owners must be impatiently waiting for their share of Gingerbread love.

One of the awesome developers on the Droid X modding scene p3droid over at My Droid World has apparently managed to get his hands on a few screenshots of Android 2.3 running on the DX with the new MotoBlur UI on top of it. It is unclear whether p3droid managed to get his hands on a leaked SBF Android 2.3 file or he has flashed a Gingerbread ROM made from SDK. Going through the topic, I think it is the former.

It is nice to see Motorola is working on the Android 2.3 update for the Droid X. From the pictures, it also looks like Gingerbread on the DX is more or less ready. I guess Motorola will release the Gingerbread update for the Droid X in the next one month or so.

Motorola Droid Pro Gets A Minor Software Update

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

Top 10 Phones Of 2010

The year 2010 was all about phones with 1GHz processor, huge screens, AMOLED displays and loads of internal storage and RAM. Every known hardware manufacturer released a new handset after every 3-4 months. However, only a few of them were good enough to stand out from the crowd.

Also Read: Top 10 Android Phone in the Market

There were some phones which gave Apple’s based a run for it’s money. Microsoft also entered the foray in late 2010 with their Windows Phone 7 platform which introduced some new phones. Even Nokia came up with a good phone using the platform. So which are the top 10 phones than made a mark in 2010? Here is a list of them in my opinion.

10 – LG Optimus One

Phones are not only about high-end hardware and Super-AMOLED screen/Retina Display. Not everyone in this world is rich enough to buy a high-end Android/WP7 handset or an iPhone. While most manufacturers do launch low-end to mid-range Android based handset, they sport either a very low amount of RAM, a weak processor, or an odd resolution (Samsung Galaxy 3). The LG Optimus One is a mid-range handset, but it packs quite a punch. The handset has a 3.2-inch HVGA display and packs 512MB of RAM. The handset is powered by a 600 MHz processor, ensuring that the phone chugs along nicely.

LG Optimus One

While most high-end handsets, including the Samsung Galaxy S series, are still waiting for their Android 2.2 update, the Optimus One runs on Android 2.2 right out of the box. LG has even confirmed that the handset will get the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. No wonder, the Optimus One is the most popular handset to ever come out from LG’s stable.

9 – Samsung Focus

Samsung Focus

The problem with all Windows Phone 7 based handsets is that they are all too similar, both in hardware and in interface. The only phone which stands out from the WP7 handset crowd is the Samsung Focus. The Samsung Focus uses the awesome 4-inch Super-AMOLED screen found on the Galaxy S line-up of handsets. The Focus is powered by a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and has 512MB of RAM as well as ROM along with 8GB of internal storage. The back of the handset sports a 5MP snapper with AF (Auto-Focus) and an LED flash.

The Focus runs on WP7 and is carrier locked to AT&T. The only downside of the phone is the very low internal storage space (8GB). The Focus is the lone WP7 running handset in our Top 10 phones of 2010 and barely makes it to our list at number 9.

8 – Samsung Wave

The Samsung Wave retails for around $370 on Amazon, and that’s what makes it killer. At such a low price, the phone offers top-notch build quality and hardware. The Wave uses the same CPU that powers the Samsung Galaxy S series the 1 GHz Hummingbird processor from Samsung. The phone also packs a brilliant Super-AMOLED display, albeit a small one, at only 3.3-inches.   The Wave was the first handset from Samsung to run its brand new OS Bada.

Samsung Wave

The phone also sports Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and a decent 5MP camera with Flash. The Wave is still the best handset for users who hardly care about apps and games for their phone.

The stellar hardware and the killer price help the Samsung Wave to make it at number 8 on our Top 10 phones for 2010.

Motorola Droid X To Get A Software Update Soon

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.


Motorola Droid X Gets Android 2.2.1 Unofficially

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. Droid_X_2.2.1

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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Motoroi X–The Droid X Of Mexico–Announced

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 X…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. Shadow_Front_4, 4/16/10, 1:55 PM, 8C, 5088x2704 (480+2768), 100%, bent 6 adjuste, 1/20 s, R57.9, G42.0, B69.7

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 Droid X/Droid 2 Overclocked To 2GHz!

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$.


Motorola Droid X Overclocked To 1.1 GHz

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. Motorola_Droid_X

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

Motorola Droid 2 Getting a Software Update

According to the folks over at Droid-Life, the Motorola Droid 2 is soon going to get a software update. The software update will fix all the woes users are having with Microsoft Exchange on their phone. The software update version will be 2.3.15 and it is currently being rolled out in batches to all Droid 2 owners. Droid_2

Here is the conversation between the Droid-Life member Kellen and Motorola’s live support guy Romella :

Kellen B: HI Romella, I’ve been having Exchange issues on my DROID 2. I know that the DROID X received an update to version 2.3.15 which fixed alot of these. Will I be receiving an update to this too?
Romella: Yes. There are sending in in batches that is maybe why you have not received the upgrade yet.
Romella: Try to go to your settings>about phone> system update.
Kellen B: Checking now
Romella: Thanks.
Kellen B: Looks like it’s not ready for me yet. But the update to 2.3.15 for the Droid 2 is definitely on the way?
Romella: It has been release. Let us just wait for the notification on the phone on how to download it.
Romella: We apologize for the inconvenience.

So any Droid 2 owners got this update? Any other changes do you guys see except for the Exchange issues with the phone being ironed out? Do let us know by dropping in a comment!

Motorola Droid X Android 2.2 Update Rolling Out Now!

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. Droid X 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.