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 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.
The Motorola Droid 2 is available for order online on Verizon. The Droid 2 is available in $199.9 on a two year contract. The Droid 2 has a 3.7″ WVGA (854×480) resolution capacitive screen with 16 million color support. It also has a slide out physical QWERTY keypad.
The Droid 2 has 8GB internal memory and the external microSD slot is expandable up to 32GB. 3G connectivity is supported (Rev. A, up to 3.1Mbps). The tethering feature is also available and the 3G connection can be shared with 5 Wi-Fi enabled device at once. The Bluetooth version is 2.1 with A2DP support. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n is available with DLNA support.
The camera is of 5MP with auto focus, face detection and more features. The video is recorded at DVD-D1 resolution with slow motion and fast motion capture. The processor inside has a clock speed of 1Ghz and has a dedicated GPU support. Android 2.2 will come out of the box. GPS with aGPS and digital compass support is also present. A TV-out (720P) via HDMI port is also present. Adobe Flash 10.1 is also support.
The battery power is of 1400mAh, Li-ion. The phone weighs 169gm. The Droid 2 is a very powerful device. How many of you will change your current phone for Droid 2?
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 phone 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.
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 and 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.
Verizon has said precious little about Motorola Droid 2 – the highly anticipated successor to the smartphone that is widely credited for kick starting the Android revolution. However, the steady supply of leaks and rumors has ensured that we already know a fair amount about it.
A North Carolina Best Buy store was careless enough to put dummy units of the new Droid on display. As you can see from the snap procured by Engadget, the Droid 2 will be available for $199.99 with a two year contract and for $599.99 without. There is nothing shocking about the pricing, but it’s always nice to have some confirmation.
The Droid 2 is expected to be launched on August 12, and will have Froyo (Android 2.2) right of the bat.
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 Motorola Droid X ranks among the high-end super-Android phone currently available in the market. The phone was launched by Verizon on July 15th, and the device has been selling in decent numbers since then. A few days after its launch, the device was sold out online as well as in the retail market. The Droid X features a massive 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen, with FWVGA resolution. The phone is powered by a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and packs in 512MB of RAM as well.
The only downside of this phone for some users is that it still runs on Android 2.1. Many users cribbed that Motorola should have launched the Droid X with Android 2.2 on board. At the time of its launch, Motorola did promise that the Droid X will be getting the Android 2.2 update by late summer.
Earlier, it was thought/rumoured that the device will get the update by end of August. However, a Motorola employee while answering a problem with Exchange 2003 email that the Droid X Froyo update is “scheduled for deployment by early September.” This news surely won’t go down well with the existing Droid X owners.
Motorola recently launched the Android powered MOTO GLAM in South Korea. This handset comes with a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display and it runs on the Android 2.1 Operating System. It has a 5 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, 32GB expandable memory and much more. This handset will be soon available on the airwaves of SK Telecom.
Some amazing features of this phone include a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 854 pixel resolution, Android 2.1 OS, 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording @ 30 fps, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, USB 2.0, 8GB MicroSD card included, 32GB expandable memory, HDMI output and so on.
Other features include the Webkit HTML5 browser, 3.5mm audio jack, built-in GPS receiver, DivX support, 1GB NAND Flash, 512MB SDRAM, E-Compass, multi-touch gestures and 1390 mAh battery. The price of this handset is not announced yet. This handset is expected to be available at the end of this month exclusively for SK Telecom customers in South Korea.
Motorola Sage is a mid-end device which will be soon available on the airwaves of AT&T. Motorola Sage comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and runs on the Android 2.1 Operating System. It features a 3.1 inch touchscreen display, EDGE compatibility, 3G Connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, MotoBlur 2, built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support and digital compass. Sadly, this handset does not run on the latest version of Android OS. This handset is expected to be announced soon and it may comes with a price tag of $100 with a 2 years contract. The leaked pics of this device was recently posted at Engadget. Check out the leaked pics of Motorola Sage below.
It was just yesterday that I told our readers about the upcoming Android 2.2 update for the Motorola Droid, and lo behold the update has been officially released. Verizon along with Motorola has started rolling out the Android 2.2 OTA update to the Droid owners. Droid owners don’t necessarily need to wait for the OTA update to be available for them.
They can download the official Froyo build from the internet and flash it on their Droid. A Rooted version of the official Froyo ROM is also available for download. Here is the link to download the official Froyo update from Motorola and Verizon. The folks over at Droid-Life have posted a tutorial on how to flash the official rooted Froyo update on the Motorola Droid.
Update: It looks like an updated version of the Froyo build has leaked on the internet. We will update this post as soon as we get more information about the leaked ROM.
Finally, RIM’s Blackberry had to leave its number 1 spot of the leading OS in US smartphone market. Since, Q4 2007, RIM held the first spot but now Android took that position in this quarter (Q2 2010).
NPD’s latest survey reveals that Android took 33 percent of the smartphone purchased in Q2 2010, followed by RIM with 28 percent and Apple with 22 percent. Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD said,
“For the second consecutive quarter, Android handsets have shown strong but slowing sell-through market share gains among U.S. consumers… While the Google-developed OS took market share from RIM, Apple’s iOS saw a small gain this quarter on the strength of the iPhone 4 launch.”
The best seller Android device in US was Motorola Droid followed by HTC Incredible. The two brands who are behind Android’s success in US are Motorola and HTC. In Q3 2010 Android will get tough competition from Blackberry 6. It will be interesting to see whether Android keeps the first spot in Q3.
Motorola Backflip has been officially launched in India. It runs on the older version of Android Operating System. Some exciting features of Motorola Backflip are the 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, Android 1.5 Operating System, 3G Connectivity and so on. Check out the complete specs of Motorola Backflip below.
Backflip maximizes multi-tasking with its unique reverse-flip design, making it as smart as it is social. With Wi-Fi capability, this 3G enabled handset takes Smart’ in a whole new direction with its easy-to-use three way input through the touch screen, keypad and touch pad,” said, Andrew Morley, vice president for Marketing, EMARA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & Asia), Motorola Mobile Devices.
Motorola Backflip Complete Specs:
- 3.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display
- 320 x 480 pixels resolution
- Android 1.5 OS
- 528 MHz processor
- Reverse flip with QWERTY keyboard
- BACKTRACK touch panel
- MOTOBLUR UI with Live Widgets
- 256MB RAM
- 512MB ROM
- 32GB expandable memory
- 3G Connectivity
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
- MicroUSB 2.0
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 1400 mAh battery
Motorola Backflip comes with a price tag of Rs.22,990. Are you willing to buy this smartphone with the older version of Android operating system? Let us know your views in the comments below.
Motorola Milestone XT720 has been officially launched in India. This handset is powered by Android 2.1 Operating System. Some amazing features of this phone include a 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 3G Connectivity, 32GB expandable memory and much more. Check out the complete specs of this powerful device below.
Milestone XT720 is one of the most powerful phones in Motorola’s current smartphone range. Slim, sophisticated and technically savvy, Milestone XT720 is a high performance device designed for those who are actively engaged in their work and prefer a phenomenal multimedia experience. With Milestone XT720, Motorola has taken yet another step towards broadening the horizons for consumers to create and consume media on-the-go. Intuitive software, large high quality screen, and output options make this joyous to use,said, Andrew Morley, vice president for Marketing, EMARA (Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & Asia), Motorola Mobile Devices.
- Android 2.1 operating system
- 720 MHz ARM processor
- 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen display
- 480 x 854 pixels resolution
- 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and Xenon flash
- HD (720p) video recording
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- 3G Connectivity
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
- 150 MB internal storage
- 256 MB RAM
- 512 MB ROM
- 32GB expandable memory
- 1390 mAh battery
- Up to 8hrs 40min talktime
- Up to 200 hrs stand-by time
Motorola Milestone XT720 comes with a price-tag of Rs.34,990. Are you willing to buy this powerful smartphone? Let us know your views in the comments below.
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, 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.
In the true spirit of open source, Motorola has released the source code of the Droid X. It has been available for a few days now.
Android is an open source OS but few manufacturers who build their own customizations on top of Android have released their code. We just hope that others take a cue from Motorola and start releasing their source code soon.
It will help not only modders and hackers but also the phone users in the long run.
You can download the Motorola Droid X source code here: Open Source – Motorola – Droid X