First Thoughts on 2.0.1

About an hour ago I received an update to 2.0.1 on my Droid and I thought I’d go through a few of my first impressions on the update. First and foremost I need to praise the update procedure itself. Prior to the Droid I had an LG Dare which was, in nearly every way, a... Read More

Droid 2.0.1 Update Now Rolling Out – Did You Get Yours?

Is Verizon playing Santa with its latest Android 2.0.1 OTA Update for the Motorola Droid?  As I sit here patiently waiting for my over-the-air push of the update, (some of you may already be sipping the eggnog) I have headed over to Verizon’s site to see what’s included in the ...

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Droid & nook Top TIME List of Gadgets

As if we needed more credibility to Android or the Droid specifically.  Motorola’s signature handset has topped TIME’s annual list of gadgets for 2009, saying this marks “Android’s first credible challenge to the iPhone”.  Huzzah!  Validation feels good, but so ...

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The Droid Has Been Rooted

We can add the Droid to the list of Android handsets that have been rooted.   A member of the AllDroid forums is reporting tonight that they’ve been able to successfully get root access on the hottest handset around.  We’ll find out before too long what this means long term, but ...

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Build Your Own Droid Stand out of a Business Card

We’re all for saving a buck or two when it comes to cell phones and gadgets.  That’s why it pleases us to share this simple post on how to create your own Droid stand for your bedside table or desk.  Built with a simple business card, you can knock this one out with a few... Read More

Verizon’s Droid Eris to See 2.0 Update in Q1 2010

Verizon’s Droid is currently the only handset in the US to run the latest version of Android, but that will soon change. According to a Verizon Wireless spokesperson, their Droid Eris is slated to get a significant upgrade in the form of 2.0 or beyond.    

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New Motorola DROID-Like Device Arrives… Or Does It?

The folks over at Boy Genius Report were tipped to a couple of pictures of a new Motorola device. Looking like a softer version of Verizon’s Droid, it sports the same buttons across the bottom. According to BGR, the device has an 800MHz processor, though where that is confirmed is beyond ...

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Android and Apple: A ‘Cord’ial Encounter

During a subway ride to work, I was smacked in the face with an abominable, sacrilegious image that rocked me to my core. To my right sat a young man playing with his Motorola Droid. But this was no ordinary Droid. This Droid was being tortured by the headphones that had been rammed into its... ...

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$100M Marketing Campaign for Droid Seems to be Paying Off

Verizon is putting $100 million into marketing of the Droid, and so far the carrier has to be pleased with the results.  Less than a month after release, the only handset to sport Android 2.0 has sold somewhere between 700,000-800,000 units.     

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Dolphin Browser Adds Multitouch Support for Droid

If you’re a Droid owner, you’ll want to check out the recently updated Dolphin browser.  After hanging out in the Android Market for a few months, the web browser just picked up a few enhancements, most notably, multitouch support.  Since Droid does allow for multitouch in third ...

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Android’s Room for Improvement

A lot has been written about the battle that seems to be brewing in the mobile OS world. Which is the better platform for developers? Which is more consumer friendly? Which has the best hardware? Which will be crowned champion? All interesting questions that generate lots of discussion. If ...

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Best Buy Mobile Offering 5 Android Under $100

It’s a great time to be shopping for Android handsets.  Best Buy has announced that they will be carrying five Android powered smart phones at $99 for the holidays.  They’re making it hassle free for your convenience with instant rebates as opposed to carrier mail-in rebates and ...

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Why I Won’t Be Rooting My Droid…For Now

Let me begin by giving my experience this past year with rooted or “jail broken” Android phones.  I used the standard Android image doled out by T-Mobile for seven long months before I took the plunge and gained root access to my G1.  And after that, it was on like Donkey Kong.  ...

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Droid’s Camera Issues Resolved! (For Now)

You know all those Droid reviews that heaped glowing praise on everything except the camera? All those reports of issues with getting it to focus? Many sources are reporting that Droid owners awoke to cameras that suddenly worked perfectly today.  Was it a silent patch? Did the lens just need ...

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Thank You Verizon But “No Cigar”

Just to put disclaimer first: I wanted Droid! I dreamed about it! I was totally in love with Verizon’s ad. It was exciting, it was all good.  But as often happens with online affairs the love fest was cut short when reality showed up her ugly face.    

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