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Motorola confirm locked DROID 2 and DROID X bootloaders

Motorola confirm locked DROID 2 and DROID X bootloaders

Hacking the Motorola DROID X and DROID 2 may be a significantly tougher prospect, thanks to the confirmation that the company will be locking the bootloaders of their future Android handsets.  The bootloader - which is used to install custom ROMs that add new, unofficial functionality or streamline the Android user-experience - will be secured so as to prevent non-Motorola ROMs being loaded, the company says, explaining that the open bootloader on the DROID was the exception rather than the rule.

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Motorola: 20 new Android phones by end of 2010 [Updated]

Motorola: 20 new Android phones by end of 2010 [Updated]

Motorola has confirmed its plans to launch a full twenty Android based smartphones this year, with a range of devices running MOTOBLUR like the FLIPOUT and some packing hardware QWERTY keyboards.  According to Tom Satchwell, director of marketing for Motorola's mobile devices business, not all of the new devices will necessarily arrive in every region or even launch with carrier support.  For that, Satchwell blames Motorola's ramping-up of Android support - something the company basically flipped to late last year - being faster than the general product cycle the carriers like to stick to.

Update: Motorola have been in touch to clarify Satchwell's comments.  It turns out that, rather than 20 new phones being released in 2010 alone, he meant there will be - by the end of the year - a total of 20 different Motorola Android devices since the company's first models in 2009.

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Motorola XT720 hands-on [Video]

Motorola XT720 hands-on [Video]

It takes a brave company - some might cruelly say foolish - to launch a touchscreen-centric smartphone on the same day that the next-gen iPhone is expected to debut, but Motorola are obviously confident enough in the new Motorola XT720 that they're willing to take on Cupertino. Based on the MOTOROI handset that launched a few months back in Korea, the XT720 could be summed up as a Motorola DROID without the QWERTY keyboard (and just 10.9mm thick as a result), though there's also an 8-megapixel autofocus camera with Xenon flash to sweeten the deal.

Video hands-on and some first-impressions after the cut

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The Daily Slash: February 10, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 10, 2011

First get your giggle on in a column by yours truly over on Android Community by the name of Waves of Impact and No Lines for Verizon’s iPhone. Next, if you haven't already, grab the Angry Birds Seasons update for the Valentine's Day levels, OR check out the Full Spoiler Post [including secret Facebook levels]. Get a confirmed release date on the HTC ThunderBolt. Have a good time transforming into an LG Optimus Pad. Hope for the best as a Nokia Windows Phone 7 deal is tipped by insiders. Blast off into outer space with speed as the LG VL600 LTE Modem for Verizon is now Mac-Compatible. Check out a column by Don Reisinger by the name of Google TV is Dying, and an Apple TV with Apps will Finish it Off. Place your eyeballs on an On Time Analysis by Ben Bajarin by the title of Is the Market too Crowded for webOS to be Successful? Know the truth in a review of the Nokia E7 by Chris Davies. And check out all the REST of the content we've got flying around here on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: February 3, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 3, 2011

Have a shut-down sit-out with Don Reisinger in a column by the name of I Refuse to Buy A New TV Every Few Years. Hypothesize with us as we ponder a iPad 2 reveal as early as next week, and while we're at it, check out possible iPad patents for both a writing stylus and a stand up kickstand - both filed for by Apple. Check out a review by Chris Davies for the iXtreamer, an iDevice full function dock, player, streamer, and more. Join us on Android Community for a kind conversation about How Honeycomb and Android Market’s New App Syncing will Sink Apple. See a terrifying Xperia Play ad, complete with underground plastic surgery and human thumbs. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: February 2, 2011

The Daily Slash: February 2, 2011

It's still Honeycomb day! Check out all the little bits of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, including the Notification System, the App Optimization, the Notifications Bar, and while you're at it, have a look at the Full Pre-Game Review - better late than never! Then move on to have a look at the new Android Market Web store, complete with purchase online / download from cloud functionality, Android In-App Purchases, and a few excellent apps. Amongst those apps soon to be released are Tap Tap Revenge 4, Disney Radio, and a rather radical looking CNN app. Keep your mind open to the possibilities as Google introduces Honeycomb's "Render Script" for Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics, note the quickness in launching and the smoothness in operation of the Chat Program and several other examples of 3D rendering technology. Grab a hands-on look at the Motorola XOOM [XOOM Perspective] and the Motorola XOOM [Android 3.0 Honeycomb Perspective]. Next, see the Android Community App shine instantly, and without glitch on this same lovely tablet. And then of course, not to be out-news'ed by Android, behold the Verizon iPhone 4 in all it's review glory (by Vincent Nguyen.) THEN having felt cheated by the day, Apple comes at you again with the official release of "The Daily" iPad News Magazine.

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Cox “Unbelievably Fair” wireless launches: pays cash for unused minutes

Cox “Unbelievably Fair” wireless launches: pays cash for unused minutes

Cox Communications has outed its own wireless service offering, "Unbelievably Fair", initially catering to Hampton Roads, VA, Omaha, NE, and Orange County, CA. Cox's gimmick is the promise of MoneyBack Minutes: rather than, like most carriers, trying to encourage you to use your phone more, Cox will actually give users cash back every month in return for their unused minutes.

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The Daily Slash: November 18 2010

The Daily Slash: November 18 2010

We've got reviews and columns up the wazoo today! First there's the Nokia C7, a Kingston 32GB MicroSDHC Class 4 memory card, the HTC 7 Trophy, and finally the Samsung Continuum - reviewed by yours truly. Then there was some huge controversy this morning when Steve Wozniak said that Android would someday defeat iPhone! But it turned out to be blown out of proportion by the end of the day, Steve himself stopping the rumor cold. Finally, Google is tabulated to be on the lookout for over 2,000 new hires and more than likely offered to buy Twitter for FOUR. BILLION. DOLLARS. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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