Motorola Droid X

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Dinged By Consumer Reports

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Dinged By Consumer Reports

When the iPhone 4 first debuted on AT&T users experienced the famous “death grip” as their reception plummeted after holding the phone in a certain way. Consumer Reports has tested the new Verizon version of the iPhone and the reception problem seems to have followed the device to its new network. While complaints rained down on AT&T and Apple when the iPhone launched, complaints have been far fewer for Verizon’s iPhone.

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DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

DROID X Android 2.2 Froyo update benchmarked: it’s Fast!

Motorola's DROID X update - taking the Android smartphone to 2.2 Froyo - has only been in the wild for a few hours, but over at Android Community they've already put it through its paces.  Obviously Froyo brings plenty of neat features and a generally tightened-up mobile experience, but we're more interested in what extra speed it squeezes out of the DROID X's 1GHz processor.  Happily, according to Quadrant benchmarking, it's quite an impressive leap.

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The Daily Slash: September 21st 2010

The Daily Slash: September 21st 2010

Today was a busy day in the news business, so hopefully you managed to keep up. With that being said, welcome to The Daily Slash, the last little bit before we all wind down. As usual, we'll capture one story that's interesting enough to make the cut, as well as wrap up the news from around the R3 Media Network. So let's get right into it.

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Motorola Droid X for Verizon Android 2.2 Update Getting Pushed to Devices Tomorrow

Motorola Droid X for Verizon Android 2.2 Update Getting Pushed to Devices Tomorrow

It looks like Motorola and Verizon were able to stick to their guns on this one, and have gone through the paces to provide the update to Android 2.2, better known as Froyo, for the Motorola Droid X before the end of the third quarter. The update is scheduled to start rolling out to owners of the Droid X beginning tomorrow, and as most Over the Air updates go, this one will also be a staggered roll out. However, Verizon is quick to point out that you don't necessarily have to wait.

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Droid 2 Review

Droid 2 Review

It's been over nine months since we reviewed Motorola's first DROID smartphone, the Verizon handset that arguably reversed the company's fall from grace and set their foundations as a key player in the Android segment. Now, in an increasingly competitive smartphone market, Motorola have returned to their pivotal handset for a much-anticipated makeover, the Motorola DROID 2. Question is, have they done enough to maintain their pace? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple target DROID X in new antenna test

Apple target DROID X in new antenna test

It looks like Apple intend to continue using their elaborate signal testing equipment to test more and more rival smartphones and highlight their respective antenna performance, with the latest device to be highlighted being the Motorola DROID X. According to Apple, with a strong grip around its antenna - behind the lower rear panel near the base of the handset - Verizon's new Android smartphone dropped from three bars to zero.

DROID X bootloader block bricks phones on Motorola’s orders

DROID X bootloader block bricks phones on Motorola’s orders

ROM-fondlers beware; Motorola aren't just frowning on unofficial firmware being loaded on devices like the DROID X, DROID 2 and future Android smartphones, they're actively making sure the end result is a bricked handset.  According to MyDroidWorld, attempts to install alternative ROMs, kernels or bootloaders will trip the Motorola eFuse, bricking the phone in the process; to return the smartphone to a functional state will require attention from Motorola themselves, and owners testing quite how flexible their warranty policies are.

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