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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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The Daily Slash: June 23rd 2010

The Daily Slash: June 23rd 2010

Wednesday's seem to have a mind of their own. Seriously, they can just feel like they go on forever. That hump at the middle of the week can either be a great motivator, or something that just drags you down. Thankfully, considering the announcements and other pieces of news, today was definitely a good day. Welcome to The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got an expected release date for Froyo, we go hands-on with the Parrot AR.Drone, and US Cellular is getting a BlackBerry. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Xbox 360 won't play Zune music in the background, the Nintendo 3DS can do 3D video chat, we've got a huge yacht.

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Verizon Wireless Announcing Latest Generation of DROID on June 23rd [Update]

Verizon Wireless Announcing Latest Generation of DROID on June 23rd [Update]

We had heard mumblings that the next DROID would be announced some time soon, and it looks like Verizon Wireless was tired of waiting. We just got an invitation to the next big press conference, which will be hosted by Verizon, and feature speakers from Motorola, Adobe, and Google. Basically, everyone who would need to be talking to promote the next handset to feature the latest version of Android, on a big, big device.

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Droid Xtreme Hands-On

Droid Xtreme Hands-On

The Motorola handsets keep getting leaked! Starting with a phone lost in a gym, now we're all the way up to the handset getting some major hands-on time, where it manages to stay still long enough to take some pretty nice still photos. The Motorola Droid Xtreme, or Droid X if you prefer, is obviously a real thing, and with this set of photos, we finally get some "confirmed" specs. They may not be confirmed by Motorola yet, but that has to be soon.

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Motorola DROID 2 caught in wild [Video]

Motorola DROID 2 caught in wild [Video]

Despite its age, the Motorola DROID remains one of our favorite Android handsets, and so you can bet we're keen to see the replacement Moto have lined up for Verizon.  According to DroidLife you're looking at the Motorola DROID 2 now; a 3.7-inch touchscreen display like before, 750MHz OMAP processor and a full QWERTY keyboard, but some layout changes that should hopefully make the DROID 2 a little easier to type on.

Video demo after the cut

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Motorola Droid Xtreme Gets Unofficial Photoshoot

Motorola Droid Xtreme Gets Unofficial Photoshoot

There's quite a few pieces of information running around, basically rampant, the Internet right now about the next models coming out of Motorola. We know that the company is planning on releasing two new Android-based models some time in July, and we firmly believe that those are the MB810/Shadow/Xtreme and Droid 2. We've already seen the outcome of a lost Motorola Shadow, not to mention some confirmed specifications, and now we've got word that the Shadow is actually going to be called the Xtreme, with a few more pictures to go along with the news.

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Verizon Motorola Droid Xtreme MB810 imminent?

Verizon Motorola Droid Xtreme MB810 imminent?

Motorola's Android plans look to have been scooped somewhat, with various listings for the Motorola Droid Xtreme MB810 cropping up in Verizon's database.  Full details of the handset are unknown - though it's believed to have a hardware keyboard, versus the Motorola Shadow's touchscreen-only form factor - but based on the timescale and the name, it's likely to be a high-end replacement for the Motorola DROID.

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Motorola Droid Will Receive Android 2.2 in the Near Future

Motorola Droid Will Receive Android 2.2 in the Near Future

You have to love the careful wording of any company out there. But, to be honest, this one from Motorola seems to ring a little differently. Almost like a different tone. Maybe that's just because we have way too much faith, or hope. Either way, we reached out to Motorola, looking for a comment pertaining to future updates to their devices and how that all relates to Android 2.2, or Froyo if you prefer. And believe it or not, it's good news.

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Verizon LG Ally Gets Reviewed by Android Community

Verizon LG Ally Gets Reviewed by Android Community

There new LG Ally Android-based handset is about to hit store shelves, so we wanted to bring to your attention the review Android Community have just posted over there on their site. There's plenty of text there, breaking down the main features of the new Android 2.1 handset, but they also made sure to include plenty of pictures of the device, too. But, does the LG Ally make the wait worthwhile? Or has LG missed the mark with the device?

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