Motorola Droid

Motorola Backflip official; CLIQ getting Android 2.1; DROID getting Flash 10.1

Motorola Backflip official; CLIQ getting Android 2.1; DROID getting Flash 10.1

SlashGear is at Motorola's press conference at CES 2010 today, and the company has just announced the Motorola Backflip.  While they're not mentioning carrier partnerships today, it's worth noting that the Backflip image shown now is the same as AT&T showed earlier today.  Meanwhile Moto also confirmed that the CLIQ (aka the Motorola DEXT) will be upgraded from Android 1.5 to 2.1, and that Adobe Flash 10.1 will be pushed out to the DROID in future releases.

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Google Nexus One gets BillShrink treatment: undercuts iPhone 3GS and DROID

Google Nexus One gets BillShrink treatment: undercuts iPhone 3GS and DROID

The Google Nexus One has only been official for a few hours - you can find our first impressions and a hands-on video here - but BillShrink have already done their usual calculations to work out how the Android 2.1 "superphone" stacks up against the competition.  At $179 subsidized via T-Mobile USA, or $529 SIM-free and unlocked, the Nexus One not only undercuts the iPhone 3GS but the previous Android device of the moment, the Motorola DROID.

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Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

Motorola MILESTONE on sale in UK now

Motorola's MILESTONE - aka the GSM DROID - is finally in stock at Expansys UK.  The retailer currently holds the exclusivity agreement for the smartphone, which means UK buyers won't be seeing the Android 2.0 device in retail stores on the highstreet any time soon.  It's priced at £449.99 ($732) unlocked, though Expansys are also happy to sell you a subsidized model with contract.

DROID beats iPhone 3GS in TIME Top 2009 Gadgets list

DROID beats iPhone 3GS in TIME Top 2009 Gadgets list

In a move almost guaranteed to provoke controversy, TIME have announced their "Top 10 Everything of 2009" list and the Motorola DROID pips the iPhone 3GS to the post for the number one spot in the gadgets category.  In fact, Apple's latest smartphone slots into fourth position, trailing the Barnes & Noble nook in second place, and - somewhat bizarrely, for all that we appreciate the engineering involved - Dyson's Air Multiplier fan in third place.

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Verizon DROID and HTC DROID Eris Android 2.1 update January 22nd?

Verizon DROID and HTC DROID Eris Android 2.1 update January 22nd?

We're filing this particular tidbit in the "we'll believe it when we see it" box, but according to Verizon the HTC DROID Eris will seen an update to "newer Android operating system software" in Q1 2010.  phoneArena's sources have suggested that the Verizon DROID, meanwhile, will get the Android 2.0.1 update on December 11th, while both it and the DROID Eris are expected to get Android 2.1 on January 22nd.

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