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Verizon Freezes Motorola’s Android 2.3 Upgrades

Written on June 29, 2011 by Lulu

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Verizon put Motorola's Android 2.3 upgrade on hold due several technical issues and the rough state of Droid X update.

Due to technical problems and issues, Verizon may have rejected all of Motorola’s Android 2.3 upgrades. The rough state of Droid X update which consists of lag, rebooting, short battery life and other issues had led the carrier to cease the updates for other Motorola Droid devices until the upgrade quality improves. According to Droid-Life sources, Motorola is bringing back update teams to fix the technical issues mentioned above.

Verizon puts a hold to any future Droid Pro upgrades, and leaves the Droid 2, Droid 2 Global and Droid X2 without updates — even if some of these phones were said to have Android 2.3 within days. However, with freeze order, it may take a longer period of time.

Neither Motorola nor Verizon confirmed the rumor. But even if the Android 2.3 is on hold, it doesn’t hurt Motorola’s sales in a short period of time. With HTC and others still largely on track for Android 2.3, Motorola’s stay on Android 2.2 could lead some users to rethink of upgrades.

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Amazon Kindle: Pre-Installed on Verizon Devices

Written on October 14, 2010 by Charles Bass

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It seems that it is not only BlackBerry devices who will come out with pre-installed features. Today, Amazon and Verizon announced that the newly released Android powered devices from the latter are pre-installed with Kindle. No need to get one on the Android Market.

The Amazon Kindle app that allows its users to download and read e-books on mobile and desktop devices will now have a few changes. Kindle app will now come pre-loaded on a few Verizon phones with Android OS.

The app will now become pre-installed on newly released Samsung Fascinate, Motorola’s Droid 2 and Droid X smartphones, Amazon and Verizon altogether announced.

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R2-D2 Verizon Phone on the Way

Written on September 27, 2010 by Adam Eve

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If you can't get over Star Wars, make R2-D2 everyday companion as Verizon launches limited units of their R2-D2 Droid 2 phone. Hurry up! Only 10 selected stores will be guarded by stormtroopers on the 30th.

On September 30, Verizon will unleash a special Star Wars edition for Droid 2. The special Droid 2 version is designed to look like the trusty droid – R2-D2 – and will come in limited edition. According to the New Jersey-based carrier, all 50,000 units of R2-D2 phone features Star Wars content and special-themed docking station.

Akin to the Droid 2, the R2-D2 phone has a 3.7-inch touch screen display and a 5.0 megapixel camera with DVD-quality video recording. It also includes a high-speed EV-DO Technology, and a pinch-to-zoom Web browsing with Flash 10.1 support.

Consumers can purchase the phone online and in 10 selected retailers, where Verizon will throw a launch party that will start at 9:30 pm on the 29th. The attendees can also buy up to two special edition phones starting midnight on participating stores.

No pricing for the R2-D2 phone has been announced by the carrier yet.

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Adobe Flash on Nexus One, Finally

Written on August 17, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Yes guys! Adobe Flash on Nexus One is now available on Android Market.

Good news Androids! Adobe Flash is out of beta and is on its way to your Nexus One.

After a series of push, string of beta builds and whatsoever, Flash is stable and sturdy enough for Adobe. The Flash is ready for download at 10.1.92.8 directly from your Android Market, or for an upgrade if you are using just betas from your Nexus One.

Soon, the Motorola Droid users will be able to download Flash on the market. But as of the moment there is no news on how the HTC Evo or Droid 2 are going to upgrade the final build.

Our favorite Flash Games and apps are now free of hassle. We love Flash! Go team Adobe!

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Tomorrow on Verizon: Motorola Droid 2 Pre-Sale

Written on August 11, 2010 by Adam Eve

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The ever loyal buyers of Verizon will have something to look forward tomorrow as Motorola Droid 2 hits the market. Plus R2-D2 will come its way on September. Have you checked Verizon Wireless lately?

Motorola and Verizon officially announced today that the Droid 2 will go on sale tomorrow. The Froyo-outfitted, Flash 10.1-equipped successor of Droid will cost $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and with a two-year contract. The Droid 2 retains its original slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and is packed with 3.7 inch display, 5MP camera, 8GB of internal storage and 8GB SD card. The device is DNLA streaming capable loaded with Swype Keyboard and can run as a 3G mobile hot spot. However, it will cost you extra $20 every month. You can get your Droid 2 on a pre-sale tomorrow at Verizon Wireless, or on Verizon Retail stores on Thursday. On the other hand, the limited edition R2-D2 Droid 2 will be out in the market on September with Star Wars content and hardware.

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Leaked User Guide: Read Up On Yet-To-Be-Released Droid 2

Written on July 31, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Motorola will be launching Droid 2 next month, but the excitement and expectations that go along with leaked phone shots and user guide are already off and running. Well, we also cannot wait to see.

Froyo-powered smartphone Droid 2 is yet to hit display stands but we already know that it looks similar with the original Droid and runs the same skin as the Droid X’s. Leaked shots and user guide, although we do not expect them to come in high quality, give away much needed information we will not otherwise know until the phone’s official release. The leaked manual confirms that Droid X’s cousin features pre-installed Swype and multitouch capability in its soft keyboard. As these leaks have preceded the release of the phone that is presumed to be the iPhone’s upcoming tough rival, we can suppose that the final product may come out a tad bit different than what we get from the documentation. What we are surely expecting is for Verizon to launch it soon this August.

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