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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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Gingerbread Update for Motorola Droid X, Now Available

Written on May 30, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Finally! The Motorola Droid X is getting a taste of Android's Gingerbread update.

Motorola and Verizon are finally rolling out an Adroid 2.3 update for the Droid X smartphone. In addition to this, the Gingerbread update is also available to those with rooted handsets. However, the build v4.5.596 for Motorola Droid X is only available to selected owners as part of their first roll out of updates.

You can visit Droid Life for the complete instruction and download links. A piece of warning though, make sure to read the instructions very well, as failure to do so can result to bricked handset.

Have you updated your Motorola Droid X to Android 2.3 already? How’s your device’s performance now? Share it by leaving a comment.

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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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Droid Incredible with a Mouthful of Froyo on August 18?

Written on August 16, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Android phones has now become a necessity. Here's more of it as Android Incredible is rumored to be here on August 18.

The Droid is now up for second batch of Froyo. The Droid 2 eventually landed, the Droid X on Android 2.2 will hit the stores on early September, so what about the fourth one? When is it due?

According to sources who wish to remain anonymous, The Verizon will start the roll out of the Droid Incredible’s OTA on August 18th. This is in line with the leaks that we heard ages ago. Plus, HTC had released the handset’s Android 2.2 source code.

Given the fact that dates, photos and details leaked, Verizon will give us small helpings at a time, but at least you know when is it due so you can go estimate the wait and mark the calendar.

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Android G1 Says Farewell

Written on August 04, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Good old G1 from T-Mobile bids goodbye to us.

After serving us with Android Operating Systems, T-Mobile’s G1 is now saying farewell to all of us. It has been an unfortunate ending to Android Fanatics, but we’re moving on. As we all know the HTX built in G1 is the first ever Android Phone and it has been a novelty. Today, as we are swimming in the sea of Android phones, there more to choose from better than the good old G1.

G1 was a great hit during its era. It gave Apple iPhone a shake. But as Apple updated iPhone, G1 remain the 528MHz processor with a 480×320 resolution display and a tiny internal storage space. The evolution took place after that. Now we are all looking forward to the newest Android based phones just like Nexus One, Droid Incredible, HTC EVO 4G and Droid X.

G1 is no longer available in the market. It has been a memory long gone for T-Mobile USA and Amazon.

Let us bow our heads and whisper “Thanks” to the Android that started it all. For now it remains a memory. We will miss you G1.

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Clash of the Titans – iPhone vs Droid X

Written on August 03, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Motorolla Droid X is on for a face-to-face battle with iPhone.

Hey iPhone, who’s the hottie now? While Apple gives freebies for antenna problems, Motorolla Droid X shoots them single handed.

Pretty good for a cat fight, Droid X is kind of doing a multi-tasking ad campaign to smash Apple. Its new ad campaign says:

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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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The Challenge of Choosing a Smartphone

Written on July 19, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Motorola Droid X, iPhone 4, or BlackBerry. Which phone is for you?

With dozens of models on the market, deciding what smartphone to buy is not that easy. But if you know what features you want, it might lessen the decision-making process. Though prices of different phones varies and may run cheap, the top models all cost almost the same at about $200 (US) in a two year contract. Plus smartphones requires a data plan that ranges from $15 – $70 (US) per month. So, it’s better that you spend your time narrowing first your choices based on phone functions, and then comparing how much each model will cost.

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