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Best cheap Android smartphones of 2012

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by 1 year ago
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Back a few months ago, I wrote an article explaining the top reasons why you shouldn’t buy a cheap smartphone. While I still hold true to the principle that you should always go for the highest-end smartphone you can afford, the actual reality is that many people simply can’t even afford to buy a mid-end smartphone (catch a list of the top mid-end smartphones of 2012 here), not to mention a top-end Android smartphone. And then, there’s the category of people that simply don’t want and need the ultimate best in Android smartphones. In these situations, the only remaining choice…

How to Install Clockwork Mod Recovery on Motorola Droid X

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by 2 years ago
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If you want to upgrade your Motorola Droid X with the custom ROMs that’s getting leaked with Ice Cream Sandwich, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will teach you how you can install Clockwork Mod Recovery on your device. If you do not have this on your phone, you won’t be able to install the custom ROM in it. Disclaimer: You will need to root your Motorola Droid X before you install Clockwork Mod Recovery on your phone. If you haven’t done so yet, click on the link to get the steps on rooting your Droid X. After…

How to Install Ice Cream Sandwich ROM on Motorola Droid X

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by 2 years ago
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Though released last year, the Motorola Droid X remains well-loved by those who own one. It was a popular phone during its time, although newer and more power Motorola phones have taken over its place. Can such an “old” phone still enjoy the latest and greatest release of Android? Apparently so. Disappointed by the lack of developer attention to creating an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Motorola Droid X, a developer has decided to take matter into his own hands and whip up an ICS-based ROM for the Motorola Droid X. The ROM is called EncounterICS X…

How to Root Your Droid X Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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by 2 years ago
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Motorola Android phones are some of the toughest devices to root. Most of time, the rooting methods for such devices are complicated and hard for newbies to follow. Tutorials such as one-click procedures are sought-after especially if there are ADB commands involved in the process. However, if you own a Motorola Droid X, you will be happy to know that you can still root your device without breaking a sweat. Some developers from RootzWiki have come up with a special procedure that achieves the same as the one-click process that you are familiar with. Known as the One-Click root tool,…

Google begin instant search for Android

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by 3 years ago
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It would appear as though certain Android phones will be treated to Google’s instant search. This technology has recently hit the full desktop variety of Google’s web-portal. We’re sure you are fully aware of Google instant search, but in case you are not, it is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type. The general benefit afforded by this type of search process is that you can find what you want quicker by not having to type in the whole search phrase. On the Desktop, this is probably a little beneficial, but it goes without saying that on…

Motorola Droid X receives OTA Android 2.2 update

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by 3 years ago
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Today, Verizon Wireless are pushing Over The Air (OTA) updates to anyone with a Droid X Motorola Android device. The update will take the Droid X to Android 2.2. This version of Android will allow for full Flash 10.1 support, along with fast load-times within web pages. This decrease in load time is, in part, thanks to the Javascript JIT compiler that has been built in to this latest version of Android. One of the other most notable updates is the ability to transition between ‘WiFi and wireless WAN connections without loosing data connectivity.‘ If you own a Motorola Droid…

Motorola use Cease and Desist order to stop leaked Froyo upgrade for DROID X

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by 3 years ago
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Motorola are making the headlines recently left, right and center, but it isn’t necessarily all good news as far as the Android communities are concerned. It turns out that they are trying to clamp down on leaked Android 2.2 upgrades for the Droid X with a Cease and Desist order. MDW are obliging and removing the hosted files off their servers. It will be really interesting to learn whether Motorola are honestly trying to protect the consumer by preventing a ‘non-final’ build hitting their devices, or whether it is simply a more protectionist approach and red-tape. It is fairly well…

Motorola DROID X firmware update rolling out

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by 4 years ago
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Verizon’s Motorola DROID X Android smartphone is the recipient of a new firmware update.  Version 1.13.604 is being pushed out to DROID X users now and improvements include: redesigned weather widget improved battery status indicator favorite contacts sorted by frequency faster Exchange email loading improved 3G mobile hotspot ability new GPS symbol for the notification area faster visual voicemail loading The update also include the My Verizon and Amazon Kindle e-book reader as pre-loaded applications.  More info can be found at the Verizon website. [via Mobile Burn]

Verizon: Motorola DROID X not sold out, just running low

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by 4 years ago
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Verizon Wireless has confirmed that its newly released Motorola DROID X Android powered smartphone is in short supply in some parts of the country.    The official statement from Verizon Wireless is: “Customers have been enthusiastic about the launch of the Droid X by Motorola and inventory is either out or very low in some parts of the country. Customers may continue to order their phones and our expectation is the phones will ship on or before July 23. We have weekly shipments scheduled.” [via Mobile Burn]

Verizon Wireless now selling Motorola DROID X for $199

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by 4 years ago
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Verizon Wireless has opened up its stores today to consumers that are ready to buy its next DROID device, the DROID X.  The Android 2.1 handset is powered by a 1GHz processor and sports a massive 4.3-inch touchscreen display and an 8-megapixel camera that is able to record HD video at 720p resolution.  It even features an HDMI port for connecting the phone to a television. The new smartphone is available now both online and in stores for $199.99 after a mail-in rebate and two-year service agreement.