Here’s a quick video I shot that shows some of the changes brought about by the Android 2.2 Froyo firmware update for Verizon Wireless’ Motorola DROID smartphone.
Based on U.S. consumer purchases of mobile devices in Q2, Motorola’s DROID smartphone is the top Android device. The second most favored Android smartphone is the HTC DROID Incredible. Both are sold by Verizon Wireless. HTC’s EVO 4G and Hero follow in third and fourth place, with both being offered by Sprint. In fifth place is Verizon’s HTC DROID Eris smartphone.
Reuters are reporting that Verizon and Motorola are teaming up to offer an iPad competitor. Details are sketchy at the moment but it would appear as though this tablet device will sport a 10” display and provide dual cameras for video conferencing.
The device is purported to take advantage of Verizon’s TV service, FiOS. Whether this support would mean streaming to the tablet from within the home or the ability to load TV programming onto the tablet for later viewing remains unclear.
Verizon and Motorola are both refusing to comment upon the speculation. The tablet is supposed to offer Flash, which suggests to my [...]
The new MOTO GLAM is set to run Android 2.1 and seems to have landed with some (pre)reviews websites already. Mass distribution is alleged for South Korea on the 31 August. This release date co-incides with the ‘Hello Moto, Hello App’ competition that is running there currently. So what is this Android smartphone all about?
There is no denying that it looks somewhat similar to the Dell Aero, with the Glam offering a 3.7” multi-touch capacitive display at a 480×854 resolution. However, looking past the glossy exterior, the GLAM’s highlight has to be the brilliant dual LED flash 5Mpix auto-focus camera along with [...]
In a email received today from Verizon Wireless, we were told that the hugely popular DROID by Motorola will finally receive an Android 2.2 Froyo firmware upgrade. The update is expected to start being pushed to DROID users starting next week.
It looks like Motorola’s follow-up to its popular DROID handset, cleverly named the DROID 2, should be hitting store shelves soon. Cases have already begun arriving at Best Buy stores for the new smartphone, so we expect that the formal launch announcement can’t be far behind.
Yesterday I shot some video footage of the Motorola i1, the first Android powered smartphone to work on iDEN push-to-talk networks, such as those run by Sprint Nextel and Boost Mobile in the USA.
The i1 features a solid design that is resistant to dust, shock, and rain. It runs only the 1.5 version of Android, though, and does not even feature Motorola’s MOTOBLUR social networking extensions. All three of our Motorola i1 videos are available in the playlist below.
News from different sources has confirmed the Droid 2 is likely to launch with Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. This converging evidence comes from both DroidLife and Phandroid, who independently offer real evidence for this existence of Android 2.2 on the device.
DroidLife have provided the screenshot to the right and this shows the about screen of the device revealing a version number of 2.2, along with a few other bits such as the baseband, kernel and build. On the Phandroid front, we have a photo of Verizon’s device database which shows the Motorola Droid 2 as an Android 2.2 device.
Hopefully this means [...]
Starting today, Boost Mobile, who is known for its no contract cell phones, has made available the Android powered Motorola i1 smartphone with push-to-talk capabilities to its customers. The rugged Motorola i1 is designed to endure the harshest of elements and has earned a Mil Spec 810 rating and offers full nationwide Boost walkie talkie phone coverage. The phone also features email and messaging support, a 5 megapixel camera/camcorder, WiFi, GPS, and a large 3.1-inch touchscreen.
The Motorola i1 Android phone for Boost Mobile sells for US$399.99 and is available at Boost Mobile retail stores nationwide now.
The Motorola Milestone XT720 is now available online in the UK. The Milestone XT720 is an Android 2.1 smartphone that sports a large 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, shoots HD 720p video, and has an 8-megapixel camera, and is backed by a speedy ARM Cortex-A8 720MHz processor. This feature packed device also offers its users 3G HSDPA support as well as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. You can find the Milestone XT720 unlocked and SIM-free at online retailers such as Play, Clove and AuroraCell.