Droid X

Overclocking Droid X – For Real!

So you'd like to overclock that lovely little machine, oh but Droid X, isn' that supposed to be impossible to work with in such a way? I say thee nay! The fine folks over at Android Forums have it all whipped up nice and simple for you to get the most from your little piece of multitasker, and they've done it in a way that's not as terrifyingly unapproachable as you might think.

Motorola DROID X SE heading to Verizon?

The large DROID X has been a popular multimedia phone for Verizon Android fans. It looks as if a new DROID X may be launched on Verizon’s network sometime soon. The DROID X SE (Special or Silver Edition) is rumored to be coming to the carrier with an array of new features, hopefully.

Android 2.2 Recent Concerns

After the highly anticipated release of Android 2.2 updates for Droid X, the update from Android 2.1 to 2.2 has created concerns (and problems) for Motorola forum users. Some of the recently addressed concerns with the new Android OS are random rebooting, WiFi connection and stability issues, battery manager "force close" errors, and media not playing properly.

Motorola split seems eminent

The Android OS has been doing so well over the past six months, its CEO, Sanjay Jha is starting to speak up about the eminent split. Not surprising to us, as Motorola has been wanting to turn its handset device into an independent company for some time now-first quarter 2011 seems to be their timeframe. The split seems most likely to occur in January or early February, leaving CES and Mobile World Congress trade shows behind them.

Activate the Droid 2’s FM radio! Yes, It has one

Did you know that the Droid 2 has an built in FM Radio like the Droid X? Well it was news to us when we stumbled across the XDA Developers forums as well. It appears that forum user slayher has found a way to unlock the use of the FM Radio by porting the Droid X Radio App to the Droid 2. Now although this requires root, for now, the official update may be coming soon.

Android Community Week In Review – Week 38 2010

This week was clearly the week of updates for Android devices across all carriers and manufacturers. The Droid X got the much anticipated, although a bit buggy, Froyo 2.2 Upgrade, while other manufacturers were pushing out general updates for their devices. Google’s CEO commented on requiring device makers to have a fresh, non-customized option of Android ready to download if the end-user so chooses. And finally the T-Mobile G2 made was available for pre-order.

Droid X 2.2 Text Message Display order bug fix coming “soon”

When the Droid X finally got the 2.2 Froyo Upgrade many users rejoiced, it had been long overdue and finally getting it meant they could finally have the latest build of Google’s Android Platform. However, the pure excitement didn’t long, bugs showed up, many have proven to be very annoying. The most pesky bug involved how the phone handled text messages. When texting it seems that your most recent sent text is at the top of your sms list and all received text messages are found where ever that conversation happens to be in the list.  Well, the good news is that Motorola is aware of this issue, acknowledged that it was going to require a software update to fix, and are currently working on it as stated by Matt from the official Motorola Forums below: “Okay. I have news. I talked to our engineering team and it appears that this will require a software upgrade to correct it. They are already on it and seemed confident that they know the why and the how-to-fix. I don't have any timeline on when an update will be released, but when I know more I will let you know.   Sorry for this trouble and thanks for all the good detective work and for reporting it.” As always the no timeframe on release would be expected, but with the annoyance that this bug brings we can all assume it’s near the top of the Droid X’s software development team’s to-do list. More info will be coming, and we’ll be sure to keep you updated. [Via Motorola Support Forums]

It’s here, Droid X Finally gets 2.2 Froyo Update

After much waiting, many unconfirmed dates and a last minute rumor, Android 2.2 Froyo is finally available on the Droid X from Verizon Wireless. Bringing many welcome updates such as full flash 10.1, and improved WiFi hotspot support. A lot of the update to 2.2 goes to under the hood improvements, from the first time you use it you will notice a significant boost in speed and usability, even on a powerhouse such as the Droid X. Full flash 10.1 is finally here. Being present on some devices for some time now, users of the Droid X will finally get to experience what some fans claim is the “full web.” A lot of websites use flash, regardless of claims otherwise, it’s not dying at all. The recently patched, safe 10.1 is available with the Froyo update and according to tests does not slow down the device or waste substantial amounts of battery. Another new feature that you will be able to gets your hands on with, around the same timeframe as everybody else, is the new Gmail app. Google has strayed away from including Gmail in software builds and releasing it as a standalone app which will allow for the ability to update and stay current without the need for a full software update. Some of the news features in the new Gmail app include: a floating bar with important, much used message actions, showing and hiding the quoted text to hide previous messages within a reply, and limited support to Google’s much praised priority inbox. The Gmail app, which is available only for Android 2.2+ is free on the android store, search Gmail or scan the QR code below. We got our hands on a 2.2 based Droid X and ran a quick Quadrant test. The results prove the Droid X to be running wicked fast. With a score of 1370, it improved vastly over it’s previous score as well as came out ahead of the Nexus One, Samsung Galaxy, and the HTC Desire. [caption id="attachment_13714" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Quadrant Test - Droid X Android 2.2"][/caption] With 2.2 and the already impressive stats of the Droid X expect it to be one of the top of the line Android Verizon devices for quite some time.

Android 2.2 ready for the Droid X, Coming Tomorrow at 12PM

Verizon has updated their support page for the Droid X now detailing that the Android 2.2 Froyo update will be available for download tomorrow. With Android 2.2 Droid X users will be getting the now patched 10.1 Flash, automatic updates, screen rotation supports, and better 3G mobile hotspot performance. [caption id="attachment_13662" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Droid X Froyo Update"][/caption] Customers do not have to wait for the over the air push, they can obtain the official update via the device itself by following these steps: "Menu" > "Settings" > "About Phone" > "System Updates". For more information and step-by-step instructions please visit www.verizonwireless.com/DroidXsupport. The update is 67.6MB and is version 2.3.15 of the software. Much welcome general speed improvements will come with the update making the Droid X still one of the most powerful DROID devices Verizon has to offer, now if only they will keep their updates coming for once. You can check out the PDF at Verizon's Droid X site.
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