Handset

Asurion Insurance out of Droid X, Sending Droid X2 for Replacements

Asurion is the handset protection and insurance offered by most smartphone providers like Verizon and T-Mobile, when your phone gets lost or broke they replace it and you only pay a deductible (if you have insurance of course). For high priced smartphones the deductible is around $130 to get your lovely android phone replaced. It looks like they are replacing users of the Droid X with the new and faster Droid X2, that is a nice upgrade if I don't say so myself.

Droid Eris has been retired, Droid Incredible next?

Android 2.1 may be the last official update to the Eris from Verizon. They have decided to end support of the Eris, it was the launch partner of the original Droid. It’s still possible that HTC may choose to still support the handset but that is highly unlikely. If you want 2.2 on Eris you might want to root it or be satisfied with 2.1.

Samsung Galaxy S has been rooted !!!

That’s right folks, the galaxy S has been rooted. It’s not freed from its stock shackles. Soon there will be custom ROM’s, kernels and other things being released. And dare I say it, Froyo? This process looks pretty straight forward but some users have been reporting issues with getting it to work.

Droid X Teaser – Video

Here’s another great teaser commercial from Verizon. This time around it features the upcoming Droid X. Like the initial Droid Incredible ads, this quick snippet doesn’t feature the actually phone but it does help build the anticipation of this handset.

Galaxy S vs. Desire vs. X10 – Direct sunlight screen test

It’s a well known fact that AMOLED screen look terrible at best in direct sunlight. This makes the device almost unusable in direct sunlight. This is the one area where an LCD screen has a slight advantage over AMOLED screen. Samsung has just eliminated that advantage with the release of the Super AMOLED screen that made its debut on the Galaxy S.

Droid 2, Spotted in The Wild

If the upcoming keyboard-less Motorola Droid X isn’t your cup of tea, Verizon has you covered with the next incarnation of the Droid. This time around the Droid 2 was spotted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA). Gizmodo had a spy planted at the event and he was willing to give us all his first impressions of the device.

Motorola Adds A Few Phones To Their 2.1 Update List

If you’re wondering when your Motorola Android device will receive the update to 2.1, the roadmap has just been updated. Although by the time most of these receive 2.1, 2.2 will be on a few devices but it’s still good to know 2.1 is on the way. This time around a few more handsets has made the list.

Android 2.1 now on half of all Android devices

The latest numbers from Google says that Android 2.1 is now on 50% of phones. These figures are obtained by the number of times a certain device visits the Android Market. Oddly enough, there is no mention of android 2.2 on the chart. It’s possible that they are being represented in the sum of 2.1 handsets.
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