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Verizon Droid gets manual Android 2.1 update
Want to manually update your Verizon Droid’s operating system to Android 2.1 instead of waiting for the OTA update to arrive? Fret not, the step-by-step instructions are available after the jump (where you need to get the update package first) which should take approximately all of 10 minutes before your phone is ready to offer the latest and greatest that Android 2.1 has. Even better news is the lack of hacking […]

Samsung Galaxy S Sports The Fastest GPU In Android Phones
It’s surprising that it wasn’t trumpeted around more when the Samsung Galaxy S was officially unveiled, but as it is, the Samsung Galaxy S is probably the device with the fastest GPU in an Android phone to date. The Hummingbird A8 chip on the Galaxy S is able to process around 90 million triangles per second, and when you compare that to the Motorola Droid’s 7 million tri/sec, and the […]

The Motorola Droid Update On Thursday Was For Testers Only
If you’re wondering how Thursday came and went without you getting the highly anticipated Motorola Droid Android 2.1 update, we’ve got a tidbit of news for you. According to Tom Pica, a Verizon spokesperson, the update wasn’t delayed, as was previously reported, but the Android 2.1 update was deployed to a small number of Verizon test users (as scheduled). It’s good to know that Verizon apparently sent out the Android […]

Verizon Motorola Droid To Get Official Android 2.1 Update Soon
If you’ve been dying to get Google’s latest version of Android, Android 2.1, on your Motorola Droid, but didn’t dare use any hacked firmware, it seems that you’re in luck. Verizon Wireless has officially confirmed that the Motorola Droid will be getting the Android 2.1 update, though there wasn’t any mention of when the firmware will be released. Features of the updated firmware for the Motorola Droid will give it:

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Video Indicates The Android 2.1 Update Might Give Moto Droid Live Wallpapers
It was previously mentioned that the Motorola DROID would not be getting live wallpapers, despite getting an Android 2.1 firmware update. But according to this latest video that’s appeared, the Droid does seem to be running a firmware that supports live wallpapers (such as wallpapers with flashy dots moving around it). Apparently it’s running Android 2.1 ESE53, but you probably can’t confirm that from the video alone. Are live wallpapers […]

Hook Your Motorola Droid To USB Printers In The Future?
How would you like to be able to hook up a USB printer, or USB flash drive to your Motorola Droid? That’s not possible just yet, but thanks to a couple of folks who were fiddling with the Motorola Droid, it might be possible in the future. With Android being able to offer USB Host mode, a Motorola Droid was modified (with a bit of engineering and technical magic) to […]

Only 80k Nexus One Phones Sold In The First Month
The Nexus One from Google might have had plenty of hype in the build up to its official announcement, but it seems that despite that, initial sales haven’t reflected that hype. According to analyst firm Flurry Inc., Google sold just 80,000 units of the device during its first month of being on sale. If you want a comparison, the Motorola Droid sold 525,000 units and the iPhone sold 600,000 units […]

Telus To Offer Motorola Milestone
Telus subscribers who have been pining for the Motorola Milestone will certainly be happy to hear that the company has officially announced that the Motorola Milestone will be included on its device lineup. It’s not available just yet, but Motorola has put up a page allowing you to sign up for future updates. In case you aren’t familiar with it, Motorola’s Milestone (Droid in the US) is an Android-powered smartphone […]

Texas Instruments OMAP4 Chipset Can Drive 3 Independent Displays
The Nexus One and Motorola Droid all have nice displays, but things could get better, right? Texas Instruments (TI) has come up with a nice demo unit (picture courtesy of Slash Gear) that is powered by Android, and the best part is that it sports 2 screens, as well as HDMI-out. If that wasn’t enough, it also has a 12-megapixel camera, and a pico projector. It’s certainly not a device […]

Is The Motorola Mirage The Nexus Two?
This is far (very far) from an official press photo of the Motorola Mirage, but it’s certainly a much nicer render of the phone than the one previously spotted. There still isn’t any official word on this device just yet, but various sources are hinting that this device would be the upcoming enterprise version of Google’s Nexus One, which has been dubbed the “Nexus Two”. Of course, you should remember […]

Android Backup App Helps Nab Cell Phone Thief
Every now and then we get a report on somebody stealing a gadget, taking an incriminating picture of himself via the built-in camera, only for the phone to automatically send the picture back to the rightful owner, resulting in them getting busted. Now it seems like there’s such a story for the Android community too. A report states that a suspect broke into someone’s home, and stole 2 Motorola Android […]

Bypass The Security Lock On Motorola Droid
Quite a number of Android-powered phones (Read: Motorola Droid) out there are running Android 2.0.1, and if that’s the case for your phone, you might want to sit up and take note. It seems that there is a way to bypass the security feature of Android 2.0.1. Users are generally required to input a pattern to connect the onscreen dots to unlock the phone, but it seems that when the […]

Android 2.1 Gallery App For Motorola DROID
You might be happy to leave your recently updated Motorola DROID on Android 2.0.1, but if you’re the type of person who likes to be on the cutting edge and want something closer to Android 2.1, you might want to try out the new Gallery app that was recently leaked from the Android 2.1 beta build. After installing it, you’ll get 2 Gallery apps on your phone, so be sure […]

Band Aid For Your Motorola Droid Battery Cover?
There have been many reports from users who are complaining that the battery cover for the Motorola Droid is rather loose. A Flickr user named Anticitizen, with a Motorola Droid sporting the same problem, apparently took his Droid to a Verizon store to see if there was a solution. It turns out that there is a solution to it, though probably not a very desirable one. A Verizon Band-Aid, now […]