Droid

  • Motorola Hints At October 18 Debut For The Spyder (Or Droid RAZR)

    Motorola Hints At October 18 Debut For The Spyder (Or Droid RAZR)

    Samsung and Google got some considerable mileage out of their Nexus teaser video, and Motorola apparently wants to join in on the fun. Their own mysterious video went live earlier today, and hints pretty strongly at some impressive hardware due to be unveiled soon. As with most teaser videos, Motorola’s latest is heavy on imagery but light on detail. In between the images of fast cars and… Read More

  • After Nine Months Of Revisions, The Verizon Droid Bionic Is Finally Available

    After Nine Months Of Revisions, The Verizon Droid Bionic Is Finally Available

    January 5th. That’s when Motorola and Verizon first announced the DROID Bionic. 9 months grueling months later, it’s here. It’s seen delay after delay, and revisions to both its internal specs and its outward appearance have made the Droid Bionic we see launching today about as different from what was originally announced as any other Android handset hitting the shelves… Read More

  • Motorola Droid HD Smiles For The Camera, Droid Bionic Tags Along

    Motorola Droid HD Smiles For The Camera, Droid Bionic Tags Along

    Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Droid HD. The previously unseen handset was known to be floating around, thanks to its EXIF data making a quick appearance on Flickr, but the Droid HD is ready for a bit of spotlight. The Droid Bionic has been enjoying its share of attention for months now, even as its release date keeps getting pushed further and further back. Now that we have a good handle on… Read More

  • Motorola Mobility Beats The Street, Shipped 440k Xoom Tablets, 4.4M Smartphones In Q2

    Motorola Mobility Beats The Street, Shipped 440k Xoom Tablets, 4.4M Smartphones In Q2

    Motorola Mobility just released its Q2 earnings and it’s loaded with fun stats. First off, the company posted $3.3 billion in net revenue with non-GAAP earnings of nine cents a share. That’s up 28% over last year’s second quarter and beats the Wall Street’s estimate of just six cents a share. The company also realized a GAAP net loss of $56 million compared to a net… Read More

  • iFixIt Tears Apart The Motorola Droid 3

    iFixIt Tears Apart The Motorola Droid 3

    The Motorola Droid 3 just hit the shelves four days ago, but that didn’t stop the guys from iFixIt from doing what they do best: tearing out its innards and splaying them out for all to ogle. Read More

  • The Problem Of "Open"

    Few folks seem to remember that it was a just a few years ago that a consortium of handset manufacturers got together to form the Open Handset Alliance, an effort to create an open, free platform. This effort would eventually become Android and, back in 2007 when the OHA began, the platform’s success was far from secure. Between 2001 and 2007, phone manufacturers had a problem. They had… Read More

  • Google's Android Bear-Hug Comes To LG: New LG/Nexus Tablets Coming Soon?

    Every few months Google embraces another CE company. It began with HTC and G1, giving that manufacturer resources and manpower enough to produce a powerful entrant in the smartphone race. It continued with Motorola for the Droid and has cycled through to Samsung for a brief period. This bear hug essentially gives the manufacturer access to Google’s engineers and pre-release code and… Read More

  • So When Do The "Droid Did" Verizon iPhone Commercials Start?

    So When Do The "Droid Did" Verizon iPhone Commercials Start?

    Maybe you heard, Verizon finally has the iPhone. Or it will, in a few weeks. And you know what that means: it’s time to advertise the hell out of that bad boy. But don’t be surprised if it’s Verizon doing more of the pushing than Apple. Reports today have Verizon putting their significant “marketing muscle” behind the device in the coming weeks. This should be… Read More

  • Leaked: Android 2.2.1 for the original Motorola Droid


    Still rockin’ the original Droid? Sick and tired of Android 2.2 (which, by the way, most Android handsets still don’t have)? I know, I know — all the cool kids (read: Nexus One owners) are on Android 2.2.1. Don’t sweat it, Droid owners — you can get all up in that marginally improved goodness. It just requires a bit of hacking. Read More

  • Windows Phone 7 Launches With 10 Phones Across 30 Countries: So Much For Keeping Things Simple

    Today’s all about Windows Phone 7 (for better or worse). Microsoft is in New York showing off the goods, and Greg and John are there getting the goods. What I can say remotely is this: Microsoft is launching Windows Phone 7 across 30 countries, with one or two phones per country. Those of us in the U.S. are looking at an early November release date. Read More

  • Another Indirect Android Lawsuit As Microsoft Sues Motorola. This Is Getting Out Of Control

    Another Indirect Android Lawsuit As Microsoft Sues Motorola. This Is Getting Out Of Control

    Here we go again. It seems like a week can’t go by now without some company suing another company over some lame software patent. The latest is Microsoft which today announced it was suing Motorola for features on their Android phones. As it continues to rapidly grow in size, Android is increasingly a target of such suits. But the weird thing about these suits is how they always seem to… Read More

  • Droid 2 World Pictures Leak


    Pictures of the Droid 2 World edition leaked out today, revealing a white casing with a silver bezel. This is in contrast with the blue and gunmetal that was used in the first Droid 2, but it seems that the software is going to be more or less exactly the same. [via Phandroid] Read More

  • Android Is As Open As The Clenched Fist I'd Like To Punch The Carriers With

    This past weekend, I wrote a post wondering if Android was surging in the U.S. market because Apple was letting it? The main thought was that by┬áremaining exclusively tied to AT&T, Apple was driving some users to choose Android, which is available on all the U.S. carriers. In the post, I posed a question: if it’s not the iPhone/AT&T deal, why do you choose Android? Nearly… Read More

  • Verizon Spills Her Secrets: Droid Pro and Motorola Tablet Confirmed

    BGR has some screen shots showing the upcoming Motorola line-up for Verizon, including the MZ600, the Motorola tablet. The line-up also includes the Droid Pro, a Droid 2 world phone with faster processor. Read More

  • Droid 2 Gets The MG Siegler Treatment

    Droid 2 Gets The MG Siegler Treatment (TCTV)

    For the last 30 or so hours self-described Apple fanboy MG Siegler has put his iPhone 4 aside (Jason Kincaid and Greg Kumparak held him down while two interns broke his Kung Fu grip) to give Motorola’s Droid 2 a proper test drive. The verdict? A definite step above the HTC EVO 4G. If you read MG’s review of the EVO back in May, you know he gave HTC’s bundle of joy a… Read More

  • Verizon's Upcoming Phones Leaked, Droid Pro Coming Soon?

    Verizon just had its entire roadmap leaked to BGR. Some standouts? The DROID Pro with a 1.3GHZ, a 4-inch screen, and global roaming with GSM support. Motorola will also release a phone with the style of a Q with keyboard but rocking Android 2.2. Samsung will also be dropping a 7-inch tablet this year (actually probably in the next two months) on the Verizon network. The Samsung tablet has… Read More

  • Rumor: Droid Tablet coming in November

    According to The Street, Roger Crenshaw, an “analyst,” suspects that Morotola will come out with a 10-inch tablet in November. Why? Who knows. What carrier? Don’t ask Crenshaw. However, clearly Moto needs to keep the Droid love coming and this seems like a good way to do it. A Droid Tablet, anyone? Read More

  • Now Droids can solve 7x7x7 rubik's cubes

    Spoiler: It takes 38:53 seconds, with is about 48 hours faster than I could do it. [via AndroidGuys] Read More

  • Nokia Siemens buys Motorola's switching business for $1.2 billion

    Motorola’s slow decline was halted, briefly, by the launch of the Droid line of phones. Now, however, it looks like the company’s money-making switching subsidiary is no longer going to be making money as it’s just been sold to Nokia Siemens for $1.2 billion. While the company still owns its own handset and set-top box operation, the switching side was Motorola’s bread… Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: A Droid X from Rebtel

    If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, an what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of stuff, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. In the first place, that stuff bores me, and in the second place… Read More