• 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

  • What Could Have Exploded In That Droid 2?

    I’m not gonna go and play Inspector Gadget on this whole exploding Droid story; Motorola’s already looking into it, and it’s impossible to determine what really happened without tearing the device in question apart. With that said, for those who are flexing their Internet detective muscle this morning, I submit this shot (taken of a normal, not-exploded Droid 2), showing… 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