Posts Tagged ‘Droid X’

Froyo Now Available on Droid X

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Verizon has announced the Froyo upgrade for the Motorola Droid X. You can wait for it over the air, or you can take matters into your own hands, with instructions provided by Verizon.

Among the features added, Flash 10.1 is the highlight. This isn’t news for a Froyo version of Android, but Verizon wants you to be assured that Flash support is included. Other upgrades include access to the new Gmail app downloadable by Froyo devices in the Android market, some Verizon bloatware, and easier access to recently used programs.

You can check out Verizon’s information here. If you just want to download the instructions for speeding up the upgrade delivery, you can view the PDF.

If you are a Droid X owner, or have been waiting to get a Droid X until it got Froyo, this is a good day for you. Android keeps on getting better, and eventually all the latest phones will have Froyo. Hopefully this applies to the Xperia X10, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Has anyone already upgraded? What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

Launch Day – T-Mobile and Verizon

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for, if you are a T-Mobile or Verizon customer. The Motorola Droid X and Samsung Vibrant are available on their respective networks. The Vibrant was supposed to launch on the 21st, but as things go, T-Mobile had an opportunity to steal some of Verizon’s thunder and the devices are launching on the same day.

Both phones have a 1GHz processor, substantial on-board and expandable memory, and Android 2.1. The Droid X is a little bigger and has a better camera. It also has had a pretty extensive marketing campaign behind it. I imagine it will do better today than the Vibrant. The Vibrant is nothing to scoff at though. It is a pretty powerful phone in its own right.

Today marks the beginning of the Galaxy S diaspora across the carriers. AT&T will release the Captivate next week, followed sometime this summer by Sprint and Verizon. Hopefully there will be some more phones from AT&T soon, since it is the most tight-lipped about the coming months.

Are you waiting in line overnight like the Apple fanboys? While I am sure someone is doing this, it seems Apple is the only one capable of that kind of ultimate devotion. It will be interesting to see the sales numbers at the end of the day though, especially in light of the iPhone 4’s dominance and high rate of failure.