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Leaks Speculate On Upgraded Droid X
Is Motorola working on a replacement to the Droid X?
According to various leaks, Motorola is developing the next iteration of the Droid X phone. This upgraded Droid X, currently dubbed the Droid X2 (or Droid squared?), should be released sometime toward the end of Q2 2011–perhaps this coming June?
A Droid X2 launch sometime in June definitely makes sense. The Droid X was released July of 2010, and the speed of innovation in wireless technology is so rapid that phones even 6 to 12 months old–like the Droid X–are considered obsolete. That’s not to say the Droid X currently being sold is a poorly performing phone. In fact, the current Droid X is probably the fastest, most able 3G phone on Verizon’s network you can get at this time, plus it’s sold for free by online wireless retailers like Amazon and Wirefly.
But as we depend on our phones more and more, manufacturers must adapt or be left behind. So the updated Droid X will likely come with a faster processor, more RAM, and perhaps a higher resolution touchscreen. Some speculators expect the Droid X2 to have the highly anticipated 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, whereas others expect a more cost-friendly 1.2 GHz single-core processor.
Perhaps the Droid X2 could even be made a global phone, as was done with the Droid 2?
And it definitely looks like the Droid X2 will be a 3G phone–no 4G capabilities included.
This same process happened with the Motorola Droid to Droid 2 upgrade: Motorola will develop hardware upgrades for a phone to keep pace with current technology and user demands, without losing the cachet of a phone’s brand and success. This allows Motorola to maintain its position in the high-end 3G smartphone market on Verizon’s network with the Droid X2, and at the same time provides Motorola the luxury of devoting a modicum of resources to maintaining this position so that it can devote more time and money to the emerging 4G market.
So what do you think? Do you find the Droid X lacking in performance? Are you interested in an upgrade to the Droid X2? What would it take to pique your interest?
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Droid X and Droid System Maintenance
Various tech sites are reporting that the original Motorola Droid and the Motorola Droid X will soon begin receiving system updates.
The system updates to the Droid and Droid X will bring increased stability to the phones, along with various updates to integral features.
The Motorola Droid software update will include an update to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, a new Gmail interface, along with a Amazon widget, News & Weather widget, and an updated Twitter app.
The Motorola Droid X software update adds stability to Android 2.2 Froyo, enhancements to Flash Player, improvements to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Visual Voice Mail, MP3 playback support, the Weather widget, video playback, along with other minor tweaks.
How to Update the Motorola Droid
According to instructions provided by Verizon, your Droid’s battery needs to be charged to at least 40% of capacity.
The Motorola Droid will notify you when the system update is available. Press “Install Now” to begin installation.
The Motorola Droid will power off, turn back on, and the update will begin.
Check out Verizon’s complete instructions on updating the Motorola Droid here.
How to Update the Motorola Droid X
You can choose to either find the update and install it now, or you will be automatically notified of the system update later.
Follow these easy steps to manually initiate the software upgrade on your Droid X:
- Tap Menu from the main menu/homescreen
- Tap on Settings
- Tap About Phone
- Tap System updates
- Tap Download (downloading the system update could take 10-60 minutes)
- Tap Install Now
- Tap OK when the software installation has finished
If you’d prefer to wait to have the Droid X automatically update itself, tap Install when you’re informed the System Update is ready. Then click Install Now once the system update has downloaded.
To view Verizon’s instructions on updating your Motorola Droid X, read the PDF provided here.
Motorola Droid X: Slimmed Down, Impressive Hardware
Motorola is close to launching two new Droid phones later this year.
According to various leaks made public across the Internet, the Droid X will be a slimmed down version of the Droid, designed without a keyboard. Pictures of the Droid X reveal that the phone will ship with an updated version of MotoBLUR, perhaps called ShadowBlur or NinjaBlur.
Android 2.1 will come installed as the Droid X‘s operating system.
Looking at pictures posted across the Internet, the Droid X looks to have a high-definition touch screen that will rival the Evo 4g‘s 4.3-inch touchscreen.
GadgetU.net has the details on the Droid X‘s specs:
We got a early hands on with the Motorola Droid Xtreme today and wanted to give you guys some details on the specs. The build quality is very similar to what we all expect from Motorola. SOLID. The screen is awesome and the colors are much better than the Droid. Motorola did not use an AMOLED screen. Possibly the same type of IPS screen used on the Droid.
See more after the jump
1GHz SnapDragon 750Mhz TI OMAP3630 processor [Unconfirmed]
A New Version of Moto Blur (Not as bad as what you may think)
Hardware Navigation Keys
You can check out some pictures of the Droid X here.
Details have also begun to leak regarding the sequel to the original Motorola Droid: the Motorola Droid 2.
BuyDroidPhones.com will feature further posts about the Droid 2 as news becomes available.
Release dates for both phones are not yet known, though it does appear as if the Motorola Droid X will launch before the Droid 2, likely sometime in July, 2010.