So you got a new Droid X, Droid Incredible, or one of the many amazing Android-powered smartphones for Christmas. Your mission: fill it up with some handy and entertaining apps to help keep you sane during your hectic days on the job, on your commute, or while you're chilling at home. Check out these 10 apps that are perfect for any personality, and any Android handset.
Want a new phone for yourself, a friend, or loved one this holiday? If any of you are Android lovers, then Dell has a pretty sweet deal for you: for a limited time, you can get a brand new Motorola Droid X or HTC Droid Incredible for free with a two-year Verizon contract.
As if that wasn't enough, Dell will also throw in a $25 gift card, essentially paying you to sign up. I know it's gonna be hard to decide between these two awesome phones, but I love the word "free," so if you are looking for a new smartphone, either of these devices would be a winner.
Get your Droid X ready for some action — the Android 2.2 update is available starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT today! The update, which was leaked in late August, comes with a few exciting enhancements that you can download when you're ready — no waiting for an over-the-air update.
To download Android 2.2 for your Droid X, just head to the Verizon Droid support page and prepare for liftoff. Want to see what kind of enhancements you can look forward to with your freshly updated device? Then just keep reading.
Help a fellow member out! This post comes to us from elle619, who needs some advice on how to keep her Droid X battery running strong:
I'm still having fun with my Droid X. In fact, I may be having too much fun playing with it because my battery gets drained quickly. I installed a Task Master to kill unused apps so hopefully that helps. Anyone else out there have any battery saving tips?
Suggestions? Advice? Share your ideas in the comments below!
Last week, news broke that the Android 2.2 update for the Droid X had leaked onto the Internet. Apparently, Motorola was not having any of it — they've begun sending out cease and desist letters to those posting the leaked software update, ordering them to remove the ROMs (read-only memory) from their sites.
Why would Motorola take such drastic measures to contain an update that is supposedly due out within weeks? For one, the update may not be in its complete form and could potentially render your new Droid X unusable, a.k.a. "bricking" your device.
You're taking a risk when you download leaked software in any form, and this includes items for your phone, computer, and computer programs, even wallpapers. As we've seen in the past, downloading these from unknown sources can all be dangerous for the health of your tech. I wouldn't recommend downloading this leaked version of Android 2.2, as Motorola probably has a good reason (albeit unknown at this point) for pulling down the leaked updates.
Earlier today, Motorola and Verizon announced the latest edition to their Droid lineup, the Droid 2. Coming with lots of cool messaging, social networking, and business features, it's an all-in-one device that satisfies your needs. In a way it's like a mullet — business in the front, party in the back! But now that the Droid pool is getting wider and deeper, you're probably wondering which handset to buy for yourself.
Check out our rundown of all the features that could make or break your decision between the Droid 2, Droid X, and Droid Incredible after the jump.
Although we had our fingers crossed that Android 2.2 would hit in the coming days for our faithful Android-lovers out there, it seems that a Motorola rep has confirmed via a support forum that the update won't actually be coming until early September.
Droid X competitors like the HTC EVO 4G have already received the fresh update, which brought many upgrades to the handset, however the original Droid will still be lacking major features like tethering and hotspot access after upgrading. We've gone back and forth on when exactly the Droid X will get the update already (even though at launch, the date was pegged for "Summer"), but I guess we'll just have to practice some patience while we wait for that Froyo treat to arrive.
Getting a new smartphone is kind of like starting a new relationship, and as you get closer and closer to your new Droid X, you may want to start thinking about using some protection. Protection in the form of a functional and fabulous case, that is. These cases not only keep your new Droid X looking shiny and new, but they also give you peace of mind knowing your partnership is in it for the long haul, and silly "accidents" or slip-ups won't tear you apart.
At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn't have to dress up their phone for it to work properly. That's why the Droid X comes with a dual antenna design. The kind that allows you to hold the phone any way you'd like to make crystal clear calls without a bulky phone jacket. For us, it's just one of those things that comes as a given when you've been making mobile phones for over 30 years.
Motorola is definitely pushing back after Apple lumped its Droid X in with all the other death grip victims the company showcased during its "Antennagate" press conference. Could this be turning into another AT&T/Verizon battle for the ages?
But that's not all the Droid X excitement for the morning. Find out the other bit of news after the jump.
Despite Apple's attempts to level the playing field with its competitors, it seems that the Droid X sales are going strong. After being sold out online on the first day of availability, the smartphone has been sold out in stores for the past few weeks, with supply to Verizon stores being depleted in order to fill pre-order backlogs. In fact, it seems the quickest way to get your hands on a Droid X is to take to the Internet and order one online — home delivery dates have been set to August 5, while Verizon locations won't be receiving anymore handsets until the backorders have been satisfied.
Still undecided on whether or not you should take the plunge and buy a Droid X? Let me help you with your decision — I've got a ton of Droid X resources after the break.