Brightness ratings and contrast ratio make for lovely tech spec reading when you're shopping for a new device. But neither tells you how usable a display will actually be in everyday ambient light situations. So DisplayMate put some of the more popular options to the test.
Smartphone cameras are becoming increasingly powerful-many, in fact, are fully capable of taking very sharp and professional looking photos. But are these phones capable of holding their own against more sophisticated equipment? And which phone does it best?
The last few months have been phenomenal for Android fans, with Samsung's Galaxy line hitting all four carriers and Verizon getting a few, new, better Droids for their customers. But which should you pick? It's actually an easy decision.
This bizarre commercial just started popping up, and frankly, we're almost too confused to be offended. UPDATED: Verizon says the ad was not produced by or in any way affiliated with them.
Hey, Droid X owners! Verizon's over-the-air Froyo update for the Motorola Droid X, scheduled to arrive in coming weeks, has leaked and is available for both rooted and non-rooted phones. As always, be careful, but you can find details on the Droid X upgrade over at the My Droid World forums. [My Droid World via …
You could root your Droid X the old fashioned way, or you can download a program that'll do it for you with a single touch. I'm not gonna tell you your business, but this is a no-brainer, folks.
According to Verizon business development executive director Jennifer Byrne, the Droid X is "seeing something like 5x the data usage of any other device." We guess having that big honking screen encourages people to surf the web, watch high quality Youtube videos, and download apps galore. The early surge in data…
It was only a matter of time, really: the good people over at Droid X Forums have scrapped together a 12-step root that so far (based on limited feedback) seems to work.
Yesterday Verizon acknowledged that a small number of Droid X devices are affected by screen issues, but today we're reading a lot of user reports about units suffering from Wi-Fi connectivity issues.
Verizon has acknowledged that approximately one tenth of one percent of Droid X devices are experiencing screen issues which include flickering and banding. The issue has supposedly been resolved by Motorola and affected customers can contact them for a solution:
We're not sure how widespread the problem is yet, but various users are showing some serious display defects on their Droid X. Some see flickering screens, others have pulsating bands, and others still are just plain broken.
An upcoming July 19 Droid X software update includes patterns of sorts. Mainly, the words "improved," "faster," and "streamlined" appear frequently throughout the bullet point list of fixes.
So Motorola spoke up on the Droid X's eFuse issue: if you install unapproved ROMs on your Droid X, your phone won't break. It'll just go into recovery mode and be unusable until you install Motorola approved software. Gee, thanks Moto.
A list of Verizon's End of Life devices has surfaced over at DROIDForums.net. Some of the phones will be missed more than others, but none more than Motorola Droid.
Dipped in clarified cyborg testosterone as it comes off the assembly line, the Droid X is sci-fi machismo congealed into a phone. Yet it's gelded by steroidal software—a fussy, awkward android with acne the size of asteroids.