The Best Display Under Bright Light: It's Not Your iPhone

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. » 5/08/12 9:00am 5/08/12 9:00am

Verizon's Got a Little iPhone In Their Droid X Ad

Oh, dear. Given the lengths Motorola has gone to bash the iPhone 4 in ads, they can't be happy to see the Droid X show up in a Verizon ad sporting—could it be?—the iPhone version of Google Maps. » 11/30/10 8:40am 11/30/10 8:40am

Droid Incredible Just a Penny at Amazon

Woo hah! Amazon's serving up the HTC Droid Incredible for just a penny with a new two-year Verizon contract. They also have deals on the Droid X ($99), Droid II ($80) and Droid Pro ($150) through Monday. [Amazon] » 11/19/10 11:58am 11/19/10 11:58am

The Ultimate Smartphone Camera Battle

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? » 10/14/10 2:40pm 10/14/10 2:40pm

How to Pick an Android Smartphone - September 2010

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. » 9/29/10 3:20pm 9/29/10 3:20pm

Download Froyo for Droid X Now

If you held off updating to the leaked Froyo update for the Droid X last month, reward yourself by delving into the "check for updates" part of your phone's "settings," and check out Flash Player 10.1. [Thanks, AH Bradford!] » 9/22/10 4:05am 9/22/10 4:05am

Verizon Mocking Abu Ghraib Torture to Sell Droids? (Update: Not Verizon)

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. » 8/26/10 4:58pm 8/26/10 4:58pm

How To Upgrade Your Droid X To Android 2.2 Right Now

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 … » 8/20/10 11:35am 8/20/10 11:35am

Droid X Froyo Update Coming "Early September"

It was a shame that Droid X didn't launch with Android 2.2, but owners won't have long to wait for Froyo: a Motorola employee let slip that it'll be deployed by early September. » 8/06/10 1:53pm 8/06/10 1:53pm

Droid X Gets One-Click Rooting

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. » 7/28/10 3:36pm 7/28/10 3:36pm

New Droid X Ad Thumps iPhone 4 Bumpers

Motorola's officially not pulling any punches, with a full-page Droid X ad in the NY Times today making it clear that their phone don't need no stinking bumper. If their last ad was a jab, this one's a full-on haymaker. » 7/28/10 8:36am 7/28/10 8:36am

Verizon Says Droid X Using Five Times More Data Than Other Phones

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… » 7/22/10 3:54pm 7/22/10 3:54pm

Droid X Rooted, But Beware of eFuse

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. » 7/22/10 9:23am 7/22/10 9:23am

Are Some Droid X Devices Suffering From A Wi-Fi Bug?

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. » 7/21/10 5:29pm 7/21/10 5:29pm

Verizon Acknowledges Screen Issues Affecting "Small Number" Of Droid X…

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: » 7/20/10 11:40pm 7/20/10 11:40pm

Some Droid X Screens Suffering From Display Defect

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. » 7/20/10 3:36pm 7/20/10 3:36pm

July 19 Motorola Droid X Update Includes Numerous Efficiency Fixes

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. » 7/18/10 4:10pm 7/18/10 4:10pm

So Motorola Won't Break The Droid X, They'll Just Make It Unusable

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. » 7/17/10 5:00pm 7/17/10 5:00pm

Motorola Droid Enters Hospice Period

A list of Verizon's End of Life devices has surfaced over at Some of the phones will be missed more than others, but none more than Motorola Droid. » 7/16/10 9:14am 7/16/10 9:14am

Motorola Droid X Review

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. » 7/15/10 10:00am 7/15/10 10:00am