Motorola Droid

Last updated: Nov 16th, 2010.

The Motorola Droid - the first ever Verizon Android Phone - exploded onto the mobile market with an incredibly successful ad campaign that brough Android to the masses. With a huge and vibrant touchscreen, solid metal body, full QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera with flash and auto-focus, 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi, GPS and an amazingly powerful processor, the Motorola Droid quickly became both Verizon and Android's flagship phone upon launch.

Motorola Droid

But that's not all... the Motorola Droid is the first Android Phone to comes loaded with Android 2.0 - the latest and greatest version of the operating system that includes Google Navigation, Voice Search and much more. All of this is packed into a phone that can EASILY fit into your pocket. It is only SLIGHTLY thicker than the iPhone but it is SO much more powerful. And if you don't believe Phandroid take Verizon's word for it with their new campaign... "Droid Does":


What the iDoesn't... the Droid Does. And on the powerful Verizon Wireless network the Motorola Droid became an instant sensation.

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Manually Update Motorola Droid to Froyo FRG22D and Install Flash 10.1

While you may or may not eagerly be awaiting the chance to snag FRG22D and install the official release of Flash 10.1, why delay it until the OTA gets around to your handset? You can download and manually install the update right now and forego weeks worth of comments saying “I’m in Grand Rapids, still …

Manually Update Your Motorola Droid to Froyo (Android 2.2)

Ready to get Android 2.2 on your Motorola Droid? And we are talking the official Android 2.2 release for your Motorola Droid. Some of our very own members over at AndroidForums have uncovered the official update package, and now you too can be running Froyo on your Droid without the need to root your phone. …

The Droid Game Gripper Reviewed By A Phan

Those of you who wants to squeeze more out of their Droid gaming experience will love the Game Gripper. It’s a rubber-based attachment that surrounds itself onto your Droid and maps plastic controls to your phone’s hardware keyboard. It looks like it works well and should be considered a must if you want to get …

Motorola Droid Review

The most highly anticipated Android Phone to date has caused quite a stir over the past several months. At first the commotion was caused by the community alone. Enter Verizon. With its DroidDoes campaign it quickly became the hype of the tech world. When the bar is set so high, usually you set yourself up …

Motorola Droid: Hardware Review

Ever since the Motorola Droid was leaked it has been oozing elite Android goo all over eager onlookers and innocent botstanders. Sexy looks. Huge screen. Fast processor. Slideout keyboard. Compact body. The Motorola Droid was going to have it ALL… right? For the most part, but when expectations are in another orbit, realistic reviews would …

Motorola Droid: Software Review

The Motorola Droid isn’t only the first Android Phone for Verizon Wireless but also the first Android Phone for any carrier running Android 2.0 – the latest and greatest version of Google’s mobile device operating system. When it was announced last week we highlighted the new 2.0 features, but this is our first time testing …

Motorola Droid: Google Navigation Review

When Google announced the inclusion of Google Navigation for Android 2.0 the news shocked the tech market… AND the stock market. Garmin and TomTom stocks tumbled as the surfacing of a 100% FREE turn-by-turn navigation service meant many people would gladly keep their cash and settle for the alternative. Right now Google Navigation means “settling” …

Motorola Droid: Camera Review

I had high expectations for the Motorola Droid Camera as – at least from a specs and software standpoint – it comes with a lot of features not found on other Android phones. With a 5MP camera, dual LED flash, image stabilization and 4X digital zoom I was excited to test it out. Top it …

Motorola Droid: Browser and Media Review

If there is one thing that absolutely rocks about the Motorola Droid its the fact that its the largest screen on any Android Phone to date – and its awesome. The web browsing experience benefits greatly from this and I can tell you that its pretty amazing. Not only do Full HTML web pages load …

Motorola Droid: Battery Life Review

When most people express their thoughts on battery life it is an incredibly exact science. They use the phone throughout the day how THEY normally do and tell you in relative terms how it performs. Good, decent, really good, not so hot, etc… but I wanted a more precise way of measuring the battery life …

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5 mobile moments that rocked my Android world

Since 2010, I’ve written over 6,500 posts covering it all. That number astonishes me because I can’t recall doing that much work. As they say, it’s not work if you love what you are doing. So today is bittersweet. Today I am moving on from writing for Phandroid.
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Original Motorola DROID gets new life with functional Jelly Bean ROM [VIDEO]

While the original Motorola DROID — which is coming up on its third anniversary this November — isn’t anywhere near being the hot device to acquire, it still enjoyed a rich year or so atop the ranks of Android devices. Many people bought the device that kick-started the Android craze, and many of those people …
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Motorola Droid Tastes Ice Cream Sandwich

At what point will people stop trying to shoehorn new Android versions onto the original Motorola Droid? We applaud the effort and the if-it’s-possible-we-will-do-it spirit of the Android community, but will there really be any use in having Android 5.0 or maybe even 6.0 on a device that started showing its age when it never …
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OG Droid Receiving Android 2.2.3 Update with Security Fixes

A couple of weeks back we learned that Verizon and Motorola had a new security update in testing for the original Motorola Droid, and this morning we are hearing the first reports of the update arriving on users’ handsets. The new software (build number FRK76) brings the Droid’s Android version to 2.2.3 and deals with …
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Latest Bugless Beast Build Brings Android 2.3.7 to the Original Droid

Who said the original Motorola Droid isn’t worth anything these days? While most who picked up the phone two years ago will be moving on to a new device, for those hanging on the Droid a bit longer Peter Alfonso has a treat for you. He has released his latest update to his popular Bugless …
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Motorola DROID Patch In Testing, Offers Security Updates

If you’ve been contacted to test an upgrade for the Motorola DROID and you happened to jump up and down for joy in hopes of an official Gingerbread update or – as silly as it may sound – Ice Cream Sandwich, you can calm down. The device is receiving a series of OTA upgrades but …
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Is Motorola Preparing A Software Update For The Original Droid?

I guess the old girl has some fight in her yet! According to DroidLife who received this email today from the Motorola Feedback Network, there could be some kind of software update planned for the Motorola Droid “OG.” Gingerbread? Ice Cream Sandwich? Bloatware? Check out the full email: Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. …
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Hey Google, Why No Nexus Love for Verizon?

When Motorola, Google, and Verizon teamed up for the launch of the original Droid smartphone during the holiday season of 2009, the course of Android was forever changed. The phone shipped with top-of-the-line specs for its day and featured a stock build of Android 2.0 Eclair. Its life as the first and only device with …
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Peter Alfonso Brings Android 2.3.4 to the Classic Motorola Droid

Yeah, that’s right. I called it a classic…and why not? It is pretty much an unspoken truth that original Motorola Droid has come about as far as it can. Those still using the handset (myself included) can hold out hope all they want, but it is unlikely we will ever see an official Gingerbread build …