Motorola Droid 2 Review: Rebooting the Droid [telecom]

Motorola Droid 2 Review: Rebooting the Droid by Brian Klug on 9/19/2010 7:00:00 AM

The launch of the first Motorola Droid was a watershed moment for the Android platform and Motorola alike. The original Droid's masculine and modern industrial design showed the world that the nearly-finished handset maker hadn't lost the ability to craft sexy hardware, and Android's 2.0 release brought a host of new features and polish.

The original Droid has weathered its time as Verizon's flagship Android device rather well, receiving relatively timely updates from Motorola which has brought it to 2.0.1, 2.1, and now 2.2. Though Motorola nailed the industrial design aesthetics, the hardware's SoC is starting to feel dated, and the device itself has begun to show its age next to competition from HTC. The original Droid's keyboard also was a subject of intense criticism, with Motorola itself silently updating the keyboard design midway through the Droid's lifespan.

There isn't a lot for Motorola to change, but it's undoubtedly time for a platform update. We've been playing around with it for a while now, and here it is-the Droid 2.


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