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Gadget University gets its hand son the Motorola Droid Xtreme (Verizon)

First there was the Motorola Droid; and it was good. Then came the HTC Droid Incredible, which brought a sleeker shape and ditched the slide-out keyboard. This morning, we brought you news of the followup to the original Motorola Droid: the Motorola Droid 2.

Now, there is yet another smartphone which is set to take on the "Droid" name and it should be arriving shortly. Gadget University has laid its hands upon the Motorola Droid Xtreme which has been circulating around the web for the past few weeks.

The Droid Xtreme is said to feature a 750MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3630 processor, 4.3" display, hardware buttons, 8.0MP digital camera (with HD video recording capabilities), and HDMI-out. Phandroid offers up some additional information, stating that the display's resolution is listed at 480x854. The site also notes that the phone measures 2.5" x 5.01" and is 0.39" thick. Weight is listed at 5.47 ounces.

According to both sources, the Droid Xtreme is running Android 2.1 with Motoblur. It's quite disappointing that these brand new smartphones like the HTC EVO 4G, Droid 2, and Droid Xtreme aren't shipping with the superior Android 2.2 operating system, but there always has to be a cutoff point when adding new functionality for a production smartphone -- so we'll have to cut these guys a little bit of slack on this point.

We can only hope that Motorola and HTC won't make customers wait too long to get their Sense and Motoblur-tinged copies of Android 2.2.





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I thought we were past this xtreme phase.
By someguy123 on 6/11/2010 4:44:17 PM , Rating: 4
What's next, the Droid Ultimate?
Droid Resurrection?
Droid Tapout?




RE: I thought we were past this xtreme phase.
By Brandon Hill on 6/11/2010 4:45:55 PM , Rating: 5
I prefer Droid Ultimatum :-)


RE: I thought we were past this xtreme phase.
By Omega215D on 6/11/2010 4:57:21 PM , Rating: 5
First you gotta have the Droid Supremacy. Then it'll definitely be the droid everyone in every country is looking for.


By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:25:43 PM , Rating: 3
Droid Pro.

And it might be able to run Crysis.

/serious


RE: I thought we were past this xtreme phase.
By sapiens74 on 6/11/2010 4:55:59 PM , Rating: 3
Droid Directors Cut

Followed by Droid Final Cut

Then finally Droid Ultimate Collectors Final Edition wrapped in Tin (with the caption "How the Droid was originally intended by the engineers")


By chagrinnin on 6/11/2010 5:34:54 PM , Rating: 3
And the inevitable:

Droid Ultimate Collectors Final Edition wrapped in Tin (with the caption "How the Droid was originally intended by the engineers") Redux


RE: I thought we were past this xtreme phase.
By atlmann10 on 6/11/2010 5:39:42 PM , Rating: 2
I am waiting for the Droid Nucleus, and hoping it has the 1.5 ghz processor, and a Nvidia GPU lol. I was really considering getting an EVO, and am in Sprint 4G coverage. There are just to many in the pipeline right now for all carriers. Plus my Verizon contract goes fully null and void (yet still active month to month with no binding) in August. So I will make my decision then (I could end it now for 60 bucks if I wanted). I am basically waiting on the Scorpion it looks like although these mega Droids look sweet to. As far as cost and providers goes it does look like Sprint has the best deal around even with the + $10 for 4G phones, by about 30 bucks a month (360 for a year).


By bobny1 on 6/14/2010 7:34:23 AM , Rating: 2
You can name it the IDROID> LOL


By retrospooty on 6/12/2010 12:04:41 PM , Rating: 5
" What's next, the Droid Ultimate?
Droid Resurrection?
Droid Tapout?"


I dont know how anyone missed this already, but...

These are not the droids your looking for =)


By geddarkstorm on 6/14/2010 3:02:56 PM , Rating: 2
Let's just pray they don't produce a Droid Reloaded followed by the Droid Revolutions.


when they run out of names,..
By muhahaaha on 6/11/2010 6:06:19 PM , Rating: 2
How about the Chewbacca phone? Wookie Phone?




RE: when they run out of names,..
By Davelo on 6/12/2010 12:26:47 PM , Rating: 4
These aren't the droids you're looking for.


Motoblur
By tallguywithglasseson on 6/11/2010 7:07:01 PM , Rating: 2
Can I turn Motoblur off? It's like the bone cancer of user interfaces.




RE: Motoblur
By bodar on 6/13/2010 8:03:15 AM , Rating: 2
I've heard you can, though Moto claims it's an updated, non-terrible version of Blur.


By mavricxx on 6/13/2010 11:19:35 PM , Rating: 2
First off I'd like to say there's nothing Xtreme about this phone! They're pumping these phones out too quickly and nothing really innovative is coming from Motorola. They have the Droid 2 coming and Droid Xtreme almost back to back, makes no sense and the differences a very little. They should put both phones on hold and release only the xtreme but add Froyo and front facing cam. Whoever is the genious thinking the marketting scheme should be fired! He's an idiot, even I could make moto more money with better ideas.




Fragmentation
By tjvanpat on 6/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: Fragmentation
By Calindar on 6/11/2010 6:33:08 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I had high hopes for the Droid phones and Google's Android OS, but it seems like there is a new phone coming out every 2 weeks. Each phone adds a slightly different twist, making it harder to pick the 'best' phone.

You are acting like this is a bad thing...? That is fantastic! That means that when your contract is up and you can get a new phone, you can go and buy top of the line hardware because a new phone probably just came out. I'll take that over having one phone a year that is decent for a couple of months but behind the curve the rest of the year. I'd also rather have too many choices to determine what is "best" than only one choice that I know isn't.

quote:
The other problem that is quickly worsening is the fragmentation in the hardware base. Each new phone only adds weeks (months) to the release date of Android updates for every phone.Similarly, application developers have yet another platform they have to learn, test, support, and develop workarounds for. Even if you are able to determine which is the best to buy, with so many variations, it's difficult (impossible?) to predict which phone will be supported best by carriers and developers.


Hardware fragmentation is not an issue at all. New phone hardware usually means absolutely nothing to developers as everything is wrapped in the API's and most developers do not bother with hardware specific features. OS fragmentation can occasionally be an issue, but usually isn't.

quote:
At the rate they are going now, the market will be flooded with far too many variations than can be easily supported by carriers and developers. While Android may have a larger market share, the overall quality will certainly suffer, which will ultimately help Apple sell iPhones.


If you think too much choice is going to hinder Android and favor iPhone, just take a look at the PC vs. Mac market.


RE: Fragmentation
By tayb on 6/12/2010 1:01:25 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Hardware fragmentation is not an issue at all. New phone hardware usually means absolutely nothing to developers as everything is wrapped in the API's and most developers do not bother with hardware specific features. OS fragmentation can occasionally be an issue, but usually isn't.


Hardware fragmentation is man issue. With so many different configurations out there developers are forced to ignore new features and program for the lowest common denominator. OS fragmentation is an even bigger issue for Android but carriers definitely share some of the blame for not releasing updates. Soon we'll have a multitude of phones running 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, and 2.2. It will be extremely frustrating for a developer if Google can't get together with carriers and figure this out.

quote:
If you think too much choice is going to hinder Android and favor iPhone, just take a look at the PC vs. Mac market.


It will. To tech savvy people it won't but for the general public having too many options is overwhelming. You can either buy an iPhone from Apple or choose from one of these 20 different Android handsets all with different specs. People who visit a site like this won't have a problem weeding through the data and picking the best phone but having too many options can and will be a problem if the pace keeps up.


RE: Fragmentation
By bodar on 6/13/2010 8:12:44 AM , Rating: 2
And Apple doesn't have the same issues with older hardware? There's always going to be users on older versions of the iPhone, and even on the iPod Touch which has different hardware (e.g., no camera).

http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/06/09/iphone-no...


RE: Fragmentation
By inperfectdarkness on 6/11/2010 10:05:04 PM , Rating: 1
i'm not impressed.

if they were selling these in the lower 48...THEN i'd be impressed:

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/02/08/the-qisda-q...


RE: Fragmentation
By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:31:24 PM , Rating: 2
You will see its big brother in 4Q. 1280x720. Dual core. 8MP camera and HD video. Oh, and the best part about it I can't tell you yet.


RE: Fragmentation
By inperfectdarkness on 6/13/2010 1:09:33 PM , Rating: 2
please tell me that whatever you're talking about will be available on sprint.


RE: Fragmentation
By Lazarus Dark on 6/11/2010 11:17:03 PM , Rating: 2
If the Droid doesn't have 2.2 by the end of July, I'm rooting, simple as that. All this Blur and Sense nonsense needs to stop, or at least it should be a simple add-on, stop tying the whole OS to these "spiffy" ui enhancements. The most I will ever wait for a Android update will be two months, especially for the Droid, it's nearly stock anyway.


RE: Fragmentation
By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:34:00 PM , Rating: 2
Why wait?

I have my Droid running at 1.2ghz on Froyo. Amazed me too, and it really doesn't impact battery life too much. Oh, and it doesn't get much hotter either.

2.2 should push about a month after Droid 2 launches, so think mid-august.


DRIOD DOES STUPID NAMES
By sapiens74 on 6/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: DRIOD DOES STUPID NAMES
By YeomanDroid on 6/11/2010 6:14:03 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah Apple does even lamer names. iPad, now that's asking for a laugh. It was bad enough there was the iPhone which itself lacks originality as we already had the iPaq way before iPod. I'm waiting for the iFart, oh wait, I already did.


Apple...
By Shatbot on 6/11/10, Rating: -1
RE: Apple...
By Treknologist on 6/11/2010 5:12:22 PM , Rating: 2
The next HTC Droid superphone is supposed to be the Scorpion. If it is real, it is supposed to be expected to have a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.2. It is supposed to be available later this year or early next year. My guess is that this new HTC phone will be Verizon's first LTE phone.


RE: Apple...
By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:36:59 PM , Rating: 2
Guess again. There is bloody army of Androids coming out of Verizon this year.

If you can't find an Android that is perfect for you by 4Q you must have an iPhone shuved up your A55.


RE: Apple...
By Gio6518 on 6/11/2010 6:14:23 PM , Rating: 4
What are you babbling about the new iPhone lags behind most Android phones the only thing it has is the high res screen and I'm typing this from my evo that is going on 9.5 hours with moderate to heavy use and still has 50% battery remaining. IPhone 4 had known about android current high end offerings for over 6 months and still couldn't come up with a decent competitor ........


RE: Apple...
By lelias2k on 6/11/2010 6:54:30 PM , Rating: 2
You must have a secret, since even Gizmodo (and others) has reported battery life around 4 hours under heavy usage (but under Wifi).

Or your heavy usage is not so heavy after all...


RE: Apple...
By Gio6518 on 6/11/2010 7:54:06 PM , Rating: 3
Actually quite heavy addicted to snesoid its supernintedo emulator and downloading from my ftp server and getting 12mps a sec 2 up using atk ( advanced task killer ) to turn off unnecessary processes kinda like doing an msconfig made a big difference.
On my 11 th hour.


RE: Apple...
By Gio6518 on 6/11/2010 8:00:57 PM , Rating: 4
Oh yeah keep gps off turn off both satellite and search location by tower unless using a gps app and turn WiFi off when not in an area where you log in. (like at home or work)
11th hour and at 37%


RE: Apple...
By mcnabney on 6/11/2010 11:41:45 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, Android really gives you the tools to maximize battery life. If I am indoors the only thing I have on is cdma/evdo and the screen will run dimmed. Never run out of juice during the day, can't get a second full day out of my Droid unless I only use it to talk. That head2head OMAP review isn't kidding. Droid seriously has 8 hours of talk time. As long as you keep that screen off that battery lasts forever.


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