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  (Source: Gadget University)
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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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.


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