Motorola has made a big comeback thanks to Google’s
Android operating system. The latest offering from Motorola is heading to the
Verizon network very soon and it is an impressive device.
The smartphone is the Motorola
Droid X2 and it will be available online starting tomorrow. It
will land in stores to purchase on May 26. The smartphone will cost $199.99
with a new 2-year agreement and the purchase of a compatible data plan. The X2
has a bunch of very nice features.
It will be the first dual-core 1GHz smartphone to
operate on the Verizon network. It also has a 4.3-inch qHD screen that is covered
by Gorilla Glass. The X2 will be powered by Android 2.2 at launch and will
later get an update to Android 2.3. The phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera
and can record HD video.
Other features include a mirror mode for sharing
photos and other content on a big screen TV. The device supports enterprise security
policies and has support for all the Google services expected of an Android
smartphone. The Droid X2 can also act as a mobile hotspot for sharing the 3G
connection with up to five other devices.
The required voice plan will cost $39.99 monthly
and the unlimited data plan will cost $29.99 monthly.
quote: Every single phone/phone maker has to recompile their own version of the Android software. That is the reason why almost none of Androids phones even run 2.3. This is the drawback with an "open" standard like Android.
quote: Android 3 is Googles first own version of Android, and they have huge problem getting it to work. 3.0 on tablets is a disaster. Crashes, slow, no apps.