Review: Motorola's Droid X
Thanks to the way Android has been engineered, support for Facebook is part of Android's blood. Users' Facebook accounts merge seamlessly with Gmail or Exchange contacts, and the way Motoblur treats them in the contact app is simply elegant and the way things should work.
There are multiple avenues into the social networking scene with the Droid X. First, there are the stand-alone and dedicated Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter apps. Motorola has also created its own widgets for these applications. They are best used for posting status updates to multiple accounts at once. Motorola's home-baked software isn't as good as the dedicated apps at allowing users to interact with their friends. For instance, you can't respond to Twitter DMs from the home screen widget. You have to jump into the unified inbox to do that. And if you're going to go that far, you may as well open up the regular application.
Of course all these applications alert users unobtrusively via the Android notification system. As your Facebook and Twitter streams are updated, notifications appear at the top of the screen. Pull down the notification shade to see what messages have been flung your way.
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The Android platform is one of the best for social networking, and the Droid X leaves nothing out.
Phone Scoop goes hands-on with the new Motorola Droid X. Based on our first impressions, it is the finest handset Motorola has ever produced.
Jun 23, 2010
Today Verizon Wireless, Motorola, Google and Adobe took the stage at a press conference in New York City to announced the new Droid X, Verizon's latest in its series of Android devices. The Droid X is a slab-style touch phone.
May 25, 2011
Verizon Wireless has published support documentation outlining the Android 2.3 Gingerbread system update for the Motorola Droid X. Gingerbread brings a wide number of updates and changes to the Droid X, including new user interface colors and schemes, customizable dock icons, better word prediction and dictionary support, more calendar options, numerous updates and fixes for the email application, better low-light camera performance, and improved battery life with Bluetooth.
Dec 10, 2010
Verizon Wireless is rolling out a firmware update to the Motorola Droid X. Most of the changes reflected make improvements to bugs or other issues on the existing Droid X software.
Sep 21, 2010
Verizon Wireless sent word that Motorola Droid X owners will see the Android 2.2 FroYo update starting tomorrow. Users can manually update through the About Phone > System Updates menu.