Review: Motorola's Droid X
The Droid X has the mostly-excellent Android browser. I didn't notice too many changes to the base software save for one neat trick.
When rotated on its side, the Droid X offers the neatest version of visual bookmarks / browsing history that I've seen. It works similar to the way CoverFlow does for the Apple iPhone. Your browsing history and bookmarks are laid out in a 3D set of pages that you flip through. Each page has a render of the web site, so you can see what it looks like. It's spiffy, and fun to use.
When held in an upright, portrait position, the bookmark feature acts the same as on other Android handsets.
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Otherwise, there is very little to separate the Droid X's browsing performance when compared to the large crop of Android handsets out there.
...unless you're talking about speed.
The Droid X is one of the fastest browsing devices I've ever used. Web sites rendered almost instantly when browsing via Wi-Fi. Pages loaded in a blink. Browsing speeds via Verizon's 3G network were only slightly slower. The Droid X's browser burns, baby. It burns!
This is an Android device. All seven home screens can be adjusted and populated with whatever apps, widgets, or shortcuts that you want. The additional feature of resizable widgets makes for a whole new realm of customization.
At this point, the one piece of Android that can't be altered is the way menu themes are treated. The Droid X, as with pretty much every other Android handset out there, uses the same white-on-black menu. It's getting tiresome. I wish you could change the colors in there.
Beyond that, the sky is practically the limit.
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.