Review: Motorola Droid 2
Touch sensitivity on the Motorola Droid 2 was fine, but could have been much better. The phone relies on touch sensitive buttons beneath the screen, and I did not like the choice. I have never used touch sensitive buttons that I felt were better than the real thing. On the Droid 2, they were slow to react, and often didn't feel my taps unless I moved my finger around a bit to find the right spot. I've felt worse (some Samsung Galaxy S phones, for instance), but hardware keys would be a much better choice.
The screen itself is fine, but not the most sensitive touchscreen I've used. Flicking between screens occasionally has no effect whatsoever, and sometimes the screen merely lagged behind my swiping. When you swipe from one home screen to the next, dots at the bottom of the screen tell you at which panel you're looking. I found these to be jerky and tough to use effectively. Again, I wonder if Motorola's flash and dazzle has actually hurt performance, now with touch sensitivity in addition to battery life.
Jun 9, 2016
Motorola today announced two new smartphones, the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid, both of which adopt a modular design that allows users to enhance them with attachable accessories. The phones are spiritual successors to last year's Turbo 2 and Maxx 2 handsets, but take on new design language in addition to support for the Moto Mods modules.
Motorola's new Droids take a modular approach that, at first glance, is compelling. Motorola hopes people will buy into the idea of enhancing their Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force with hot-swappable modules that add speakers, power, and more to the phones.
Sep 13, 2011
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available to the Motorola Droid R2D2 edition. Instructions are available from Verizon's support site.
Motorola's flagship smartphones for 2016 are the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid for Verizon Wireless. These Android smartphone are unique thanks to their slim, metal designs and swappable modular back panels.
May 8, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms, two new systems-on-a-chip that the company says will dramatically improve speed, battery life, and photography for sub-flagship smartphones. The Snapdragon 660 succeeds the 653, while the 630 succeeds the 626.