Sunday, March 6, 2011

Droid X

Hey everyone, sorry I've been kind of mooky with updating, I had a rough week. Now i'm ready for lots of writing to come however. Today let's talk about the Droid X by Motorola. This is a great phone running Android 2.2, it originally came out in July of last year running 2.1 and has updated OTA since then. This is a pretty powerful phone for right now, although it will probably be outclassed by the newer dual cores that are beginning to appear on the European market currently. Most of those phones are running nVidia's Tegra 2 chipset to run more graphically demanding games and gaining better HD decoding. The Droid X has an OMAP 3630 1 GHz processor that helps to keep winodw transitions and background apps from getting slow. This device is honestly once of the best to experience Android on currently due its snappiness and powerful internals. The screen is also very nice coming in at 4.3 inches with a 854x480 resolution and this is really its only major fault. Seeing a higher resolution screen would have been nice, but the sheer size of it seems to make up for the lack of this. Watching movies is a great experience and it's even great for storing and carrying all those big movies and files you have. With 8 GB of internal storage and a 16 GB card included, this device can carry massive amounts of multimedia. It also has a pretty nice modding community over at XDA, giving it multiple ROMs to test out. Some ones that I can recommend are Liberty by Kejar, FlyX by Birdman, and GummyJar 2.5 which I am running right now. These are cool because they are incorporating large elements of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and run even faster than the stock software. The only bad things about this phone are the MotoBlur garbage and and the locked down bootloader. Judging by Motorola's new stance on rooting the Xoom tablet, their policies may be about to change on their locked down devices. Best of luck and technology freedom to everyone!

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