Verizon's Motorola DROID brand is often confused with Google's Android in general, especially amongst 'normal' people who don't live and breathe smartphones like we do. If there was ever proof that wall-to-wall advertising does the job, it's the way many people call any Android device a 'DROID.'
Microsoft is taking legal action against the company behind the popular Android-based Droid handsets - Motorola - for infringing nine patents that the company is allegedly using without licensing in their phones.
Ever wished to have got the new beautiful Sense experience from HTC Desire on your Motorola Droid? Droid, which ships with Android 2.0 has got the plain and simple interface which comes as stock from Android 2.0 OS. But now thanks to folks over at AllDroid, you will now soon be able to get the attractive looking HTC Sense right on your Motorola Droid phone.
Folks over at AllDroid have managed to overclock the Motorola Droid phone to 1.1Ghz, hence making it faster than the “stock” Nexus One which is powered by 1Ghz Snapdragon processor. The test was carried out by testing Droid with different clock speeds (800Mhz, 900Mhz, 1Ghz, 1.1Ghz) after which it was found to be running most stable at 800Mhz.
Talks about the next version of the Google phone are already underway. Folks over at Mobile01 have managed to grab photos of Motorola Shadow, which they think might be the next flagship Android phone from Google. Nexus Two, as they are calling it will feature a sliding QWERTY keyboard, compared to the virtual onscreen one on the Nexus One, and will be targeted more towards the Enterprise users.
The upcoming update to HTC Sense UI from HTC Espresso has been ported to run on the popular Motorola Droid phone. Droid, which ships with Android 2.0/2.0.1 has got this plain and simple interface which comes as stock from Android 2.0 OS. But thanks to folks over at AllDroid, you can now get the new Sense UI right on your Motorola Droid.
Folks over at AllDroid have managed to port the multitouch capable web browser from the European version of Droid i.e. Motorola Milestone over to the Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless. For those of you who don’t know, Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless in US doesn’t support multitouch functionality in most apps even though the hardware is fully capable of running it. This is probably due to the US iPhone patents because of which even the Google Nexus One wont be able to support multitouch functionality.
Swype keyboard, which is currently officially available only on Windows Mobile based Samsung Omnia II has been leaked for Android devices. This leaked preview version of Skype is optimized for high resolution Android devices such as the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris. This preview version of Swype for Android devices is said to be incompatible with the older WVGA screens.
The upcoming Google Nexus One phone with Android 2.1 has this built-in feature with which you can set animated wallpaper as your background just like how you can do on HTC HD2 with HTC Sense. Since Android 2.1 has now been ported over to Droid, it is now possible to run animated wallpapers. Thanks to the folks over at DroidForums who have posted a hack to enable this feature on Motorola Droid, running Android 2.1 ROM.
Earlier today, we informed you about the upcoming Motorola Milestone ROM for Droid, which promised to bring all the multitouch goodness including pinch to zoom and tap functionality to the web browser, pictures and Google Maps app over to the Droid on Verizon. The alpha version of the said ROM is now available for download from AllDroid forum. This custom ROM for Droid is based on the original stock Android 2.0 ROM which Motorola Milestone is shipped with.