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.
Folks over at Sholes.info have managed to port Android 2.1 on Motorola Droid. You can go ahead and try it now but the hacker has a warning placed on his site which states that the current Rom release is unstable and might brick your phone. Earlier this month, Android 2.1 Rom was leaked for HTC Hero with the latest version of Sense UI, fully optimized to run on this latest version of Android.
Motorola Droid on Verizon has been successfully rooted for direct access to the file system. It works on both the original Android 2.0 Rom which ships with Droid, and the latest Android 2.0.1 OTA (over the air) software update which was recently released for the Droid phone. Root access will enable you to modify the phone’s firmware to whatever you want to have on your phone like themes, apps and custom Roms just like you do on the jailbroken iPhone.
Verizon with its “iDont, Droid Does” advertising campaign has been ruthlessly targeting Apple iPhone, including Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs personally with its recent ad in Sports Illustrated magazine last week. These Droid ads clearly shows how desperate Verizon is to pitch its phones against the mighty iPhone. The Big ‘V’ has got the two Droid phones and is trying too hard to promote them. How far this ad war is going to benefit them is a bit too early to comment on. But one thing that we all were sure off was that Apple is going to respond to them sooner rather than later.
In continuation of its Droid Does advertising campaign from last month, Verizon in pursuance of anti Apple campaign, has launched yet another ad war against iPhone, which is totally Droid centric, but this time a little personal on Steve Jobs as well. Although the ad is Droid specific, it fails to express or tell any strength or specialty of Droid feature wise, and is rather totally focused on highlighting and targeting the weakness of iPhone. Shown below is a page printed in the recent edition of Sports Illustrated magazine with the following text.