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Motorola Droid X
Motorola Motoroi X
Droid X logo.jpg
A Motorola Droid X showing an Android 2.3 home screen
Motorola Droid X (United States - Verizon Wireless)
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Series Droid
Compatible networks CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO Rev. A
First released United States July 15, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-07-15) (Verizon Wireless)
Availability by country Mexico November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16) (Iusacell)
Successor Motorola Droid X2
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 127.5 mm (5.02 in) H
65.5 mm (2.58 in) W
9.9 mm (0.39 in) D
Weight 155 g (5.5 oz)
Operating system Android 2.3 Gingerbread
2.3.3 starting September 2011
Android 2.1 Eclair before September 22, 2010
CPU 1 GHz TI OMAP3630-1000
GPU PowerVR SGX530
Memory 512 MB Mobile DDR SDRAM
Storage 8 GB flash memory
Removable storage 2 GB microSDHC class 6, supports up to 32 GB
Battery Internal Rechargeable Li-ion
User replaceable
1540mAh Part #: BH5X
1880mAh Part #: BH6X (option)
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
Push buttons
A-GPS
S-GPS
Microphones (3)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Magnetometer
Display TFT LCD, 4.3 in (110 mm) diagonal
854×480 px FWVGA at 228 ppi
Rear camera 8.0-megapixel with 4X digital zoom
Autofocus
Dual LED flash
1/1000 mechanical shutter
720×1280 (720P) video capture at 20 fps
Connectivity 3.5 mm TRRS
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR with A2DP & AVRCP
DLNA
micro-HDMI (type D)[1]
micro-USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
SAR Head 1.43 W/kg
Body 1.41 W/kg
Hearing aid compatibility M4, T3
References [2][3][4]
Motorola Droid X2
Manufacturer Motorola Mobility, Inc.
Series Droid
Compatible networks CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO Rev. A
First released United States June 19, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-06-19) (Verizon Wireless)
Predecessor Motorola Droid X
Related Motorola Atrix 4G
Type Smartphone
Form factor Slate
Dimensions 127.5 mm (5.02 in) H
65.5 mm (2.58 in) W
9.9 mm (0.39 in) D
Weight 155 g (5.5 oz)
Operating system Android 2.2.2 (Froyo)
2.3.3 (Gingerbread) starting 28 July 2011
2.3.4 starting 25 February 2012
2.3.5 starting May 2012
CPU 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2
(Cortex-A9)
GPU 300 MHz ULP GeForce
Memory 512 MB Mobile DDR SDRAM
Storage 8 GB flash memory
Removable storage 8 GB microSDHC class 6, supports up to 32 GB
Battery 1540 mAh Internal Rechargeable Li-ion
User replaceable
Data inputs Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
Push buttons
A-GPS
S-GPS
Microphone
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Display TFT LCD, 4.3 in (110 mm) diagonal
960×540 px qHD at 256 ppi
Rear camera 8.0-megapixel with 4X digital zoom
Autofocus
Dual LED flash
1/1000 mechanical shutter
720×1280 (720P) video capture at 30 fps
Connectivity

3.5 mm TRRS
Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR with A2DP & AVRCP
DLNA

micro-HDMI (type D)
micro-USB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
SAR Head 0.74 W/kg
Body 1.5 W/kg
Hearing aid compatibility M4, T3
References [5][6]

The Droid X is a smartphone released by Motorola on July 15, 2010. The smartphone was rebranded as Motoroi X for its release in Mexico on November 9, 2010. The Droid X runs on the Android operating system, and the latest version supported was 2.3 Gingerbread. It was distributed by Verizon Wireless in the United States and Iusacell in Mexico.

Motorola ceased production of the Droid X on March 31, 2011. Less than two months later on May 26, 2011, Motorola released its successor, the Droid X2, which featured an upgraded dual-core processor called the Nvidia Tegra 2. These were the only products from Motorola with the Droid X branding. The product line was succeeded by the Droid Bionic and the Droid Razr.

History[edit]

Motorola released the Droid X on July 15, 2010, at an initial price of US$569, or $199 with a two-year contract commitment.[7][3]. The smartphone was only available to Verizon Wireless customers in the United States and to Iusacell customers in Mexico, where it was released as Motoroi X on November 9, 2010.[8]

A leaked end-of-life document from Verizon showed that production of the Droid X would end on March 31, 2011.[9] It was succeeded by the Droid X2 on May 26, 2011.[10]

Specifications[edit]

Hardware[edit]

The Droid X features a 1.0 GHz TI OMAP3630-1000 SoC, a 4.3 in (110 mm) FWVGA (854 x 480) TFT LCD display, 8 GB of internal flash memory and a 16 GB microSDHC card, and is compatible with microSDHC cards up to 32 GB. When the Droid X was first released it came standard with a microSDHC card of 16 GB, but Motorola reduced the size to 2 GB. Users input data to the phone via a multi-touch capacitive touchscreen. The Droid X includes an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash and can record video at 720p resolution up to 24 fps also.[4]

Reception[edit]

The Droid X received favorable reviews. CNET gave the phone an 8.3/10[11] and praised the 8-megapixel camera as well as the HDMI output capability. PC Magazine gave the phone 8.7/10 and said that the Droid X was a true iPhone 4 competitor.[12] The phone was an immense success, becoming the second highest-selling phone of August 2010, right behind the iPhone 4.

Droid X2[edit]

The second generation Droid X2 is physically similar in every respect, even sharing the same battery, except that it lacks a physical camera button. Motorola's decision to drop the camera button has been met with both praise and ridicule. Some say it lends the phone a sleeker look, while others report that the lack of a physical button makes taking steady pictures more difficult. Internally, it is built around the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip with two ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at 1 GHz; this SoC provides greatly enhanced graphics power.[13] The other significant change for the X2 is the switch to a RGBW PenTile display with qHD resolution. The X2 comes standard from Verizon with an 8 GB SD card and 8 GB of internal memory. Although the major specifications of the 8-megapixel camera and 720p HD video recorder are unchanged, image quality has been improved and video is now recorded at 30 fps thanks to a revised camera sensor.[14][15]

While the Droid X had already been upgraded to Android 2.3 at the X2's launch, the X2 was released with 2.2 and a promise for an update to 2.3.[16] 2.3.3 was released in batches starting on July 28, 2011, and available to pull over-the-air on August 1, 2011.[17] Android 2.3.4 was soak tested to most users on October 12 to fix various bugs. Android 2.3.5 soak was started early May to some users (verizon 1.3.418.) As of May 2012, the US Verizon version has been updated to 2.3.5. The non-Verizon and International version, the Milestone X2 has been updated by Motorola Mobility to 2.3.6. Verizon promises a 2.3.6 update but Motorola Mobility has confirmed it will never see Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Droid X2 was a disappointment to fans of Official Motorola Droid devices and was met with equally lackluster sales. For Droid X owners, the lack of significant improvements and number of reported performance issues discouraged upgrades to the new phone. It was not the spiritual successor to the Droid and the Droid X that Verizon and Motorola Mobility had hoped it would be. Instead, the Droid RAZR released six months later became the next flagship model of the Motorola Droid lineup.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Motorola for Consumers". Motorola Mobility. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Verizon 2010.
  3. ^ a b Verizon Wireless 2011.
  4. ^ a b Motorola Mobility 2011.
  5. ^ "Motorola Droid X2". Verizon Wireless. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Droid X2 by Motorola Fact Sheet". Alexi's Tech Blog. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Verizon Wireless 2010.
  8. ^ Chester, Simon (November 10, 2010). "Motorola Droid X making its way to Mexico, rebranded as Motoroi X". TechCrunch. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ Baker, Aaron (August 24, 2010). "Confirmed: End-of-life approaching for Verizon Pre Plus, Curve 8530, and Storm2". PhoneDog. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ Nickinson, Phil (May 18, 2011). "Droid X2 officially announced, available May 26 for $199". Android Central. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Motorola Droid X Review". CNET. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  12. ^ Nusca, Andrew (23 June 2010). "Motorola Droid X review: bigger, badder, better". ZDNet. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "DROID X2 by Motorola Coming to Verizon Wireless with Double the Power, Double the Does". Press Release. Motorola Mobility. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  14. ^ "Droid X2 review". engadget. engadget. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  15. ^ "Motorola Droid X2 Review - A Droid X with Tegra 2". Anand Tech. Anand Tech. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "DROID X2 by Motorola Fact Sheet". Motorola Mobility. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  17. ^ "Verizon Support: DROIDX2 Gingerbread Update Starts Rolling Out Today". Droid Life. Droid Life. Retrieved 1 August 2011. 
  18. ^ "Motorola Milestone XT702 - Motorola Mobility Hong Kong Limited". Motorola Mobility. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 

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