Introducing Droid X

February 20, 2011

Google has given its mobile operating system a big boost by building Nexus One, which helped them merge software and hardware in one device.

Their aim was to move the phone platform hardware business forward and they  clearly achieved it, according to Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt.

Therefore, they announced they were not planning to produce a second one in the future.

This news came as a shock for Android users. Everyone was pleased with the performance of Nexus One, and was looking forward to a Nexus Two, or even a Nexus Three.

Reports that Motorola would be building the second device brought some hope. Every potential buyer was looking for a new Android mobile phone from Google, especially after the disappointment of HTC’s EVO 4G, the latest Android device in the market. Its battery drains unbelievably fast, even without being on a 4G network.

However, what was rumoured to be the Nexus Two or Shadow is now the Droid X from Motorola. Android lovers are on a date with a super-phone. Following on the success of its predecessor, Motorola has again proved that it's the best company to manufacture Android-based mobile phones.

Featuring a 4.3-inch LCD touch screen, HDMI output, an eight-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and auto focus, dual-led flash with the ability to shoot high-definition video at 24 frames per second, a 1Ghz processor and 8GB internal memory with the included 16GB microSD card, Droid X offers the ultimate snappy performance: just what users are looking for.

The battery promises eight hours of talk time and 220 hours' standby time. It is loaded with version 2.1 of Android, which will make some people think twice before they get it, as the last version 2.2 (Froyo) is already out with all its major updates, and the inability to upgrade manually until it comes officially from the company.

The same applies to every Android-based mobile. But it's not a cause for concern – the company will release an update in late August, according to internal sources.

With the huge demand, Motorola has failed to keep enough stocks. The shortage may affect Motorola's chance of gaining a good market share in the competitive smartphone market.

For Arab users, the Arabic language is not officially supported, but is possible to add unofficially, with modifications to the software. There were rumours last week that whoever tries to modify their Droid X will have to pay the price, as the device will self-destruct.

The modification will permanently block the phone's 'boot loader,' using a technology called eFuze. Motorola will be able to block any software from third-party sources from being run on the device.

The news has caused some consternation among Android lovers, who are known to install third- party 'mods' to add extra features or unavailable properties, like supporting Arabic for instance.

But Motorola has made things clear, stating, "If a device attempts to boot with unapproved software, it will go into recovery mode, and can reboot once approved software is re-installed."

Anyhow, Droid X is one of the best Android mobile phones out there. With its massive crisp screen, this is the best Android phone yet. And if you are looking for a new smartphone, this should be your choice. Even if you haven't tried Android operating systems before, this is the best time to do so.