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First-gen Motorola DROID to get an update?

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First-gen Motorola DROID to get an update?
At a time when most smartphones have been retired by their owner, stuffed away in a drawer never to see the light of day again, the 2-year old Motorola DROID continues to be a useful smartphone. Last updated with Froyo, the handset credited with kicking off the current run of Androidmania could be getting a firmware update from Motorola.

An email sent from the Motorola Feedback Network asks original Motorola DROID owners if they would like to be involved in a project. You must be a member of the Motorola Owners Forum to participate. While the project, which is called confidential in the email, is not revealed, this type of email is usually sent out after a soak test which implies that a firmware update is coming to the device.

Will it be Gingerbread? Ice Cream Sandwich? Something else? Considering the age of the phone, Motorola DROID owners will most likely welcome any update with open arms. Many buyers of the original DROID are looking to upgrade to the Motorola DROID RAZR, the HTC Rezound or the Samsung GALAXY Nexus and while updating the firmware won't change the aged processor on the phone, it might make users more comfortable using the model until a decision to upgrade is made.

source: Phandroid

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posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:17 5

1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


too late for me :(

I'm a happy Droid Razr owner now :)

Still, thats a cool thing to do for OG Droid owners.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:49 3

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I am so green with Android envy! (You see what I did there? :) ) Anyway, how ya likin, it? Does the pintile display take away from the SAMOLED experience? Fill us in.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 17:18 2

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Better reception than the Bionic.

Better 4g signal(no on and off 3g to 4g like the Bionic, as of yet anyway)

Cant say anything about battery as of now sense I've only had it for 4h30 and it only had half a charge when it was activated.

It feels great in my hands; super light, yet soft due to the Kevlar back, and man does it look good :)

I'm sorry to say that I didn't notice any difference from the pixilation problems that plague the Bionic. Unfortunately the screen looks identical to the Bionics screen.

Camera is awesome. It shoots pictures about a half-second quicker than it did on the bionic.

I'm at work right now and our facility is regulated by CPNI rules so I haven't been able to play with it too much. I'm very existed about using the task app once I get off work.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 21:14 1

11. sgogeta4 (Posts: 391; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


Thought Razr wasn't Pentile. Either way at high resolutions, it won't be noticeable.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:18

2. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 684; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


Interesting... might grab my old Droid and see whats up! I truly loved the heavy and sturdy feeling of this device... one of the best screens too! (as far as feel, and not resolution).

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:49

3. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)


Hm... well, I already have Android 2.3.7 on my Droid 1. I really don\'t think there\'s enough RAM to handle ICS. If anyone\'s going to get ICS on there, it\'s going to be the CM team. But even they had issues getting 2.3 on it. Would be fun though. I can\'t sell the phone as I\'ve damaged it beyond any dollar value, but it still works.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 16:50 2

5. gtrxman (Posts: 104; Member since: 10 Sep 2011)


Just got my RAZR yesterday. This is cool though. I think it shows Moto's commitment to update as many phones as possible. Here's to Moto making fewer low end phones like Citrus and concentrating on sweet machines like the OG Droid and the RAZR.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 17:36

7. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)


That's. Sweet for the og

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 18:59

8. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


i went from the OG Droid to the Razr. great phone.. snappy response and looks very nice! too bad apple ripped off the razr\'s screen off effect.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 19:00

9. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


I miss the OG. Had the best camera. The one on the Bionic/Razr (they use the same sensor) [currently] sucks! I own the Bionic.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 19:35 1

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I'm sure its just a small software update to fix some bugs. Lol ICS? Get real there's no way that's going to happen on such a slow processor and small ram.

posted on 11 Nov 2011, 21:25

12. BattleBrat (Posts: 1038; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I just got the RAZR but I welcome the upgrade, my original Droid is still going strong and I welcome an update

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 13:33 1

13. saiful10 (Posts: 47; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Good job moto......

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