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Motorola DROID R2-D2 Special Edition gets update

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Motorola DROID R2-D2 Special Edition gets update
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Verizon launched a smartphone that paid homage to one of the Droids in Star Wars, R2-D2. The Motorola DROID R2-D2 Special Edition was basically a Motorola DROID 2 with a special paint job and a $50 higher contract price. This device seems ancient now, but the good news is that there is an update coming to fix some bugs. No, this is not Ice Cream Sandwich. The closest this phone will get to Ice Cream Sandwich is if you drop it in your grocer's freezer on a box of Eskimo Pies.

A long time ago

A long time ago

The changelist shows some useful fixes as keeping the camera setting after the phone is turned off, the ability to download and save purchased MP3 ringtones, successfully play WAV files, sort out contact list correctly and we're sure that users of the device aren't asking too much to have app short cuts and widgets added to the home screen correctly. There are plenty more and if you want to view them all, click on the sourcelink.

Since 2 years have not gone by since the phone launched, we imagine that some of you still have this phone and that it might take a Jedi mind trick for you guys to believe that you have the most up to date specs on your phone. If you can hold on for just a few more months, the force will be with you as your contract expires making you a free agent, able to get the latest and greatest model for a subsidized price.

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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posted on 24 Mar 2012, 03:12 3

1. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I hope people weren't expecting ICS on it. Motorola already screwed the DX2 users, you expected the Droid 2 to fare any better? Not a chance.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 04:11 5

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7033; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Aww. How cute. I was wondering where you were. Have you come back to bash Motorola again?

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 09:16 2

4. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Oh look, you coming back. Do you ever stop whining about what's being said about your favorite company?

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 14:28 2

5. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)


well lets break it down logically....the phone company who made the first cellphone oooorrrr everyone else
(from what i remember you are an apple user in particular)

moto makes excellent phones. Yes they have the "crap models" here and there, but anyone with a brain can do research on what a good or bad phone is....

you clearly dont do this research if you're trying to intellectually bash on the company who started it all

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 15:15 2

8. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Yes, Moto makes excellent phones. But we're talking about the present, not the past. Most of Motorola's devices are terrible when you get into them more and more.

Look at all the problems users with the Droid X series have had, not including the middle finger Motorola gave to DX2 users for ice cream sandwich.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 18:47

10. Sniggly (Posts: 7033; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


What is terrible about Motorola phones, exactly? They have the best executed social networking features of any Android phone, and they're also the most durable. They almost always have the best battery life.

I had very few issues with my X. The X2 sucked and was a mistake from start to finish, and Im sure that if an ICS update was feasible it would have been on the table. It's not like Motorola knew ahead of time how to make the X2 in order to ready it for ICS.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 14:51 2

6. Sniggly (Posts: 7033; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Look at you, you hypocrite. Im not the one who has had to come back TWICE just to bash on a company.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 15:13 2

7. CM_Punk (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


What you call bashing, I call it the truth. You're just blind to it.

#bestintheworld

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 19:00 1

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6497; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


WHY CAN'T U EVER SHUT YOUR MOUTH UP PUNK. talk too damn munch.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 08:25 1

3. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I didn't know this model even existed, if I did I would have bought it...

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 18:39

9. cakvalasc (Posts: 17; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)


I always thought Motorola's overlay on android was a bit slugglsh and lagged when you went through screens. But apps ran fast on it.

posted on 24 Mar 2012, 19:37

12. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 618; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Leave Motorola alone, every manufacturer has bombs here and there and others tend to have lots of hits. Big deal, but thing I love about Motorola is their quality, their top tier phones are usually durable as hell and work pretty well, sure there might be usual quality issues with some batches but that's normal. Hey these guys have my vote when it comes to phone selection, I always look for a Motorola and Samsung device, but Moto gets the nod because I can count on the durability over the samsung but sammy's usually are smoother with graphics and such over moto but hey I can always count on both to deliver some kick ass products.

X2 was clearly a rushed stop gap phone, hopefully we don't get hit with anymore of those from Moto but considering that they are committed to releasing less phones each year. I'm still crushed that the Targa went away, but at least the Razr came and jolted us that Moto is still a big deal when it comes to designs and ingenuity.

posted on 25 Mar 2012, 11:35

13. cellphonejunky (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I used to be die hard motorola fan, had the e1, the fist phone to ever have iTunes and instantly realized I hate iTunes when I tried putting songs on my phone, had the e1000.
one of the first phones with a front facing camera and it came out in 2006. Almost two years later that phone almost exploded in my chest pocket and ever since that little experience I kind of refrained from motorola, switched to nokia with the n73 and now stuck with a bs HTC mytouch 4g. Sorry motorola fans, all my friends that have anything from the droid series, hate them, I personally prefer Samsung but who knows maybe now that Google owns Motorola they will bring the quality of the phones back up to what they used to be, because Motorola is more than capable of making way better phones

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 07:49

14. lukiss88 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


Im a huge star wars fan and this phone is neat.. I agree every phone comp. has s**tty phones and quality phones.. But the droid x2 is not as great as everyone makes it out to be my brother has one it freezes often and hes always having to take the battery out, its not horrible and i really like the r2d2 edition x2 but i wudnt buy it otherwise

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