Motorola DROID X gets security update (and no, we don't mean the Motorola Moto X)

Motorola DROID X gets security update (and no, we don't mean the Motorola Moto X)
The Motorola DROID X was the result of the manufacturer's brainstorming on how to take advantage of what was then a major sensation with the Motorola DROID. Phone buyers who never heard of Android just weeks before, were all of a sudden offered a device with a massive (at the time) 4.3 inch screen. Even the 1GB OMAP processor, just single-core, was considered top-shelf back in  2010.

The phone also was the subject of a couple of ads that Motorola ran, aimed at the Apple iPhone 4's left-handed death grip. When Apple agreed to send iPhone 4 owners a free rubber bumper to prevent the user's body from putting the antennas on the phone out of tune, Motorola put out a full page ad for the DROID X screaming "No Jacket Required".

What brought on this trip down memory lane was the word that the 3-year old Motorola DROID X had received a security update on Friday. Software version 45.621.10.MB810 has two items on the changelist. First, enhanced accuracy and reliability of the Commercial Mobile Telephone Alerts (CMAS) has been achieved, and secondly, Google security patches have been integrated to reduce potential security risks. That's all there is to it. Surely you weren't expecting Kit Kat?

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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  • Display 4.3" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 6.656 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(8.00h talk time)



1. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

hope Motorola releases an update for the droid razr maxx which addresses all the problems with the JB update.

4. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Are you talking about how SLOOOOOOOW the phone is running after the update?

10. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

thats the mainnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn one.

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

My dad still uses my old X. It was the phone that solidified my love for Android. Sure, it seems rather quaint now compared to what we have for specs, but it's one of the best second gen Android phones ever built.

16. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I will take it a step further, Sniggs: I think all things being equal, this may have been the best of the "Droid" line. Debate welcome, of course, but the "X" was a trend setter and a great running Android.

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The X was what moved me off RIM/BB and over to Android. Unfortunately, Moto hasn't been able to repeat the success of the X since. :-(

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i think the OG Droid Razr was a huge success for Moto as well as Verizon.

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Are you referring the the LTE edition Razr? I owned one of those and loved to use it to show my iSnob co-workers how fast the LTE connection was, compared to their 3G iSlow phones. However, I still think the high-water mark was set by the Droid X. Since then, each iteration of the Moto Droid line would have something missing when compared to competing high end Android smartphones. The Razr had speed, but the camera was lacking compared to the X. The pentile screen was a meh experience as well. Don't get me wrong, the Razr was a good phone, it is just that the X in its day was better.

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's this one. yeah, the X had pretty easy reign then.

3. Andman314

Posts: 61; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I thought the phone was at its EOL.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

EOL just means that it won't be sold or manufactured anymore. It doesn't mean updates can't be sent out to it anymore.

8. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Actually it was pretty much DoA consumer wise.

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you know the Droid X is still one of the most highly used phones in the states right? that's probably why Moto bothered with pushing this update...

22. mcshank

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

I have used it since its launch and am waiting on either Moto X with Moto maker for Verizon or Note 3.. Moto X was and is my favorite phone. It was built like a tank and is still running with very little issues. Best Phone Ever made imo.

26. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Exactly. I know 3 people who STILL use their Droid X, and 4 who just recently upgraded. Those are some pretty high numbers for my little town that's over run with iDevices. I only know 2 people with a GS3, and 2 with a GS4.

28. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Off topic, but I can actually say something about the battery life on the Mini now that I've used it for a few days regularly. With Wifi always on and my brightness at about 70%, I was able to squeeze 15 hours out of it on Sunday while texting pretty much constantly, taking a few calls (lasting about 10-20 minutes each), playing casual games for about 2 hours overall, and for the last hour the screen was on constantly while I was doing my weekend Calculus homework because I took a picture of the table he wrote on the board instead of writing it down. I'm impressed

6. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Almost seems ancient, back in the day i hated on android too. Single core jeeze, we rollin with quad cores clocked at 2.3ghz now. We be spoiled by technologies

7. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Where did this phone reach in terms of Android version? Did it get Android2.3?

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A lot of users were having problems with the DX but couldn't do much since they were stuck with it.

15. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

This is why you either put a ROM on an Android phone or get a Nexus. Don't get me wrong, I love Android, but manufacturer skins are so frustrating.

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

The same could be said for the first couple generations of your beloved iphone. When did they get 3g, copy & paste, sms? Guess the updates are magical when they give you nothing to start with.

11. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

1gb? Its 1ghzi think...

12. srk_s_rao unregistered

Its better than my DEFY, my DEFY is on Jelly Bean, still rocks..

13. verizonalways1515

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 07, 2013

Unlike apple, even when a phone is stated as EOL, Motorola will still fix problems with it.

14. alouden unregistered

The amazing thing to me is that this phone is ONLY three years old. So much has happened the world of mobile phones in general and android in particular in those three years

18. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Funny i was just looking at this phone on Google images the other day.

19. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I have a friend still rocking the X. Good to see Moto and VZW are still supporting what was indeed a key player in the rise of Android in the US.

24. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

My brother still has his X in service, mine is still on my desk but I use the DNA wish the DNA was as straightforward as the X was. Too much OEM trash on top of Android makes for one memory hog. Tell you one thing that Droid X was built to last, that bastard is tough as still sports the dings from the times I dropped it.

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