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Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible

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Needless to say that Android 2.2 Froyo on the DROID 2 can substantially compel most people to side with it since it's the latest build of the platform, but the Incredible isn't too far from seeing the creamy filled dessert. the HTC Droid Incredible's Android 2.1 experience is of course beautified with HTC's Sense user interface which has to be one of the better constructed and thought out customizations available on Android. When comparing it to the DROID 2's MOTOBLUR like elements, we still find Sense to be extremely appealing since it is tastefully able to display a myriad of information, like social networking statuses or news, directly on the homescreen without navigating away from it. Under the hood, the Incredible receives its processing prowess from its 1GHz Snapdragon processor while the DROID 2 is powered by an equally capable 1GHz TI OMAP CPU. In actual usage, we found the Incredible to perform better in terms of relative responsiveness as it's able to move between its homescreen more fluidly, but both are able to launch applications in the same amount of time.

Motorola DROID 2 - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
Motorola DROID 2 - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
Motorola DROID 2 - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
Motorola DROID 2 - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible

Motorola DROID 2


HTC Droid Incredible - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
HTC Droid Incredible - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
HTC Droid Incredible - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
HTC Droid Incredible - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible

HTC Droid Incredible



There's no kidding the kind of serious integration both devices have to offer when it comes down to social networking, but there's just something about HTC's Friend Stream that makes it more compelling. One reason is that the Friend Stream widget is able to display all of your social networking accounts within the widget without the need to open up a window on top of it or loading a separate app. Conversely, the DROID 2 still retains some of the elements found on MOTORBLUR – as the widget will display the status or tweet from friends, but clicking it will open up a window which will then allow you to read all of them.

Even though the DROID 2 offers the convenience of a full QWERTY keyboard, the on-screen keyboard of the HTC Droid Incredible is still responsive and accurate enough to type on. Although it doesn't replace the cozy feeling physical buttons on the DROID 2 physical keyboard, we still find HTC keyboard to employ a better layout than the on-screen options available on the DROID 2. They're both naturally responsive thanks to their peppy processors, but there are less instances when you need to navigate from the main keyboard to input a specific character; say like a punctuation. With the HTC keyboard, you can quickly input a number or punctuation by simply performing a long press on the associated button. While on the DROID 2, you'll have to press another button to access all of the alternative characters. However, the Swype keyboard on the DROID 2 employs a similar scheme to the Incredible, but it doesn't feel quite as normal since numbers are laid out on a numeric keypad fashion as opposed to finding them across the top row of buttons.

Motorola DROID 2 - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible

Motorola DROID 2

HTC Droid Incredible - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible

HTC Droid Incredible

Motorola DROID 2 - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible
HTC Droid Incredible - Motorola DROID 2 vs. HTC Droid Incredible

Motorola DROID 2

HTC Droid Incredible



Since they're Android powered devices, both feed off the Android Market to considerably supplement their experience thanks to the host of apps available to the platform. In addition, there are some personalization offerings that can profoundly improve the look and feel of the platform – such as widgets, live wallpapers, and customized themes. Additionally, both are perfect when it comes down to loading a casual game since their high-powered processors allow for a smooth and satisfying experience.

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