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Motorola Droid

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Motorola Droid
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Specification
Device Type: Phone
Manufacturer: Motorola Motorola-icon.png
Release Date: November 6, 2009
Operating System: Android Android-icon.jpg
Dimensions: 4.55 x 2.35 x 0.55 inches
Weight: 5.99 ounces
Chipset: TI OMAP 3430: Arm Cortex A8 600 MHz underclocked to 550 MHz, PowerVR SGX 530
Display: 854 x 480 px TFT LCD, 3.7 in (94 mm), 16:9 aspect ratio, WVGA, 265 pixels per inch (ppi)
Networks: Dual band CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A 850/1900 MHz
Wifi: Not Known
Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR
NFC: Not Known
GPS: Yes
Video out: Not Known
Camera: 5 mp autofocus, Dual LED flash, video (720 x 480)
Secondary Camera: no
Internal Memory: RAM: 256MB, ROM: 512MB
Memory Card: MicroSD (16GB bundled, expandable to 32GB)
Battery: 1400 mAh Internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion polymer battery Talk Time: 385 minutes

Standby Time: 270 Hours

Additional Features: Slideout Keyboard,


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Introduction

The Motorola Droid (WCDMA/GSM version: Motorola Milestone, stylized as DROID) is an Internet and multimedia enabled smartphone designed by Motorola, which runs Google's Android operating system. The brand name Droid is a trademark of Lucasfilm licensed to Verizon Wireless.

In the United States, the handset is distributed exclusively by Verizon Wireless. Features of the phone include Wi-Fi networking, a 5-megapixel low light capable digital camera, a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, interchangeable battery, 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen display. It also includes MicroSDHC support with bundled 16GB card, free turn-by-turn navigation from Google Maps, sliding QWERTY keyboard, and Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor. The Motorola Droid runs Android version 2.2. The phone does not, however, run the re-branded MOTOBLUR interface for Android, instead providing the Google Experience skin and application stack.

The Droid has a hearing aid compatibility (hac) rating of M3/T3. The phone was the first to ship with free Google Maps Navigation (beta) installed. The Droid had been publicized under the codenames Sholes and Tao and the model number A855. In Europe, the model number is A853 (Milestone).

The Motorola Droid (Milestone) Was launched simultaneously with the HTC Droid Eris on November 6th, 2009. The Moto Droid is now the predecessor to the Motorola Droid 2


XDA-Developers Forums for the Phone

Motorola Droid Forums


OTA Update

2.1 Update

The Motorola Milestone update rolled out in the beginning of May 2010, five months after the introduction of Android 2.1[32]. After the update several problems were discovered,[33] but since then firmware 2.1 update 1 has been released,[34] which fixes some of the issues. Although Motorola claimed,[35] that they have fixed the random MP3 player start problems, they still occur.[citation needed] It is worth noting that these problems affect only some users.

2.2 Update

On Saturday, August 21, 2010, Motorola announced that they will also release an upgrade to Android 2.2 for the Motorola Milestone with an initial roll-out planned to begin at the end of 2010.[36] This happened almost after a year since the announcement of the Motorola Milestone and world wide advertisement for Adobe Flash support. At first Motorola was undecided,[37] but finally they confirmed the prediction made by Adobe for Flash support.