Earlier on, we had a peek on a new Droid 2 dubbed the Droid 2 Global. While it looks almost the same as the original Droid 2, the Motorola Droid 2 Global spots a faster 1.2GHz processor and supports both CDMA and GSM. Also bundled in are more productivity tools and also remote data wipe functionality.
So far we haven’t seen any official announcement but Verizon Wireless had revealed the details piece by piece without much obvious attention. Now there’s even a video for it.
Check out the introductory video after the jump.
From the details, the Droid 2 Global comes in 2 colours, Dark Sapphire and Winter White. The processor has been bumped up as well to 1.2GHz and the 3.7″ screen supports a wide 854×480 resolution. Being a global phone, the Droid 2 supports both CDMA and GSM signals. This poses a challenge to HTC’s Desire Z which also features a slider QWERTY keyboard.
Check out the full details at droid-life.
Google mobile has added a new feature to Google Voice Search for Android and they call it Voice Actions for Android.
Voice Actions are a series of spoken commands that let you control your phone using your voice. Call businesses and contacts, send texts and email, listen to music, browse the web, and complete common tasks, all just by speaking into your phone.
It sounds pretty awesome and the demo video looks convincing but we’ve yet to try this new feature to the fullest. If it works like Google says it does, yeah, its going to be a major convenience for those quick text reply while you’re driving (again with the driving).
For the other Froyo devices that are available here like the Nexus One, you’ll need the latest version of Voice Search and Google Search widget. For the Desire and Galaxy S owners out there, sorry, you’re out of luck at the moment.
Also, Voice Actions only currently recognises U.S. English speakers, and we don’t think some of the features are fully supported here just yet.
Check out the Voice Action demo video after the jump.
Ifixit has torn down the new Motorola Droid 2 into pieces, giving us the opportunity to see what’s inside. Disassembling the Droid 2 is reported to be similar to the original Droid.
Despite the new enhancements on the internals, the Droid 2 uses the same 1390mAh battery as its predecessor. Head on to Ifixit and let the photos do the talking.
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When the Motorola Droid 2 was announced, it was mentioned that there’s a Star Wars R2-D2 version as well.
R2D2Central has twitpic a photo of the device. From the photo, it features a white colour base with robotic decals which is disappointingly ugly. The Droid 2 with all that makes it look cheap and childish.
We’re expecting much more than just a slap on of stickers which probably fade or scratch off after a period of time. Hopefully this isn’t the final product but we’re not keeping our hopes too high on this one.
Motorola together with Verizon has finally announced the Droid 2, the successor to the popular Motorola Droid / Milestone. To ride on the success of its predecessor, the Droid 2 maintain its original form factor and features a new slider QWERTY keyboard, WiFi hotspot capability and Flash 10.1 support. All of these comes ready the Android 2.2 Froyo built-in.
According to early leaked specs, the Droid 2 has a 8GB Internal Memory with additional 8GB microSD, a 5.0MP Camera and 1GHz TI OMAP Processor with dedicated GPU.
The Droid 2 is offered at $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a 2 year contract. For those who wish to share their 3G connectivity as a WiFi hotspot will need to pay additional $20 a month.
According to the press release, Verizon Wireless is also offering a limited edition R2-D2 version of the Droid 2 which will Star Wars content and R2-D2 skinned body.
Pre-orders are expected to start tomorrow at the DroidDoes microsite.
We might be seeing a sequel to Motorola Droid which is Verizon’s prime Android device. Being a possible Droid 2, the leak photos show a new keyboard layout without a D-Pad and a dedicated microphone/speak key.
No other information are known at this point.
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