Motorola Droid X2 officially announced, coming to Verizon on May 26


Thanks to its large screen, relatively good battery life, and premium internals, the Droid X has been one of the premiere smartphones on Verizon. However, devices age quickly and the Droid X is no exception. Naturally, then, people are interested in what Motorala and Verizon will bring out as its successor.

Fortunately for these people, official details of the next Droid X, called the Droid X2, were released by Motorola and Verizon today, and the device will go on sale on May 26. Unsurprisingly, most of the device's specifications line up with what has been previously rumored, with a dual-core 1GHz processer (not specified to be a Tegra), an 8MP camera with flash, a 4.3 in. qHD display, and the standard WiFi and Bluetooth. Notably absent is the front facing camera and 4G connectivity. Also disappointing is the included version of custom skinned Android 2.2 with only the promise of an upgrade to 2.3. 

Another potential problem with this phone is the tendency of Motorola to lock down their devices. The Droid X has a locked bootloader to try to prevent modding, and as such it is likely the X2 has one as well. Even though this can be circumvented by dedicated hackers, users who are eager to root and ROM their devices may want to stay away from this phone for a while.

The Droid X2 is by all means a worthy upgrade to its predecessor. However, I would be hesitant to buy into a contract right now, especially with 4G devices like the Bionic on the horizon. Still, the X2 appears to be an Android device that will not disappoint Droid X and Verizon users alike.

[Android Central]
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