First Motorola Droid 2 review

The first Motorola Droid 2 review has arrived courtesy of Engadget and it looks like Motorola’s latest and greatest didn’t really impress. The review notes that the Droid 2 doesn’t bring anything new to the table given its similar design to the original (with a slightly improved keyboard) and the fact that the stock Android 2.2 UI has been replaced with Moto’s soon to be defunct MOTOBLUR. It will definitely be wiser to get a Droid X instead justfor the improved camera (and 720P video recording) and the bigger screen. Owners of the original Droid have no reason at all to run to their local Verizon store and grab the Droid 2 unless they think that synthetic benchmark results are super important…

There’s no question that the Droid 1 was entering its twilight years, especially in the aftermath of the Droid X’s release; Motorola and Verizon knew they needed to bring the old model up to spec if they wanted to keep a quality physical QWERTY Android device on the shelves. The problem is that in doing so, they’ve killed off one of the Droid’s most endearing features — the fact that it ran stock Android — and have failed to make any improvements compelling enough to warrant an upgrade. In other words, Droid owners, don’t feel bad that your phone has been replaced here; in fact, we’re pretty sure we’d rather have a Froyo-equipped Droid over a Droid 2, especially since the 2′s new processor fails to translate into huge performance gains that you can feel in your day-to-day usage.

Verizon has also announced that a second OTA update will be pushed out ot the original Droid to enable user to later download Adobe Flash plugin from the Android Market.

Source: engadget