Verizon Droid 2 Vs Droid: Verizon recently launched Motorola Droid 2, its latest offering in its series of Android phones. It boasts of some impressive features which distinguish it from the earlier version and also boasts a first, 2.2 - Froyo installed as standard equipment translates to it being the first Android phone to offer Adobe Flash as part of its standard equipment.
Lets first compare it to the earlier version. In looks its almost the same except for the silver trim that replace the bronze trim on the ear piece and back of the phone. The track pad which was part of the slide-out QWERTY keyboard has been removed and this is a nod in the right direction since it was not required anyway.
What is also missing is the overhang phone trim right below the screen and this translates into larger keyboard keys when compared to the original. This is however not such a good thing for the on-screen Swype input method on the main touchscreen seems a lot more user-friendly.
The largest changes in Droid 2 seem to be on the inside. Lots of care has been taken by Verizon to improve on its operating system. The fact that it has Froyo and Adobe Flash as part of its standard equipment has already been mentioned.this means that Droid 2 definitely provides a Flash experience superior to Android phones which don't have this facility.
Another major thing going for it is its size .Its dimensions are 4.6 by 2.4 by 0.5 inches and it weighs less than 6 ounces. This means it readily fits in to your pocket which is a great advantage .It also comes with a 3.7-inch (854 by 480 pixels) WVGA screen which adds to its compactness. Users can also take advantage of its vast array of features such as 8GB of memory with an 8 GB microSD card,5.0 megapixel camera with auto focus, face detection and panoramic mode,1GHz Texas Instruments processor with dedicated GPU, Wi-fi and a GPS.
Other advantages include its ability to serve as a 3G mobile hotspot. You can actually connect with 5 different devices in the same time period. What is also amazing is the number of extras that com with Droid 2 such as Visual Voice Mail, Media Manager and Backup Assistant, Skype Mobile and the range of applications that come with Google such as Gmail, Calendar and Gtalk to name just a few. Android 2.2 on Droid 2 opens up very swiftly which means Flash files open swiftly too.
Now lets come to the main negatives. Its 3.7 inch screen is in no way comparable to the larger screens on large screens on a Droid X, EVO 4G or any of the Samsung Galaxy S models. The pricing is also not that competitive when you compare the fact that you can get Droid Incredible and Droid X for 200 dollars, the same price of Droid 2 with a standard 2-year service contract thrown in. These may be the only things that deter consumers from buying this Android phone which boasts of the most up-to-date operating system.