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DROID 2 Flyer, Rule Empire with Iron Thumbs

For once I’m not going to jump to conclusions and assume that ruling the “empire” has some hidden Star Wars meaning…OK that’s a lie and exactly what I’m going to do.  It’s pretty widely known at this point that there will be some sort of special edition R2-D2 Droid 2 running around and this could be another hint that it will drop the same day as the unofficial launch date of the stock D2 which we’ve all deemed to be August 12th.

Getting excited yet?  Motorola and Verizon definitely love them some new D2 keyboard!

  • Doolidg

    Hello? test…test….1….2

  • Xtzee

    Any news one when a Milestone 2 launch will or may be announced?

  • Username

    The only reason I compared the two (droid x and droid) are because they both have OMAP processors, I don't hate the droid or the droid incredible. I would like to know how the droid incredible can be rooted easier than the droid X considering the droid x can be rooted through a windows program with one click, or through a app from the app market (not there anymore, but was really easy). I am not bragging that I have a droid X, all I was saying was that a processor that is clocked higher stock will run faster than an overclocked droid. Plus you completely forgot that the DROID INCREDIBLE and droid x and droid 2 will have 512 mb of RAM which will make them faster. I said that even if other ROMS came out I would not install them because I wanted to receive updates, I am aware that there are none out yet because of a locked bootloader. (I haven't had enough time with the droid incredible to know the speed, but I will trust that it is “leaps and bounds faster”).

    I never said that the droid was a bad phone, it is still way better than many android phones out there, but that doesn't mean new phones won't be better. You were missing the entire point of my post, I was responding to a post that said that there was no reason for anybody to upgrade from a Droid 1 to the Droid 2, but the speed increases along with the keyboard plus the ability to root it (it will come fast like the droid x) make this a good upgrade for some people. I am not attacking your phone or bragging about mine, I was simply using it as a comparison, I am sorry if I offended you.

  • Doolidg

    Sorry guys…a little off topic question….So if I use easy root does it wipe the phone clean like new? Or will all my stuff stay? And what happens to the stuff on my sd card… sorry for the noob question but I just downloaded it from the Dev's site and I'm getting ready to hit the”root me”button and wanted to know what to expect….. Thanks Droid lifers

  • Xtzee

    Any news one when a Milestone 2 launch will or may be announced?

  • Doolidg

    Sorry guys…a little of topic question….So if I use easy root does it wipe the phone clean like new? Or will all my stuff stay? And what happens to the stuff on my sd card… sorry for the noob question but I just downloaded it and I'm getting ready to hit the”root me”button and wanted to know what to expect….. Thanks Droid lifers

    • Doolidg

      Hello? test…test….1….2

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tj-Godfrey/1379305504 Tj Godfrey

    I love my rooted Droid X!

  • thebourbonnflip
  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y22SIUQL3UELEZUBFJCVOTBI4I Paul

    http://www.starwarscelebration.com/ so check this out look what going on here the 12th and who will be here.

  • Joshuaturnsmeahn

    cant wait for the droid 2 to come out :) going to get it immediately

  • okland272012

    Droid (1) is king!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Lanik/100001025587866 James Lanik

    I love the D1 and welcome the addition of the D2 to the lineup as a replacement phone. As a STAR WARS raised kid would love to see a special edition D2. If i were to get one though I might not open it and probably add it to my collection of useless junk. I anticipate other additions coming around the holidays, so that super sweet phone you've been waiting for might be around the corner. YAY!! Poll Suggestion who would buy the special edition D2 Given the opportunity?

  • http://twitter.com/jkroberts0 Jason Roberts

    Excited for a new Android device, not excited that we may never see a true “Vanilla Android” device out of Motorola ever again.

    • tiptoptommy

      I do love a vanilla droid

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

      I dont care about vanilla android, I just want an unlocked bootloader

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

        becuase it doesnt even matter than just load a stock ROM or custom built from source like sapphire

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Ingram/1178835056 Stephen Ingram

    So what exactly does the r2-d2 version look like…are there any more pics leaked other than the one posted on the other article????

  • Justin

    It may be faster than the d1, but I won't jump ship.
    Not worth the changeover or the (assumed) locked bootloader.
    “like” this cause you know I'm right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.toto William Toto

    This is cool option for people new to Verizon but current D1 owners like myself have no reason to ever get this device. It cannot be rooted and backed up as easily as the D1 and with overclocking Kernels and custom roms we can get the processor at 1ghz easily. And I mean if you are on this forum chances are that you have some build of Froyo for months now. So I ask you… why make this phone at all? If it had a front camera or AMOLED or super AMOLED screen, or 4g support I woud be all in. Until then f' this phone.

    • Username

      The whole, overclocking to 1ghz plus will make my phone faster is getting old fast, I had a droid at 1.2ghz and now have a Droid X. The Droid X still blows the droid 1 away in speed, they are DIFFERENT PROCESSORS, they are both Omap but the X has a more powerful one. It is kind of like saying that an intel core 2 duo processor at 3.0 ghz is faster than my Core i7 at 2.8ghz. On top of that, the new Droid 2 will have more ram than the original droid, 512 vs 256 mb, this will speed up the phone too. The better keyboard improvement will be enough for some people to make the switch. Most people don't have any desire to root their phones, much less install custom ROMs. I root my Droid X for Wifi tether but won't install roms because I will not get official updates, I like being on the official rom (the droid 2 can be rooted). The only thing that you won't be able to do on the droid 2 that you can't do on the droid 1 is install custom roms (and we all know that it will get hacked at some point), but you get a faster phone, a better keyboard, and a phone that is still rootable.

      On a side note, I think it would be an interesting poll: is your phone rooted, “normal” or does it have a custom rom, obviously most people on this blog are going to be in the rooted or custom rom category but it would still be a cool poll.

      • Sigmundroid

        If you're getting tired of people OCing their phones just because you *now* have a Droid X?
        Get over it.

        The Droid Incredible is leaps and bounds faster than your Droid X ever will be and CAN be rooted
        with ease. You won't install Droid X ROMS because there aren't any period (yet)

        My Droid 1 is blistering fast thanks to
        -Bugless Beast
        -AutoKiller (best app for this phone)
        -P3 ULV 1.2 kernel.

        So, please. I'm happy for you that you have the Droid X.
        Get over yourself and the obvious fact not everyone will like the Droid X, nor the Droid 2
        considering the build quality, and the ability to modify whatever we see fit.

        Your argument is pretty weak considering the variable to determine which processor is
        faster depends upon the IF an application was written for multi core CPU's.

        I've a C2D OC'd to 4.6GHZ on air cooling.
        In some apps it destroys my i7 2.93 (stock)

        • Username

          The only reason I compared the two (droid x and droid) are because they both have OMAP processors, I don't hate the droid or the droid incredible. I would like to know how the droid incredible can be rooted easier than the droid X considering the droid x can be rooted through a windows program with one click, or through a app from the app market (not there anymore, but was really easy). I am not bragging that I have a droid X, all I was saying was that a processor that is clocked higher stock will run faster than an overclocked droid. Plus you completely forgot that the DROID INCREDIBLE and droid x and droid 2 will have 512 mb of RAM which will make them faster. I said that even if other ROMS came out I would not install them because I wanted to receive updates, I am aware that there are none out yet because of a locked bootloader. (I haven't had enough time with the droid incredible to know the speed, but I will trust that it is “leaps and bounds faster”).

          I never said that the droid was a bad phone, it is still way better than many android phones out there, but that doesn't mean new phones won't be better. You were missing the entire point of my post, I was responding to a post that said that there was no reason for anybody to upgrade from a Droid 1 to the Droid 2, but the speed increases along with the keyboard plus the ability to root it (it will come fast like the droid x) make this a good upgrade for some people. I am not attacking your phone or bragging about mine, I was simply using it as a comparison, I am sorry if I offended you.

    • Tyler

      it was never meant for D1 owners to upgrade to, the D1 has been a top selling phone so they just wanted to improve it so that they can continue selling it into the future

      • Tiptoptommy

        I agree with that yes hmmmmm……..

  • Kid Thug

    Give me a Darth Vader edition and the Droid X is gone son!

  • Debrihmi

    Goods News!
    Looks like the developer for EasyRoot will be putting out a non-market version of the app. He will credit those that (like me) bought the app. He is testing it tonight: http://twitter.com/unstableapps

  • Uplink

    kellex is prob gonna somehow get the R2-D2 Droid 2…. He has all the droids lol

    • Chris Nimon

      well if he does get themdroids i think they have a cream for that

    • Kellex

      Kellex is a girl!

  • root4life

    just got back from payin my bill at a verizon store and the two guys workin there told me droid 2 is comin on the 22nd

    • Mrpicolas

      Unfortunatly csr's are the last to know anything and have to sign non disclosure agreements most of the time

    • The_Other_Ray

      Hmmm, the verizon guys at my local costco said next week. Who's telling the truth?

  • jedijesus95

    I want the nerf herder edition.

    • Chris Nimon

      lol who you calling scruffy?

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        Laugh it up fuzz ball…!¡

        • lakerzz

          RAHAARR….RAHRRR…(sorry, had to)

    • Nerf Herder

      great band!

  • http://www.facebook.com/VonSwoopington Intesar Zaman

    Meh, droid is already rooted, new roms come out frequently, has a decent keyboard, and i can run it at 1.2ghz what am i missing that the droid2 has?

  • Xclusive478

    Can someone help me???? I own a Droid 1 and i just rooted for the first time yesterday with easyroot (yeeaaaahhh!!!!for me) and i have the ota build of froyo but i tried the jrummy droid x rom and i loved it but i no longer had froyo because i had to wipe data for it to work…So my question is can i have that rom running and also keep froyo?

    P.S. Sorry i' m not use to this root stuff but i love it so far…just need some help along the way

    • The_Other_Ray

      If you downloaded jrummy's lithiummod, it is based off of froyo.

      If you go to your settings on your phone and go to about phone, you should see 2.2

    • http://www.facebook.com/VonSwoopington Intesar Zaman

      There are a few things you should check for. Make sure you have FRG01B that is your froyo version. The droid x look you are looking for is a theme which runs on a rom. Get FRG01B from this link if you dont already
      http://androidforums.com/roms-droid/134071-frg0

      then go into rom manager–>Jrummy-> Lithium mod–> Droid X theme—-> and any other goodies you wish

      This should give you what you want with froyo as well!
      hope it helps!

  • Fawzi94
    • Porschephile2k3

      I kinda dig it, although the red doesn't sit very well with me. Wish it was dark gray or something.

      • Evermour

        What is with all this red? Verizon is ridiculous.

        • Tiptoptommy

          how about gun metal gray? YES!!!!

          • Anonymous

            LOL nice.

  • Shanklin07

    Im sure i will get a lot of shit for this but I dont like star wars lol. Shun me now. Never was my thing. But i think its great we have the option to get the special D2 if we want.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-DeCecco/100000303234711 John DeCecco

      Shun the non believer. Shuuuuuuunnnnnnnah

      • Shanklin07

        hahah shuned thee I

  • robert

    “let the schwartz be with you”
    -spaceballs-

  • Evermour

    Do i spy blue on the keys? I love blue. Ive been looking for a cool phone with blue anything. Too bad i have the incredible with the red. Red was my favorite color 3 years ago -.-'

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Eww…locked bootloader. No thanks. {{>_<}}

    • Evermour

      Tis the season to be locked falalalala lalalala. in the future they'll possibly still be locked falalalala freakin lalala

  • http://twitter.com/parkersmee Parker Stevens

    Iron Thumbs FTW!!

  • http://twitter.com/kentrburton Kent Burton

    Why would they not put a Front facing cam and HDMI out on this phone? The Droid 1 was and is a kick ass phone and these two things would just put it over the top. The hardware looks great but it looks like they are leaving out two features that I want in my next phone. Sad .. MOTOROLA you had your chance to take it to the next level …. But no you pick to be Alexander the average when you could have been Alexander the Great……

    • Sigmundroid

      The Droid 2 (in light of recent phone releases) was made not to supersede the Droid 1
      but to replace it in a lineup filled with much better phones/features.

      HDMI output is reserved for phones who are top tier devices, which excludes the Droid 2.
      A front facing camera? See HTC Evo 4G for that feature.

      I'd be patient if I were you, OR?

      Learn how to use CDMA workshop
      Get an Evo 4g
      and befriend a VZN wireless manager with the efficacy to port an Evo 4G onto their network.

      It can be done.

      • http://twitter.com/kentrburton Kent Burton

        Right. Humm I think I will be patient I have Great Expectations for my next phone If I had Average Expectations then I Would get the D2 …. and the D2 just don’t mean Dickens to me. LOL

      • kat owens

        I jus purchasd the droidx replacing my blackberry but i am a neophyte w/these phones and the vernacular used by pros lik u. nonetheless. r u saying that in this msg that u can switch phones telephone providrs wih the cdma workshop. so tha if u hav/want the htc evo then u could switch it to verizon?

  • aczm1988

    First off let me start out by saying i dont care what this guy did in the past his roms lately are off the hook.

    That being said, Ultimated Droid 6.0.0 is out and, omg bringing back memories, has a rotary lockscreen!!!

    Yes that amazing curved lockscreen that some of us loved is back. Idc at all what ppl think of his work ive been waiting for this lockscreen since droidmod was one of the first few roms out.

    I wont post a link to his site just in case theres some that dont approve but for others google search blackdroidmod and you will find what your looking for.

    Enjoy :D I know i will.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Wow…I should delete this whole thing ;-) lol
      jk feel free to promote…lol

  • machinegun68

    That's funny, because I've had an R2-D2 sound file on my droid for a long time. Use it for text msg alert.

    • machinegun68

      Damn, am I a nerd?

      • Evermour

        A cool nerd (:

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762256940 Thom Underwood

    Just out of curiosity, anyone thinking of 30 day returning your DROID X for the DROID 2, because of FROYO?

    Not me. IMHO this is a fail because the screen is not upgraded, just the keyboard (DROID keyboard was total crap!).

    Of course DROID X is a win because of the screen size, but I would like to see an X2 with a true HD screen, forward facing camera, and maybe even dual cores? :-)

    • toni

      I'm thinking of returning my X, not for D2, just to keep the D1. I've had it for about 5 days, and I'm not a fan at all. It's also too big imo.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762256940 Thom Underwood

        I've seen posts by alleged giants that say the X is too big for their hands. So is it safe to say the same for those people and the EVO?

        I totally get the 4.3″phones are too big for some peoples liking. That being said I love my DROID X, but I am a bigger guy. Now my friend is a 5'5″ Maxim Hometown Hottie and LOVES her EVO. I'm certain your hands are bigger than hers!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    They should have made their quote read , droid 2, same bs, twice the bloat ware.

    • Anonymous

      “BS,” eh? Ah you’re right… Beastly Smartphone!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

        Bloated smartbrick

  • Henry E

    that would be so awesome

  • http://twitter.com/TheRemby Mike Remby

    I'm excited about the D2.

  • Aarons12

    yeah, i'm excited. except everybody at verizon and best buy is denying everything. a pox on them

  • The_Other_Ray

    I would be excited if I was eligible for an upgrade. I really like the look and feel of my d1 so the same thing with better specs sounds good to me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_P5MXCNUOFAKU3LA5EATMFLOONQ pat

    Empire ringtone on a Vader themed Droid.
    To rule them all.

  • tw1nzOR

    Need GSM Version to rule 'em all

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KHI4N5WM55UHS45NJ73T63DOF4 david

    So i heard a rumor last night. Not sure if i heard it right cause i had a few drinks in me while i fliped on G4tv. But i heard Google and Verizon had a secret meeting to make google exclusively for verizon. Is there any truth to that?

    • Baked14

      No. I saw that on there too. They were talking about something else. They were talking about the same thing bgr and engadget were talking about. I don't remember. I had a few hits.. haha

  • Chris Nimon

    Just curious, how many of us have had a star wars ringtone/notification?

    • Jedi_Gunslinger

      Ok ill be the first to admit it, lol… got the “disco music” from the mos eisley cantina as ringtone…holla!! ;-)

      • Chris Nimon

        ive used that one too. I use the “I am your father” for my oldest daughter. I used to use the imperial march theme for her mom (we dont like each other so much lol)

        • http://twitter.com/TheRemby Mike Remby

          I did the same thing for my ex-wife

        • PRETTY BOY DROID

          WOW… I use the imperial march for my ex-wife… lol.

        • lakerzz

          Holy Cr@p!! That makes me want to get divorced just so I can use that ringtone for her..lol (Or maybe I could just use it for my mother in law…YES!!!)

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-DeCecco/100000303234711 John DeCecco

          Me and my son's mother just broke up and it seems like I've found the perfect ringtone for her. High five!

    • Reeb99

      I thought that was the mandatory first download for any Droid user. I know that was the first thing I did when got my X.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ILMADL5X2TF3N3RQIWZOP73B4E Joshua

    wow why dont they offfically announce it already

  • Gbenzion80

    May the farce be with You

  • Andrew Hewitt

    Droid 2 is quite THE FORCE to be reckoned with.

  • Chris Nimon

    I want a limited ed. Darth Vader phone. He's part robot, it counts. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707166291 John Lee

    They should make a c-3po version… And for the ringtone it says “oh my”

    • P.H.Droid

      you understand it's the Droid 2 aka D2 which is easily referenced as R2D2. C3P0 has no meaning other than it being a droid in general – not very catchy.

      • Rizzidy

        I bet you are great at parties.

        • PRETTY BOY DROID

          wow a forum bully (rizzidy) – they do still exist. HA HA HA. Get an education.

          • Anonymous

            What do C3P0 and R2D2 have in common? Are they from the same moive or something? ;)

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707166291 John Lee

            THey’re gay lovers like bert and ernie

    • Chris Nimon

      it should come in shiny gold, although not the same stuff that used to be on my camera button :)

      • DeathofGrim

        Lol agreed

    • snafu009

      When I hear “oh my” I think George Takei, not C-3PO…which is disturbing in and of itself.

      • Anonymous

        lol. One of them sounds really gay.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jesse-Sciacca/587402947 Jesse Sciacca

        who knows…maybe c-3po was the one that turned him to bat for the other team

  • Michael_NM

    :-Phirst

  • MacK

    first

    • Vrtx

      Epic Fail.

      • MacK

        someone bad because they didn't get 1st. lol

        • MacK

          mad

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762256940 Thom Underwood

            That first thing is a gay as there is! Not to mention you were 2 HOURS and dozens of posts late!