Silicon Valley in lockdown over stolen Droid phone

The state of California may be bankrupt, but that unfortunate fact didn't stop three law enforcement agencies and a sheriff's helicopter from conducting an all-out search for a man who allegedly stole a Droid smartphone.

Full Skype app comes to Verizon Android

Android users with a Verizon subscription can now rejoice, as Google and Verizon are now allowing an app that lets people make Skype-to-Skype calls completely free.  

Google upgrades Car Home for Android

Google has updated its Car Home app for Android 2.2 (Froyo) with a highly-customizable UI and one-touch access to key software, including GPS navigation, voice-activated commands and contacts.

R2-D2 Droid arrives in carbonite on the 30th

W00t! Star Wars fans, the wait is almost! So put away those green light-sabers, stop watching those dancing Cantina girls and tell the prissy C-3PO to quiet down.

First photos of global Droid 2 surface

The new version of the Droid 2, which will be able to make calls to and from places outside North America, is real, and these pictures prove it.

Droid X may be getting Android 2.2 tomorrow

Verizon originally promised that Droid X customers would be getting their upgrade to Android 2.2 this summer. Well, summer ends during the day tomorrow and it appears they might just barely meet that deadline.

Motorola wants a tablet next year

The manufacturer of the runaway top-selling Android phone in the US is working on a tablet device and wants it to be the only true competitor to the iPad.

New leaks show off R2-D2 Droid 2 exclusives

So the special R2-D2 edition of the Droid 2 is basically just a Droid 2 with a custom paint job. But there is also a sprinkling of Star Wars goodies built into the software too, and here's a look at some of them.

Verizon tries its hand at pay-as-you-go data

In a further push to promote its extensive 3G network, Verizon has begun offering data packages that customers can pay just one month at a time.

Droid X, Droid 2 have best Android battery life

As one of the most feature-rich and largest-screen Android devices on the market, the Droid X actually manages to handle its battery better than any other phone with Google's mobile operating system.

Motorola adds mobile startup 280 North to its quiver

In a bid that is likely to improve its increasing presence in the smartphone market, Motorola has confirmed that it has acquired a mobile development company called 280 North.

Rumored Droid Pro phone may just be repackaged Droid 2

As the collection of phones with the "Droid" name continues to run amok, there are new details that a rumored phone called the Droid Pro may just actually be the name of the Droid 2 when it gets a GSM antenna.

Android 2.2 update becomes official for early Evo upgraders

The HTC Evo phone became the second device to get the Android 2.2 update earlier this month, but it turned out to be an accidental move from Sprint and was quickly pulled. Now, the official update is here.

Droid 2 goes up for sale, Motorola says bye-bye to Droid

The Droid, which has sold more units than any other Android phone, has been taken off the factory line to make room for the similar-looking, more powerful Droid 2.

Droid 2 stealthily goes on sale in 2 days

After Verizon seemingly stopped acknowledging the existence of the Droid 2, the wireless provider today finally provided some concrete details of the device, saying it would go on sale this Thursday.

Best Buy signage suggests $199 for Droid 2

The Droid X has just barely been able to get its name out in the market before its big brother, the Droid 2, starts making headlines and now some shoppers have gotten a sneak peak at its price tag - literally.

Google terminates Android root app

Google has unceremoniously removed an "Easy Root" application from its Android marketplace. 


Hidden Motorola message shows Droid X gets Android 2.2 by September

After several weeks of speculation about which phones will be getting the latest version of Android and when the updates will happen, there's finally an official word from one of the phone manufacturers.

GPS killer app: stalking, er, I mean flirting

Location based services are going to be hotter than a junebug dancing on a fat man's grill. Flirtatious dating site hottie is hitting the "droid."

Sexy Android turns your car on

Sure, everyone knows sexy Android smartphones make their owners appear more attractive than they really are. But now that sleek Droid or seductive Evo 4G can be used to turn on your car as well.