The launch of the first Motorola Droid was a watershed moment for the Android platform and Motorola alike. The original Droid’s masculine and modern industrial design showed the world that the nearly-finished handset maker hadn’t lost the ability to craft sexy hardware, and Android’s 2.0 release brought a host of new features and polish. The original Droid has weathered its time as Verizon’s flagship Android device rather well, receiving relatively timely updates from Motorola which has brought it to 2.0.1, 2.1, and now 2.2. Though Motorola nailed the industrial design aesthetics, the hardware’s SoC is starting to feel dated, and the device itself has begun to show its age next to competition from HTC. The original Droid’s keyboard also was a subject of intense criticism...

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