The Motorola Droid 2 got leaked out just a bit early, from Engadget:

And that, folks, is our first in the wild look at Motorola’s second generation Droid. It’s not officially supposed to hit retail until tomorrow, but that obviously hasn’t stopped a delivery truck from unloading a few at a nondescript Sam’s Club. We’re still waiting to hear back on whether or not they’re actually being allowed out of the store today, but hey, tomorrow ain’t too far away.

According to the blogs the Droid 2 is not different than the current Droid, just with a faster processor, Android 2.2, and a different keyboard.  Also from Engadget:

You already know the specs by now — a 3.7-inch multitouch display, 5 megapixel camera, DLNA streaming, 8GB of onboard memory and a 8GB microSD card

Why are we getting an update that is a mere incremental improvement, why with some overclocking and the awaited update to Froyo. The current version pretty much equals Droid 2. I really don’t want to use a 3G connection as the path for a mobile hotspot although it would be nice to be able to use it for laptop internet connecting. I hope this is not a sign that Motorola is desperate for sales or wants to compete with the iPhone 4.

htc-click-bigNews of a new Android phone from HTC has been leaking out. Clearly HTC is getting into Android in a big way after building the G1 and MyTouch on the Android. The HTC Click is leaking out, including this very nice photo that appeared on a Vietnamese website. From EngadgetMobile:

Dare we call this new shot of HTC’s alleged Click almost… artistic? It’s a great picture, almost ripe for an official press release — but as far as we can tell, there’s nothing official about it. The phone, which is said to be bringing Android to a new, cheaper target demo the same way the Touch Viva did for WinMo, has popped up on a Vietnamese message board — it’s not on, unfortunately, but you can clearly make out the presence of enough Android-required buttons to deduce that there’s some Google code under the hood here.

HTC is apparently getting into Android even further with news that HTC is will make half of their lineup Android based over the coming year. (Our next thought is whether anyone made sure no chairs were near Steve Ballmer before breaking the news to him…)

A new Android based phone from Motorola is nearing finality with this leaked shot of a Motorola employees own phone. Too bad its a QWERTY slider style. We are not fond of its looks at all. Although Motorola is said to be working on more Android phones.

motorola-morrison-android-07-21-09Maybe this will be the year that seemed poised last fall, a rush of Android phones from different makers and carriers will jump the numbers of users. The developers will follow and apps will start coming out.

I keep wondering how the Android apps handle hardware specific functions while on other phones. Suppose you pay for an app only to find out that it uses some specific function exclusive to HTC and it does not work on your Motorola Morrison? Anyone know what they do then or how this is handled by the OS?