If you’re on Verizon and prefer the larger screen, the Droid X takes our pick for the best Android phone on the market today.
Read the full 20-page article “Motorola Droid X: Thoroughly Reviewed”.
To enter a full screen mode on the Nexus One, tap and hold until you get a semi-transparent bar with two buttons. Tap the first button to enter the full screen mode.
Many phones nowadays have cameras with 5 megapixels and above. Let’s take a closer look:
Looks like the Nexus One is using sharpening while Galaxy is not. The image from the Milestone is sharp but very noisy.
Now, another test:
If you’re missing auto-fit functionality in the stock Milestone browser, it’s time to fix it:
Sounds complicated, but you simply need to copy Browser.apk to the /system/app/ dir and set permissions to 644. It can also be done with Root Explorer, if you don’t have ADB installed.
Text auto-fit in action:
Motorola Milestone has been finally rooted by folks from Android-Hilfe.de (English translation).
- Download .zip file and rename it to update.zip.
- Copy file to the SD card (root directory).
- Switch off the phone
- Hold Camera button and Power until / ! \ appears.
- Press Volume Up and Camera button to see a recovery screen.
- Flash update.zip
Just tested it with Market Enabler, it works. Wireless Tether said “No Netfilter”, I guess we need custom ROM now.
After spending a day on forums I’ve found these apps from 2.1:
- Cooliris Photo Gallery
- Music app
- Genie Widget (Weather/News)
All apps works on the non-rooted Milestone (Android 2.0).
Works on Android 2.0.1 and 2.1. You’ll need rooted phone and ADB/RootExplorer.
Too complicated? Download Dolphin browser.
Personally I changed zoom in the browser 2-3 times last year, and think this feature is little bit overhyped.
Brandon recorded a new video showing new features in 2.1: homescreen cards, new gallery app with great animations and swipe gestures and more.
Want to try this ROM yourself? Read How To: Load Android 2.1 onto the Motorola Droid Using Nandroid on The Unlockr.
You can also install new Gallery and music app on non-rooted Droid/Milestone.