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Google Android Is Closing In Apple’s Market With The Motorola Droid X

July 25, 2010 By: lilybird Category: Mobile

A beatdown is about to go down in Silicon Valley, and Apple is just about to get crushed.

Steve Jobs’ reign of terror and selling customers their own socks is just about to come to a screeching halt. The previous two iterations of the iPhone have been utterly disappointing, with Apple adding slightly more battery life, faster processors, better cameras, and a higher resolution screen. That is it. Nothing I would consider magical, however just adequate to get Apple fanboys off the couch and into a long line only to find out the cellular phone they needed to survive was massively under produced. The biggest features of the iPhone 4 — multitasking and adding backgrounds, things Google had integrated into Android from day one. So, if you are looking for something really magical this cell phone season, you better take the Droid X for a test drive. The price is also just right for the Droid X, coming in at $199, which leaves enough room to purchase Motorola Droid X accessories.

Droid X, the brainchild of Google, Motorola, Verizon and Adobe is what the iPhone 4 should have been And, thanks to Steve Jobs’ refusal to cooperate nicely with other businesses (eg, barring Adobe Flash, and refusing to build a Verizon-compatible iPhone), the Droid X is possibly just the ticket Google has been wanting for to consume into Apple’s healthy share of the smartphone market. In a report available by market research firm comScore in April, Google went from owning 3.8% of the smartphone market in November 2009 to owning a cool 9% of the wireless phone market in February 2010. Apple, on the other hand, controlled a little higher than 25 percent of the cell phone market in that same time frame. Here’s where the Motorola Droid X comes in.

The Motorola Droid X features an 8-megapixel camera, Adobe Flash compatibility (a VERY big deal), a Wi-Fi hotspot that powers up to 5 devices, Swype compatibility (a effective keyboard program that’ll make poking a digital keyboard a less stressful experience), and an HDMI output. Also, the Droid X will feature a spectacular 4.3in LCD screen, which you’ll almost certainly want to protect it with a Droid X screen protector. Undoubtedly an absolute iPhone killer, and if Google can boost on nearly 5-percent more marketshare within 3 months without a product leading the charge, I have to assume that the Droid X can boost Google’s ownership of the handset market to a practical fifteen-percent by the end of 2010, possibly swiping some marketshare away from Apple.

The biggest selling points as we enter the next era of smartphones — the price. Thanks to Verizon, the Droid X has a $30 unrestricted data plan, unlike AT&T, which recently announced it will start slapping some serious price penalties on new smartphone users who use more 2 gigabytes of data per month. For those of you with an iPhone, that’s not projected to be a whole lot of Netflix films when you leave the friendly confines of your Wi-Fi.

So, before blindly throwing any more money at Apple, check out the more geek-friendly and genuinely revolutionary The Motorola Droid X