So I made the move from Motorola’s Droid to Droid X

A little over a week ago, a new Motorola Droid X was given to me. While I was pleasantly surprised, I was not looking forward to the time and effort I thought it might take to move all the data and applications from my current Driod my new Droid X. Also, I had been very satisfied with the Droid and so was not too sure I would like the Droid X any more than the Droid.

I did a little research and quickly found what seemed to be a quick and effective way of making this transition. I found a backup and restore app called MyBackup Pro. It was only around $5, so I made the purchase and backed everything up. Then I hooked up the Droid to the computer and transferred the backup files and my other files on my phone to my computer. I then activated the Droid X, associated it with my Google account (along with some of my other email and social networking accounts), hooked it up to my computer, transferred the backup files over to the Droid X, found and installed the MyBackup Pro app and then hit restore.

Everything at this point had all gone quite smoothly and quick, but I was unaware that one of the steps I mentioned above would really give me a headache. Can you guess which one? So I started using the phone and everything was working pretty smooth, except for certain apps would take forever to load and sometimes just close on me. The one app in particular that was stalling or freezing up on me the most was the text messaging app. It got to the point where I could not stand it. So I started looking into it and found quickly that I was not the only one with this problem. Others had experienced it and the two solutions I kept seeing were to either do a factory reset and install everything one at a time or try removing the social networking accounts that I had initially set up. I figured this may have been the case as when I linked those accounts with the Droid X, I chose at the time to link those contact with my phone and so all of the sudden my phone’s contacts were in the thousands.

I did take the advice and removing my Facebook and Twitter acounts, then did a soft reset of my phone. However, that still did not do the trick. So about a week after having the Droid X, I backed up files and copied to my computer again and then reset my Droid X to its original factory settings. I then set up everything manually at this point one app at a time and was very careful as I added email and social networking accounts to make sure only certain contacts were pulled in by my phone. This actually went pretty fast as well. It has been three days now since I have done that and the new Droid X has been working like a charm.

While it has been easy to get used to and I am really liking it, I am still keeping my old Droid around for a while just in case. Some of the main things I have noticed between the two devices is that the Droid X has a bigger screen that is brighter and a bit clearer than my old Droid. The phone also seems to be a bit lighter. I did not know if I could get used to not having a keyboard any more, but the new Swype keyboard option that comes with the Droid X has been extremely nice. I cannot say enough about that feature, it really makes typing on the device much easier and very fun. The camera and video camera also seem to be a bit better quality than the old Droid.

I may have more feedback and experiences to share about my switch later, but this is it for now…

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