Oct 14 AT 5:05 PM Taylor Wimberly 9 Comments

Sholes = Droid ? Maybe

Sholes, Shules, Tao, Voles, STD, and Droid are just a few of the nicknames given to the upcoming Motorola phone headed for Verizon. We have been using the name Sholes when referring to the device because it was the most commonly used code name. Boy Genius Report has been claiming for several weeks that Verizon would launch the phone as the Motorola Droid and has posted new evidence today.

Image courtesy BGR.

Image courtesy BGR.

The screenshot lists the model number as Droid and the firmware version as 2.0. The last time I was able to look at the About phone screen on a demo unit, the model number was Voles and the firmware version was Eclair. Google waits till the very end to assign a firmware version number, so this pic from BGR appears to be very recent and legit.

I was starting to like the name Sholes, but I think Droid is a much better choice. The general public still has no clue what Android is and having a phone called “Droid” on the largest United States carrier (Verizon) will help build the brand.

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  • Taha

    Looks like a new Gmail notification logo…. can’t wait to see what 2.0 has new.

  • Wade

    Haha, looks authentic to me, the battery status icon says it all ;)

  • http://mechamash.wordpress.com DTU

    Good stuff! I was starting to wonder if I should just give up waiting and get a Hero…

  • http://codethief.eu codethief

    >>Sholes, Shules, Tao, Voles, STD, and Droid are just a few of the nicknames given to the upcoming Motorola phone headed for Verizon. We have been using the name Sholes when referring to the device because it was the most commonly used code name.

    This brings me to the idea of a central table of Android phones, including nicknames, specs, carriers offering the device (international!), software and hardware modifications by the carriers, available firmwares (official and inofficial ones), …
    Otherwise it’s quite hard to follow your articles after not having visited the site for a while.

    Would be glad if you let me know what you think of my idea.

  • Mostafa

    The interesting part is that Droid is also the name of the font designed for Google to use in Android. They’re named “Droid Sans” and “Droid Serif” and are the main font for Android. Very beautiful fonts!

  • Jay

    Now which phone is the finished product? The one advertised in the black banner or the one in the picture? Reason I ask is because if you notice the one in the banner has 3 buttons on the bottom where the other has 4

  • http://davehong.yelp.com Dave H.

    STD has to be the worst nickname for any phone, ever… ;P

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