How to Tell What Kind of Droid You Have

by Ruri Ranbe

Motorola and HTC have released several different versions of the Droid, although Motorola is now the sole maker of Droid devices. Although Droid smartphones ship with the Android operating system, some devices include features not supported on other models. To check your smartphone's specifications, find out if your Droid is eligible for an update or locate the appropriate driver for your device, you must know the exact model of your Droid phone.

Via the Android OS

1

Press the "Apps" button at the bottom of the Home screen.

2

Touch "Settings" and then scroll to and select "About Phone."

3

Check the Model Number field to see the name of your product model.

Via the Product Sticker

1

Turn off the phone and then slide down the back cover or insert a fingernail into the gap at the top of the phone and pull back on the cover.

2

Lift and remove the cover to reveal the battery. Pull up on the plastic tab or grasp hold of the battery from the grooves located on either side.

3

Lift the battery out of its compartment. Review the product sticker on the back of the phone to see its model name and number.

4

Follow the above process in reverse to reassemble the device.

Warning

  • The steps to remove the battery may vary depending on your model.

About the Author

Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.

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