Droid 2 Software for laptop?

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  1. mindytyson3

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    is there a software to put on my laptop for the droid 2? i have a blackberry pearl and i downloaded the blackberry desktop manager for it on to my desktop of my laptop so didn't know if there was something like that for the droid 2. thanks.
     
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    I too am wondering about this....

    When I plug into my computer it installs a few things and launches Motoconnect. Then, the phone shows up as a set up CD? Does it do all of that to get you to the driver you need to install? There are two End User drivers in the folder but I have not tried installing either of them yet. I am assuming that once you get the right driver installed that the phone shows up strictly as a USB storage device if you have it set to that?
     
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    There is the moto connect software....never used or needed it with my Droid or X.
     
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    lol, it's always fun converting from a Blackberry to a Droid.

    Nope, no desktop software. Well, how do I back up?

    It's a google phone so your contacts are backed up in your gmail account. You probably want to utilize gmail now as much as possible. If not you can still use other mail but your contacts are always in gmail.

    Same thing with calendar. It's backed up by Google Calendar. Purchased apps are also backed up by Google, they will always be in the download section of the Market.

    Now you might want to consider a good back up for your unpaid apps as Google doesn't back up free apps. Those you would have to reinstall, I recommend MyBackupPro.

    You're going to have to change the way you think about smart phones to be able to make the adjustment. There will be a learning curve so be prepaired for it.

    This ain't no Blackberry. :)
     
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    That's news to me. I never heard of a moto connect software. What does it do?
     
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    I was used to seeing my LG show up as a mass USB storage drive when I plugged it in. This phone shows up just like an installation CD would when I plug it in to my computer.

    Do I just need to install one of the drivers in the folder? Or, will it not show up like I'm used to?

    Thanks guys
     
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    See pic for what I get when plugging into my computer.


    **edit: sorry for the double posting there.
     
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    That's odd. It is supposed to show up as a mass storage device.

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    Verizon's USB modems do the same thing. Plug it in and a virtual CD drive shows up with drivers and installation software.
     
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    MotoConnect (I think this is the right name for it) lets you connect to your device VIA USB or WiFi and you can play music from your device, add/remove files from the MicroSD card, manage contacts, etc.

    I know this software exists, because my wife's Devour has it and every time i plug it into my computer to charge it or add songs, the software web page pops up. I am just not sure of the name.
     
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    But it's not like Desktop Manager where it backs up your data. Sounds like an interesting tool. I'm kind of amazed I never heard about it.
     
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