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Does this mean Triumph is getting Jelly Bean?General

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  1. mllk

    mllk Active Member

  2. Tokens210

    Tokens210 Well-Known Member

  3. Izzard

    Izzard Well-Known Member

  4. Tokens210

    Tokens210 Well-Known Member

  5. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    My guess is no.
  6. mllk

    mllk Active Member

    People in the comments said devices launched in '11 and '12 so I'm hoping. Moto was horrible in updating and hopefully Google is changing that
    wishful thinking
  7. Tokens210

    Tokens210 Well-Known Member

    well the way i was looking at it is since our phone is discontinued they can literally just pretend its not even there and noone can do anything about it

    as for the $100 refund benefit or whatever, in that ad it says that that $100 can Only go towards the phones they unveiled, which im assuming when they made this press release they probly announced some new phones and the $100 can only go towards them

    thats the way i was seeing it anyway
  8. g60madman

    g60madman Well-Known Member Developer

    Fail on moto's part. Take 100 an use towards another crappy phone with no open source. No thanks!
  9. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    That's how I was reading it too. They are announcing new devices so if the device isn't upgraded (not sure if they mean it for all devices or exclude discontinued ones), you get $100 off one of the new phones. I don't know if any of those will be released on VM USA so it may well be irrelevant for most VM USA customers.

    Also, I merged a couple threads related to this. Let's keep the discussion here please.
  10. Rcarnes91

    Rcarnes91 Well-Known Member

    hopefully the 100 will be for any service not just the service you are on I would not hesitate to get rid of my triumph and horrible virgin service
  11. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    I think it would be, but would have to be for one of Motorola's new phones.
  12. buzzcon

    buzzcon Well-Known Member Contributor

    Not to be a Gloomy Guss, but for the sake of the MTDEV team, I hope it does not include the MT. We will be fine some day without them and their horrible business model!!

    My post in that thread:

  13. halfpr

    halfpr Member

    Do we have to have a plan in order to purchase one of the phones they have mentioned or can we just take the $100 because I want to get the new iphone 5 when it comes out.
  14. Tokens210

    Tokens210 Well-Known Member

    According to the article you need to currently have a Motorola phone that's not getting jelly bean, and then u can get $100 off a different Motorola phone

    No plan needed cause Motorola's are on alot of services

    But there deff not going to give you $100 so you can goto apple lol
  15. aurora40

    aurora40 Well-Known Member

    You couldn't currently use the $100 since the MT is the only Moto device on Virgin Mobile. That said, this sounds like something Google would say at a conference, not Moto, so perhaps it is a sign of change?

    I doubt Droid 3, X2, and especially Triumph owners will be cashing in on this, though...
  16. JTAKER

    JTAKER Well-Known Member

  17. g60madman

    g60madman Well-Known Member Developer

    I didn't even think about this but here is the break down

    1. We as Virgin Mobile customers can't not use the $100.00 credit because that means we would have to jump ship to leave Virgin. Virgin is not going to like that one bit. So that means Jelly Bean.

    2. Motorola still gives us the $100.00 to spend on a phone on the Virgin Mobile Network...um yeah sure I can see Motorola booting sales for HTC NOT!!! So that means Jelly Bean.

    3. Motorola could release the RAZR HD on Virgin Mobile however that is meant for Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T Networks. I hear a law suite coming for selling a major phone to the small guy network. So that means Jelly Bean.

    4. Motorola could release some other Android phone but they are going to then give that phone away for $100.00 off sticker price and it's going to have to have Jelly Bean. But it can't be a flag ship phone for a major network, and it has to match the specs of the Triumph or better. To much work and to much money loss. So that means Jelly Bean

    I really believe that we are going to get Jelly Bean. Maybe I am crazy because of all the coding lately but why wouldn't they do it? It's not like they don't have the in-house expertise to upgrade the kernel, and the lib files. I mean all of us MT Developers have done all the heavy lifting they just have to plug in there little propitiate files, build, and DONE!

    Yeah I think I am seeing Jelly Bean in my future!!!!
  18. aurora40

    aurora40 Well-Known Member

    Option 5 is they don't upgrade the device or introduce any new phones to VMU, and almost nobody takes them up on the $100 offer, because it means losing an affordable plan just to spite Moto (who won't care, because they will have sold a new device to you).

    That said, the subsequent news does sound like they are serious, and the Triumph was release in July '11, making it prime for this push they are doing. It is certainly more promising then their past release which stated the Triumph would be stuck on Froyo for the rest of time.

    A Triumph with JB (assuming no glaring issues) would be more compelling than the One V, Reverb, or basically anything else on VM but the Evo V.
  19. agentc13

    agentc13 Daleks Über Alles VIP Member

    Well, for one, you have to trade in the phone to get the $100, they don't just give you $100 off for nothing. Also, they don't have to provide it on Virgin Mobile. I didn't see anything that said that they had to provide those new phones on your current carrier. So to take them up on the deal you would have to go to another carrier. Thus you would have to jump ship to take them up on what basically amounts to a $100 trade in deal. Doesn't look promising to me, but I am only guessing. Let's hope they work it out!
  20. Tokens210

    Tokens210 Well-Known Member

    Also part of getting the $100 is u must send them ur old phone, so technically ur selling ur triumph to them for $200 less then u paid if u got it early like me

    Then paying full price, even tho u got a hundred ur still in the red for a new Motorola phone
  21. tastytoast

    tastytoast Member

    If Motorola is making a claim to either give ICS or $100 off for all phones, then I expect them to give ICS or $100 off for all phones. If you make a claim like that, I'm going to hold you to that claim, especially at a live keynote event as the head of the company. If they keep their word, I'll gain a lot of respect for that company and more likely stick with them. Don't let them off the hook so easily just because we use a cheaper service. Or because our phone is "unloved". If they say they're going to do something good for their customers, let's see it!
    Bring it on Motorola!
    emerald10 likes this.
  22. halfpr

    halfpr Member

    lmao I was just going to go to another plan and just use that $100 to pay for a two year contract but then again the triumph has so much potential and I really do want it to have JB I know its capable of running the software.
  23. rukin5197

    rukin5197 Well-Known Member

    Lol I for one would LOVE this, although it won't happen.


    UMM, fully functional Jellybean? What does that mean? 3.0 kernel, functional camera libs for ICS. PERFECT CM10 and CM9. More compatible CM11 when it comes out. I mean, come on. Who wouldn't want this?
  24. tmicrd68

    tmicrd68 Well-Known Member

    Went ahead & registered with moto via link at end of article. Triumph is listed in model/carrier list (vm? listed as 'other' lol). Figure can't hurt to find out what we might get either way.

    g60 has stickied direct moto register link at top Motorola Triumph forum page.
  25. soleen

    soleen Member

    I agree that HTC Evo V is the only phone that is better than Triumph. But you cannot beat the $25/month plan!

    Therefore, if triumph was upgraded we could stick with this phone for a VERY long time!

    I purchased triumph last November for $115 (there was a deal 50% off from all Virgin mobile phones). At that time I also sold my Optimus V for $70. A month ago my screen cracked. I called VM support and told them about this issue. To my surprise, they issued me a brand new Triumph phone without any questions asked!

    Therefore, I have a new Triumph phone for $25/month that I paid for $115-$70 = $45 back in November.

    Seriously, VM sometimes can provide amazing deals.

    Even now, you can switch to $25 plan link, but only with phones like Triumph and earlier.

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