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About time to say goodbye to the Droid.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OutlawFirebird, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Zactly
     



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  2. g-android10

    g-android10 Member

    Interesting, Droid 1 is OOS on verizonwireless.com
     
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    not surprising - there was a thread running around here that the insurance companies were already using other phones as replacements for DROIDs since they cannot get the phone in stock anymore.

    That was at least a month ago....
     
  4. g-android10

    g-android10 Member

    its not showing OOS on there anymore
     
  5. jxker

    jxker Android Enthusiast

    (talking about rooting and waiting)

    ummmm I am unaware of a droid being bricked.....i considered getting the x but will wait...my droid rocks with bbv.4 with all the goodies....xmas time brings out the even newer and better models and as I said "My Droid Rocks!!!!!!!!):cool:
     
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  6. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    It is nearly impossible to brick your droid from rooting. Not to mention there is a one click root program out now.
     
  7. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert

    If yo are referring to easy root, it's been pulled from the market by Google.
     
  8. Jim Dawson

    Jim Dawson Well-Known Member

    No, there are two of us that don't root their Droid.

    I love the Droid but my wishes have been answered with the Droid X and not having to carry around that useless (to me) keyboard. I'm eligible for $100 NE2 tomorrow and will be ordering the "X" and selling my Droid.
     
  9. I think there are more, though.

    Was Easy Root an app for all devices, like the Eris as well?
     
  10. Im going to stick with my droid until a phone with a dual core processor comes out i like my droid and its ability to load custom roms and with the manufacturers locking down the bootloaders I am not going to upgrade to a phone that is locked down hopefully they do not all lock down the bootloaders.
     
  11. OutlawFirebird

    OutlawFirebird Well-Known Member
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    My guess is companys will continue to lock phones down. I cant really blam them, If I were them I wouldn't want people hacking my software either.
     
  12. OutlawFirebird

    OutlawFirebird Well-Known Member
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    [/QUOTE]

    ok the droid x is a nice phone no doubt. however there are a couple things holding me back from upgrading. for one i am already rooted. i can clock my droid past the processor speeds of even the rooted x. plus the screen is always the biggest drain on my battery life. i worry that the larger screen equates to larger drain on my battery. besides, its a phone, how big do you really need it to be anyway? when i upgrade it will be for a phone that i cannot currently outpace on processors, which i think will be sooner rather than later. i bet there will be a two gig phone in less than a year from now.[/QUOTE]

    Oh yeah the X has a too large of a screen for me to, thats why I want the droid 2.
     
  13. digdug1

    digdug1 Android Expert

    ok the droid x is a nice phone no doubt. however there are a couple things holding me back from upgrading. for one i am already rooted. i can clock my droid past the processor speeds of even the rooted x. plus the screen is always the biggest drain on my battery life. i worry that the larger screen equates to larger drain on my battery. besides, its a phone, how big do you really need it to be anyway? when i upgrade it will be for a phone that i cannot currently outpace on processors, which i think will be sooner rather than later. i bet there will be a two gig phone in less than a year from now.[/QUOTE]

    Oh yeah the X has a too large of a screen for me to, thats why I want the droid 2.[/QUOTE]

    Then again droid two is to similar to the droid one except it has a locked boot loader. But in your case since you won't root its the one I would go with if I HAD to upgrade lol
     
  14. snapcase

    snapcase Android Enthusiast

    Why? What does it matter? The vast majority of users will use stock software. The minority that want to root or use custom roms still pay for the stock software the same as those don't. They still get their money either way no difference.

    Wouldn't you be at the very least a little miffed if your car company of choice started shipping cars modified to only work with a certain brand of spark plugs, air filters, etc., parts that don't work as well and cost more? You might find yourself looking at other manufacturers for your next purchase. In this analogy at least the car company has a clear, though misguided, motivation. But in the phones, money isn't the issue. They just lock it down keeping you from making any choices and using roms that can far surpass what they pre install.
     
  15. darkside

    darkside Android Enthusiast

    The locked bootloaders make sense, it seems that they are doing it to prevent people from rooting their phones,then screwing the phone up and calling and saying there is something wrong with the phone and getting another phone, I'm sure this is costing them tons of money. Where as it probably costs very little to lock it down and preventing this all together. All they are concerned about is making money, and if they can prevent people from modding and potentially screwing up their phone you can bet they are going to do it.
     
  16. rafier

    rafier Well-Known Member

    Of all the great things Droid 1 is flexible. I can wait without root for the new chips in 2011 for lightening speed and better hd stream.
     
  17. yufice

    yufice Well-Known Member

    This is the best post in here. The droid 2 is aesthetically the same thing, so you're not gaining anything there. If you root your droid and start having fun with customization, you won't even think twice about NOT upgrading.
     
  18. mrthundercleese

    mrthundercleese Well-Known Member

    I disagree with your reasoning on why they lock the phones. I'm willing to bet that they get more phones dropped in the toilet/lake/etc than they do bricked devices as the result of a root.

    Moto and VZW (or any carrier) don't really want you to upgrade your software. It's great for PR, but terrible for the wireless providers and handset makers. They think that you will be less likely to buy a new handset and renew your contract as long as you are upgrading your software and getting new features. They want to make more money (the one thing you got right hahaha) so they want to reserve the right to cut you off and force you to upgrade to get the new features (ahem wireless hot spot that the Droid "doesn't have the hardware to do").

    But the thing is, only a fraction of device owners will exploit their devices full potential (via rooting and installing custom software) and hold out on upgrading. As this thread has pointed out, many are willing to upgrade anyway so it doesn't make sense for them to lock the phones and make it difficult for those of us who do want to dork around with it.
     
  19. yufice

    yufice Well-Known Member

    The main reason keeping me from upgrading is the fear that the bootloaders are locked.
     
  20. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

  21. damule6666

    damule6666 Android Enthusiast

    You can get it right from their website still.:D
     
  22. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member

  23. OutlawFirebird

    OutlawFirebird Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    that makes no sense, Cars are modified in a competely different way they then a phone is.
     
  24. jb99fan

    jb99fan Newbie

    No, you're not. I dont even know what that means. :)
     
  25. jb99fan

    jb99fan Newbie

    I posted this problem in another forum, and there is a very nice person trying to help there, but I thought maybe I would try here too.

    I have a Moto Droid; and I have two problems with it.

    1. Cannot search my calendar.
    2. I have a daily reminder on my PC gmail and it was on my phone too and working fine for several weeks/months. All of a sudden, it no longer shows on my phone and I dont get the reminders. It is still on my PC Gmail.

    Thank you for any suggestions.
     

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