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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sean76, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    The phones you referenced above were Samsung and HTC... not Motorola. And, with Samsung as an example, we know that Sammy doesn't have an excellent track record when it comes to updates. Did someone say slow???

    Here at Casa Martimus, we've had two Motorola Android smartphones, the OG Droid and the Droid X. Both have weathered updates without significant issue. Now that's not to say that there won't be issues when performing updates... sometimes the unexpected can happen! But Motorola has a pretty good team of developers and their updates do typically work. They may not fix all of the bugs but their updates tend to work...

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  2. pm1066

    pm1066 Android Enthusiast

    Back to the original question Sean asked, I'm getting a new phone because right now is when my DX has bitten the dust. I got my DX right after my previous phone died. If my DX had not died, I wouldn't even be looking. The call quality is great, battery life manageable, web browsing fine, movie watching and music playing all fine. I also have managed to live somehow with the camera and take some damn good shots. If my phone had died 3 months ago, I would have looked at the Charge or bionic.

    I don't see this round of releases as any different than the last, or next round of "next best thing". As for which one will be tech obsolete first? Yes. All of the above. But will a quad or quint core phone really make those screen flips just AWESOMER than any dual core could?! I highly doubt it. And wasn't the DX 2 an upgrade to the X? It had twice the cores, so it must have rocked. Not.

    One other thing I don't understand is why ck thinks the Gnex its such an utter piece of garbage though.
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  3. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    Like I said I hope it does go really well! I didn't have the X long enough to weather a storm that an update may have brought.

    As for Samsung...yes they suck at updates..Lots of people thought that the Charge would be fine because of it being a DROID Branded device...lol (cough,cough) not the case it seems.

    However, The Galaxy Nexus though made by Samsung wont have to worry about much since its a Nexus and updates will come straight from our boys and girls over at Google...wooo hooo...lol

    Should be an interesting first quarter...
  4. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Hope so for the sake of the GNex owners!

    If there's a challenge it'll probably be with integration testing. While it's true that Google will be doing the update development, Sammy will most likely still be responsible for the actual integration with the Nexus hardware.
  5. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    We shall see first hand with the Nexus S! That should tell a tale about how Samsung handles they're updates...
  6. SamMax

    SamMax Android Expert

    Without sounding cocky Sean we will have to have a phone list thread listing phones we have owned this year. Without thinking too hard and counting I would guess I have owned around 20-25 this year so far.

    B2T- It's taking all the will power I can muster up to wait and compare the Droid Razr with the Rezound before I buy one...
  7. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    20? Wow, that has me beat...I am on number 4 and am giving my wife fits...
  8. jroc

    jroc Android Expert

    I can see me doing what I did with my PC: I didnt jump on the quad core bandwagon. I really didnt jump on the dual core one either. I will probably get my first quad core PC next year sometime. I got my first dual core PC in 2008. Its a lil different with phones tho since we cant upgrade the hardware ourselves. But I can see my passing on a quad core phone and sticking with dual core....maybe....lol
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  9. cereal killer

    cereal killer Android Expert

    Sean the RAZR is also slotted to get Jellybean :)

    Whoever keeps the handset for 2 years will be very Happy with it.
  10. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    Let it get some ICS 1st, then we can think about Jellybean brother;)

    lol...sorry bro, 2 years? I dont really know anyone who's gone 2 years.

    Even my dad who's 62 doesnt go 2 years with one model...

    He went from the OG Droid, to the Incredible, to the Fascinate, to the Charge...And is likely going for the Razr when it arrives. And all that is basically since the Droid came on the scene a few years ago.
  11. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Yup nobody keeps a phone that long (looking around nervously as I see my Droid X which I purchased approximately 17 months ago). :eek:
  12. Mateo

    Mateo Well-Known Member

    Sean I saw you mention Aaron from phonedog's reviews being pretty good and I agree. Not sure if its been posted in another thread yet but he has a RAZR unboxing video up. He takes a photo etc. too. Also has a video sample of the 1080p HD video camera up. Looked pretty good to me but a lot of detail seemed to get lost at a distance. Photo he took seemed to focus and shoot fast though.
  13. cereal killer

    cereal killer Android Expert

    Man i know people that keep phones way longer than 2 years lol. Most everyone I know. They wear them out and dont even realize or care to upgrade.

    I dont know anyone who is into phones to be perfectly honest. Hahahahah
  14. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    Lol...looks like it will be retired Friday...
  15. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    I've turned average flip phone users into Smart phone fanatics...lol

    Plus between me being an Android Fanatic along with my Dad, and my brother being the Apple head he is....We have plenty of phone talk goin on when we get together...
  16. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Maybe... maybe not! The better half needs a new phone so I may deal with her phone first. Or maybe not... :p
  17. cereal killer

    cereal killer Android Expert

    Well then we need to all get together then cuz over here nobody talks about phones.

    I'd get you into fighting shape too :) creatine, beta alanine and NO.

    Great pump, great endurance and some fierce strength gains.
  18. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    I'm about 20lbs away from Muai Thai ring shape...lol! Its winter here brother, waiting on a cheeseburger as I type this...Lmaooo!
  19. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    Lol...You will have plenty of reviewers here before u even need to pull the trigger!
  20. cereal killer

    cereal killer Android Expert

    LOL! Hey man at least your honest hahahha
  21. mancow

    mancow Well-Known Member

    I stopped into a store this evening to check out the RAZR after spending the last two nights studying up on it.

    I'm not buying one now.

    In my opinion the display was pretty crappy. I'm sure that I will probably regret it once ICS is out and my X2 is left behind but I just couldn't give up the X2 display for this thing right now. It literally looked cloudy sky gray to me. I made sure it was ramped all the way up but side beside the RAZR was just dim with dreary whites like an old sock. I even went over to another one to see if it was any different but it was just the same.
  22. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    Yes sir...He's awesome! Fairly honest and never really leans towards any one device or manufacturer ...Good Dude.

    And I agree that shot he took of the text on the paper was pretty impressive.
  23. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert
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    That's not good news...But Amoled whites are usually a little on the bluish/grey side.
    Its a trade off for the Deep Blacks that are present on the display.
  24. mancow

    mancow Well-Known Member

    That reminds me of another issue that I noticed. While using it in the auto dim mode the level it self adjusted to seemed far too dark to me. Images seemed faded and far too "underexposed" if that makes any sense. I'm sure I could get used to it but really got my attention more than I had expected. I'm usually all about getting the latest and greatest even if it means putting up with a few quirks but I walked away from this one feeling like I had something superior with my X2.

    Now, the thickness, smoothness and overall user experience was outstanding. I just can't understand why they didn't concentrate more on the display but I assume they were working toward the absolute best battery performance possible.
  25. NuSkoolTone

    NuSkoolTone Newbie

    Hey everyone Droid Virgin here, but highly computer literate (Have degrees, is my livelihood, yada yada). I've been reading up the last year, notably since August when I became eligible to upgrade. Thought I'd give a little perspective from a "Non-Smartphone" guy.

    I got a chance to check out the RAZR today. HANDS DOWN most impressive phone I've ever held. Snappy, bright screen, fast browsing, easy to text, and all the other configuration that is android. I would be VERY happy with this phone. It's no Bionic which took all of 30 seconds to NOT be impressed! Did I mention the phone actually qualifies for the word beautiful? All while being light and solid at the same time. I actually LIKE the hump at the top. Helps keep the phone from slipping out of my hand and gives it something to rest on at the top of it.

    I think the RAZR is going to have GREAT support. Here's a simple reason why:
    1.) Both Verizon and Motorola are putting their necks out with branding. It's not going to get left behind. I'm in no rush to get ICS. They've promised two major updates. So that's at least ICS, and probably Jellybean. Even if it's just a solid ICS, I think that will be enough.

    2.) They're going to sell a HUGE amount of these. That means that even outside of official updates, there's going to be a LOT out there for this phone. It's going to get milked to the last drop.

    3.) With the given hardware, what app is it not going to be able to run in the next 2 years? I mean seriously? The only thing I can think of is some crazy game, and I'm NOT a gamer. At least not on a smartphone!

    If the Nexus is going to get pushed back, I'll just get the RAZR. It's such an upgrade from my dumbphone it's going to take awhile for me to max it out to where I'm really bored with it. I mean honestly, IT'S A PHONE PEOPLE! There's only so much I could be bothered with to do on it that my other devices wouldn't piss all over it for.

    With technology, if you expect any device to be perfect with nothing to nitpick about, you're going to be sorely disappointed! I expect there will still be things about the RAZR that will be "Less than perfect". I don't expect it to compete with a $300+ standalone camera. I don't see why anyone else would!

    I AM "one of those guys" that actually keeps the same phone for 2 years unless I break it. I'm sure once I get into it, maybe even get hooked. Though with a quad core laptop w/12gb of RAM running at 3+GHZ, why would I bother with my phone? Only if my laptop wasn't available. I'm sure this is different for guys with long bus or subway rides perhaps, but I'm not one of them.

    With talk already starting about quad core phones, there's no reason to keep waiting at this point. It's a slippery slope to eight core, etc... The software has to catch up to the hardware usually and Android IMO will be no different. Dual core is relatively new AFAIK, and until it takes full advantage of that dual core, quad cores will simply be for bragging rights. Perhaps I'm wrong, but it sure worked out that way for PCs! Plus IMO you can only sit on the fence for so long, because in the meantime what are you doing? Still using your crappy old phone! Decide when the hardware choices have become "Good enough", commit and move on. Based on my experience in technology and following the Android Market for 6 months, I feel the RAZR marks the start of that time.

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