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  1. Wiggin21

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    ... Android 3.0 is announced/the first crop of 3.0 phones are announced.

    i know our phone will be capable of running 3.0 as it meets the base requirements, but something tells me there are some serious monsters being cooked up for this christmas holiday.

    if one can woo me away, i'll take the plunge. i love my incredible, and it is a fantastic phone as an introduction to android; but the appeal of new hardware with revamped UI the way i want it (vanilla, i'm quickly growing very, very tired of Sense UI and i wish it were far easier to root and play with my phone), uniform in looks across carriers and manufacturers, 3.0 seems to remove all need for custom UI's and instead we should see more manufacturer specific apps instead (i hope).

    (i'm also afraid that when 3.0 is released the manufacturers will be damned to let us Dinc, Evo, Galaxy, X, Droid, and other current Gen. Android owners upgrade to stock 3.0 immediately without their bulls**t custom UI's)

    either way, i don't think i'll ever forget my Incredible. it's my first superphone, after all, and it's fast as hell. :D:D

    Android 3.0 Gingerbread getting revamped UI, Froyo living on for lower-end phones? -- Engadget

    so, what do you guys think?
     

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    Amen to that...I just got my Incredible last month, so it's going to be another couple years before I get another upgrade. I'll wait it out...by then, they'll probably have 3 GB CPUs and stuff....who knows! This thing is already faster than my first PC I had a few years ago! Anyway, it is a pretty nice phone, and I'll stick with it as well, until the upgrade is up. I'm sure they're going to have stuff out that they haven't even though of at this point, that will blow away the Droid X and Droid 2 and all that by that time.
     
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    3.0 is projected to be announced in Oct., with devices being announced shortly after. 3.0 will be here before Christmas. :p

    *oh, and another minor point to make in my case, my birthday is in early november..


    ** oh, and ONE MORE point, LTE is coming out around that time as well...
     
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    My Dinc is my baby. I really don't care if the Droid X is a little better. The Dinc is MINE.
     
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    honestly i think at this point Droid X buyers are going to have some serious buyers remorse when christmas comes around... so i'm not too worried.
     
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    I'm sticking with my drinc until next june, this phone has earned a year.
     
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    Who knows. But honestly, people act like this or that phone is so monumentally different from another. They're all Android phones, they're all going to be powerful and awesome, switching from one to the other isn't going to change your life.
     
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    I'll keep it until I get an upgrade option from Verizon
     
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    i fully understand that (maybe i was a bit hasty in my buyers remorse comment, i feel none with my incredible at all, and those who want the X will feel the same about their choice), obviously the Droid X and all the current top android phones will be fine when the update comes out... but what happens when one or more suffer the fate of the Hero?

    if this is to happen right, and in order to keep people happy, manufacturers need to push 3.0 to compatible devices as quickly as possible (and do the same with lower end phones --> 2.2, no floundering around with Custom UI's!) from there i can see almost a new beginning in android's history. a whole slew of 3.0 phones with different sizes and abilities (Choices!!!!) ready for the Christmas season... when 2011 rolls around and LTE is released and a whole slew of android phones are dominating the market (and the poor iphone4 has been left in the dust :D).......

    if that can happen, 2011 will be the year for Android's rise to dominance.
     
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    People who just buy the Droid X instead of the Inc likely won't feel any remorse, but the ones who SWITCH probably will. They'll think they were about to get the best phone ever that's a million times better than what they have... and it won't happen. They'll get stuck perpetually looking over the fence at greener grass, y'know?

    Pick a phone, enjoy it.
     
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    I'm switching over to the Droid X from my Incredible this July. I'll be getting a new phone in December for Europe and then another new phone for when I come back in June. Then getting another one in September. Essentially... moving on every 6 months. Money is no object... especially when each change will be about a $300 difference approx. (essentially $50 a month lease on each phone). :D Can't wait to get the best every 6 months!
     
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    Yeah I would wait until the first round of LTE phones come out. Which will most likely have gingerbread perfected.
     
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    We can totally easily predict when the next OS update would release now:

    Froyo is a treat people enjoy in the hot summer.
    Gingerbread is a holiday treat during the holidays in november and december.

    Haha. I understand now
     
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    I learned this weekend that bigger is not always better and I think this is sort of a good comparison of going from the Incredible to the X:

    Sold a 57" rear projection HD TV and replaced it with a high-end 42" Plasma HD TV. I don't notice the size so much as I notice just how much better the picture is (black is nice and deep instead of deep grey and the colors pop).

    Going from the smaller 3.7" Incredible AMOLED screen to the larger 4.3" X LCD screen I think is going to be a similar type of experience for some.

    So sometimes less is more.

    I'll be keeping the Incredible until LTE most likely. Unless something else comes along that totally just blows me away.
     
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    ive been trying to get my parents to ditch their rear projection (they've stubbornly spent hundreds in repairs, like replacing color wheels and bulbs) for a damn LCD or Plasma to get with the times, but they won't listen haha. i've shown them how my 32 inch sony at 720p BLOWS AWAY the 47 inch 1080p picture they have on their tv so i have no idea what the hold up is.

    i had an interesting thought, if i had traded in my incredible for the X i think i'd still be in the same boat. i keep it until LTE came out and see if the phones then are more attractive. i think i may be doing 6mo-1yr rotation now instead of a 2 year rotation.
     
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    Amen!

    Love the Inc. Droid X is too big anyways. The Inc fits sexily into my pocket...smooth like butter.

    I will def. own it until something crazy good comes along...like the Inc2!

    3.7" screen is perfect.
     
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    well not so fast.... if you watched my 65" plasma you'd change your tune. that said, for cells bigger is not always better... because the 80's are over man..and besides the forum geeks;) most going in to VZ will choose the sexy Dinc over the fat X.

    Its hot chick vs. ugly chick and we all know who always wins;)

    of course all that is in jest and MOonly.....
     
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    As soon as a phone with LTE, 4" or bigger screen, and a front facing camera comes out it will be mine. O super AMOLED would be nice too.
     

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