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So the Electrify Won't Get ICS...

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  1. matt88si

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    As noted on the Phandroid news section there is not going to be an official ICS release for the Motorola Electrify. I'm so angry I could flip tables all day long...

    Now that that's out of my system, any suggestions on which phone I should move on to next? I was interested in the Electrify 2, but the lack of a removable battery could pose a phone being thrown out the window.

    How about the wonderful Galaxy S3? Is it really all that its made up to be? I've been eyeballing it since its release at USCC. Of course, I think I'll wait until the Black Friday sale to pick one up if I decide to go with it.

    In the mean time... Loving me some good ol' 2.3.5 whilst deciding.
     

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    Why are you angry? Were you promised that your phone would get ICS? If not, what makes you feel entitled to an upgrade?
     
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    Also, Kadimi, the Electrify is made by Motorola, not Samsung. Samsung phones are generally pretty developer-friendly.
     
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    Who said something about being entitled to anything?

    I was stating that I was upset with Motorola shutting down their attempts to upgrade their Electrify/Photon tier phones to ICS. It had been in planning for quite a while, but never actually was pushed to any higher stage of development. However, I had read multiple posts saying they were "planning" on bringing ICS to them. Now they're not and THAT is why I'm upset.

    However, this post was in regards to which device I should upgrade to. I'm not complaining, just irked with Motorola's decisions.

    kadimi - I'm not a developer so I don't have any needs for any of their tools. I appreciate the suggestion, though. :)
     
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    It looks like HTC has released ICS for the Incredible 2 on Verizon but Verizon won't push it out. :/ Verizon has terrible coverage here. The SGIII is looking good but I don't know if I want a phone that big.
     
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    After my fiasco with the HTC TouchPro I vowed never to buy an HTC product ever again. It's going to take some serious convincing for me to go with them again. Samsung and Motorola have never let me down thus far with any device I've purchased from them.

    I had been thinking of going with the Electrify 2, but there are just too many cons to the new phone that I can't convince myself its actually an upgrade. No kickstand? No removable battery? /facepalm.

    On a side note, does anyone happen to know if getting a 4G phone added on to a family plan will inquire additional charges for being a 4G phone? I'm hoping/guessing not...
     
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    No additional charge.
     

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