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  1. jroc

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    This guy does phone reviews. A couple of posts about software updates:

    Motorola DROID X MB810 (Xtreme/Shadow) Pre-Release Thread Part 3 - Information Only
    Motorola DROID X MB810 (Xtreme/Shadow) Pre-Release Thread Part 3 - Information Only

    So one, the first review units sent out didnt have the final software like Verizon and Motorola said.

    Two, there will be updated software on the retail units we all get and there will be an OTA update soon after.

    So some issues reviewers saw might actually be fixed quick at launch.

    I'm liking this...:D
     

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    I will be getting my Droid X on Monday that came from the press conference. It will update along with the retail units as well correct?

    EDIT: btw this phone has never been turned on and never had service on it. Chances it will update as soon as I activate it?
     
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    And this is why I choose the Droid X by Motorola over a Blackberry Bold. Simply because the company responds to the issues that are lobbed by its customers and aims to solve them quickly and efficiently. I really feel like I'm making the right choice for a smart phone device.
     
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    Yeah that is what should happen.
     
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    thats nice they are already working to make this phone about as perfect as can be. Looking good so far
     
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    Not to sound like a troll but pic or it didn't happen.

    Don't get me wrong, I still hope to get the X on the 15th. It's just that one shouldn't put too much stock on these highly subjective and unverified claims. In the words of Reagan, "Trust, but verify".
     
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    Why would someone make something like this up i could see being wary if it said it got 2.2or something but motorola stated they would release final build ota's at launch/alittle before so relax and wait til thur to see for yourself
     
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    And thats why I posted the site and the links to his posts.....u or anyone can go ask him for a pic. :)

    Like I said before, he's a phone reviewer. He's the one that did the X review at phonearena.com
     
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    Any idea if .514 devices will get an OTA too? Mine is running .514 and i don't see any software update on it.
     
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    Basically what I'm getting out of this is that sub-pixel rendering was not enabled in the browser before the update. I find it hard to believe that isn't a standard text rendering for android.

    Although I admit, I don't really know one way or the other. I'd like to see comparison shots.
     
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    One of the main reasons I am choosing the X over Samsung. Samsung very slow at getting updates out in the past.
     
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    I would like to see comparison shots too to see if it was even that noticeable to begin with.
     
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    Glad to see people won't be able to complain about jagged text anymore. Fixed before the phone was even released!!
     
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    Yea from reading his posts on HoFo I have no reason to doubt him. Look him on on there he seems trustworthy and there is no reason to doubt what he posts. I find it funny though how people shoot him down when they haven't even held the phone yet.
     
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    Your tellin' me lol, I have a behold 2 and it will go no further than 1.6 and it took forever to get that, and the phone is still very buggy! Droid X here I come!
     
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    Hmm... not sure if I can FULLY believe this, even though I want to. Like another poster said, I need to see comparison shots to really tell the difference. I wonder if anything has or will be done about the jerkiness of the UI.
     
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    Well from most reviews they say unless you are really looking you wouldnt be able to tell and everyone that has the X or has played with it says there is no jerkiness of UI. So maybe wait until it comes out and then see
     
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    You really have to look for the jagged text to see it, it really isn't noticeable. I did find the stock UI slightly jerky but nothing that ruins the experience, it just isn't real smooth.
     

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