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The (maybe) "Epic" Motorola X Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by The_Chief, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. landolakes

    landolakes Member

    Gnex alum and I just checked and I have two upgrades available. Question, I have two phones with both lines available for upgrade. One line is unlimited and the other is not. Could I upgrade the limited line and switch the phone over to the unlimited and later transfer the unlimited line update at a later date to the limited line. I'm on Verizon, I hope that made sense.


  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    IIRC VZW shut that down. I think you are limited to using upgrades on the line that is eligible, and can no longer play around with them.
  3. egDonald

    egDonald Well-Known Member

    If you're getting one of the standard colors, I'd assume you can just get the 32 at the att store, couldn't you?
    I thought Moto Maker was only for color customizations.
  4. DirtyDee

    DirtyDee Android Expert

    Moto maker let's you change the storage which is why att exclusive 32 is timed until moto Maker for every one
  5. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    I don't believe that you are correct on this one. I spent a portion of my day today talking with both online VZW CSR and on phone with them. I received the same answer from both. I can move my upgrade to my tiered data line then move it back after the upgrade keeping my unlimited data.

    Here is a post and a thread discussing the topic as well.


    You are now chatting with 'Miranda'
    Jeff: I have an upgrade coming up soon (8/15) am I able to transfer that upgrade to another line (my son's line) and use it there?
    Miranda: Hi! My name is Miranda with the Verizon Wireless Sales Team. I am available to answer your questions and help you place an order. May I have your name, please?
    Miranda: You sure can transfer upgrade.
    Jeff: Awesome! Does it matter that my line has grandfathered unlimited data and his is a 2GB plan?
    Miranda: If you upgrade the line that has unlimited data you will lose that feature.
    Jeff: I understand but if I do not upgrade it, and I transfer my upgrade to my son's 2GB line I don't lose it correct?
    Miranda: Yes.
    Jeff: Thank you! Have a great night!
    Miranda: You are welcome, is there anything else I can assist you with?
    Jeff: In one week the answer will be yes, but tonight it has to be not yet. I have to wait until 8/15 :)
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  6. john248

    john248 Well-Known Member

    Would that work the other way around? Say if the 2GB plan had an upgrade available to just transfer to the unlimited.. would the unlimited plan still stay unlimited? Then again, I doubt it as anyone an on unlimited likely has an upgrade available.
  7. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    Are you talking in store? I transferred the upgrade from one line to another and did that little swap-a-roo, and it only extended the contract date to the line the upgrade was transferred to. Now, I just did this a month ago. Can I transfer another upgrade to that line?
  8. GandalfTehGray

    GandalfTehGray Android Expert

    Missed post 1455? :p
    I think the X will turn into the Fiancee and my Christmas present. Off contract, hopefully the dev community can do wonders with the locked bootloader between now and then.
  9. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Well, I'm glad o be wrong on the upgrade.:)
  10. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    Yep, sorry!

    You know, the Amiga computer in the early 90s was way ahead of its time. It had a series of chips (named, of course) that did dedicated tasks: Fat Agnus was the main processor, followed by Denise the graphics processor, Paula the sound processor, and some smaller, ancillary chips. The co-processors handled most of the dirty work, while the main processor kind of waited for something else to do. It allowed the Amiga to run rings around anything else out there. I was running multiple apps, in multiple windows, all simultaneously on the screen... and Windows 3.1 / 95 were playing catch-up for years.

    The only - ONLY - reason Amiga failed was because Commodore didn't market it correctly at all. And it was to their peril.

    I see the Moto X as the Amiga of smartphones. It does what other phones can't do, and won't do... and does it without the high-powered specs because of the X8 chipset assisting the S4 Pro main processor.

    Unlike Amiga, however, I think Google/Motorola are going to market this one correctly. Appeal to the mass market on what's in it for THEM, and they will throw money at it. It's brilliant, and I'm one in a sea of excited souls waiting for this device.

    My 0.02 :)
  11. Outatime

    Outatime Android Expert

    So much this. I didn't expect that "always listening" tech to come for years, until battery tech developed to the point that it was able to handle it. Moto worked it from the other end and we have it today. Or well. The 20th/23rd :D
  12. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Chief, the X has one thing going for it the Amiga didn't. An existing, huge library of software. IIRC Amiga needed compatible apps as PC / Tandy / Apple weren't compatible at the time.
  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    You are correct: AmigaDos was a proprietary OS and software like Word Perfect, CorelDraw and others had to be specifically written for it. Google Play has hundreds of thousands of compatible apps for the X already... making it a no-brainer.

  14. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

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  16. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    A Nexus device set the hardware standard for the platform while a GPE is just an off the shelf method of purchasing a device. Is it T-Mo that isn't going to sell the X directly? Here is where it can be had for them.

    And I'm not speaking from any position of knowledge, just speculating based no the rumor I linked.:rolleyes:
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    The two GPE phones remove most but not all vendor add-ons and generally maintain the price points.

    From a software pov, the X acts like a GPE phone right out of the box and they've already said that it will be unlockable or have a dev edition, depending on species.

    I see no point in them offering an X GPE so I don't think that they will - unless I'm missing something. :dontknow:
  18. jova33

    jova33 Android Expert

    GPE phones are still closed source as well. The S4, for example, still has a lot of Touchwiz built in and Samsung doesn't release source.
  19. swantonbomboy

    swantonbomboy Member

  20. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    The One GPE is the same way.
  21. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    I heard rumors that an Xperia Z Google play phone might be on the way. I wonder if that one will be more open source since Sony seems to be more friendly to it than other OEM's are.
  22. Wolfedude88

    Wolfedude88 Android Expert

    Apparently they already confirmed they would have a GPE version of the X, maybe it will just be an unlockable bootloader for AT&T?
  23. Old Member

    Old Member Android Expert

    Moto X Active Display Explained

  24. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    I missed that was confirmed - still weird, unless it has to do with the international GSM market as well as hitting the note for ATT.

    Thought sure I'd read that the dev X would appear for VZW and ATT though - and that would be unlocked.

    It's a confusing day for me. :eek:
  25. landolakes

    landolakes Member

    I really want this phone but after my DNA I don't want to live without wireless charging. Is it confirmed that it won't have it?

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