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  1. andy88488

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    Okay, after being elligible for an upgrade for months, and lurking here for quite a while, I finally pulled the trigger yesterday on a new Maxx. I've had the original Razr Maxx for over two years, and I've been pretty happy with it.

    I hesitated about the new Maxx because I really am not crazy about the new, ultra-large size, but I finally gave in because it seemed like nothing I wanted more was coming down the pike. It seems like we are finally out of the phase where a new, even better Android phone was coming out like every week.

    One of the reasons that I decided to stay with Motorola was that I liked that Google owned them. I figured they would keep the phone updated, and that the customizations would not be too intrusive.

    So no sooner do I order the phone, than Google SELLS Motorola!!! I don't know; maybe it's my fault? :)

    So how do we Maxx-heads feel about Lenovo buying Motorola? I'm not thrilled about losing our "most-favored-nation" status.
     

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    I'll quote what I said here in the Moto X forum:

    When it comes to the Droids, the exclusive contract between Motorola and Verizon will remain in effect, I am sure. I still think that Motorola will continue to develop updates of this phone through the next letter release of Android (the "L" version, presumably to be released this fall.) After that I am sure that it will get security patches at least.

    I think it's too bad that this didn't work out for Google to own Motorola, but, again, Lenovo is eager to expand their mobile business and I hope will be a good partner with Google. Google and Motorola always said that the business was run hands-off for day to day and strategic decisions, but much of the management were former Googlers and had an obvious bias to develop a more close to stock Android experience. Hopefully Lenovo will convince many of them to stay.
     
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    Yeah, I think it'll probably be okay too. The idea that Google was more directly involved did appeal to me, and I was just sort of amused and appalled that the very day I buy the phone, after MONTHS of dithering, Google sells Motorola.
     
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    Don't panic.

    You're going to love this phone, I bet. I've had mine since midsummer, and I'm still agog about the battery life. No matter what I do -- navigation, video, whatever -- I never worry about charge level.

    To be sure, if I navigate more than a half hour, I plug it in. But on my Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I could look at it cross-eyed and it would run out of battery.

    I'm not rooted, avoid questionable apps that "customize" things that are 90% fine already, and try to let the phone be what it wants to be. It just works.

    So I have no fear that a new owner in the future of the company that made my phone in the past is going to affect my enjoyment of the product I already own.
     
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    I hope they keep the name Motorola. And Lenovo will just let Motorola do it's thing. They make good phones. They may not look pretty, but some people like their industrial design. If they keep making DROIDs for Verizon, I'll keep buying them. But my DROID MAXX is so good, I might just keep it longer than expected.

    All that said, if the rumor that the new HTC One will have a big battery like the Maxx is true, I will be really tempted.

    The HTC One was my first choice because I really liked how it looked and liked the front facing speakers. However, I'm a heavy user, so I chose function over form, and I don't regret it. I love being able to game as much as I want, surf the web as much as I want, and text/chat as much as I want, and the phone will still last the whole day, as in from waking up until going to sleep (at least), not just a workday. Only two phones can do this and still be so thin. It's actually thinner than the HTC One.
     
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    Apparently, they are going to keep the name Motorola, at least in North America. And, yes, I do love the phone. It's really fast and I've gotten used to the bigger size fairly easily (this was my biggest fear).

    As for what this means for future updates (my biggest plus about Google owning it was that presumably they would keep updating the phone), I guess we'll just have to see.
     

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