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With Droid X and Droid 2 phones locked down, what should I replace my Moto Droid with?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by maxnicks, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. maxnicks

    maxnicks Well-Known Member
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    Seeing as Motorola is locking down the Motorola Droid X and likely the Droid 2, what should I replace my Moto Droid with? I've been totally happy with the phone to the extent that I tell people it's the coolest thing I've ever owned in my entire life... that's 51 years for you youngsters.

    I'm of course on Verizon and will stay with Verizon. I've paid zero attention to any phones other than the Moto Droids. Alas, lockdown is not acceptable. So now I have to go through the whole learning process all over again. I appreciate any help and or direction.
     

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  2. aci78

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    Meaning what, that you can't root it? Because I doubt that will stay the case for long. These developers are ridiculous and probably already on it.
     
  3. Demache

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    Wait until someone figures out root (its bound to happen).
     
  4. takeshi

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    ^ This. Not much else to say if root is a must.
     
  5. Tangent

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  6. Wiggin21

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    boycott motorola (untill they get it together), buy from another manufacturer like HTC or Samsung.


    we really need to start seeing phones released with vanilla android.
     
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  7. sontaikle

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    The Incredible? I have it now and it's simply amazing. Don't know if you prefer a physical keyboard though, if so it isn't the phone for you.

    Also, it's been rooted already if that's another thing you want in a phone.
     
  8. ReUp

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    I agree with the last post...The Incredible is the best phone out right NOW imo...Its fast...Specs are great...Its the PERFECT size...One down side is Battery life...But just get a better battery and the problem is solved...Its made by HTC and its for Verizon the best wireless provider...I also like the Nexus 1 a lot...And the Evo but its just too BIG and its for ASS Sprint...
     
  9. opticalshadow

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    first off im sure theres away around it, there has been to my knowlag no unhackable system or device known out there.

    second of all, im sure that the law alone will somehow stop this. there have been devices in the past that tried to manipulate end users hold over it, but were over turned when it was found to be malicous in intent, and vandilism of property, since its designed to permently break, as opsed to accedently.
     
  10. sakmaster

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    I had the incredible for a month, just exchanged for a Droid X, but its getting shipped to me. My first android phone was the Droid.

    The locking thing seems to just prevent custom ROMs, and won't prevent rooting. However the WHOLE thing is speculation, nothing has even been confirmed and I doubt moto would do this.

    The Droid incredible is good... But the Moto X is simply a better phone for the following reasons:

    1) The incredible's screen is great indoors, but outside or in bright rooms the display is so dim the added benefit of the AMOLED's contrast means nothing. Its also very pixilated from the PenTile sub-pixe matrix. The resolution is actually noticeably lower than the original Droid. When I tried out the Droid X's screen it was very bright and large, I really licked the size. Plus I don't have to worry about burn on the incredible's AMOLED (I'm just OCD about stuff like that). I just wondered what my Incredible would look like in a year and a half even dimmer than it is now.
    The Incredible did have viewing angles on the Droid X, but over all the Droid X's screen was very good, plus reviews of the screen says its colors are more accurate than the Incredible.

    2) Speed. The snapdragons are nice, but the GPU on the Droid X is much faster, this is important considering the amount of games coming out.

    3) Battery life, my incredible would last my 9am to 4pm consistently, and I would have to charge it during the day. Thats with a NEW battery. The droid x promises to be much better, especially on the X's big screen.

    3) Plus the Droid x is pretty much a spec boost of everything the incredible has, 720p video, hdmi, 24GB vs 10GB (incredible). And the droid x's cpu is faster.

    Only get the incredible over the X if you value custom ROMs. Or better yet wait until the issue is actually confirmed than make your decision. The notion of moto locking custom roms seems absurd to me which is why I bought one anyway. If I'm wrong I'm not going to get screwed or anything, I'll just feel bad for supporting it. Its like HP not letting you install linux on your own laptop.

    Also I forgot, sense on the incredible is great, but I did not like the music player. However sense seemed much better than the droid x's software. But for me I believe the screen and hardware more than make up for some of the major downsides of the incredible: battery life, HD Video, dim screen.
     
  11. AmneonX

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    Can someone explain to me why everyone is so upset about these phones being locked. I got the Droid X yesterday, and i love it how
    it came out of the box. Is there something special about custom rom's that is so great. I am new to the android software, and i already love it. However, if you don't want the MDX. I suggest the Incredible, Evo 4G, or Aria(aren't the specs similar to the other two). Depending on carrier prefrence.
     

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