Linked by gsyoungblood on Tue 20th Jul 2010 18:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless On July 15th the latest Android super-phone was released by Motorola and Verizon Wireless. All hail the Droid X. The release was not without controversy though. The Droid X, while greatly raising the bar for Android phones in general, does so at the expense of the very power users and community that made the original Droid the gotta-have phone it became. Alienating this group may have far reaching consequences for Motorola.
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by moondino on Tue 20th Jul 2010 18:41 UTC
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2010-03-27

This sucks for reasons not related to piracy: I upgraded my Droid to Froyo early. Droid X? Screwed. You are at the mercy of the service provider to update their bundled crap (Sense UI etc), test it, and then deploy Froyo to your phone.

I completely understand why they did it (app store sales aren't great) but it just seems a bit tightfisted. Oh well, one of the benefits of the Android platform is, if Motorola isn't doing what you want, go to HTC, or whoever.

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