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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Motorola prevents us from loading custom ROM's onto the Droid X, so does that mean that they will support the phone with all of the latest software promptly after new versions of Android are released? Most buyers of these phones are tied into two year contracts yet it is becoming all too common for phone manufacturers to ditch software support for their devices well before that two year period is up. Since the carriers lock us into two year contracts, I think the carriers should lock the phone manufacturers into supporting all new Android releases until all of the two year contracts have expired.

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