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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RE[5]: good thing
by Zifre on Wed 21st Jul 2010 14:48 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: good thing"
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That's impossible due to conflict of interest.

That is sometimes true, but please tell me how allowing custom ROMs harms the 99% of users that don't use them? In this case, it clearly can be designed around the interests of everyone.

They lock up if you load a foreign ROM which only matters to 1% of the population. 99% of the population doesn't even know what a ROM is.

Yes, and do 99% of the population care that it doesn't allow custom ROMs?

That wouldn't be the truth because the phone doesn't actually explode.

It was metaphorical. Please don't pretend you didn't know that.

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