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: why is this news?
by werpu on Thu 22nd Jul 2010 14:55 UTC in reply to "why is this news?"
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Motorola Milestone also has this eFuse thing. You can't run custom kernel/firmware on it.

Milestone was sold as the gsm version of the Droid (which CAN run custom kernels) but it is NOT.

I wrote to Thom about the Milestone months ago, but he ignored me.

The Milestone was not very successful here in Europe it never became the Megaseller the Droid was in the USA, the funny thing is the more open Nexus One and Desire Phones sell like hotcakes over here. In the meantime the users who have the milestone over here are absolutely pissed about the bootloader issue and most of them are lost customers to Motorola in the long run (Motorola has been reluctant with bugfix updates on the Milestone as well). Speaking on being on a self destruction course, Motorola definitely is on one.

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