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: good thing
by vodoomoth on Tue 20th Jul 2010 19:07 UTC in reply to "good thing"
vodoomoth
Member since:
2010-03-30


those who want to root and load custom roms should get a symbian/meego device already and leave android alone.

That's a dirty egotistical attitude. And because of what? Because you are "sick of crappy incompatible roms which crash my applications and result in bad ratings."?
What happens when the Symbian and Meego devs say the same thing you say? What's the thing that prevents you from displaying a message about compatibility with modified ROMs not being guaranteed? Someone who went for an unofficial ROM is bound to expect that some things will not work as advertised. Unless they're out of their minds.

And sorry, I don't buy the "crappy incompatible roms which ... result in bad ratings". How many handsets with incompatible Android ROMs are there out there?

Oh, and if you happened to be writing apps for Symbian, you would redirect people to Android, right?

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RE[2]: good thing
by nt_jerkface on Tue 20th Jul 2010 19:37 in reply to "RE: good thing"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Those types of responses just send developers back to the iphone.

Motorola was probably sick of support costs related to outside roms. If you think that warnings are a solution to this problem then you are naive. People will lie about what they did to their phone and demand a refund.

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