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[3]: good thing
by gnufreex on Tue 20th Jul 2010 20:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: good thing"
gnufreex
Member since:
2010-05-06

" It is not intended to be a walled garden Motorola is pushing their luck and I hope they go bankrupt.


It's their phone and they can tie it to a rom if they want. Phones should not be designed around the needs of 1% of the users.


They are already losing money, this wont help.


Not likely when Droid X is selling out everywhere:
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Motorola-Droid-X-Gone-...

Shouldn't you be glad that a Linux based device is providing some serious competition for Apple? It's already hitting their stock:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-bruised-on-concerns-of-margi...
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Phones should be designed around needs of 100% of users. Tell me, how big is percent of people who think phones should self-destruct when manufacturer wishes so?

I am not glad tha "Linux device" is going to take over the world if that device is worse than propriatary technology it replaces.

See, I am not Linux zealot, I don't give a crap if Linux is most popular OS or not, I want compuers and phones to do what they are made for and that is why I like open source. Not becaus its cooll, or because sometingh else, I like it because gives control to the users. Computers should do what users say, and not self-destruct when manufacturer don't like you.

As for "their phone, they decide when to explode" kind of argument... NO! Android is not written by Motorola, and hardware don't belong to Motorola once they sell it. So they are not ones who should decide when it will explode. It's the user!!

And how many users like exploding phones? They should advertise it as such. They should put big red letter saying: This EXPLODES WHEN WE DECIDE!!

I wonder who will buy it when they tell the truth.

Edited 2010-07-20 20:12 UTC

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RE[4]: good thing
by nt_jerkface on Wed 21st Jul 2010 01:05 in reply to "RE[3]: good thing"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Phones should be designed around needs of 100% of users.


That's impossible due to conflict of interest.


Tell me, how big is percent of people who think phones should self-destruct when manufacturer wishes so?


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.


And how many users like exploding phones? They should advertise it as such. They should put big red letter saying: This EXPLODES WHEN WE DECIDE!! [

I wonder who will buy it when they tell the truth.


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

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RE[5]: good thing
by artworx on Wed 21st Jul 2010 07:50 in reply to "RE[4]: good thing"
artworx Member since:
2008-07-21

I am not very familiar with how a locked Android phone can be unlocked but if it requires a reflash then it would affect 99% of the people i know.

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RE[5]: good thing
by Zifre on Wed 21st Jul 2010 14:48 in reply to "RE[4]: good thing"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

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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