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[2]: Comment by moondino
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Jul 2010 05:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by moondino"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

What does changing your ROM have to do with App Store sales?


Some carriers block phones running custom ROM's that aren't blessed by the carrier - and he said 'app store' not 'App Store' (note the fact that he didn't use capitals, hence not referring to Apple's 'App Store') - he obviously was referring to the 'Android Marketplace'

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RE[3]: Comment by moondino
by aesiamun on Wed 21st Jul 2010 14:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by moondino"
aesiamun Member since:
2005-06-29

I stand by my question...what does changing the ROM have to do with Marketplace sales or lack thereof?

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RE[4]: Comment by moondino
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Jul 2010 19:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by moondino"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I stand by my question...what does changing the ROM have to do with Marketplace sales or lack thereof?


Because if they block non-authorised ROM installations, these custom ROM implementations become popular, as a developer your potential customer base shrinks because of it. I would have thought it was pretty obvious.

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