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[4]: good thing
by dragossh on Wed 21st Jul 2010 17:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: good thing"
dragossh
Member since:
2008-12-16

I for one laugh though; all the Android fans thinking that their Jesus Phone(tm) will provide them with tonnes of freedom unlike the iPhone they so readily despise. Well, you've got a phone less than a year old - had that been an iPhone you would have received iPhoneOS 4.0 free of charge and without needing to hack your device to get it.

With half the features gutted.

I think I'll keep my HTC Hero which is getting a decent Android 2.2 port.

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RE[5]: good thing
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Jul 2010 23:48 in reply to "RE[4]: good thing"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

With half the features gutted.

I think I'll keep my HTC Hero which is getting a decent Android 2.2 port.


Unfortunately you're sh-t out of luck when it comes to Android 2.2 on that phone because HTC has refused to provide an official update. The HTC Hero was released half way through 2009 and now you'll have to throw it away and purchase a new phone if you want an official update to Android 2.2. So lets recap, iPhone 3G released in 2008 and it is still receiving official updates today versus the HTC Hero fails to release an update for a device less than a year old.

You want a decent Android 2.2 port? how about an official update given the device is only a year old! come on, a device that is a year old is considered 'ancient' and undeserving of an official update?

Edited 2010-07-21 23:52 UTC

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