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Have these figures been backed up by anyone? I understand the Droid was probably the most pushed Android phone this year and probably (hopefully) had stellar sales, but it sounds like just one analyst has made this claim and everyone's taken it as fact. I know analysts can do incredibly technical analysis, but they can also get it wrong and / or have a vested interest in Motorola Droid selling well too.
I wish they pushed the phone here in UK, around 2/3 of the people I know have been due for upgrades 1-2 months either side of now and if more people knew of the alternatives they might think about the Droid - but I've asked 10-20 phone store-managers and none - absolutely none knew about potentially stocking the Droid/Milestone in the future and the majority just plain never heard of it. It's literally setting itself up to be tech-geek only here in UK and most people will just go with cheap touchscreens, iPhone 3GS, some blackberry/nokia or something like the Hero as those are the phones that are being pushed here.
I'm not too worried about lack of it becoming a hit as if the Nexus-one is truely the next developers phone, then hopefully they'll start optimising more and more of the Android experience for our latest architecture of Arm chips (snapdragon and cortex a8 and various gpu's) and we can free-ride off the new Dev-Phone rather than forcing google to optimise Android for droid/milestone users because of the sheer volume of users. Hopefully having an iPhone-clone as the dev phone would also help them develop core-android to be more user-friendly (but hopefully not dumbing it down too much).
JK..you can be sure about one thing. Here in the United States the Nexus will not be "truely the next developers phone." Here it is limited to T-Mobile, one of the worst services, and if bugs can be worked out on AT&T it will be capable on that network too. But as of right now the device cannot connect to 3G on AT&T.
Also, Google and the Android OS are trying to pull even with a marketplace like Apple's. The one thing they can't do is rely on one phone like Apple did because Google is pushing the Android OS on multiple devices and carriers. There will be a core-group of Droid phones each generation that will be compatible with most of the apps and games. Nexus will be one of them but it will not be "the next developers phone."
No matter which phone "wins" the sales war (if you want to call it that), we all win. Because now, the iPhone has some serious competition, and competition spurs innovation. BOTH platforms will be better off because of it. The smartphone monopoly is over. Let the games begin!
Does anyone know why I can't view my videos that I email from my droid? I either can't view the attachment or sometimes I get an error message that the data can't be feteched and one time we got the audi on the video but couldn't see anything... I'm also bothered that I can't zoom when taking a video is my phone defective or does everyone experience this? Please send feedback--many thanks