Picked up a Gnex over Xmas and absolutely love it. Had an upgrade available and received gift cards from all my kids at school for xmas gifts, so essentially got the phone for free! Have been with Verizon for years so still have the unlimited data plan ;-)
Loved my D1 dearly but the Gnex blows it out of the water in every respect. It's so responsive, so fast, ICS is gorgeous, huge screen, zero crapware installed. Perfect.
Still plan to keep my D1, buying the multimedia dock on Amazon for $10 and will have it sit on my work bench hooked up to some speaker for music, email checking etc.
It was a great phone in it's day but even overclocking, rom flashing, tweaking etc can only do so much. After using the Gnex for a day, I went back to the D1 to play around and it felt slooooow.
Seems like the Gnex is getting a huge amount of abuse, a lot of which is pretty unjustified. I admit the camera is low spec compared to some other phones, but the styling and OS blow everything else away, at least from what I can see. Yes, I am sure in 6 months there will be a better phone on the market, but that will always happen.
There will always be a place in my heart for the Droid 1, was an awesome phone in it's day, who can forget this?
Ahh I loved those days. It was like, see commercial. **** brix. Watch again, laugh at Idont then go buy a Droid.
Originally Posted by chris231dkz
Originally Posted by googlelover
Just gonna twiddle my thumbs and snicker at this. The name shows noob but I assure you I'm not. Look for a rom named KrUnKeD
Oh, my bad I didn't mean to imply you didn't know how, was just covering all my bases :P
Originally Posted by QUAGMIRE
Upgraded to gnex gunna learn to make roms with my unbrickable og droid. XD
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Still have my OG, only problem right now is battery life--may have to break down and get a replacement. Probably going to wait on Droid 4, really use my keyboard a lot. Bought wife Bionic and impressed with screen and speed, but does suck up battery.
I know most of the support for the D1 has dropped...I understand totally. If I was a dev I'd be moving on to more exiting things too. They saved me from boredom last winter letting me have things to play with on my D1 and for that I am thankful.
But...there are still a huge number of folks for one reason or another still have their D1 and will for some time yet. There is a thread over at xda about an alpha release of the ICS on D1 and it's already up to 43k hits...not quite dead yet...
Yeah I've noticed my battery going down hill. If i play a game on my phone for an hour, it goes from 90% to 40% thats ridiculous. I changed my battery not too long ago. Just this recent summer.
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I currently have 4 D1's. One is spare parts, 2 are for customization/ROM making, and the 4th is my stock, only used when I brick one of my custom D1s and cant figure out what I did wrong with it in time to go somewhere, and also when I travel and dont want my battery life to suffer. Excess, nah. Prepared, yes.
Just installed 3.2 on my Droid 1 [which is still my daily driver] after a record-length period [almost two months!] running a single ROM [Liquid Froyo 1.95]. I like to switch back to an LGB ROM every so often, so I can be reminded that all the eye candy isn't worth all the bugs. It usually takes a week or two, of not being able to pick up calls or take pictures, before it's back to LFY for me.
On the hardware side, my phone [which got frozen riding in my open-top vehicle this winter, and then quickly thawed, resulting in internal condensation] is having a difficult time of it. About 2/5 of my screen, centered roughly on the Home button, running the length of the screen, no longer accepts touch input. Harder than it seems, to never use Home. Sometimes, the direct center of the screen will start registering random touches, running top-to-bottom, uncontrollably. Been using it like that for about six months. Probably either pick up another Droid for $50 locally, or break down and buy a Razr Maxx or Nexus Prime. Eventually. :D