Droid 4 Early Update Petition

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by TopGun960, Dec 7, 2011.

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    Hah, good luck that making any difference at all... Welcome to the world of electronics and computers. You buy one, it becomes 'trash' in no time. Its a fast paced money making bussiness... Welcome to it!
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    You bought what you wanted. Stop griping about what you could have had if you waited. the only difference is LTE and a larger screen anyways.
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    Verizon's LTE network is having the second major outage in three months - and when this happens, LTE phones cannot get even 3G data. Are you guys absolutely sure that you want to give up your stable 3G phone right now?
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    You're wasting your time. If they did nothing for Bionic users they're not going to do anything for D3 users. It's technology, it gets outdated. Get over it.

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    Also more ram I believe.

    I agree tho. Lately Android phones are kinda "Playing themselves out" It's ridiculous that they found a sector that can generate so much money on putting out an updated product one after another after another. I got so fed up that I bought an iPhone 4s.
    Figured, it cost Apple $188 in hardware to make, I'll buy it for $199.00 By the time my upgrade is do again, who knows what will be out. Android wise, or iPhone 5s.

    What ever. Don't try cheating the system cause you can't. You will not upgrade early unless you pay BIG bucks for the phone.

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    I worked at a computer shop for 10 years. I saw the same thing happen with Video Cards / Processors. Customer would purchase a top of the line gaming rig one week, and 2 weeks later there would be something better out. It all goes back to what phone makes you happy and does job.
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    Hey change.org has made a difference in a lot of different areas. So doesn't hurt to try. But when I called the local vzw store thismorning, the guy said he never even heard of the droid 4. I was like, well, you're supposed to be releasing it tomorrow.. he said, 'News to me'.
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    I honestly do understand what all of you are saying. Planned obsolescence is just a part of electronics. But I think that 5 or 6 months is just ridiculous. And it cant hurt to try...
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    I really doubt they will do an early upgrade that opens a big can of worms. Thing is I love my D3 also for me I could care less about the D4 since it is not a global phone, plus i cant put on a bigger battery. If people think that the phones are being upgraded to fast go back to apple they are still running single core processors. Get an iphone you dont have to worry you will be behind the curve for two years Android gives you alot more upgrades.
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    And what would be appropriate?

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    I guess I'm one of those complacent people. I wouldn't upgrade now, even if Verizon gave me a free one. Android phone manufacturers and cell providers are helping each other vacuum out consumers' pockets. In principle, that sucks. In reality, all they're doing is trying to separate consumers from their money by enticing them with the new "it" phone. I couldn't care less because I don't want the "it" phone. Honestly, I'm still just relieved that this one works.

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    If 5 or 6 months is ridiculous, what about the 6 WEEKS between the the Bionic and the RAZR? And they did nothing for Bionic owners.
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    No one held a gun to your head and made you buy anything. You made a decision, live with it.

    And if you're ok with not having just-released handsets you can trade up about every six months to something better for less than $100 usually by selling your old phone and buying one used. That way you get to scratch that upgrade itch and not wreck your wallet.

    For example, if you bought a thunderbolt around release you can definitely get $250 out of it and grab something like a bionic for < $350. Many times you'll be able to upgrade for almost nothing if you can get a deal.
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    That is an Apples and Oranges comparison. There is very little difference between the Bionic and the Razor. Those folks that are upset about those two phones are just wanting the latest and greatest and are caught-up in the reality that every phone is obsolete shortly after it comes out. The Droid on the other hand is at version 3 and a new version was announced within 6 months of its birthing. The Bionic and Razor are comparable phones, but neither compare to the Droid 3 since the D3 has a keyboard and most of its users bought it for that reason. Both the Bionic and Razor are guaranteed to get ICS, while the D3 might, we have no guarantee. So the comparison doesn't quite fit.

    And please folks, quit telling us to get use to an update schedule that has NEVER existed before. If you're talking to people upset that the Razor came out shortly after the Bionic then you have a point. But you don't with the D3 and your condescending tone is not helpful.

    At the time the D3 came out there were plenty of stories claiming problems with LTE on phones with a hardware keyboard. There was also lots of hand-wringing over the D3 not having LTE. It is correct that people who bought the D3 did so at some risk and could have waited. It is not true that the 'bought the phone they wanted.' They (I) bought the best keyboard phone they thought they'd get.

    A more salient point would be that the phone hasn't been released yet and to my knowledge doesn't have a release date yet. So the 6 Months bit is really not all that persuasive. Had they released the phone in that time period, I'd jump on that band-wagon. As it looks now, it will be released at about the year point which is actually at about the schedule we've seen such updates in the past. For me its also at the point where I thought I might be looking for a new phone with LTE.

    If your only point in responding to this post is to condescend, then why bother.
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    Just to clarify, everything about the Droid 4 has been rumor so far. Nothing has been announced at all - just a bunch of leaked documents and photos, etc., one of which we now know was absolutely wrong - specifically, that the Droid 4 would be released today. It hasn't even been announced, as it turns out.

    With the LTE data outage the last couple of days, which in many cases prevented even 3G data for LTE phones - and the second such outage in three months - are people really that eager to get the LTE Droid 4?
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    Occupy verizon! Stop innovation and tech advancement! :)

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    That is basically my point. Until it comes out--or at least until the release date is announced, you cannot really say that the release pace is all that fast or that Moto sold you the D3 on a false premise, or whatever. That is what I believe the pain point is for most of those who feel burned. For me, this has been a good phone and I am happy I decided to jump in when I did. The rumors or announcement or whatever that there would be a D4 with LTE left a sour taste in my mouth, but after the dust settled it became apparent that any D4 was still a ways off.

    As for LTEs growing pains, and I've no doubt that is what they are--growing pains, the answer to your question is YES. My larger concern at this point is the battery, but even that is a minor issue that probably doesn't merit the time I've spent wringing my hands over it. Did you know for example that researchers have found a cheap and easy way to make these batteries last considerably longer with some strategic hole punching? Not that you should try to retrofit your current battery but we could be seeing batteries nearly double their capacity in very short order.
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    Geez..
    I got screwed buying the d1 years ago...
    Only if I would have known ....

    I just gonna wait it out til d13.5

    posted tomorrow using the space time continuum app on my D1...
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    There isn't 4G in most areas for a lot of users to be concern in my opinion.
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