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Droid 5 in new future?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by kpoker, Mar 12, 2012.

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    Was considering trading in my droid 1 for the droid 4 but with all the battery complaints and some questions about the screen I think I might wait. Has there been any mention of a droid 5 coming?
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    If Moto actually keeps to their statement about slowing production, I would say either at the end of this year or Q1 of 2013. The only mention of a Droid 5 is that of people asking about it, honestly. Not being a douche. Nothing official or rumored has been relelased or "leaked."

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    The D4 just released barely a month ago, doubt a D5 is being released anytime soon, but then again it's Moto so who knows. ICS hasn't even hit the D4 and once that does it's life cycle will increase.
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    Whats ICS?
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    You should keep in mind that practically every current smartphone on the market has anecdotal reports of poor battery life. I would take them with a grain of salt. Smartphone battery life varies widely from person to person based on usage and app background data settings.

    I upgraded from the D1 to the D4 about a month ago and I'm very satisfied. My battery life is fantastic. It's true that the RGB pentile screen is not nearly as vivid and clear as an AMOLED screen would have been, but battery life and visibility in sunlight is better with pentile screens, and the pixelation is really only noticeable if you're actively looking for it.

    I'm sure there will be a D5, but I think that the any difference between the D4 and D5 won't be nearly as significant as the difference between the D4 and the D3.
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    ICS is an automatic upgrade that comes right to the phone?
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    I think you are confusing that with OTA. Ics is the code name for ice cream sandwich and 4.0 OS.

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    So ICS is not on the droid 4?
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    No. gingerbread is on the D4. These are names of the operating systems from Android. Ics is the next operating system. Gingerbread is the current/previous one

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    No, it will not be available on the D4 until at least mid-summer or beyond. That's what I have been hearing anyway. Still an awesome phone, and if you root and DL SetCPU from the market, battery issue solved. I rooted my phone a few weeks ago and have been getting 21+ hours on a single charge. Yeah, you read that right.

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    So I need to wait for another phone to get ICS. I have the droid 1 now. Tough decision I guess. Not even sure what rooting a phone means or how to do it. Kind of new with this stuff
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    No, it still has Gingerbread or Android 2.3
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    Droid 4 does not come stocked with ICS, but it will get it eventually. Everyone is still in the dark on an exact date.
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    IMHO, we'll start to see/hear about the D5 this fall, when the LTE/CDMA/GSM combined radio chips start to ship. The D5 will probably have ICE from day one, return back to being a Global Phone, and have much longer battery life (due to the new 28nm radio chips).
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    Would be nice
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    if you root and DL SetCPU - say what ? :)

    hi there, noticed your post about; if you root and DL SetCPU...what does that mean and how do you do it, getting ready to upgrade and considering the D4, need that phys keyboard...any other thoughts welcome, thank you, bmwhutch


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    Root is granting full access to your phone. SetCPU gives you the ability to underclock or overclock your CPU speeds.
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    Basically what SetCPU does is allow you to control how fast your phone operates. If you set it at the max, your phone will perform like a beast, but the battery will drain fast. Set it at a low speed, your battery will drain much slower, but the overall performance of the phone will lag. This program, along with others I use, are only available if you root your phone.
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