Droid drowning already?

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  1. ipwnagestaff
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    Droid did awesome in the beginning, but now since all the talk about the Nexus One, people seemed to drop what they were doing, and hop over to start porting to the One.

    Some apps I really was looking forward to being completed was halted, and the developer started working on the Nexus already..has someone else noticed this too?
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    shouldn't most of the apps be android 2.0.1 or 2.1...not phone specific? if so droid will be 2.1 very soon...
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    Should of clarified myself, I ment hardware apps, like the wifi tether
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    no, haven't noticed this. look at the nexus one sales numbers. people are not migrating to that phone in droves, and i doubt they will either.
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    The Droid will get 2.1 which is what the N1 has. So whatever app they're making for 2.1, more than likely it will work for the Droid as well (when 2.1 is available). The OS the Nexus One has (2.1) wasn't made specifically for that phone only
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    excitement about every new device will happen. there will always be something that comes along that some people think is better (whether it is or not) and they will jump on that bandwagon. i understand the fuss about the N1, but it still isn't what i need (like a keyboard) in a phone.. so i'll stay here.
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    droid can wifi tether
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    I read they sold 20k Nexus Ones. They have already sold over 1M Droids. Who do you think the developers will focus on.
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    I don't think an app can be made exclusively for the Nexus. The Android 2.1 SDK doesn't discriminate.
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    I'm thinking more people bought Droids than Nexus phones. Of course, the Droid had a headstart. Eventually I would say a year or more from now it might even out.. but if Motorola keeps updating the Droid (new designs, etc) I don't see why the Droid couldn't outsell the Nexus.

    It could happen. Motorola really did build the phone very well. Of course, we don't know if they can build such a nice phone without Google's help. Only time will tell.


    -Wil
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    many devs have moved onto the N1... but there will still be much development for the Droid. without the full 2.1 source code, droid development has slowed, which makes sense, considering the N1 was just released, and much is to be discovered with that device. but sholes.info team is working hard creating fantastic roms for the droid as we speak :D.
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    The Nexus runs 2.1 which the Droid will get.... so if developers are jumping onto the Nexus wagon, wouldn't their efforts with 2.1 end up paying off for us when we (Droid) get 2.1? ...because they'll already have some time with 2.1 on a device?
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    we can't run the same exact ROMs... different hardware and different resolutions... but it will be easier than porting hero/espresso ROM, imo
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    I would not worry, the last thing they want is more fragmentation with the android OS.
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    Sales wise, the Droid dwarfs the Nexus. I could be wrong, but I imagine most development was aimed towards the G1 anyway. So the movement was more like the G1, to the Nexus. Makes sense they already obviously had T-Mobile contracts.

    Basically, what I'm saying, is that there is no change or shift.
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    True.... and I guess I'm missing a part of it here since I don't have my Droid rooted nor do I plan on rooting.
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    This thread has a lot of "info"

    Apps that are developed for N1 (it is running Android 2.1) will work on the Droid when it gets Android 2.1.
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    You're not wrong at all. 20,000 Nexus 1 phones in the first week is a fact, it didn't have a great launch, it had not advertising other then internet and word of mouth. Droid sales are way over Nexus. And hardware and apps will be developed for it.
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    we're confusing app development and ROM development :)

    developers writing apps for 2.1 with high resolutions in mind will be compatible with both the N1 and Droid
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    Exactly. Ever since the sdk and announcements of 2.1 were announced its only natural for devs to evolve along with it.