Due for upgrade: OG Droid -> to what?

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  1. Liderc

    Liderc Silver Member

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    Still rocking the OG as well. I just haven't found one phone I thought was worth the upgrade. I'd jump on the GSII in a second if it came here, it's screen is incredible(was in London last week and friend had one).

    The Bionic is looking a bit too large for my taste, but we'll see how it feels in hand, as that makes all the difference.

    Hoping to hear something about the GSII release soon though.
     
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    I have a sneaking suspicion that Moto, Verizon, and/or Google will be dropping a bomb on the people that jumped on the OG from the beginning and held out on upgrading. I bought my OG opening day but was lucky enough to buy a DX off someone for 200 bucks, so my contract is still set to expire in November. My suggestion (if your even still reading suggestions) is to just wait until Christmas season. Engadget made mention about the Kal-El Tegra 2 quadcore chip was being released to manufacturers this month, so I would imagine those chips will be in handsets by the holidays so that kids are enticed to get their parents to buy them a new phone.......of course this is all speculation and I could be completely wrong.
     
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    nice, i'm in the same position. My OG droid's touchscreen stopped working so i picked up a DX. Thank goodness for CM to come to DX so i'm happy to keep this baby until nov. Hopefully those new quadcore stuff comes out.. i know we dont need it but.. its nice to boast :p i dont see iphones with quadcores dancedroid
     
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    Lol...quadcore processors in smartphones is a lot like a supercharged V8 engine in a road car...

    You won't be in very many situations where you can even use all that power...so you are just paying for bragging rights...

    And when it comes to smartphones, "bragging rights" just makes you look like a huge nerd to the everyday folk.
     
  5. htheduck

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    ^ good analogy osirhis...lol :redface:

    "Like a supercharged V8 road car" only to drive the street in Manhattan, NYC...talk about under-utilized.
     
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    Quad cores just won't make it to phones just yet. It's a matter of heat and power use. You more than double the heat generated by doubling the amount of dies.

    Heat spreads within CPU's, if one core is running at 90C, it will raise the ambient temperature of the idle temperatures of all the other 3. So even if only one core is being used, the other three will raise in temperatures.

    Since we saw some heating problems and battery problems with recent dual cores, I think it will be another year before we see any serious quad-core phone that can withstand the heat. This will also give them enough time to develop a battery that can withstand 4g and a quad core.
     
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    Dual core took long enough with LTE (and it still hasn't) so I wouldn't expect to see quad core/4g for a year, maybe more.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
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    My wife just got a thunderbolt and all I can say is wow. Lte is very nice. It's twice as fast as my roadrunner. Roadrunner is gone for unlimited 4g tethering for $24 a month. Not bad.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    But..... I am a huge nerd. And trust me, its rarely my phone that gives me away!
     
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    The key to not being called a phone nerd? Hanging out with other phone nerds.
     
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    quadcore phones will be out soon so its up in the air for me i really want the bionic but quadcore would be nice