[Exclusive Rumor] Moto's X Phone: Multi-Carrier, Key Lime Pie, Google I/O & More

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. jaycemiskel
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    I have a feeling that this phone will be a disappointment to me. I'll keep watching though.

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    I would/will definitely buy the dev edition.
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    We must be brothers from another mother. I had the OG Droid, Bionic, and my upgrade is also due in May. I have been saying I was going to go back to the iPhone which I had on ATT years ago but I just dont think I can go back to a smaller screen.

    I HATED the Bionic for a long, long time. Not so much the build quality of the phone, I think Moto makes good, durable phones, but it was very buggy. That was until ICS came out. I rarely complain about my phone anymore, expect the lackluster battery life.

    So this new Moto/Google X phone sounds like what I need. I like the size of the Galaxy Note, but I think Samsung phones just feel too flimsy. Plus, IDK for sure if either the Note or the Galaxy S3 had an LED light. Im so dependent on that little blinking light telling me I have new messages. Hopefully thats standard issue for all Moto phones, including the new X.
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    Screen is really only 4.5 inches when you count the ugly onscreen buttons. And "nyet" to non-replaceable /upgradable batteries that decrease resale value.
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    Motorola only charges $49 to replace batteries out of warranty. In warranty, it's free.
    They also only charge $100 for broken screen replacements.
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    Well it would be nice for Google to put out another Nexus since the Nexus 4 is impossible to get. Even if it is not a "Nexus."
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    I think Google is releasing this Motorola Nexus device without officially calling it a Nexus. They don't want to get the other partners mad for some reason. So, basically what we have now with some Verizon bloat but we'll get updates like a Nexus device. If we buy it straight from Google.
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    There's no way I'd buy this through VZW.
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    that's awesome. BUT, considering my VZW contract is about up, if they want to charge $15 per month to unlock the bootloader, I will never renew. If Moto makes it to where that is the only way you can unlock it on VZW, I will not support Moto anymore either. There are a lot of nice phones coming out soon, I love Moto hardware, but if that's how they choose to do business, well then I will choose to take my business elsewhere
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    Locked bootloaders don't really bother me anymore as my need to flash constantly has gone away. When the desire hits I tinker with my Nexus 7. I have come to a point that as long as I can root I am perfectly happy. My phone is always my daily driver and I don't like to tinker too much and end up out of commission with a bad flash or ROM. With that being said I still prefer Moto phones over any other. But their offerings over the last few years have become, for lack of a better word, boring. Both in hardware and software. Hopefully the new X will refresh the Moto line and bring something fresh and new.
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    even out of principle? That is total crap. "Oh, you want to do what you want with your phone, that you paid for? $15/month extra"
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    Buy from Google. Cheaper. No unlocked bootloader fee.
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    I tend to think that, if Google really wants this phone to succeed, they will have a bootloader that is either unlocked, or can easily be unlocked. If that annoys some carriers, well... (shrug) ;)
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    This would most likely bring me back into the Moto fold
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    Collagoration ??


    Since Google now owns Motorola Mobility, I'm thinking collaboration might be a possibility, LOL.
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    here we go again: another hyped and mysterious phone.

    Remember how Motorola and Verizon screwed the smartphone World with that piece of $hit
    Bionic? Never again!
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    Old moto... different company under Google... are you not getting JB?

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    :D
    Google owned Motorola when That pile of dog $hit
    Bionic was hyped up and put on the market.
    You know it's bad when the head of the division opens up then closes a google
    Plus page that discusses among other things
    The fact that "bionic owners got a raw deal".
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