[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. tech_head

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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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