Getting out while the getting is good

Discussion in 'LG G2' started by Garemlin, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Garemlin

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    Love the G2. Really do. But after reading the article last night stating they were putting their focus on TV's and not on smartphones I see very little to no future support for the G2. And there will be no follow-up to look forward to. Which will be a big disappointment. Looks like I will be jumping ship back to Motorola. Good thing I bought the G2 at Best Buy and have a 45 day return window. Something told me to steer clear of LG due to their reputation in other product areas. Figured I would give them a chance since the G2 was such an impressive device. Should have gone with my gut instinct.

    It was fun while it lasted.
     
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    I went into the purchase fully expecting it to never be updated. After looking at the development community though and comparing it to the Moto X it was a no brainer. Of course rooting and ROMs isn't for everyone, and if I didn't root and ROM I too would be out a here!

    But to what? Samsung devices are locked down now. HTC One is a beauty with great development but its getting older now and those bezels! A G2 GPE is what I want!

    What Motorola are you going with?
     
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    Grrrrr. I really don't want to. Love this phone. Maybe I will just wait it out. Guess if they drop support I could always rely on the development community. I just don't like flashing my phones anymore. Wonder how long it will be before the development community drops support too.

    If I went back to Moto I would go get another Droid Maxx.
     
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    I hear ya G. Kinda makes me regret my decision. I'm on the wait and see mentality right now but I'm also up for an upgrade in April, so if they have the 6GB deal then I may look at upgrading to something different. Hopefully we at least get 4.4.

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    Still not sure if I want to jump ship with Verizon.

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    I'm actually thinking about getting out of VZW and going to Straight Talk so I may just hold off until February.

    Tap'd from my LG G2
     
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    If you do make sure to sell your plan on eBay. They're going for several hundred at the moment. (If its unlimited)

    I am currently using over 100gb per month on my Verizon plan. My phone is nothing more than a glorified hot spot. This makes my ties to Verizon deep, a little too deep imo. But I am able to save money by not having a DSL or Cable internet bill every month, just my <$80 Verizon bill. If I jumped ship I would need to get Cable internet at $50 a month, then ST @$45 a month. Its almost worth it. For the fact I spent $139 on the phone makes it worth it because I got it on the "glitch". That won't happen again I don't think but I'm locked in for another two years.

    The Maxx Development is atrocious. Hasn't it been out longer?

    If I didn't have unlimited I would dump Verizon for sure.
     
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    I have always been leery of LG. I was a Moto fan until I tried the S3. Since I started using my phone for work email, I am not allowed to root so having the Samsung locked down is no problem.
     
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    If there's no support from LG, doesn't that mean there's no drivers? And no new drivers means buggy (at best) ROMs. This was/is the issue with the galaxy nexus.

    Tapped from my G2
     
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    The Moto X Developer Edition just got its Warranty back and stock images. That's tempting. But again there's no development for it so what's the point of the unlockable bootloader?
     
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    Drivers will come from Qualcomm, the hardware vendor. TI released updated drivers, Google dropped support because it was outside their 18 month update window.

    Since the S800 is in a bunch of devices it SHOULD continue to receive updated binaries, but with how things have been going you can no longer expect support much past 18 months.
     
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    Well I am gonna have to stay on the ship after all. I am 5 days out of my return window. Hopefully this all pans out to be a rumor. Or if not at least they will support current devices for a while longer. I just can't see them getting out of the game after hitting a home run and having a good chance of winning the World Series.
     
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