Happy 6th Birthday Motorola Droid and DroidForums

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  1. pc747

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    The phones that sparked a revolution, started a community, inspired forums and communities all over from DroidForums, All-Droid, Droid-Life, Android Police, Android Central, Phandroid, Droiddog, XDA, and more. The Motorola Droid has turned 6 years old yesterday, a few days later this forum was started. Amazing when we look at the android phones we have now to think that at one time the device that ruled the community had a 5 MP camera, 3.7 inch screen, TI OMAP 3430 processor under clocked at 550 MHz (the community fixed that under clocking), 256 MB of memory, 512 MB of internal storage and 16 GB of external, 1400 mAh removable battery, a physical QWERTY keyboard, and weighed 6 ounces. What an awesome phone this device was and am glad to have owned such device.

    When did you buy your droid?

    What device did you come from before switching to the Droid?

    What was your favorite feature of the Droid?

    Did you go stock or root it?

    What was your favorite apps then?

    What was the one think you disliked about your Droid or wish it had (ie pinch to zoom)?
     
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    October 17th is the day the Droid Debut

    October 21 this forum was started (Droid coming October 28th! | Android Forum at DroidForums.net), @danDroid made the first post on here announcing the Droid.

    October 28: was the announcement date.

    October 28: price reveal of $199 w/ 2 year contract Motorola Droid - Releases with $199 Pricetag | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    October 29: Droid had a little brother from HTC in the Eris Droid Eris leaked document POSTED! | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    November 4th: Concerns of Droid releasing with faulty cameras Some Droids may ship with faulty Cameras | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    November 6th was the day it arrived at VZW stores Verizon Wireless' DROID by Motorola - November 6th | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    November 13th: 400,000 Droids sold 100,000 Droids? More like 400,000 Droids | Android Forum at DroidForums.net

    December 9th: Droid is #1 device: Motorola Droid #1 on Time's Top 10 of 2009 List | Android Forum at DroidForums.net
     
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    gadgetrants Senior Member

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    No doubt in my mind, THIS is forum you go to first when you have an Android. I'm fiercely proud of the fact that my first smart phone was the OG Droid, and that I became an Android owner as this site launched. It's a great community and a super resource!

    A few answers:

    Bought it about a month after launch.

    Previous phone was a Nokia flip. :p

    Favorite feature? For sure Google Maps and navigation. What magic and WHAT??? IT'S FREE????

    Rooted that baby while on Froyo.

    Favorite app? That's a tough one. Maybe Dolphin browser?

    Biggest gripe was GPS took a while to lock and was unreliable. Camera was also slow as molasses. Soon as I got my 4th gen phone (HTC One M7) I realized that you could actually make hardware that would keep up with Android features. Up till then the software was always ahead of the hardware.

    -Matt
     
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  4. chevycam94

    chevycam94 SteelDroid ROM / Cortex ROM Developer
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    I didn't realize how close to the 6th anniversary it was. I just released an updated ROM for the Droid 1 a few days ago! Makes the D1 feel like its STILL capable of keeping up with the current-gen big guns!
     
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    hmm I may buy an OG Droid.
     
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    Wow I still have mine,I was the only one to have one at that time and I thought I was king of the hill
     
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    Wahooooo!


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    Good to see you early adapters / members here supporting Android and DF.
     
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    chevycam94 SteelDroid ROM / Cortex ROM Developer
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    This has always been my go-to forum. I like the atmosphere here far more than anywhere else.

    BTW, for those wanting to try my new ROM, here is a link!
    Steel ROMs
     
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    Wow, I'm shocked to think how many android phones I've had since then. I bought my og droid in early 2010 coming from a Samsung Omni. To me it was only a phone with internet access and a physical keyboard. That physical keyboard was the reason I had to have that phone. I rooted and rommed it in January 2011. At Christmas dinner I was playing with my nephew's Sony Xperia and I liked it's UI so I was determined I could achieve better with my droid. And yup, I sure did! That's when I found DF and learned how to root.

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    wow... six years... amazing.

    what really amuses me is the iDon't allow open development. I feel like half the android devices now fit into this category. look how far down the rabbit hole we've come.
     
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    cool