Is anyone else as mad as I am?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 3' started by Gemedet, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Gemedet

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    I know the technology industry moves pretty fast but the D3 released in July and now the D4 is coming out? It's barely been six months. It's just upsetting, I've been supporting Motorola and Verizon since the original RAZR back in the 2000s and late 90s and everytime I upgrade they screw me. The day I got the original DROID they announced the D2. A couple weeks after my D3 arrived in the mail Engadget leaked photos of the D4. And the D3 is easily going to fall to the way side with software updates. If it weren't for all these awesome Android communities and ROMs we'd probably never see ICS on the D3. Anyone else feel this way? I just feel slighted that every time I upgrade something better is leaked/announced. And don't get me wrong, I freaking love my D3 now that it's rooted and all that bloatware is gone but still. It's not like I don't search for these leaks or announcements either, I'm not oblivious to anything haha.
     
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    I wouldn't be so upset. Same thing happened to the Bionic/Razr. And the D3 is seeing a lot of developer support.
     
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    Um no. I'm not mad at all. I guess everyone should stick with the original Droid and the developers should close shop for about 5 years. There is no need for updated technology in your world. Good grief.
     
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    It's the way technology is today. I bought the Thunderbolt the first week it was out, by today's standards it's outdated too. Am I upset about it, no way. It works just fine for me.

    The same thing happens when you buy a new computer, notebook, laptop or whatever, as soon as you buy one, technology changes days later and you no longer have the latest and greatest.

    If you are always going to need the latest and greatest android phone, you'll have to start buying full retail, and that can get a bit expensive, however you can cut some of those costs by selling the current phone on eBay.
     
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    I think the d2 and the d2global were just as close, dont af surprised. The d4is apparently done, i illmagine the d5 is in some stage of development as well.
     
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    This is all true. You have to find what works for you for the duration. If you don't want to be out dated software wise then get the Nexus....but you will never avoid being immediately out dated hardware wise.
     
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    I'm not mad at all. My D3 runs great and I can get 24 hours on battery daily. With all the battery and network complaints with 4G, I'm happy to have a reliable device for the next year and a half. Maybe they can iron out the issues with 4G by the time my upgrade comes around. For now though my D3 does all I need it to do.
     
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    I completely agree with all here, while new tech is continuously coming out in new phones, software and such, it can be a bit frustrating given the price of a device only to find it outdated weeks after receiving it. Such is the nature of the situation we're in. I have my OG droid, Droid 2G, and now a Droid 3. I avoid letting this get me down by rooting and trying different ROMs, it really does feel like a new device each time, and that's what I would recommend to anyone that gets disheartened at the pace of the tech changing, root your phone, try some different ROMs, it'll pass the time till you get a new gizmo.dancedroid
     
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    This is exactly the reason it pisses me off. Who can afford to pay full retail for a phone? I wasn't complaining about the lack of 4g either. I have FiOS so WiFi is pretty sufficient for me. It's just tiresome that the D3 fell to wayside because of 4G phones like the Thunderbolt. The D3 got literally ZERO marketing. Half the places I called on release day either didn't know when it was coming, or didn't know it existed. (Literally, called 4 Best Buys and they kept trying to sell me D2 Global hahaha)

    I'm pretty aware of how technology works, so I'm not sure why you needed to repeat what I said. Yeah, it moves pretty fast. I just wish there was a more stable release schedule for phones, that's all.
     
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    Because of the LTE rollout this year, I think there have been a lot more phones ordered by Verizon to try to take advantage of what they think is their advantage over the other carriers. Things will likely settle down now that they have a huge collection of LTE phones.

    I believe that Best Buy would not sell you a Droid 3 on launch day because it was a Verizon Wireless exclusive at launch.

    How is that Droid 4 working out for everybody, by the way? ;) Rumors are fun!
     
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    I've tried very hard to not lose sight of the fact that the Droid 4 is still a mirage. It'll come out eventually-whether it's called Droid 4 or something else-but it isn't on the market yet.

    When I buy a phone, I make sure it's the most advanced phone that suits my needs. My main phone must have a keyboard, which limits my choices. That might be a blessing in disguise, though.

    I bought the newest phone with a physical keyboard that was available at the time. I know that's the best I can do.

    Carriers and manufacturers will exploit the fact that the cell phone has become an indispensible commodity. On top of that, phones are highly-personal devices. We carry them everywhere with us, keep thousands of pictures and hundreds of phone numbers in them and sync our Facebook accounts to them. Like cars, phones need to suit people's needs and tastes. Carriers and manufacturers will exploit that, too.

    As long as my phone isn't an old junker, still works right and lets me do what I want with it, I'm happy.

    Sent from my DROID3 using Tapatalk
     
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    The D3 is the best 3G phone out IMO. Hardware wise it is on par with current phones. Aside from 4G it is nothing to scoff at spec wise so there's nothing to be upset about. I'm glad I held off getting a LTE device as every single one has had some issue with connection or battery. When my upgrade rolls around should be on 2nd or 3rd gen LTE devices and it'll be what it should be.

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