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    So drod, since all these awesome phones are coming out this year I was wondering which one if any you were gonna develop for. Cause after using rubix for months now I want to make sure I pick the right upgrade
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    As I'll be locked into the X for quite sometime, company won't approve a new upgrade for awhile. I'm hoping drod will continue the X development whatever he chooses. Please ! :)

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    I haven't had an X for a couple of months now (besides the one i've been using with a bad esn/broken backlight) and have kept up development. X development isn't going anywhere for a while.

    I'm waiting to see what dual core phones get announced, since my upgrade isn't till next year anyways, i'll be paying full retail. If nothing exciting by the time the tbolt comes out, i'll likely go with that.

    No more moto for me. No more lockdowns.
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    droid bionic tegra 2 is what i'm looking to get...
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    Gonna pass.. locked bootloaders are not for me anymore.
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    htc thunderbolt?
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    What exactly can be done with changing kernals on a 1GHz phone that would be better than a 2 GHz phone?
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    Maybe not but they are the present and expect worse in the future. Since the modding community sends back a lot of devices they break (not warranty) but the lie about it. Moto and HTC are tired of paying for it. meaning we did it to our selves. If you break it you should buy it. Quit taking from these companies before it's like IOS
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    The companies should stop accepting phones that have been bricked due to software tampering. Or people should stop being douches and sending phones back that they bricked. Most of the "bricks" that people get on their phones are fixable anyway with the right tools...

    But yeah, I love the new Bionic, but I do not want the locked bootloader. It kind of breaks the spirit of the "open" Android platform.
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    Pricing on 4g coupled with horrible battery life running at 4g speeds I for one have no interest in switching from the x at least for another year. Then who knows. Coming from a first gen blackberry (storm 1) I can also say I will never own another first gen device, ie first lte phones.
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    Well since most of us didn't get the X until July at the earliest, we will be able to early upgrade in July of 2011. By July, I think the picture on phones should be pretty clear. We'll certainly know more by then, but battery life isn't expected to be worse... it's actually expected to improve. There was a story about exactly how the power consumption worked but basically running 2 cores at 1GHz each should equate to something like 40% better battery life than a single 1GHz core. This is because the workload is shared between the cores so rather than 1 core running at, for example, 800 MHz for a while, the 2 cores would each run at like 500 MHz. The amount of power used at 500 MHz is so much less than 800 MHz that the battery life will actually be better. Now that is comparing based on current power consumption. I don't know what LTE is going to do to battery life. It is a different technology than Sprint's WiMax, so it may effect battery consumption differently too. Bottom line: none of us X users are going to be first adopters (unless we opt to do so without upgrade credit) and therefore will have time to see what we should do.
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    This +1. I know that I will be a little sad that I can't have the latest and greatest, but waiting to see what is going on.
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    Im with you on that one. I love my X, but this locked down bootloader is bs.
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    I'll still take a locked down bootloader anyday over an iPhone...
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    True, at least we have some freedom on our phones.
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    dual core vs. unlocked bootloader is a tough one for me.

    Having more freedom is always good but realistically, thanks to folks like drod and P3, I still have yet to find something I want to do on my DX that a locked bootloader prevents me from doing. That's an "end user" perspective though.

    I can imagine that developing roms on a device with an unlocked bootloader is probably much easier and if it means people like drod stop working on devices with locked bootloaders then that would be reason enough for me to not go with one.

    I believe cyanogen doesn't develop on phones that are locked down but P3 also said he was going to continue to focus on Moto devices.

    I guess I'll just have to wait to see how things pan out.