Left in the Dust?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by Kryptyk, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Kryptyk

    Kryptyk Member

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    Ever since I have owned a my OG droid, I loved coming on and seeing posts and such and reading others comments about the OG droid. Surprisingly enough, like others I was able to use my OG droid, which I sometimes miss at this point, up to the point of me getting the DB. Now when I come on the forums, it seems there are to many issues to even read through about it. Just doesn't have the same feel like the OG did and to me, seems that it has more negative to say about it than positive. I know this is me just ranting my feelings, and yes they are just my opinions which should mean nothing to everyone unless you feel the same way, but really, where is the love for the DB? I know there are many new and exciting phones coming out such as the RAZR/Maxx and upcoming the Droid 4. But really? I had the OG for over 2 years and seemed to have excitement using that phone on a daily basis either with new roms or exciting break through s with the phone. I know the big difference is the locked bootloader and yes that really sucks, but there just seems to be no excitement anymore about this phone and it doesn't seem that even the Dev's want anything to do with it.

    Anyways, just ranting. Getting sick of owning a phone that is really good, but just doesnt have the same flare as the OG did. GG Motorola for locking the boot loader. :frown:
     
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    I'm hearing ya. I'm stilling the my OG droid and the same one that I bought with no problems. Now I'm looking at buying another but with trepidation. Will I have the same experience? Hopefully better! I'm going right now to VZW store to fondle, errr hold, some new devices. I do have to wait until next week to hold the droid 4 though. :frown:
     
  3. Stelv

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    There are a lot of factors at play here. It will be hard to replicate to experience we all had on d1. The market is flooded with Android phones now, and developers seem to jump very quickly from phone to phone. The encrypted bootloader and Motorola are partly to blame though as they alienate their customers.

    The Bionic would have had more developer support and thread topics if...
    - Motorola didn't release 8 phones after they released the Bionic
    - The bootloader wasn't encrypted
    - Updates didn't take so long to reach us
    - If Android fragmentation and market flooding didn't spin out of control like it is now
    - If Google had a better set of standards that manufactures had to follow
    - If some developers weren't fickle and didn't just go to another device because it was "newer"

    That being said the 901 leak pretty much fixed all my issues, but its pretty sad that I had to find it and install it on my own, and that Motorola can't release an official fix for our problems in a timely fashion. Motorola has really gone down the tubes and I am disgusted with them as a company.
     
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    It is hard to get excited till the big bugs are fixed and many people have just given up and got new phones. I like what the Bionic might be able to do and asked VZW to give me a new one (I should get it today), but I know the real fixes will not be till Moto sends out some more updates. After we have a working phone it might be time to really start exploring what the phone can do.
     
  5. DF Smod

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    The galaxy nexus is the developer phone for 2012 - the rezound is another one that will be right up there but the Bionic did get left in the dust and outside of the few developers that are currently working on it I don't expect anyone else to pick it up as a developer device
     
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    Yes but how much "lasting power" do those phones have for development. I realize the Nexus is a Google Experience Device, but the way things are going these days, don't you think developers will move on once the latest and greatest come out in Spring...the Note, Padfone, Quadcores, Updated Nexus on Sprint, etc? Chasing what I need in an Android phone has become an every 4 month venture. Also I would have jumped on the nexus if I didn't have so many problems with Samsung radio and gps's in the past.
     
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    I think the nexus will be supported for at least the next year and a half, that's about how long a contract lasts anyways - and some developers have stated nexus only from this point on, motorola and their locked bootloaders have turned away a lot of people
     
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    Yea it's understandable about the encrypted bootloader I guess. I am very unhappy with Moto right now, even though they have well built phones for the most part. There were developers here in the Bionic section though, and I know there contracts didn't end...apparently they can just spent $650 every time a new phone comes out.
     
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    The phone can't maintain a data connection! A lot of us just got sick of VZW and Moto denying and dodging and traded up for something up. Take a look at the Rezound forum - it is filled with posts from those of us who got out.

    P.S. Most of us are highly unlikely to buy a Moto product anytime soon.
    P.P.S. My Rezound hasn't lost a data connection once in weeks.
     
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    Yup, my bionic got left for the nexus and unless moto does something different in the years to come I won't be returning as a consumer
     
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    Yeah. I almost miss my Charge. Almost. :D

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  12. Stelv

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    Yea I am definetly done with Motorola after this, unless Google makes changes. Probably back to HTC.

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