Moto explains why they locked the bootloader

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by titans, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. sin vicious

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    Very mature.. geesh to meet your own unreasonable demands you would want innocent droiders to brick their phones?
     
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    1. i think your #s for rooted droids is way too low. i would estimate 10% of all droids are rooted, and that's being conservative.
    2. let's assume that your numbers are correct. the droids cost about $500. consumers pay $200 and vzw makes up the rest. either way, motorola will get their $500/unit. 22,000 rooters will not be buying a droid X. that's $11M in gross revenue that they are losing. (22,000x$500=$11,000,000). you don't think motorola cares about $11M in gross revenue?
    3. let's assume my estimates are correct and that 10% are rooted. that equals $75M gross revenue.
    4. this is hypothetical and assumes that all droid1 root users will upgrade to droid x, but you can actually get a sense of the scale that moto is gambling with.
    5. i'm assuming that moto did the financial analysis behind their droid1 success vis-a-vis rooting and factored that into their decision on future models and locking. if not, they are in for a rude awakening.
     
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    After reading all this I still feel confident in getting the X. When I got the Droid on launch day, I didn't even know about rooting it and oc'ing it. Sure it has its advantages, but personally, the only reason I rooted in the first place was because the 2.1 update was taking so long. I don't really use my Droid in anyway that would require an overclock. I've tried different roms and honestly they were mostly the same, except for the fact that some had more bugs than others. My point? The ability to root is not making or breaking my decision for the X. I'm almost certain other future phones will be the same.
     
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    Do you honestly think that the droid is the most popular android phone on the market because you can root it? Nope, it is because it was the first android device on verizon.
     
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    Nothing unreasonable about it. With Motorola going down this path you do not own your phone but merely pay for the right to use it as they deem fit. Kinda like buying a car and being told you can ONLY get gas from BP and no one else. Even if the nearest BP is 100 miles away.
     
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    I'm very disappointed with motorola right now. I never i thought i would say this again, but my Droid might be my last Motorola phone, unless something comes out at the end of the year that blows everything else out of the water.
     
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    I'd bet the farm on the under. :)
     
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    Interesting.. but it think you have to look at other factors like:

    1. How much support is used because of bricking (employment costs)
    2. How much revenue is lost in potential realestate space (trial sofware)
    3. Loss of IP going into other phones that were not properly liscensed

    I can almost guarantee you that it is more then 11 million dollars
     
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    I personally don't think this is comparable to apple products. Apple has a single phone to choose from. Andriod has several different hardware and software variants. Choose the one that is best for you.
     
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    Correct as a whole no it isn't comparable to Apple. When comparing ONLY Motorola to Apple it is.
     
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    You also need roads, a drivers license and to abide by laws.
     
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    Im so happy you used cars as an example. Because, there is a speed cap right? Isnt it referred to as a regulator? But you do still own the car, right? Listen buddy, no matter how spin this... your wrong. Plus, wishing ill will on other droid users is just plain immature and just shows how a portion of a community can go on a "entitlement" binge. Not cool! :icon_eek:
     
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    I see no reason to worry someone will crack it! Lock it down so what. There is no wrath worse than a then a smartphone geek with lots of time on his hands.

    Its like a game they do their best to stop it, we show them where their mistakes are. :)
     
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