Motorola: What Apps do users want? Gets Over 10k Votes 4 Unlocked Bootloader instead

Discussion in 'Android News' started by wicked, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. wicked
    Offline

    wicked DF Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    4,145
    Likes Received:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    228
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Ratings:
    +520
    In a poll that has clearly taken a turn for the worst (for Motorola, anyway), Motorola has asked their Facebook fans what types of new apps they’d like to see from developers. Unfortunately for them, they left the poll open to custom responses – you know who showed up for this juicy occasion.

    Rooters and developers the world over flocked to this opportunity to fight for their devices’ freedom and to let Motorola know that they want — nay, they need an unlocked bootloader. Over a dozen of these responses were left with subsequent votes on them totaling up to over 10,000. Doesn’t exactly fit Motorola’s original question, but the message has been sent. Let’s see how or if Motorola responds to the outcry.

    [​IMG]



    [via PocketNow]
     
  2. johnomaz
    Offline

    johnomaz Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    2,567
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    148
    Location:
    Central Valley, California
    Ratings:
    +325
    I know my vote is in there. Will they listen, no. But when people start going to HTC to even more pad their bottom line, they may start to realize they went in the wrong direction.
     
  3. Larry_ThaGr81
    Offline

    Larry_ThaGr81 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,030
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Hesperia
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm loving it
     
  4. spawn9859
    Offline

    spawn9859 Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2010
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    This is the funniest poll I have ever seen :D
     
  5. Oxymoron
    Offline

    Oxymoron Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ha! I voted for unlocked bootloaders as well. Heck, someone in a different thread actually accused me of starting a poll on FB to petition unlocked bootloaders. Say wha?

    *customized tapatalk signature*
     
  6. xsylus
    Offline

    xsylus Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ, USA, Earth
    Ratings:
    +29
    Awesome!

    dancedroid This post made me laugh. :rofl3: 10,000 may not seem like much to Motorola's 100-billion customers but it still may make them discuss it in their board meetings. It seems clear to me that MotoBlur is an unwise investment for Motorola so why do they continue to poor time and money into it. They're being as thick-headed as Microsoft was about VISTA. It's nice to see that Motorola is reaching out the public for their thoughts and suggestions but the questions are were they prepared for this respond and will they listen. I personally hope that the Droid 3 has an unlocked bootloader or an option to unlock it like the XOOM has as well as stock android versus MotoBlur. Otherwise I'm sticking to my Droid 1. I've yet to find a smartphone that I like better than my Droid 1. While many offer features that I wish my Droid 1 had overall 99.9999% of the phones on the market feel like cheap toys. I want a solid, rugged, smartphone that would be the envy of Batman and put his utility belt to shame. Instead these manufactures want to shove this plastic garbage down our throats. LAME!

    Okay, I'll get off of my soap box now. :)
     
  7. czerdrill
    Offline

    czerdrill Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,825
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +12
    pretty funny, although the fact that you can vote multiple times for different and the same option doesnt exactly make this poll "scientific"...most probably just a few people voting multiple times...
     
  8. pc747
    Offline

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    18,289
    Likes Received:
    1,566
    Trophy Points:
    958
    Ratings:
    +1,599
    I doubt this is going to make moto jump because it is not just their decision it is vzw as well. The more we keep bricking phones an using large amounts of data through unauthorized tethering, the harder they are going to push.
     
  9. Beardface
    Offline

    Beardface Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    37
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Ratings:
    +37
    You're fooling yourself if you think Moto cares at all what this says...

    They have set their direction and are going to hold the line.
     
  10. czerdrill
    Offline

    czerdrill Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    4,825
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +12
    Yeah it's a cute story, but 10,000 is not really anything that Moto would even consider caring about haha.
     
  11. Oxymoron
    Offline

    Oxymoron Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2010
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    It is cute. Why does every naysayer always have to jump right on top of it saying "blah blah blah blah".

    "Come on, Son!!"

    We're just playing around. Is every mod on here over the age of 70? Good gracious. You'd think we were voting for President... or something equally as unimportant.

    Resident.

    Trolls.

    (That was a joke, btw)

    This is where I wink.

    *customized tapatalk signature*
     
  12. kinfolk248
    Offline

    kinfolk248 Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Jackson, Ms
    Ratings:
    +14
    go vote then, goodness, 10k isnt going to do anything. well if thats ur mindset then i guess u dont vote in govt elections huh smh c'mon folks lets make moto chew it!!!!! lol . just do ur part go vote and spread the word to others...


    vote or die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol :)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2011
  13. xan
    Offline

    xan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2011
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Even if moto doesn't listen, there is the possibility some of moto's (and VRZs) competition will read it, and will start releasing and marketing their products as unlocked.
     
  14. tb110895
    Offline

    tb110895 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Voted like 2 weeks ago lol

    Sent from my DROID2
     
  15. GeLopez
    Offline

    GeLopez Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    683
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    Ratings:
    +8
    keep voting
     
Search tags for this page
w.w.waths up
,

www.waths'app.com