No More Droid Phones?

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  1. Sajo

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    Not sure I understand your post? Droid phones are Android. Just a specific model sold by Verizon.

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    A Droid iPhone? Now that would be different.

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    Maybe we'll see an iDroid in the future :)
     
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    No! Impossible! . As a Droid owner for many years I am hoping that this is just a one year temporary pause and Moto makes another Droid branded something for Verizon in 2018.

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    Droid (robot) - Wikipedia

    In theory based on the agreement Verizon could use it for any of their phones. With that said I don't think we will see an iDroid for the simple fact that Verizon want the ability to load up their phone with their apps and Apple is not going to allow that.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see a Droid in the line for their line of "5G" phones.
     
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    That may be very possible. Maybe they want to wait until next year and make the first 5G phone a Droid model?

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    With the release of the Moto Z3 Play and Moto Z3, and neither being a "Droid" branded model (even though the Z3 is a Verizon exclusive for now) I guess the Droid line did die off in 2016 with the Moto Z Droid, Z Force Droid and Z Play Droid. No Droid phones again this year. Verizon and Moto both said last year that a "Droid" branded phone may return in the future if the time was right, so who knows what the future holds.
     
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    But the whole point is they have to license the Droid name....I'm not sure the Droid "brand" is still worth what they're paying. And I think they basically said as much a few years ago.
     
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    Unfortunately, nothing stays the same. I always got a kick out of the "Droid" vocal startup with the Droid branded phones. Oh well, time will tell, and, the saga continues.

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    I'm sure licensing costs have been a big part of the decision.

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    Idk, I still run into people who call any Android phone a Droid phone.

    Also, times have definitely changed.

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