Question for Pete

Discussion in 'Bugless' started by tsitalon1, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. tsitalon1
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    Pete,

    With all the new Android phones coming down the road, many of us are most likely trying to decide which phone would have the most developer support.

    I think the concensus is that the Droid Bionic will have a locked bootloader.

    What are your plans for the new batch of phones?

    I ask because I really enjoy your ROMS and look forward to trying BB on the new hardware.

    I am currently looking at the Thunderbird, but hear that HTC dual core phones may be coming soon.

    Any feelings as to what you plan on supporting with BB?
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    I wouldnt mind knowing this as well... as much as my droid has been an awesome phone... its about time for an upgrade... would love to know what some of the higher end devs, like pete and liquid are thinking as far as what next... but like you... I am leaning towards the HTC Thunderbolt!
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    I hope he responds here. I have asked dozens of questions to Pete here and on other forums and via email....zero responses though. Liquid on the other hand has TOP NOTCH support....plus it's packed with tons of features.
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    IMO HTC is going to pump out something like the Pyramid (going to Tmobile) for Verizon around the same time. It's dual core processor clocked 1.2ghz, amazing lol.

    Is HTC at MWC? If so I'm hoping they announce something.
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    Personally I am planning on purchasing a Motorola Xoom (wife may see this differently) and will continue to use my Droid for all phone based development (not a better device out there as the Nexus has no keyboard), the only two issues I have with my Droid is lack of ROM space and no quickboot functionality.

    To me changing devices now would be like buying a new pair of shoes because my current shoes are dirty...I'm wearing the soles off these kicks before upgrading :)
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    Yup me too. Though the concept shots of the Galaxy S2 look pretty awesome...
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    Pete, any word on this?
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    And how about a tablet Pete? I may go for the Xoom, are you going to be delving into custom Honeycomb roms?
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    I have been planning on writing a post about this on my site for some time. For now I will give a quick answer because I have a ton of math homework to do :(

    My upgrade is not due for 4 more months. None of these new devices are plain vanilla Android so to be honest I do not have any interest in them.

    Whatever device (on Verizon) that meets the following specs, you can guarantee I will purchase:

    1) OS Vanilla Android (2.3 or higher)
    2) 8MP Camera (or higher) with flash, and Front Camera
    3) 1GHz processor or higher
    4) Fully functional custom recovery, no locked bootloader etc
    5) I prefer slide out physical keyboard but thats just optional

    As far as tablets go, it would be awesome to have but I do not see me having an extra $700 anytime soon.
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    And supposing there is no device that meets those requirements?

    There hasn't been a vanilla phone on Verizon since the Droid.
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    In that case I will stick with the Droid 1 for the remainder of my renewal time unless vanilla android can be ported to another device.
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    *Hopefully* they make the next developer device on Verizon...or offer something comparable to the Droid. Something like "Droid 3-ish" (above specs, but dual-core and hopefully add HDMI/NFC) and stock Android plus a replaceable bootloader.
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    I feel like the problem is almost all of the brands out there now have there own version of Android and I don't see why they would just start using OS Vanilla Android instead I mean I love my Droid and would love to see a phone with the features you listed I just don't see it happening anytime soon
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    My list is exactly the same, Peter, though since my contract doesn't run out for another five months, I want my next Droid to support LTE. (And I don't have much need for a front facing camera).

    Thanks for the ROM! Good luck with your kernel quest!