Back for another week of android chat and looking forward to seeing what is new over the horizon. This past week we saw hell freeze over as the Motorola X was not only updated to 4.4 kit kat but Verizon was the first carrier to push the ota. Hopefully this is a trend of things to come from Motorola as they also announced that they will now honor warranties for those who unlock the bootloader on developer phones. Motorola (under the guidance of Google) is doing what I felt needed to happen in rebuilding the confidence of the android community. People say why worry about the 1% who root and rom and my argument is that we are the loudest percent. We are the people who over time can sway opinions from one manufacturer to another over time and right now Samsung has a lot of momentum. What would it take for Motorola to win you over? Some of those running Kit Kat, whether it be via AOSP rom or from Google, are experiencing issues with Exchange. When 4.0 ICS released with the Galaxy Nexus we ran into a few issues with the software early on and though the problems eventually got fixed it raised the point about why it may be best for oems to wait on pushing the latest and greatest of android software. As a fan of roms I enjoy the experience of flashing a new rom or tweak but the flip side of that are bugs. People who understand the nexus brand are more likely to be forgiving than an average fan. Can you imagine if a phone like the s4 or Note 3 was pushed with kit kat and native exchange email was broke now users are forced to spend money on an app to keep up with work email; you would see a mutiny as carrier stores and tech support would be flooded with angry customers. VCR vs Betamax, Blu-ray vs HD Movies, these are the head to head battles that will make one company look like a genius while the other look like a goat and we are seeing this right now with the curved display. Though the curved display is not new (galaxy nexus) it does look like that is an avenue that manufacturers may be eying. The question is will the market accept the technology like they did phablets and which will rise to be the staple of the curved display?