View Poll Results: Would you still buy a Moto X post Motorola/Lenovo Deal?

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  • Yes

    41 43.62%
  • No

    15 15.96%
  • Wait and see

    38 40.43%
04-22-2014 07:53 PM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    Presumably Moto still has a license to use the patents, otherwise they'd hardly be worth what Lenovo paid.
    If this deal goes through, Google will still own most of the patents from Motorola. I imagine licensing them to Lenovo is part of the deal.
    01-31-2014 12:20 PM
  2. A895's Avatar
    Someone said they actually cried over it. lol.
    Oh wow. Lol

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    01-31-2014 01:32 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    Well looks like holdin off on a moto x was a smart idea. Can't see updates coming nearly as fast as before. And being on Verizon it would have been nice to have a near nexus device. Oh well, maybe next nexus will come to Verizon
    01-31-2014 01:52 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    Well looks like holdin off on a moto x was a smart idea. Can't see updates coming nearly as fast as before. And being on Verizon it would have been nice to have a near nexus device. Oh well, maybe next nexus will come to Verizon
    The changes from being sold to Lenovo will take time to make a difference. It took two years under Google for Motorola to turn around and release the Moto X, so I imagine it will take at least a year for Lenovo to make changes to Moto's current strategy

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    01-31-2014 01:59 PM
  5. Johnly's Avatar
    One of the main reasons many bought the Moto X was the USA moniker on the back. I suspect that trend should continue if Lenovo is serious about a strong US market.

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    01-31-2014 02:24 PM
  6. gabbott's Avatar
    Well looks like holdin off on a moto x was a smart idea. Can't see updates coming nearly as fast as before. And being on Verizon it would have been nice to have a near nexus device. Oh well, maybe next nexus will come to Verizon
    In the short term (the next couple years) I don't see much of anything changing. I don't think the updates came fast because of Google, I think they came fast because of phone software design. (it was very close to stock)
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    01-31-2014 02:30 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Punit Soni's team doesn't report to Lenovo yet.
    01-31-2014 02:51 PM
  8. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I try to minimize how much of my data Google has access, too, but I would have liked for them to continue to fund Motorola so I could get a near stock android experience for a great price. I am on Verizon, so no Nexus for me.
    This is my only issue with this. Possibly losing the only stock Android experience (and at a great price, nonetheless) on Verizon. If I was on AT&T or T-Mobile I wouldn't have as big of a complaint as I could use a Nexus or a Google Play Edition phone. But as it stands now, there's a good/decent chance I'll have to go to a different phone or switch carriers.
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    01-31-2014 04:11 PM
  9. Cozume's Avatar
    Possibly losing the only stock Android experience (and at a great price, nonetheless) on Verizon. If I was on AT&T or T-Mobile I wouldn't have as big of a complaint as I could use a Nexus or a Google Play Edition phone. But as it stands now, there's a good/decent chance I'll have to go to a different phone or switch carriers.
    I have an UDP so I am not going anywhere. I hope if there is no near stock android experience for us Verizonites that at least HTC/LG/Samsung will offer dev eds with unlockable bootloaders.
    01-31-2014 04:28 PM
  10. gimbo22's Avatar
    I was about to buy a Moto X,but now Im unsure of this Motorola/Lenovo deal..

    I think I can live with delayed updates.Im more worried about bloat ware than anything..
    01-31-2014 04:36 PM
  11. UJ95x's Avatar
    Well the Moto X is already out, so there won't be any additional "bloat" added to that l. I'd get the X if you were already interested; its the best phone for the time being and the Lenovo deal won't make a difference any time soon as far as updates and support go

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    01-31-2014 05:01 PM
  12. A895's Avatar
    This is my only issue with this. Possibly losing the only stock Android experience (and at a great price, nonetheless) on Verizon. If I was on AT&T or T-Mobile I wouldn't have as big of a complaint as I could use a Nexus or a Google Play Edition phone. But as it stands now, there's a good/decent chance I'll have to go to a different phone or switch carriers.
    Why does stock matter so much to you? Shouldn't you get the phone that suits your needs in your day to day life and not just worry about whatever future updates you (can or could) possibly get? That's what I did. My Moto X has good battery life, a not huge screen, and useful features. Only pitfall is email handling, but that's all android phones.

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    01-31-2014 05:05 PM
  13. UJ95x's Avatar
    Why does stock matter so much to you? Shouldn't you get the phone that suits your needs in your day to day life and not just worry about whatever future updates you (can or could) possibly get? That's what I did. My Moto X has good battery life, a not huge screen, and useful features. Only pitfall is email handling, but that's all android phones.

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    Stock android would fit his needs, I don't think he wants it purely for the sake of having stock. Just that it's the best implementation of android on phones nowadays

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    01-31-2014 05:10 PM
  14. gdmin's Avatar
    I owned lenovo phone and they are crap at updates. Their warranty is also crap compared to samsung.

    I hope they won't turn motorola towards that because I'm considering a moto too.

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    01-31-2014 05:13 PM
  15. Ry's Avatar
    Depends when the deal closes. Will the Moto X still be for sale?
    01-31-2014 05:16 PM
  16. UJ95x's Avatar
    Depends when the deal closes. Will the Moto X still be for sale?
    Until Valentine's Day. Don't think the sale changed that

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    01-31-2014 05:19 PM
  17. Ry's Avatar
    Until Valentine's Day. Don't think the sale changed that

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    I was asking if the Motorola Moto X would still be commercially available when the Lenovo deal actually closes.
    01-31-2014 05:21 PM
  18. Infinity's Avatar
    Until Valentine's Day. Don't think the sale changed that

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    Pretty sure he meant when the sale from Google to Lenovo completes.
    01-31-2014 05:22 PM
  19. UJ95x's Avatar
    I was asking if the Motorola Moto X would still be commercially available when the Lenovo deal actually closes.
    Ah, OK. Then probably not

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    01-31-2014 05:26 PM
  20. A895's Avatar
    Stock android would fit his needs, I don't think he wants it purely for the sake of having stock. Just that it's the best implementation of android on phones nowadays

    Posted via Android Central App
    Not really. Stock android has some of the least amount of features. Nothing really unique about it besides being a Google Phone.

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    01-31-2014 05:46 PM
  21. tdizzel's Avatar
    My Google Translator is broken. How do you say MOAR SPECS in Chinese?
    01-31-2014 05:46 PM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Why does stock matter so much to you? Shouldn't you get the phone that suits your needs in your day to day life and not just worry about whatever future updates you (can or could) possibly get? That's what I did. My Moto X has good battery life, a not huge screen, and useful features. Only pitfall is email handling, but that's all android phones.

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    Because I prefer stock Android over a skin. And I don't want to root to get it. I also like quick updates. It's what works best for me and that's what I want to use. I've waited since the Galaxy Nexus debacle to get a stock phone. And I have unlimited data so I really don't want to leave Verizon.
    01-31-2014 05:47 PM
  23. UJ95x's Avatar
    Not really. Stock android has some of the least amount of features. Nothing really unique about it besides being a Google Phone.

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    It's not about it being unique or having a plethora of features. Most of the features found in other flagships and that are advertised as selling points don't work very well or don't add to the user experience at all. (Looking at you Samsung)
    Having no skin to obstruct the phone and not having an ugly UI like most other phones do only takes away from what makes the phone enjoyable. Plus you get far slower updates with a skin

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    01-31-2014 05:51 PM
  24. A895's Avatar
    It's not about it being unique or having a plethora of features. Most of the features found in other flagships and that are advertised as selling points don't work very well or don't add to the user experience at all. (Looking at you Samsung)
    Having no skin to obstruct the phone and not having an ugly UI like most other phones do only takes away from what makes the phone enjoyable. Plus you get far slower updates with a skin

    Posted via Android Central App
    But if stock phones are so enjoyable, why do they do poorly with average consumers?

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    01-31-2014 05:55 PM
  25. UJ95x's Avatar
    But if stock phones are so enjoyable, why do they do poorly with average consumers?

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    Because average customers buy into the advertised features and buy anything with Samsung/Apple in the name. It's all about the brand
    I guarantee that an overwhelming majority of people don't even know what skin their phone has and couldn't care less which one it has

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    Wildo6882 likes this.
    01-31-2014 05:59 PM
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