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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    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 the average consumer is a sucker that doesnt know any better. They hear all the gimmicky things and think its all innovative and what not. You can pull a used car salesman on most people. Just ask our President
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    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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    Exactly. If a phone has extra features that are cool it's just a plus with the consumer. Mainly as it always has been it's about apps and what devices friends have or what's popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Exactly. If a phone has extra features that are cool it's just a plus with the consumer. Mainly as it always has been it's about apps and what devices friends have or what's popular.

    Posted via VZW Moto X on the Android Central App
    Most people don't use any of the "cool" features. Anyway, we're getting way off-topic here

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Most people don't use any of the "cool" features. Anyway, we're getting way off-topic here

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    Motorola sold to Lenovo? I think the world has ended.

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    Default Re: Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Motorola sold to Lenovo? I think the world has ended.
    No but the American made cell phone industry likely has.
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    Default Re: Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Motorola sold to Lenovo? I think the world has ended.

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    What does that have to do with what I said? All I said is that we were derailing the thread, I didn't give my opinion on the sale.

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    No but the American made cell phone industry likely has.
    Motorola didn't make the phones in the U.S., all they did was assemble them here

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
  8. #458  

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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    What does that have to do with what I said? All I said is that we were derailing the thread, I didn't give my opinion on the sale.

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    It was a joke. My badness.

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    Default Re: Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion.

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    No but the American made cell phone industry likely has.
    How so?

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    Default Re: Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Motorola didn't make the phones in the U.S., all they did was assemble them here
    they don't make the parts used to make the phone here, but the phones are made here. Guess it all depends on what you mean by "make a phone."
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    Default Re: Would you still buy a Moto X post Motorola/Lenovo Deal?

    No matter how independent they operated from their parent company, I see some Google personality in their marketing, website, boot-up animations and that spotlight player.

    While I liked the fact that Motorola has been owned by Google it's the product itself sold me. If the Moto X 2 is just as good a product and I'm shopping when Lenovo owns them, I'll definitely be buying it.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    Default Re: Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    they don't make the parts used to make the phone here, but the phones are made here. Guess it all depends on what you mean by "make a phone."
    What you mean is assembled. The parts are made elsewhere (although there are some manufactured here) and then brought to the U.S. where they "combine" all the parts

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
  13. #463  

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    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
    While faster updates is a plus, I prefer stock android for the performance. Some of those skins with all of those features built into them can seriously drag down performance. While the 2013 Moto line isn't as stock as a Nexus device, they're damned close. Up until my Maxx, all my phones had skins (4 HTC & 1 Samsung) and it seemed like even though the specs kept climbing, the performance stayed the same or even was worse. Because with each iteration of the skin they became more and more resource hungry. Look at the HTC phones that came with Sense 3, they were the worst with all the 3D animations everywhere. Touchwiz has a lot of features no doubt, but not everyone uses them. There were times when my S3 was about as fast as my OG Droid Incredible in everyday use, there's no excuse for that.

    Companies like HTC, Samsung, & LG would do better to go with a stock skin and separate they're features out of the OS like Moto did with their phones. The features could be removed if the user doesn't want them, there would be faster updates/bug fixes for both the OS and the features. If Moto hadn't done this with the X and the Droids, the camera situation might still not be resolved. I don't mind putting your own stamp on things, but if it hampers the performance, what's the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    What you mean is assembled. The parts are made elsewhere (although there are some manufactured here) and then brought to the U.S. where they "combine" all the parts

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    Like I said in an earlier post, some things can't be sourced in the US, like rare earth materials. I remember reading an article a few years ago talking about how Asia was one of the last places that had any usable amount of them. Either way, instead of the money going to an American based company and employing workers in our country, this deal may end up sending money and jobs out of the country, something we need to stop doing with unemployment as high as it is. If this keeps up we'll be a nation of consumers only, not producers. And that isn't sustainable.
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    Default Re: Would you still buy a Moto X post Motorola/Lenovo Deal?

    Totally just a hunch, but I could see the high end models staying with Motorola's current principles of being close to stock and minimal bloatware. But lower end models "subsidized" by loading bloatware and maybe a Lenovo skin. That wouldn't bode well for Moto G successors.

    I am concerned that since Lenovo has some services they want to offer, like their own cloud service, that were going to see some Lenovo apps on all Motorola and Lenovo phones in the future.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    Default Re: Google to sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for around $3 billion.

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    What you mean is assembled.
    You can call it whatever you like. The phones are made here. The parts are made elsewhere.

    If the motor of a car is made in illinois and the body made in ohio and the frame made in iowa, and all of these parts are sent to a detroit factory out of which comes a car, where is the car made? Detroit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzwuser76 View Post
    There were times when my S3 was about as fast as my OG Droid Incredible in everyday use, there's no excuse for that.
    The GNote3, with all of its top of the line blazing fast hardware, lags compared to the Moto X and loses to the Moto X in data download/upload speedtests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vzwuser76 View Post
    While faster updates is a plus, I prefer stock android for the performance. Some of those skins with all of those features built into them can seriously drag down performance. While the 2013 Moto line isn't as stock as a Nexus device, they're damned close. Up until my Maxx, all my phones had skins (4 HTC & 1 Samsung) and it seemed like even though the specs kept climbing, the performance stayed the same or even was worse. Because with each iteration of the skin they became more and more resource hungry. Look at the HTC phones that came with Sense 3, they were the worst with all the 3D animations everywhere. Touchwiz has a lot of features no doubt, but not everyone uses them. There were times when my S3 was about as fast as my OG Droid Incredible in everyday use, there's no excuse for that.

    Companies like HTC, Samsung, & LG would do better to go with a stock skin and separate they're features out of the OS like Moto did with their phones. The features could be removed if the user doesn't want them, there would be faster updates/bug fixes for both the OS and the features. If Moto hadn't done this with the X and the Droids, the camera situation might still not be resolved. I don't mind putting your own stamp on things, but if it hampers the performance, what's the point?
    The problem is people (the average consumer) does not care or complains but does nothing about it, so nothing changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozume View Post
    The GNote3, with all of its top of the line blazing fast hardware, lags compared to the Moto X and loses to the Moto X in data download/upload speedtests.
    Don't think data speed tests have to do with specs at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Don't think data speed tests have to do with specs at all.
    They have to do with the radios.
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    Default Re: Would you still buy a Moto X post Motorola/Lenovo Deal?

    Im going to have to say I will wait and see/read reviews/stats, and see if Lenovo put any bloatware on it .I probably wont be one to jump on this as soon as it comes available.
    I been kinda thinking of picking up another Moto X though Moto Maker without contract just as a spare before the sale goes though.I wouldnt activate it , it would just be a backup.
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    I would still buy it because I just don't see Lenovo immediately cutting off all support, etc. It will take time to restructure Motorola and if they want it to succeed, they better not rock the ship.
    I know Motorola is bleeding money like crazy and maybe a shakeup is exactly what it needs but I just cannot imagine what else Lenovo can change. What they need to do is make a true flagship phone to compete with Samsung, LG and HTC best sellers. This means a 5" more powerful (to satisfy spec hungry buyers and journalists) phone with quality screen and camera.
    IMO these are mistake Google made with Motorola:
    1. Exclusive Moto Maker with ATT in the beginning (the most crucial time).
    2. Delayed global launch.
    3. No real flagship (the phone I listed above). I love my X but it's simply put down by a lot of reviewers and this translates to consumer sentiment
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    Quote Originally Posted by tr-1 View Post
    I would still buy it because I just don't see Lenovo immediately cutting off all support, etc. It will take time to restructure Motorola and if they want it to succeed, they better not rock the ship.
    I know Motorola is bleeding money like crazy and maybe a shakeup is exactly what it needs but I just cannot imagine what else Lenovo can change. What they need to do is make a true flagship phone to compete with Samsung, LG and HTC best sellers. This means a 5" more powerful (to satisfy spec hungry buyers and journalists) phone with quality screen and camera.
    IMO these are mistake Google made with Motorola:
    1. Exclusive Moto Maker with ATT in the beginning (the most crucial time).
    2. Delayed global launch.
    3. No real flagship (the phone I listed above). I love my X but it's simply put down by a lot of reviewers and this translates to consumer sentiment
    Those weren't mistakes made by Google. Those were made by Motorola and Motorola alone. Woodside said everything with the X was all Motorola, and that Google was only financial support, not involved in the making of the phone in any way.
    Motorola doesn't need a high-specced phone. They're not selling this phone to the consumer that reads tech blogs and reviews; they're selling it to the iPhone crowd, the kinds of people who don't know what specs their phones have. A lot of reviews put Moto at or near the top spot for Android phones this year, so I don't think that had too big of an effect on sales

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

    R.I.P. Motorola...and what could have been the best smartphone line ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    Don't think data speed tests have to do with specs at all.

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    Then why do tech reviewers test data speeds? If what you say is true, all phones would do the same on data speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    They're not selling this phone to the average consumer, they're selling it to the iPhone crowd, the kinds of people who don't know what specs their phones have.
    Uh, I've always thought that average users WERE the kinds of people who don't know or care about the specs of their phones.
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