- 07-31-2010, 09:02 PM #2
maybe.. I wouldn't put too much stock in it though. This is LG's first android phone for verizon so you would hope they want to see it do well (and it should handle 2.2) but it all depends on how much Google/Verizon pressure them to update it.I'm a tech junkie with a weak spot for Good Music, Good Beer, and Excellent Coffee.
- 08-08-2010, 04:58 PM #4
- 08-08-2010, 08:41 PM #5
If you do a YouTube search you will find a couple of videos comparing the Moto Droid to the Ally. Do you already have a Moto Droid? If so, I wouldn't recommend replacing it with an Ally. I'd wait for the Droid 2. If you are looking to get into Android cheaply and are a tinkerer I would recommend the Moto Droid. It's been around for a long time and there are a number of ROMs available as well as methods to overclock the CPU. Either way, I think both phones are great...just different.
Steve in CT
- 09-11-2010, 10:03 PM #6
If the phone is for an Android "rookie" (someone new to Android and not necessarily thinking about rooting their phone), the Ally makes for a great starter, especially if you're a fan of Big Red's network. If migrating from another Android phone, then the Droid 2 (possibly the X, if you need a larger screen, or the Samsung Fascinate if you want the ****-kicker combo of S-AMOLED and Android on VZW) would make more sense than the Ally or even a Droid.
- 09-13-2010, 02:17 PM #7HTC Desire / CyanogenMod 7.1
Motorola can kiss my a##
- 09-17-2010, 09:07 AM #8
FYI for those interested, my wife picked up an ally last night. When we were in the VZW store there was an LG rep there and she confirmed that 2.2 was approved for the Ally and should be released soon. She couldn't give me a firm date though.Moto. Droid
Rooted - Liquid Gingerbread 1.2
- 09-21-2010, 09:12 AM #9
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- 09-21-2010, 03:40 PM #11
What I thought was 2.2 is apparently some type of 2.1-1 build that was pushed down to her Ally last night. She does indeed have angry birds now on her phone but short of that it seems to some sort of other OTA update. I'll play around with it more tonight after work and see what else there is to it.Moto. Droid
Rooted - Liquid Gingerbread 1.2
- 09-22-2010, 04:43 PM #12
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- 11-05-2010, 05:50 PM #18
I am learning that it IS slower. Didn't notice it at first, but my daughter runs Angry Birds, barely, and it'll forceclose at times. So once we load 'em up with apps and all, there is a discernible difference. Not enough to bother with usually, and it would be nice to have 2.2.
- 11-05-2010, 07:06 PM #19
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- 11-10-2010, 05:18 PM #23
Really? Last night, had a meltdown of sorts on wife's Ally. She's no power user, but after downloading the Angry Birds update, she couldn't open it, and wondered why she wasn't getting automatic updates for anything.
And then I remembered, 2.2 lets us move things to the card, and set Automatic Update on our apps. So she dumped a bunch of stuff that she doesn't use, it would run, but just barely. She's been running it on an iTouch, so this was the first try on the Ally. It was in molasses.
So the Ally definitely is NOT what I'd first thought. Now I see VZW is running out a new Moto midrange/lowpriced phone...but it's too late for us.I think I can no longer recommend this until/unless 2.3 resolves some of this.
- 11-12-2010, 08:27 AM #24
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I can run Angry Birds just fine, but I use Launcher Pro along with System Panel Lite, and that makes a huge difference.
When I first got my phone, before I realized it can't handle a lot of apps installed at the same time, I made the mistake of downloading like 25+ apps. The thing would hardly run! I decided to do a full reset and start all over, this time with the above mentioned apps, and it's rare I have a meltdown now.
I was also very disappointed with the Ally at first, but now that I know what to actually expect from it, it's not too bad. Actually, I'm tethering with it right now as I type.
- 11-12-2010, 11:15 AM #25