11-15-2013 11:49 AM
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  1. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to decide on my next phone. Right now I'm on a VZ GNex. This is my first Nexus. Before it, I had a Droid X. Wasn't too pleased w/ the dev support there. But enter the Nexus, and WHOA. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rom's and support.

    That being said, I am ready for a new phone. This phone is showing its age and wrinkles at this point. I like just about everything in the Moto X except for the dev support and the fact that I know VZ will hold up any/all updates. There are almost no ROMs for this phone at the moment...

    Curious for previous Nexus owners, do you miss the ROM support? Do you love the phone? Any regrets? Any dislikes? Are you still in the honeymoon phase?
    11-14-2013 11:42 AM
  2. appmy's Avatar
    I've had my Moto X for about a month coming from a VZ Gnex.

    I love this phone and don't miss CM or other ROMs much.

    You'll love the battery life and an almost pure android look. The tweaks Motorola did on the phone are very good, and mostly transparent.

    No regrets at all

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-14-2013 11:49 AM
  3. JungleLarry's Avatar
    and the fact that I know VZ will hold up any/all updates.
    Can't be much of a fact if it's not true. It certainly hasn't been the case thus far.
    11-14-2013 11:50 AM
  4. lgGslateuser's Avatar
    Just ordered my Moto X a few minutes ago. Got the white one for free on-line with code given to me by Verizon customer service chat. 14 days to test it and see if it's worth signing the 2 year contract.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using AC Forums mobile app
    11-14-2013 11:59 AM
  5. thegrants82's Avatar
    and how many weeks did VZW hold up the Moto X camera update?....
    Can't be much of a fact if it's not true. It certainly hasn't been the case thus far.
    11-14-2013 12:01 PM
  6. shaytoon21's Avatar
    I've had my Moto X for about a month coming from a VZ Gnex.

    I love this phone and don't miss CM or other ROMs much.

    You'll love the battery life and an almost pure android look. The tweaks Motorola did on the phone are very good, and mostly transparent.

    No regrets at all
    +1
    davidnc likes this.
    11-14-2013 12:02 PM
  7. JRDroid's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to decide on my next phone. Right now I'm on a VZ GNex. This is my first Nexus. Before it, I had a Droid X. Wasn't too pleased w/ the dev support there. But enter the Nexus, and WHOA. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the rom's and support.

    That being said, I am ready for a new phone. This phone is showing its age and wrinkles at this point. I like just about everything in the Moto X except for the dev support and the fact that I know VZ will hold up any/all updates. There are almost no ROMs for this phone at the moment...

    Curious for previous Nexus owners, do you miss the ROM support? Do you love the phone? Any regrets? Any dislikes? Are you still in the honeymoon phase?
    There aren't many ROMs cause there isn't much to be improved upon. Its already near stock Android, its already heavily optimized, and Moto added in a lot of cool features that you would need to ROM other phones to have. If there isn't much room for improvement, the devs will spend their time on another phone that needs a ROM worse (I'm looking at you GS4!)
    grooks, ultravisitor and davidnc like this.
    11-14-2013 12:12 PM
  8. JungleLarry's Avatar
    and how many weeks did VZW hold up the Moto X camera update?....
    If we're gonna argue about a matter of a couple weeks vs. eternity, I'll count that as a win for Verizon.

    The soak test for 4.4 is promising.
    11-14-2013 12:42 PM
  9. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    There is always room for improvements. The UI is not perfect by any means. It is good being nearly stock android, but there is room for improvements from Devs...

    How useful is the driving feature?
    11-14-2013 01:10 PM
  10. Saneless's Avatar
    Motorola devs are the only devs I care about. Did the community Dev support thing for the last 3 years and I'm done with that chapter.
    JungleLarry and Pollster like this.
    11-14-2013 01:12 PM
  11. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    Motorola devs are the only devs I care about. Did the community Dev support thing for the last 3 years and I'm done with that chapter.
    Why? I have nothing but positive things to say about the dev/nexus experience. It was truly eye opening.
    davidnc likes this.
    11-14-2013 01:46 PM
  12. JRDroid's Avatar
    Why? I have nothing but positive things to say about the dev/nexus experience. It was truly eye opening.
    I've also has nothing but positive experiences with my One, but I also want to put those days behind me. Setting up my phone every few weeks, always searching for the latest ROM, it all just gets old and gets in the way of me just enjoying my phone.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-14-2013 02:47 PM
  13. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Curious for previous Nexus owners, do you miss the ROM support? Do you love the phone? Any regrets? Any dislikes? Are you still in the honeymoon phase?
    I've had the phone for two and a half months now, the honeymoon is long over, and I still have no regrets. I don't care about ROMs at all anymore; I don't feel a need for them. My phone's not even rooted anymore. It was for a while, but then I unrooted later. This phone is incredible as is.
    11-14-2013 02:52 PM
  14. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I've also has nothing but positive experiences with my One, but I also want to put those days behind me. Setting up my phone every few weeks, always searching for the latest ROM, it all just gets old and gets in the way of me just enjoying my phone.
    Right. "The ROM experience" eventually becomes an endless search for perfection. There's always something new to flash to tweak the phone. It seems that it's never possible to be fully satisfied.

    I don't want or need any of that anymore.
    11-14-2013 02:57 PM
  15. Pollster's Avatar
    I certainly won't miss having to hear that ROMs are the cure to everything (mostly just to impatience) and why did I buy this phone if I am not planning on flashing ROMs....
    11-14-2013 03:10 PM
  16. davidnc's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to decide on my next phone. Right now I'm on a VZ GNex. This is my first Nexus. Before it, I had a Droid X. Wasn't too pleased w/ the dev support there. But enter the Nexus, and WHOA. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ROMs and support.

    That being said, I am ready for a new phone. This phone is showing its age and wrinkles at this point. I like just about everything in the Moto X except for the dev support and the fact that I know VZ will hold up any/all updates. There are almost no ROMs for this phone at the moment...

    Curious for previous Nexus owners, do you miss the ROM support? Do you love the phone? Any regrets? Any dislikes? Are you still in the honeymoon phase?
    I had a GNexus as well got it the day it was available.I also had it rooted and romed.I flashed alot of Roms.
    I got the Moto X mainly at first just because of its size .I also knew for a vzw phone it didnt have as much bloatware as other vzw phones.
    I found out later about active notifications and touchless controls and now dont think i would want a phone without that.
    I did root my Moto X with motoroot but didnt leave it rooted long.This phone is smooth its nothing like the DX was when you almost had to root that phone.
    Im totally stock and really havent wanted to root it again .I dont think they are any Roms out for it anyhoo.
    As others have said its almost perfect the way it is.
    I did disable some bloat and apps that were safe to,, that I dont use but thats it.
    I have had this phone since Sept 11,2013 and still no regrets.
    sent from Moto X
    grooks likes this.
    11-14-2013 03:14 PM
  17. rltripp's Avatar
    I have to agree with everyone else here. I came from a GNex to the Moto X. My GNex got flashed just about every week in my search for the perfect ROM. My Moto X hasn't even been rooted yet. I don't even have the desire to do it. The phone is pretty much perfect for my needs, and I have absolutely no regrets about making the switch.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-14-2013 03:44 PM
  18. xpeacemaker's Avatar
    Do you guys wish you had a bigger screen or a removable battery?

    I saw the LG G2 and the screen is absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't stop staring at it. The camera was amazing as well. But the size, holy damn.

    How is your phone w/ a case on it?
    11-14-2013 04:23 PM
  19. grooks's Avatar
    I think 4.7" screen is a good size. I could go higher but don't really want the footprint to increase that much.

    I also have the GNex but didn't swap out battery very often. If there ever came a time I needed extra juice to get me through the day I have an external battery I keep charged. It's a 10,000 mAh so gives me plenty of peace of mind.

    I would agree that the G2 screen is very nice to look at but the offset is shorter battery life for phones (other than G2) that don't have a 3,000 mAh battery.

    Since I like the footprint of the phone, I try to put on the smallest case possible. My regular case is an Incipio Feather and also have an Areser QuickSand.
    11-14-2013 05:11 PM
  20. ericizzy1's Avatar
    moto x is the first phone that eliminates any need or desire for me to flash anything on it
    davidnc likes this.
    11-14-2013 05:16 PM
  21. davidnc's Avatar
    Do you guys wish you had a bigger screen or a removable battery?
    No
    11-14-2013 05:22 PM
  22. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    moto x is the first phone that eliminates any need or desire for me to flash anything on it
    THIS. I have no need or desire to root. Came from a Nexus 4 and love this phone. I routinely get 16hr battery life and 3 hours SOT with an hour or two of music streaming and such all on LTE. Love.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-14-2013 05:31 PM
  23. ultravisitor's Avatar
    Do you guys wish you had a bigger screen or a removable battery?
    No.
    11-14-2013 06:00 PM
  24. ShoelerDroid's Avatar
    Concur. No need for either.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-14-2013 06:28 PM
  25. JRDroid's Avatar
    Do you guys wish you had a bigger screen or a removable battery?

    I saw the LG G2 and the screen is absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't stop staring at it. The camera was amazing as well. But the size, holy damn.

    How is your phone w/ a case on it?
    Bigger screen yes, removable battery no. I actually kind of hate 4.7" screens. They are usually too big to easily use one handed (though the Moto X may be an exception to this, I'll judge that when mine arrives) but aren't big enough to provide an amazing experience. Due to a Derp operating the register at Best Buy, they didn't use my upgrade to sell my my Moto Maker pin and no one seems interested in fixing it, so I'm probably going to get a Galaxy Mega with my upgrade, get it unlocked, and throw in a $30 a month T-Mobile SIM from WalMart (I live in a refarmed TMO area).
    11-14-2013 06:30 PM
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