Android 2.2 (Froyo) for the Motorola i1?!?!
I'm just curious, but is there any chance that this new operating system from Android will be available for the i1? I am thinking of getting this phone for Boost Mobile and this is the only road block (other than the $400 price tag), at the moment.
And even though it may very well be stuck with the 1.5 OS for a while, is it still worth getting anyway?
Last edited by MrSlim71; 08-16-2010 at 09:23 AM.
- 08-17-2010, 11:22 AM #2
Considering that the phone was launched with 1.5 and not even at least 1.6, I would assume that it will never see Froyo. Heck, I would also assume that even 2.1 (Eclair) is a long shot. But I hope I'm wrong for the sake of its users.
- 08-18-2010, 01:36 PM #4
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IMO the best option on Boost Mobile at the present time is the Blackberry curve. The i1 is for DC customers who use DC and want an android phone "experience".
The i1 I don't think was designed or targeted at the mass high end smart phone market. It is a niche phone for the people still on the old sub dial up IDEN networks.
Just my opinion.
- 08-18-2010, 08:58 PM #5
- 08-18-2010, 09:04 PM #6
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- 08-19-2010, 08:59 AM #7
Anyway, I have the BB Curve 8330 for Boost and I like it, but I hate that it has very little internal memory (32 MB, to be exact). I can only have a few apps on there at a time. The i1 has like 260 MB, I believe. That's almost 10x more space!!! Plus, you actually have the option to store apps on the SD card, if you want with the Android.
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- 08-19-2010, 12:04 PM #9
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Many people don't consider the Free data in Canada and Mexico while using Nextel. YES, it's free and I don't see Sprint changing their prices anytime soon. Even if you just get data speeds that rival dial-up connections, you are still able to access your emails and basic web browsing.
I am using the i1 in Mexico a lot and I love it (use a NII sim). I used the i930 before and it works well too.
- 08-23-2010, 12:55 PM #10
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- 10-08-2010, 10:07 AM #14
well I just got one for my wife (she has had DC since 2003 and won't give that up because her parents both have DC and live 5 hours away from us), she had a i730 up until last week when I UPGRADED her... that being said it is a decent phone and so far works pretty well. Yes it is slower (than say my Palm Pre) but it still get around and has a decent feel and usability to it. This is my first experience with Android though so I am sure that if you have had something more than 1.5 this will be a step in the wrong direction. But for the people out there that are stuck on DC but want a smartphone this is the one for you, just use wifi whenever you can and you are set!
Hope that helps!
- 10-24-2010, 06:00 PM #15
The motorola I1 is has good potential but it probably won't live up to it. I just got done posting about this else where but the phone is more than capable of handling froyo (maybe gingerbread). I just feel like motorola will do to this phone what samsung did to the behold2.
- 11-10-2010, 11:32 PM #16
- 12-17-2010, 08:34 PM #18
- 12-31-2010, 08:35 PM #19
I am on boost with the i1 and use ptt for work. It is a great phone but an getting a promotion and a company issued nextel so I will be switching to sprint and getting the samsung epic 4g. I've heard it of beret than the htc evo 4g. But yeah the i1 is still an amazing phone. It is my first android phone and it definitely converted me from blackberry to android
- 01-04-2011, 08:01 AM #20
The wife and I had blackberry's I got a Samsung Epic and she will not give up ptt so this was her only android phone she could get and she hated it at first because it was noting like my Epic.
It's grown on her a bit she still misses typing on her blackberry vs the on screen kb. Man the Internet is painfully slow on there, our work around for that is my Epic. I turn the hotspot feature on and her phone just leaches off my 4G so she can used pandora/web/market/facebook.
I do wish it got updated....I'm not looking for the newest android but something a bit better than now.
- 01-13-2011, 06:42 PM #22
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- 02-02-2011, 11:17 PM #25
Motorola has stated that they needed to modify Android 1.5 so heavily that updates are probably never going to happen, simply because it is iDEN.Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10