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    Default Will you avoid a Moto Nexus?

    Assuming Motorola gets the next Nexus, and it has an unlockable bootloader, will you consider getting it? Or will you avoid it in protest of Motorola locking down phones?
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    I will get it but just because of the Nexus part. Not because of Motorola. I dislike their phones.
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    They should learn openness before getting to make a nexus.
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    Motorola knows openess its the freaking carriers demanding it. Motorola has some of best built android phones out there. built like a brick ship house. not some light weight cheap plastic feeling phones. Also Nexus line needs to get back like original line cutting edge hardware and software not a minor speed bump cough Samsung lol
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    Heck yes. Motorola makes the best hardware and best quality in everything expect cameras.

    Besides, if theres great sales for a "Motorola Nexus", might help with the case on being open can get them more sales.
    So many phones, so little time.
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    I love my DX and would get a Moto Nexus. Being a Nexus would require an unlocked bootloader so that would take away my only issue with Moto. They have given the option on the Xoom so that is a step in the right direction.
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    The boot-loader would have to be unlocked in order to gain Nexus/Google branding. Google decides what they want in the phone and Motorola would just create it. Of course I am sure Google would listen to any input Moto gave. If the info conflicted with their ideas then Google would tell them no.

    Also, Motorola is not locking the boot-loader due to carrier demands. Motorola has been going around in circles as to why the boot-loader is locked. At first it was because they were trying to protect the users. Then it was because they felt that their software shouldn't be tampered with. It wasn't until recently they stated that it was the carriers fault.

    Keep in mind that there is no evidence to prove any of those reasons are legitimate though. We either can believe what we want or take what they say without questioning it.

    Though if it was the carriers fault, when was the last time you heard about a recent Motorola phone released (anywhere, not just US) where it was unlocked? That seems to make me thing that Motorola is just trying to blame others in order to protect themselves.

    Though that just my interpretation of it.

    Motorola does build some kickin hardware though.
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    I would prefer a Samsung Nexus again or maybe HTC, even LG but I just can't stand Motorola.
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    The locked bootloaders have nothing to do with carriers. See: Samsung, LG, HTC (up until now).

    I want an LG Nexus, but I'll probably get this one if it comes out during the summer/early fall with AT&T bands. The idea of getting a phone that hasn't been touched by AT&T really excites me, even if it is from a company with questionable philosophies.
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    The OG Droid was amazing. If Blur was over with and they went stock, hands down the best android device manufacturer.

    Figured I would share this with you guys. I came across this earlier today. It's a petition to get Motorola to unlock the boot loader. Will it work? I doubt. Will it make them aware of the number of annoyed users? Sure it will. What do you have to lose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    The OG Droid was amazing. If Blur was over with and they went stock, hands down the best android device manufacturer.

    Figured I would share this with you guys. I came across this earlier today. It's a petition to get Motorola to unlock the boot loader. Will it work? I doubt. Will it make them aware of the number of annoyed users? Sure it will. What do you have to lose?
    Hmm...does Brett not read the rest of the forums? lol

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/show...107#post784107
    Looks like they fixed it anyway.

    Honestly, I like the new Blur they're coming out with. I hope they push that out across the board, and not just to Verizon phones. Not that it matters, because I'll never buy a locked up phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    The OG Droid was amazing. If Blur was over with and they went stock, hands down the best android device manufacturer.
    I don't know about hands down... I guess its all a matter of personal opinion. After holding an Atrix 4G in my left and my Nexus One in my right I think HTC's build quality is a bit higher then moto... the nexus felt much sturdier. But having said that I'd still buy a Nexus "3" from moto if the specs and carriers were right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by th0r615 View Post
    I don't know about hands down... I guess its all a matter of personal opinion. After holding an Atrix 4G in my left and my Nexus One in my right I think HTC's build quality is a bit higher then moto... the nexus felt much sturdier. But having said that I'd still buy a Nexus "3" from moto if the specs and carriers were right.
    The Inspire feels amazing in the hand. The Atrix felt pretty good, but didn't really compare.
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    Honestly I'd be first in line to but that, the only if being if its available to Verizon customers and it is lte capable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ls377 View Post
    Hmm...does Brett not read the rest of the forums? lol

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/show...107#post784107
    Looks like they fixed it anyway.

    Honestly, I like the new Blur they're coming out with. I hope they push that out across the board, and not just to Verizon phones. Not that it matters, because I'll never buy a locked up phone.
    Haha the problem is I go through a lot of the sections in the forum so its hard to catch everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the one and only M View Post
    Honestly I'd be first in line to but that, the only if being if its available to Verizon customers and it is lte capable.
    I don't see that happening until Verizon goes full LTE, and you can just get an unlocked phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Haha the problem is I go through a lot of the sections in the forum so its hard to catch everything.

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    I believe the Nexus moniker is something that has to be earned because it is a reward from Google. HTC certainly earned it with the massive amount of Android phones they've put out, and Samsung with the huge success of the Galaxy S line. With that same logic, Motorola has also earned the right to create a Nexus phone and I would buy it solely if it was available for my carrier. I don't think that LG, Sony, Sanyo, or Huawei have earned the right to create a Nexus phone just yet.
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    I stay away from moto everything
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    Wasn't the original Droid essentially a Nexus (minus the cutting edge hardware)?
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    Honestly I'm not interested or planning to get a Nexus phone
    I rather have something with a Custom UI on top of it , like MOTOBLUR or Sense , Since Manufactures (Motorola\HTC) tends to add extra stuff (i.e. HD Recording , Motorola's Music Player "Connected Music Player or HTC's Music player , since stock Music player sucks ) , plus i really really hate the look of a stock "Vanilla\Pure Android" even though i'm gonna use a Custom launcher any way (ADW\Launcher 7)

    but I might cross shop a Nexus made by Motorola with the anther Motorola phones when I replace my MileStone
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    Quote Originally Posted by crichton007 View Post
    Wasn't the original Droid essentially a Nexus (minus the cutting edge hardware)?
    Not really, it was crapped up with Verizon apps and all that. It had stock, but that was only because Verizon didn't want Motoblur (which is why none of the Droid phones have gotten full Motoblur).
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    Quote Originally Posted by crichton007 View Post
    Wasn't the original Droid essentially a Nexus (minus the cutting edge hardware)?
    It was close but not a nexus type of device. There are a few reason's as to why it was not a nexus type:

    - Had bloatware that verizon pre-installed
    - bootloader was locked and they changed the way it was locked after each update. Each root guide was different and you never knew if the next update would be un-rootable.
    - Motorola was the distributor of updates.
    - The google branding on the back said "with google" instead of just "google".

    The Droid was def a google experience phone but it was not officially so due to those reasons. Motorola has def been slipping since the Droid but the one device set the stage for Android. It is also the device that I tend to compare with when looking into a new phone. If it feels cheap, I will pass. The Droid was a solid piece of hardware.
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    The Droid 1 was surprisingly light on the bloat. The only things I remember were amazon mp3 and visual voice mail. Compare that to the 8-10 crapps I had to uninstall after rooting my tbolt and Droid x.

    Verizon and Sprint canned the nexus one at the last minute, and now Sprint is getting the nexus s. I wonder if Verizon will ever get any nexus device now that they have partner with Apple.
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    Seems to me avoiding locked down motos and buying open motos is the best way to show them what we really want. If you avoid everything, they won't change anything.

    Quote Originally Posted by the one and only M View Post
    The Droid 1 was surprisingly light on the bloat. The only things I remember were amazon mp3 and visual voice mail. Compare that to the 8-10 crapps I had to uninstall after rooting my tbolt and Droid x.

    Verizon and Sprint canned the nexus one at the last minute, and now Sprint is getting the nexus s. I wonder if Verizon will ever get any nexus device now that they have partner with Apple.
    AT&T had the N1, and looks to be getting the NS soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E_man View Post
    Seems to me avoiding locked down motos and buying open motos is the best way to show them what we really want. If you avoid everything, they won't change anything.
    This. Unfortunately, I doubt sales would be enough for them to notice.

    AT&T had the N1, and looks to be getting the NS soon.
    AT&T didn't get the N1, they just made a compatible version.

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