View Poll Results: Will you consider a Motorola Nexus?
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Yes, it'll probably be a great phone.
No, Moto doesn't deserve the business.
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?
- 03-30-2011, 06:53 PM #2
- 03-30-2011, 07:09 PM #3
- 03-30-2011, 07:31 PM #4
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 lolGoogle Nexus Class Devices (Nexus7, Nexus4, Galaxy Nexus lte VZW)...@moosc on twitter ...
- 03-30-2011, 08:17 PM #5
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.
- 03-30-2011, 08:30 PM #6
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.
- 03-30-2011, 09:41 PM #7
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.
- 03-30-2011, 09:57 PM #8
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.
- 03-30-2011, 10:03 PM #10
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?
Last edited by Brett; 03-30-2011 at 10:35 PM.
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.
Last edited by Brett; 03-30-2011 at 10:36 PM.
- 03-30-2011, 10:16 PM #12god of thunder.
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- 03-30-2011, 10:27 PM #14
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- 03-30-2011, 10:40 PM #17
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.Siemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (220.127.116.110)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)
- 03-31-2011, 12:19 AM #18
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- 03-31-2011, 06:00 PM #20
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
- 03-31-2011, 06:05 PM #22
- 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.
- 03-31-2011, 06:30 PM #23
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.
- 03-31-2011, 07:21 PM #24
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