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    Just curious why the TBold isn't part of the DROID family. Also wondering how it managed to get the "with Google" label since that's supposedly reserved for pure Android handsets. Theres been so many different stories surrounding the "with Google" seal that I can't keep track any more. Last I heard it had something to do with how Google apps were integrated.
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    It does have the Android OS and as long as any phone does it will always be in the Droid family

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    I believe "With Google" is on most Android phones unless they have Bing and the other crap options put on some phones....Samsung Fascinate. The nexus just says Google, not with Google.
    Blackberry Curve ---> OG Droid ---> Samsung Fascinate ---> back to Droid--->Thunderbolt--->Galaxy S3
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    Nexus S: Google Phone
    DX/Dinc/D2/DG/TB: Google Experience Phones
    Fascinate, etc: Devices running Android.


    First case is a pure Google device.
    Second is a device using Google apps for searching, nav, etc.
    The last case will use Bing or something else like Yahoo, etc.
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    Droid is a costly branding term too for Verizon. I don't know why many people care if it is Droid branded or not. Odds are it will be at some point. The Inc wasn't DInc until a month or two after it sold. Looks like for now with the 4G phones only the Stealth/Charge and Bionic will be Droid branded at the start.
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    All Droids are Android / Not all Androids and Droids
    You can be Android without being a Droid.
    Usually VZW Android = Bing
    Droid = no bing
    Waiting for the G-Nex
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    Quote Originally Posted by mthorn79 View Post
    It does have the Android OS and as long as any phone does it will always be in the Droid family

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    Not sure if that's sarcasm but I'm not referring to Droid as in short for Android, I'm talking about Verizon's DROID branding. ie DROID Incredible, DROID X, DROID PRO, DROID Eris, etc. There is a deciding factor to the "with Google" label as well that seems to constantly be changing. As one responder mentioned, there may be a financial aspect behind the DROID branding as LucusArts owns the "DROID" moniker from Star Wars.

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