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  1. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Along with the forced switch to another carrier. I can't afford Verizon or AT&T. I consistently use roughly 4-6 GB of data per month. I can't switch carriers due to a device.
    Phones like the GS4 and HTC One are better deals for everyone because as they're on all major US carriers, customers don't have to switch carriers just to get that ONE phone they want.
    Golfdriver97 and hokiesteve like this.
    09-06-2013 10:33 AM
  2. hokiesteve's Avatar
    But that was the whole thing. They had a contract with Verizon. Exclusive deals like this are really not a smart move.
    I do agree with you that carrier exclusive deals are a bad deal for consumers, especially on flagship devices (I.e. motomaker on at&t). However, the droid brand has always been a Verizon exclusive brand that was initiated by the carrier. This exclusivity deal is that moto will be the only provider of droid devices whereas before other manufacturers like HTC made droid devices for Verizon. I don't think that will harm consumers a whole lot.

    Frankly, I wish Verizon would just kill off the brand and get their hand out of device design.

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    09-06-2013 10:50 AM
  3. JungleLarry's Avatar
    But that was the whole thing. They had a contract with Verizon. Exclusive deals like this are really not a smart move.
    All the carriers are so full of crap they're finding it difficult to differentiate how full of crap they are. The deal only proves Verizon is king of Full of Crap Mountain.
    Wildo6882 likes this.
    09-06-2013 12:19 PM
  4. qnet's Avatar
    I agree about the exclusivtity being bad for consumers. It did give me an excuse to switch back to At&t from Tmobile though. This phone just keeps getting better and better. With all the upcoming phones coming out, I hope the idea of this phone doen't fade away. Motorola and Google have really taken a big step forward with this phone as far as the smoothness and optimizations.
    09-06-2013 12:46 PM
  5. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I agree about the exclusivtity being bad for consumers. It did give me an excuse to switch back to At&t from Tmobile though. This phone just keeps getting better and better. With all the upcoming phones coming out, I hope the idea of this phone doen't fade away. Motorola and Google have really taken a big step forward with this phone as far as the smoothness and optimizations.
    The Moto X runs something that's very close to stock Android (or is it stock Android?) and has very little bloatware (your carrier might fit those crap) and has no gimmicky features that drag the phone to slow down. So, even for a phone with not-so-impressive specs, it's buttery-smooth.
    Ry likes this.
    09-06-2013 12:50 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    I do agree with you that carrier exclusive deals are a bad deal for consumers, especially on flagship devices (I.e. motomaker on at&t). However, the droid brand has always been a Verizon exclusive brand that was initiated by the carrier. This exclusivity deal is that moto will be the only provider of droid devices whereas before other manufacturers like HTC made droid devices for Verizon. I don't think that will harm consumers a whole lot.

    Frankly, I wish Verizon would just kill off the brand and get their hand out of device design.

    Sent from my XT1060 using AC Forums mobile app
    Unless we see a new Epic or EVO, Verizon's pretty much the only one still in that game.

    That said, the Verizon Motorola phones are probably what kept Motorola alive long enough to be bought by Google.
    09-06-2013 03:11 PM
  7. qnet's Avatar
    The Moto X runs something that's very close to stock Android (or is it stock Android?) and has very little bloatware (your carrier might fit those crap) and has no gimmicky features that drag the phone to slow down. So, even for a phone with not-so-impressive specs, it's buttery-smooth.
    To me the Moto x basically is stock Android, with a few Motorola features that are very useful. I've always been a fan of stock Android, which is why I like the Moto X so much. The big thing is, it runs smoother than the Nexus 4 or the Google editions HTC one and S4 IMO. This show me what stock Android can be.
    shaytoon21, TechTinker, Ry and 1 others like this.
    09-06-2013 06:04 PM
  8. TechTinker's Avatar
    I don't think the are shooting themselves in the foot necessarily. I suspect the droid deal keeps the cash flowing into the company while they continue to work on their own carrier independent devices like the moto x.

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    Well the Moto X is the first non-droid device thats not that bad. Defy, photon, electrify, none were top smartphones.
    09-06-2013 06:21 PM
  9. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    I sold my HTC one for my X as well. Love it all around!

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    09-06-2013 10:57 PM
  10. hokiesteve's Avatar
    To me the Moto x basically is stock Android, with a few Motorola features that are very useful. I've always been a fan of stock Android, which is why I like the Moto X so much. The big thing is, it runs smoother than the Nexus 4 or the Google editions HTC one and S4 IMO. This show me what stock Android can be.
    The Moto X experience is the kind of experience stock Android should be. When I first got the phone, I wasn't wowed and thought this is pretty much like my GNex. The more I use it, the more I realize how significant this device is. It really is amazing what improved responsiveness does for the experience. One of the big things I've noticed is that the keyboard is much more accurate on this device. I suspect the lack of lag contributes heavily to that. Googlrola was smart to do what they did by refining the experience over just increasing the hardware specs.

    The Moto X is the most refined Android device I've used both in hardware and software. I think it's actually caught up to iPhone in that regard. I think they will sell a lot of these devices, especially if the price drops as rumored.
    Aquila likes this.
    09-07-2013 10:17 AM
  11. thegrants82's Avatar
    The Moto X experience is the kind of experience stock Android should be. When I first got the phone, I wasn't wowed and thought this is pretty much like my GNex. The more I use it, the more I realize how significant this device is. It really is amazing what improved responsiveness for the experience. One of the big things I've noticed is that the keyboard is much more accurate on this device. I suspect the lack of lag contributes heavily to that. Googlrola was smart to do what they did by refining the experience over just increasing the hardware specs.

    The Moto X is the most refined Android device I've used both in hardware and software. I think it's actually caught up to iPhone in that regard. I think they will sell a lot of these devices, especially if the price drops as rumored.
    Agreed!

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    09-07-2013 10:48 AM
  12. Kwame Govine's Avatar
    Man I'm happy you like it I'm waiting on my us cellular stores to get them in the store there in transit right now so I'm down I couldn't be one of the first to get my hands on one. I can't wait

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    09-07-2013 11:04 AM
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