p2pnet view Mobiles:- “Motorola’s software sucks. Their 100 per cent unnecessary Android skin on top of the Droid X ruins the experience of the phone, killing the speed and cluttering the UI, making it pretty much unusable.
“But maybe you like Motorola! Maybe you’re just a Motorola guy. Maybe you see everything impressive they’ve done in terms of hardware with the Droid X. Maybe you just want to buy American as much as you can and realise that Motorola and Apple are (sort of) our last bastions of hope in a mobile marketplace dominated by excellent designer-manufacturers like HTC, Samsung, LG and RIM.
“So maybe you want to buy the Droid X and load Android 2.2 yourself. Because Google, another bastion of American tech innovation, has this fantastic, newer, faster, better version of its operating system … not crummy old Android 2.1, the OS preloaded on the Droid X.
“Motorola is telling you – maybe its most ardent customer base – don’t even think about loading Android 2.2. Don’t even think about messing with the phone’s drivers or firmware. If you do this, we will break your phone.”
The above rant is on Gizmodo. There’s more. But you get the message.
Gargle vs Moanarola.
One is fundamentally a hardware company that’s been around forever and wants to stay that way, and the other basically flogs advertising and mines user data.
My cell phone is now four years old.
I use it to make phone calls. And that’s all. I use my laptop for computer stuff.
My cell phone is from Motorola, but I bought it only because at the time, it offered the best reception in the mountainous part of Vancouver Island, BC, where I live.
One day very soon someone will release a truly user-friendly, all-purpose communication/computing system anyone can use without having to mortgage the house to buy it. And it won’t be Apple.
Until then, as far as I’m concerned who cares whether or not Morotola stuffs Gorgle?
And what’s Android 2.2? Or Droid X?
… and identi.ca
Gizmodo – Motorola Is Willing To Break The Phone They Just Sold You, July 16, 2010
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