New Verizon Droid Phones To Be Announced Today

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    I'm thinking they will announce a variant of the Moto X Play with that near 4000 maH battery and brand it as the new Droid Maxx or Turbo.
     
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    Gross at the Verizon branding and for sure bloatware. The shatterproof screen sounds great but I dont buy any of that bs if it is either gorilla glass or whatever. GG hypes up being scratch proof yet every phone I have had with GG has scratches
     
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    Why can't Verizon just make a good phone without its bloatware. It can still be exlusive and get updates like a Nexus. They're only holding themselves back.
     
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    This thing looks impressive. I think ShatterShield will really be a breakthrough.
    This is supposedly to be made international as the Moto X Force.
     
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    Pretty impressive video but Motorola has taken 1 step forward and 3 back with their update debacle recently.
     
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    Still...$384 for a phone with 48hrs of battery life isn't bad.
     
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    Remember when the Droid brand meant something? Droid would have been a great name for the Nexus line, but reality has set in and the Droid brand is just rebranded stuff. The original Moto Droid got huge brand recognition.
     
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    People call the Turbo ugly but I think its quite attractive in its own way. A shame they're not available internationally.
     
  10. MasterRyu2011 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You're right about the diminished reputation of Droid. However, I think it's more to do with the emergence and strength of the "Moto" brand more than anything. "Moto" is now the flagship branding of Motorola.
    Agree. I think the Turbo and by extension the Droid line of phones have their unique quality to their design. Motorola also does interesting things with their materials. It hasn't always been straight plastic. I remember the original Droid X had a premium soft feel to it.
     
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    Just say no to Motorola:

    Moto's New DROID Phones Ship With Android 5.1, And They Deserve Every Second Of Crap They Get For It

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    Motorola was quite shy, those bashful little devils, about advertising just which version of Android their new Verizon-branded devices would be launching with during today's event. In Verizon and Moto's presentation, the version of Android the Maxx 2 and Turbo 2 are running was mentioned zero times. Number of times future software updates were mentioned? You guessed it. The word "marshmallow"? CTRL+F "marshmallow": 0 of 0. ...

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    The Android version appears on the spec page for each phone, but nowhere else is it mentioned. Nor are future updates of any kind. Because Motorola knows that as the smartphone company which got such a reputation for quick software updates, it is embarrassing to launch a phone with an OS that is now well over six months old. Nowhere on any page does Motorola even mention anything about software updates or Marshmallow, because Motorola probably knows all too well that the Verizon Update Certification Cluster**** Machine (VUCCM, for those in the biz) is all but guaranteed to let down the consumers Motorola has already let down some more. Verizon, to its credit (I guess?), does mention the phones will be "upgradeable" to 6.0.

    But until Motorola speaks up about Marshmallow in a concrete way, i.e. provides an actual timeline, you should not buy either of these phones. They really should not have launched with Android 5.1 in the first place, Motorola. You talk about freeing up your devices from carriers so you can better support customers, but you wouldn't dare throw away your DROID deal with Big Red, even if it makes a fool of you - because that deal makes you money. And that's really what this comes down to.​
     
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    They are or will be. The Maxx 2 is already available as the Moto X Play, and the Turbo 2 should be available soon as the Moto X Force.
     
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    Huh. Didn't know that. Thanks!
     
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    What's ugly is the insanely large "chin" and bezels, along with all the sensors that clutter up the front.
     
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    On the black model, I hear they're hidden pretty well.
     
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    The first Turbo didn't have any physical Verizon branding. They saved all their branding for the bloatware and the drop down bar.

    The new Turbo is hideous compared to the 6p, Verizon sucks at everything but network quality and moto can't get updates out in a timely manner, period. I liked my Turbo a lot, took it to Europe for 2 weeks and loved it the whole time, but no way in hell would I go for the new new one. I love my 6p..Moto isn't even competing it with this year IMO.
     

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