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Verizon Announces Android 4.0 Update List

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What about Droid 3??

remlap420

Mar 6, 2012, 2:11 PM
Typical Verizon behavior, update the newest phones, and an odd mix of older phones...
This lack of support for EVERY phone that should get this update, and your bloatware apps that you try to push on us, is the reason that people (not me...yet) root their phones.
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cutboy1985

Mar 6, 2012, 10:16 PM
First of all. It's not up to the carrier to make the updates. Its up to the manufacture to make them. Yes the carrier can push it but it depends on sales. It's not their fought u bright a crappy device that was known to fail from the beginning. Those devices will be the last if they still stand when time passes on. Invest in HTC. They still care for older devices.
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remlap420

Mar 6, 2012, 11:15 PM
Shocked Wow... Just wow. First off, learn to spell, or to use spell check... Secondly, if Motorola makes such "crappy" phones, why is Google in the process of buying them? You do know that the Android operating system is by Google right?? And if you think that the big carriers don't have any say about what goes into the phones made for them, or which ones get updates, and in what order, etc, then you really are ignorant. It works like this: Google makes the updates available to the manufacturers, who make changes & test it to work on their phones, then they make it available to the carriers. Then the carriers get their dirty hands on it, and make their changes and add their bloatware to it, then they push it out to customers phones. You should t...
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T Bone

Mar 6, 2012, 11:32 PM
Is the cost of the update, and the fact that there is so many Android devices out there that any new Android device is guaranteed to have a fairly short time on the market before it's replaced.

The process of updating phones is very involved and very complex, you have the initial testing, then you have to check for hardware compatibility, and make appropriate modifications, then you have to check for compatibility of the custom UI that every OEM loves to add, and make the appropriate modifications, then you have to check for compatibility of all the stuff added by the carrier, and make appropriate modifications, then you have to test to make sure the update actually works and doesn't screw up the phone or the network.....

All this work...
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remlap420

Mar 7, 2012, 12:01 AM
Alot of what you said is exactly what I was saying, only you went into more detail. And I agree, and wish we could get the updates straight from Google. But if you are saying that the Motorola Driod 3 wasn't a good phone, and wasn't very popular, then I have to strongly disagree. I own the Droid 3, and love it. I am also the manager of an indirect Verizon store, and even though our store is the size of a cracker jax box, we sold hundreds of Droid 3's in the year that it was out. So I can't imagine how many were sold by bigger stores. And the Droid 3 seemed to always get pretty good reviews. I have owned the Droid, Droid 2, & Droid 3 and loved them all, and haven't had any trouble with them. Two reasons why I don't want to upgrade to the Dro...
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T Bone

Mar 7, 2012, 12:43 AM
I don't know anything about the Droid 3 specifically....

My point is that when carriers block updates it is because the update in question is simply not cost efficient for them...it's the result of a simple cost/benefit analysis....

You go on a mobile phone forum and you will hear lots of theories about why carriers block updates....

Some will say that it is not because they are being jerks, others will say it is because they are engaged in some kind of conspiracy to make you perform an upgrade and sign a new contract (in fact, it is a little known fact that carriers HATE doing upgrades because they lose money on the deal, they don't want you to upgrade, they only offer the upgrade as an incentive to encourage you to stick around a ...
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vzwhasnologic

Mar 23, 2012, 2:15 PM
Did you know that Google owns HTC now? Honestly HTC has surprised me in the past couple of years and I would have to say they are surpassing Motorola. Even though you attest to the greatest of their Droid line I must say they are the buggiest Androids out there, especially the Droid 2, which has the most popularity amongst Asurion replacements due to the almost endless list of software issues on that phone. The Droid 3 seems like it would be more costly to upgrade to 4.0, just because the Droid 4 has come out and the whole keyboard thing on Android 4.0 would be better suited for Droid 4; why make it upgradable on two phones in the same device line if it's gonna cost more?
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