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Friday Poll: Switching to the Nexus One?

This may not be the most popular poll around these Droid parts, but I wanted to get a feel for how many people might be thinking about jumping ship when the Nexus One potentially launches on Verizon in the next few weeks.  I think we can all agree that the N1 is a fine piece of technology, but the Droid is such a beast and has such a strong community.  So tell me…



I for one, will not be switching to it.  The obvious reason is that I run this site and purchasing one would lead to the end of this little site I’ve somehow managed to keep together.  Really though, the Motorola Droid is a phone that I’ve enjoyed since day 1 and continue to enjoy just as much today.  Not only is the community of Droid users incredibly active and constantly creating new apps, ROMs, and awesomeness, but it’s one that the Nexus One will likely never grow to become.

As always, I would love to hear the reasoning behind your answer.

  • nicgen

    I had the Droid until the last hour of the 30th day. There was a lot to love about it, navigation, fast web browser, fun apps… But the fact of the matter is, ultimately I need a phone! And the phone on the Droid is awful, I sounded like I was in a tunnel and the people on the other end sounded computer like. And getting to a contact while I was driving was difficult-to many steps! Also the weight of it, it was like holding a brick up to my ear and the phone would get very hot. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of the N1 and I look forward to trying it for 30 days too. I will have the same apps as the droid and the same adroid technology which are the things I loved about the Droid.

  • nicgen

    I had the Droid until the last hour of the 30th day. There was a lot to love about it but the weight of it and the fact that the phone sucked was enough for me to return it. I am willing to try the N1 for 30 days to see which one I like more.

  • sdfs

    You all are forgetting one thing!

    All smartphones have a four star rating from just about every major customer website. from cnet to consumer.

    All of them have something they don't like about the phones, so no one phone is perfect…

  • Aybara

    I agree, The droid is a beast of it's own and has a cult like following unlike the N1 and like the N1 never will have.

    I may pick up a N1 for the wifey since she wants and Android based phone, but doesnt want the same phone as me.

    She calls me a droidaholic and thinks I need counseling for how much I am on/with my droid. But she loves the power and capabilities of the phone almost just as much :)

    • ruhawaiian

      That is awesome..my gf keeps on telling me to get off my phone, she trys to take it away from me all the time…I think she just wants to take it away so she can play on the phone too, she loves all the games. She really does love the phone, but she thinks its more of a guys phone so she won't get it.

  • steve

    im not for the simple fact nexus one might be a tad bit faster than the droid but the keyboard although took a bit of getting used to will be a missed factor plus why would anyone want to pay for a nexus one in full price just to have a beefier android come out in a few months. The HTC incredible look sick but im going to wait atleast a year before my next droid upgrade.

  • salient7

    Got my Droid first day it was available. Did my research prior to the release date to reassure my decision to be on the 'leading' edge. Best decision I've made in a long time! Subscribe & follow many news & blog alerts, this one being my favorite. Five months and I'm still discovering new and wonderful things about my Droid & its capabilities. NO plans to change!

  • lesprince

    I have thought about trying it out as I do have 30 days and I do have an upgrade coming from Verizon and if I don't like it going back and getting a new Droid as the one I have now I bought off EBay and it has a nick in the screen that doesn't affect the fuctionality but I take pride in my phones and try to keep them in perfect condition. I love my Droid and the flexability it has and have no complaints at all. I would just like to test out the Nexus One to see how the faster processor and the 2.1 Android system work togather. My wife thinks I am crazy and calls my Droid my second wife because I am constantly trying different ROMS, themes and apps. I thoughly enjoy the way the Droid is so easy to make changes to and go back to stock and then make more changes kind of like a toy I enjoy plying with. This is an awsome site and I am constantly check it out for ideas Thanks for such a dedicated site and unless the Nexus One totally blows away the Droid I will probablly will be sticking with the Droid.

  • lesprince

    I have thought about trying it out as I do have 30 days and I do have an upgrade coming from Verizon and if I don't like it going back and getting a new Droid as the one I have now I bought off EBay and it has a nick in the screen that doesn't affect the fuctionality but I take pride in my phones and try to keep them in perfect condition. I love my Droid and the flexability it has and have no complaints at all. I would just like to test out the Nexus One to see how the faster processor and the 2.1 Android system work togather. My wife thinks I am crazy and calls my Droid my second wife because I am constantly trying different ROMS, themes and apps. I thoughly enjoy the way the Droid is so easy to make changes to and go back to stock and then make more changes kind of like a toy I enjoy plying with. This is an awsome site and I am constantly check it out for ideas Thanks for such a dedicated site and unless the Nexus One totally blows away the Droid I will probablly will be sticking with the Droid.

  • John

    Well, I just paid $200 for my Droid so why would I replace it (looking at watch) 3 months later?….

  • Bako

    Two words: Hardware Keyboard.

  • http://twitter.com/magicswebpage Brian Cox

    i was thinking about it but then i found out it was missing alot of stuff like “hand free dailing” or the apps are store on the device (512mb) and not the memory card..

  • Csnord

    As others have said, no compelling reason to switch any time soon. I'm very happy with my Droid – so happy in fact, since I've availed myself of the 5-screen Launcher app so thoughtfully offered through this site, that I haven't even rooted it yet! Waiting to see what 2.1 eventually brings. Ask me again in 2 years or so, when the technology has (I hope) changed sufficiently to provide a REAL reason to get a new phone!

  • syntakk

    I've never had a phone that I've loved as much as my Droid. The community is amazing and the phone itself can do just about everything. That being said, the Droid isn't perfect and there is definitely room for improvement. Eventually I will upgrade to a better Android phone, but for me the Nexus One isn't it. For now I will be sticking with my Droid.

  • jlnelson73

    When I first got the Droid I wasn't to impressed with the keyboard and Moto in general. I was really hoping something would come out from Verizon before my 30 days is up but the more I played with it the more I liked it. Especially the Swype app. Now I won't change for anything. Even when LG does come out with an Android version of the nv Touch (which is what I came from) I still won't switch till the Droid 2 comes out……or if VZW keeps screwing with the 2.1 update, then I still have my Wife's upgrade with $100 credit. Muhahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jlnelson73

    When I first got the Droid I wasn't to impressed with the keyboard and Moto in general. I was really hoping something would come out from Verizon before my 30 days is up but the more I played with it the more I liked it. Especially the Swype app. Now I won't change for anything. Even when LG does come out with an Android version of the nv Touch (which is what I came from) I still won't switch till the Droid 2 comes out……or if VZW keeps screwing with the 2.1 update then I still have my Wife's upgrade with $100 credit. Muhahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Hartness

    now i hear they dont know if theyr getting nexus one or not. im so fed up , and im not ordering on line, i liked droid very well but turned it in because of price , rebate hassle and other reasons , but now im seriously thinking of going back to droid at best by , can get it for $ 99 no rebate hassle and i liked it so well when i had it, to hell with all of them , im going back to eris or droid, havnt made up my mind, what a hassle to get the nexus one, and no way in hell im ordering it online, thanks for your site and i hope we can keep it going

  • Octotron

    Seems like quite a popular topic :)

    Sticking with my Droid until Droid 2… or whatever it is.

    I may however be persuaded to leave Moto behind simply based on the shady customer service, heh.

  • vtjones

    I considered switching but I think I am better off enjoying the droid and waiting till next year for the possibility of a Nexus Two on LTE even. At certain points you need to just plant a flag and settle down. :-)

  • nate7761

    Nexus 1 might be a nice phone but the droid has such a great community and new roms coming out all the time. That is a lot of the fun for me, installing and playing around with new and different things. I don't think I am ready to get away from that.

  • TJ110158

    For 1, I'm still on contact, and from what I'm reading its not worth the money to break that contract.
    2. The Motorola Droid is the best phone I ever had and there is really no reason to turn my back on it

  • MyCoffeePlease

    I cannot switch, even if I wanted to. I ordered my Droid January 25th… no way to switch now… I'm under Davy Jones's debt contract…

  • http://twitter.com/guanako Alberto Deleon

    if my soft keys on the DROID dont get fixed then I might want to… but It could cost what $600?

  • kosmoskid

    I'm switching not because of 2.1, but because of the form factor, screen size, AMOLED. Sorry Moto. The 2.1 stings a little, but the aforementioned features take the cake for me.

  • http://twitter.com/Cleetose Alex Butler

    I'll stick with my Droid, though I'm hoping the free phone I get from Google is a Nexus One.

    • Richard

      how do you get the free phone? thanks

      • http://twitter.com/Cleetose Alex Butler

        Google is sending free phones to developers.

      • rick00770

        so how do you qualify as a developer, im ignorant, not a tech wiz, thanks

  • alb810

    Other than the fact that I laid out $150 for the phone, I would miss you guys. Keep up the good work, really appreciate it. PS the rain will someday stop–remember to kep your head down and swing SLOW!

  • Cyberdemon

    Sticking with my Droid! …..besides, who is going to pay full retail just to switch to a N1?!? :-P

  • Phaise

    If you've been keeping up on the recent news youll see that its found that the N1 doesnt have a good a touchscreen as the droid. Underneath the OLED in the actual touch screen it has the same one as the g1

    http://androidandme.com/2010/03/news/is-multito

    Check out the video at the bottom where they do a comparison

    The touchscreen has real issues when concerning multitouch

    Makes me still love my droid :D

  • fgonzo98

    Down deep with the Droid Baby! I can wait for my early upgrade in 18 months for the next one…keep up the great work on the site!

  • FaithfulDroidUser

    I love my droid. I see no reason to trade it in, and certainly not for one that's been on the news for having problems with the radio, the famous video showing how you can block 3g signal by holding it a certain way, etc. The Nexus One may be a Porsche but why would I trade my Burgatti in for that???

  • markinter

    I'm keeping my Droid because like others have stated there just isn't enough difference to switch. At first I thought I needed the real keyboard to text etc but with SWYPE I primarily use the portrait keyboard. I still like having the real keyboard option for games. If the N1 shot video at 720p with a HDMI output then yes I'd switch.

  • jacky nguyen

    only if my telus milestone can do what the droid does sigh!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ryanplusplus

      The Telus Milestone just got rooted, didn't it?

      • jacky nguyen

        yah it did but it's not recommended, also it seems pretty hard its not simple like the droid

  • http://couleecreative.com/ CouleeCreative.com

    The Droid isn't perfect, but neither is the N1. I like having a physical keyboard, I wish it had the 512mb Ram like the N1 but honestly who can justify spending more $ on a SAME GENERATION phone.

    I'll wait a year for DRO II D

  • Michael

    The Droid is the most amazing electronic device I've ever owned! My Garmin and iPod rarely see use anymore. Even if we never get 2.1, I won't complain. As for the physical keyboard, I rarely use it, but I loving having the option. It will take monumental advancement for me to move past my Droid before the two years is up.

    N1 = Not 1 for me.

  • sr_erick

    I am seriously thinking of switching to a Nexus One or the HTC Incredible when it launches. I love the Droid but I just don't need the keyboard and a thinner phone with a bit less weight would be nice. If I could just get a keyboardless Droid (with the Droid look) I'd be set!!

  • Jeff

    have thought about it, but I really love my droid.

  • pete

    I'm keeping mine, wife has to make a “verizon 30-day” decision by mar. 21. wish the rumors were truer about the N1(ish) vzw being available 23rd. she may go back to her BB for a while and wait.

  • Ty

    If the Nexus One continues to get OS updates when they land instead of this process of getting dicked around for months by Moto and VZW, a switch might be in my future. It's sad, though, I love the Droid hardware but I hate the fact that I have to void my warranty if I want up-to-date software support from Google. This was not my idea of a “Google Experience” at all.

  • nkhex19

    I agree with your article Kellex, the Droid community is awesome and I've totally enjoyed my Droid since I bought it and have absolutely no desire to get a N1. I'm still within my first thirty days so I easily could switch but the Droid is too sick of a phone. People could argue the specs of the N1 vs Droid all day and it doesn't matter to me. The Droid is plenty for me and the possibilities of this phone are incredible. Also I know most people don't care for the physical keyboard of the Droid but it works great for me and the N1 cant offer that. I also want to say thank you for the website and all the updates you give us. We appreciate your time and dedication.

  • Adam

    Sorry to be a dick, but the phrase is “couldn't care less.” If you “could care less,” that means you actually do care. That one bugs the bejeezus out of me. Oh, and in response to your question, I couldn't care less.

    • kellex

      Fixed. :)

    • jeesung

      I could care less, just not much less ;-)

  • Dick

    Droid FTW!!

    I like the N1, but love having a keyboard too much.

  • MicroNix

    I bought the Droid for the long haul. If one were to try to keep up with every new Android phone now that the flood gates have opened, it would be maddening not to mention a waste of your hard earned money. With Droid someday getting 2.1 (no, I'm not one of the Droid users that has needed medication to deal with the anxiety of waiting) and possibly future updates, I don't see the need to change. Once the next level of Android phones come out (I consider the Nexus one to be on par with the Droid) then I'll think about it. Something with a gig of memory for application storage and a 1.5Ghz proc maybe :)

    During my 2 years with the Droid, I will be watching Motorola, HTC, etc., to see which one *best supports updates* of their devices. I will then likely pick the one that really keeps Android cooking. Right now, Moto is disappointing, but I can't help to think the Apple iSuit with HTC might have something to do with the ROM and maybe some unintended revisions. Wonder why Droid didn't get multi-touch? Perhaps Moto was smarter than HTC on that one…

  • kerrhome

    Love my Droid. Love this site. Thanks!!