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Wednesday Poll: Trade in your DROID for the Nexus S?

We all know that Samsung is announcing a new Android device on November 8th and are pretty sure it will be the Continuum, but we’re still holding out hope that they will also include news of the Nexus S (Nexus Two?).  This is the phone that will replace the Nexus One as Google’s developer phone, should include a front facing camera, could run Android 2.3 first, and sport slightly better specs than the rest of the Galaxy S line of smartphones.  It should be one heck of a device.

What we want to know though, is if you would be willing to ditch the “DROID” brand for this new beast should it land on Verizon?  I know the Fascinate received some pretty mixed reviews from our readers, so we’re expecting some good opinions on this one as well.

Buy the Nexus S on Verizon?

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  • str8havoc

    I had the D1 and went to the Fascinate. Lets just say I'm ready to go back to a Moto. I have issues with the speaker phone, GPS and sound quality on calls.

  • ryanallaire

    I used to like having a qwerty keyboard, but after using swype i feel i no longer need it. The droid x looks great, but i don't get to upgrade till January 2012, so i'm sure there will be something much better then..

  • The Fascinate kicks ass. It is the best Android phone on Verizon right now. But this one will beat it. I love my Droid 1, but I would trade it for either of these in a heartbeat.

  • Airos4

    Waiting on a 4g handset myself…

  • Cleetose

    I'm sticking with my Droid for a little while longer. At least until I see what 4G phones Verizon brings out.

  • StephanC

    Yes, I would drop it in a heartbeat. Only because my current Droid is a cheap facsimile from Asurion.

  • Lakerzz

    Cant wait for stock Android, but Droid-Life for…well…life…

  • Mgwest949

    Anything but Droid. Had an original Droid and loved it til I hated it. Got a Droid X and LOVED IT!…until froyo totally ruined it! Just today talked to Verizon Executive Services after emailing the CEO. Even at the upper echelon, they told me there was nothing they could do. After all, I was told, Verizon isn't responsible for the operating system, just the network. And, by the way, they told me no fix is coming for froyo on Droid X.

  • Tay

    Nope, love my Droid Incredible. Not getting a new phone until Verizon releases a sick Android LTE phone next year.

  • Why would I trade for something I don't even know exists? Silly poll.

  • I don't really care if its a droid or Samsung, I just want a phone to run stock android. I also want to have a tegra 2 phone as well

  • KillaPenguin

    Droid XX Please.

  • Marc

    Honestly the droid would've been good if it wasn't linked with motorola, there have been soooo many problems with every droid phones ive owned and honestly I think motorola makes shitty phones

    • ieatapples

      Fu*k off

  • TheDrizzle

    I don't really like either option. I really like stock Android but I don't see the Nexus S being a economical decision right now. There is so much new hardware coming soon (T2 anyone?) that makes me feel like the Nexus S is not a substantial upgrade to my Droid 1.

  • p-man

    As long as it will as unlocked as the expect then I will jump ship for sure.

  • ryanallaire

    Whoever voted they would drop the droid, should leave this site now…

  • nblufire12

    Can I Upgrade? It hasn't even been a yeaR WITH my DRoid 1… Bought in Feb 🙁

  • Sprotthedestroyer

    Never ditching my Moto OGD OriGinalDroid. Its gonna fall apart before I get rid of it. Might be worth checking out though

  • Dmarriott93

    depends on the trade in value of my DX and how much i would have to spend to get it. But yes i would LOVE to have the nexus S after seeing what the nexus 1 brought to the table

  • Jtwildman1

    Still sporting the Droid, but my wife upgraded to the Facinate. Both great phones and both aren't locked down. Not into the whole label thing… reminds me too much of *phone users…. oh yeah, I went there! I want the best Verizon phone for my $ and don't care what it's marketed as. Droid does, but sometimes the user doesn't 🙂

  • If it existed on Vzw, and if they offered an early update option, I'd be all over a Nexus S. But I don't think the former will happen, and if it did, I don't think the latter would, so…

  • Raven

    Only if it had a good keyboard.

    You would have to pry my physical keyboard out of my cold Droid hands.

  • Bs_thinker

    After my experience with the Omnia, crap keyboard, proprietary connectors, I just don't think they can make a good smartphone. I'm sticking with my Droid X thank you.

  • I will trade up for another droid phone. I'm a trader not a traitor

  • iPhoneBestPhone

    by samsung? hell no lol

  • InvaderDJ

    If it exists and if the specs and build quality are right, and if this is the next Google phone (ie stock Android and Google updates this phone first) then I will buy it day 1 if it is under $550 unlocked.

  • Ray_42069

    Droid x is a beast would be cool to have front cam but don't think I really need it

  • Booboolala2000

    Hell yes. If I can get a stock and vanilla version on a large screen…sign me up. Motorizon ruined the X and the droid 2. So I will not be buying a phone from them anytime soon. They should have left things as they were with the moto droid. Either HTC or the Sammy, whoever gets the N2 I will buy from them. And if VZW cant keep there crap out of it I will root my X, until it is overclocked and on fire.

  • I have the N1…love stock OS with launcher pro!

  • JohnPA2006

    Stock Android FTW !!!
    go commando….
    wait, did I just say that out loud.

  • Aequitarum Custos

    I'll consider it if it has a hardware keyboard. Otherwise, sticking with my Droid 1. Droid 2 wasn't a big enough increase for me to switch.

  • Teagadinho

    droid x 4G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bravoleader2

    Droid Incredible 4G!

  • NorCalGuy

    I have been holding on to my d1this whole time waiting for something like this to come along, the only thing that might stop me is if moto came out and said this new dual core phone they are suposed to release would be unlocked as well, which I am asuming they won't so ya I am really hoping big red grabs this phone!!

  • Bryannichelson

    If Samsung launches this with 2.3 then would my fascinate be far behind? I don't see why not but we still have not gotten 2.2 for some reason. Maybe I should have gone for the Droid x, oh well, I do love my fascinate just wish they would update it.

  • Yea Samsung already said the rumors arent true.

  • TJS00
  • MALfunction84

    How about an option that says, “Wait until the phone's details are confirmed”?

  • shr1k3r

    Ill only get it if droid-life covers it 🙂

  • r0landct

    Blind brand loyalty ( to DROID or manufacturer) doesn't work any more, at least not for me. I was a HTC lifer and got tired of them retreading the same hardware for WinMo so when I jumped to Android I went DX and think I made the right call. Not that HTC phones are bad, just DX works better for me and I feel I got better phone for my money. However, when it is time to re-up, I'll look at HTC, Moto and everyone else again, regardless of the DROID name attached. I will factor in brand reputation/past experience in terms of device quality and ability to push updates timely, but that's it. There is no reward for brand loyalty, so why not get the best deal that meets my needs at that moment in time.

  • rebith75

    Give me a break, the main reason the droid1 has been so successful is not due to some brand allegiance with MOTO, it as because it was a very well made phone with an open dev style OS. I have a Droid 2 now (previous Droid 1) and I would ditch this for a stock android device in a second, regardless of who makes the hardware.

  • brando56894

    No thanks, I'll wait for the Droid T2/Moto Optimus/whatever its called 🙂

  • dellbx

    No Moto, no blur…I'll take it!

  • bobo

    Just checked my New Every 2 bar and my green line (completion line) is very short…so whether I want it or not, I think I'm stuck with the DInc for a while. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

  • chicken13

    I wouldn't go as far as to ditch my Droid. I would however see if it could hold up to my use. It would for sure be a good andriod.

  • Chris G

    I would trade in if I could get it on VZ. but a stock unlocked sim slot to avoid VZ roaming charges on their global models will sell me. stock android is a bonus.

    • Glen

      If it's got a SIM slot, just shoot them an email to get an unlock code (if its possible). They've unlocked 2 blackberries for me no questions asked, as recently as last night when I got the replacement for my wifes Tour.

  • zizzybaloobah

    Only if its on VZW. Swype, will change your mind about needing a virtual keyboard. I used to feel the same way about having a 'real' keyboard and once I started Swyping, I've not used my keyboard again. Ditto for my friends who have tried Swype as well.

    • Lakerzz

      The only thing I don’t like about swype is that you really have to know how to spell good…j/k…SWYPE RULES!!!!!!

  • Gg101

    The Galaxy S hardware (samoled and hummingbird) is pretty much the best out on any phone right now. Throw in stock android and direct support for immediate updates from google and you've got my money.

  • Any Droid by Motorola + droid-life.com = DROID 4 LIFE!

  • Chris Nimon

    “Droid” is just a badge. Like “Trail Rated” is for Jeeps. The badge means absolutely nothing. You buy it and customize it so it far exceeds the stock version. Buying a phone because of its name?, reminds me of another group of smartphone users 😉

    • Anonymous

      Hey I own a Jeep lol, Wrangler Sport that is. I am right with you Chris, the name is just a badging, at first I thought Moto and Verizon was going to make this name special BUT, as we all have seen the let down of thinking that way.

      Like your favorite NFL player that leaves for another team “It’s About Business, The fans, exciting memories are secondary”

      • Chris Nimon

        ha ha, of course Jeep = Wrangler. Cherokee/patriot/Liberty = very nice Chryslers lol.

    • Danhirsch518

      I want an i*phone 4. It’s best because it’s an i*hone 4, and it has the 3gs and 32gbs. I want an i*hone 4,

      I love the screen of the Fascinate, but I love my Droid. It is, however, getting a little slow, and when I OC it, it gets more than a little hot.

  • One sentence you always see in youtube.

    Those who didn't select “Nope, DROID 4 Life.” are those who accidentally clicked on “Yes, can't wait for stock Android.”

  • mtkregs

    If the hardware is superior to other devices available, then sure I'm interested. It's going to run Android OS, just like those branded “Droid”. So, I'd rather have the better device than worry about whether Lucas is getting a spif from my purchase.

  • Since my Droid 1 is starting to fall apart (over use of the keyboard 😐 ) I might switch IF verizon offers me a decent upgrade deal… if not… I'll just wait for the 4G line up. My main requirements are keyboard and as stock as a rom can get it.

  • Mike

    I'm not going to vote in this poll because I can care less if it is a DROID phone or not. DROID really doesn't mean anything, it's just a name verizon slaps on their devices to make them part of that campaign. Two decembers from now when I am eligible for an upgrade, I'm going to pick a phone not based on the name, but based on the specs and how the phone will work for me.

    su woop bird gang.

  • <grunt> need KEYBOARD</grunt>

    • that's funny. i did the first grunt but the software automatically added the second one for html reasons, i guess. anyway it made it funnier.

  • no…need LTE and dual core. and 4.3″ screen samoled. nothing less. 🙂

  • If I still had my OG Droid then I might have gone for it. Upgrading to the Droid R2D2 has taught me a very good lesson in how much I liked stock Android, and I don't think I'll get another phone unless it runs stock.

    Just waiting for an SBF for the Droid R2D2 (or for confirmed reports that the 2.3.20 SBF works on it) so I can try out some roms.

  • no way… OG droid 4 life.

  • Trombone Dixie

    If it comes to Verizon Wireless, then I definitely look into buying it.

  • Mth2134

    Where am I?
    Ugh…you want me to do what now? I agree with Tim. I need coffee.

  • Smcdo123

    Why buy a stock android phone when I have stock android on my droid x? No.blur at all. Unless the nexus has something betterthan any of these phones now then ill take but I hate samsungs build quality any phone I've had from them has broken and just felt cheap to me.

    • Gg101

      Hate to break it to you, but thats not really stock android. Your kernel is still from moto and you cant change that.

  • As long as it didn't run TouchWiz, I'd consider it.

  • Erhearth

    I don't really want to ditched the “Droid” brand, I just want vanilla Android.

  • KleenDroid

    After the Droid 1 I would have been loyal to the Droid if they had not locked things down and Blurred things up. I enjoy my Droid 2 and am able to flash roms and overclock, but it's not the same.

    The Nexus 2 if it ever actually materialized would give us all that we loved back. Not only that, but it is the first phone to get all the latest updates.

    I would seriously consider a Nexus…. but only if it were on Verizon!

    • Josh

      While I hope that the next gen Nexus is real, I’m pretty skeptical at this point. If it’s got the stats to back it up and totally unlocked, I will buy it in a heartbeat.

      Req. Stats:
      4″+ AMOLED
      (Sick as ballz)Dual core tegra 2
      HDMI out
      Dual Cams
      Latest Android 2.3 (vanilla…duh)

      Further. What is this, the closest poll in DL history? wow.

      • Anonymous

        I like those specs, except for the idea of a dual core Tegra 2. I am really unconvinced that this makes any sense, and the possible increase in performance may not be worth the battery life hit. I’d have to see it to make up my mind for sure, but for now IMO Android doesn’t need faster CPUs right now, at least not dual core. What it needs is polish and better battery life.

    • EC8CH


      Droid was stock android and it should have stayed that way… period.

    • JDMaker1

      Agreed. I can’t even install ROMs on my Droid X. Makes me almost wish for my MyTouch3G or G1 . . . almost.

      • KleenDroid

        Why can’t you install roms on your DX?

    • The350zWolf

      I think that your statement captures the sentiment of most of us, for sure mine. Since I just got a new droid 2 and waiting for the droid global not really interested in a nexus 2. I’m keeping my OG droid to mess with.

    • You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • *Stewie voice*

      Spot on, spot on!

  • Ray

    give me some Vanilla

  • Kellex, it's not really a yes or no question. :/
    I would explain myself but it's too damn early for that. Let me get my coffee, regroup, and then we can talk 😛

    • did you hug pelosi this morning?

      • Was that a political joke? Just curious…cause if so – I don't get it 😛

  • Can I vote as I'm not sure yet? Just got my X in july…depends on if I can sell it and if the Nexus S is that good.

  • my droid will be with me until it dies or i die…

  • the spec sheets I've seeen for it already aren't very impressive.

  • If I could only leave VZW I would jump on it.

  • Michael_NM

    Trade my Droid? NEVER!!! A Nexus S/2 might be a nice companion, but not a replacement. 🙂

    • Teagadinho

      droidx= forever!!!!

  • Tabe

    Why would I trade my Droid for something that doesn't, and won't, exist?! You so crazy!

    • Psst… I've got a bridge to sell ya 😉

    • Grr Tabe. 😛

      • Tabe

        Uhoh… I’ve been spotted… I really need an alias on here… =P

  • KleenDroid


    • hahahahaha your funny! just say first so you can win a weird prize!!! 😛