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Rumor: Bad News DROID Owners, Gingerbread May Require a 1GHz Processor? (Updated)

The LG Facebook page will surely snag a whole new group of fans after it spit out the message below to Droid Dog’s Alberto.  Whoever runs their fan page is claiming that Gingerbread (Android 2.3) will require a phone to have a 1.0GHz processor which would mean that the original Droid is done for.  Are they right though?  We had heard this rumor in the past, but something about this seems a little odd and I’m willing to hold off any world hatred rants until the Android team comes out and confirms this.  We all know that the Droid 1 was built for the long haul with an underclocked processor, so for now, take this rumor for exactly what it is.  

Update:  Android tech lead, Dan Morrill has weighed in and Droid 1 owners will like what he has to say initially…

He then clarifies that older devices can still be phased out, but that technically, there isn’t a “hard” requirement…

Who knows.

Here is the Facebook shot:

Bold statement from LG!  Thoughts?  Over 2,300 of you weren’t feeling good about this yesterday and I’m guessing this news isn’t helping?

Via:  Droid Dog

  • Jessie John

    “Those are yours alright! . We at least need to get these people stealing images to start blogging! They probably just did a image search and grabbed them. They look good though!” Gold Price Per Ounce

  • Roger

    I have a moto droid running 2.3.3and it works great. I downloade the update about 3 weeks ago since it works on my moto droid I’m saying that statment is not true

  • Brian Swetland Chimed in too Saying that if it runs froyo well it will run gingerbread better.

    http://www.phonearena.com/news

  • ryanallaire

    I upgraded through my mom and i've been able to upgrade since February, since it didn't renew my contract. I understand the OG droid is great, but support for the DX is coming around the corner (root and probably soon blur-less) and i don't think i'll wait much longer before i upgrade…

  • PAKmann2k

    D1 owners shouldn't panic yet. Look at the eris, they got their Froyo eventually, even though people said something just like this. I wonder if Mg just decided not to support it, internally.

  • BAoxymoron

    cyanogenmod 6 on G1… That's all I have to say… besides who here would even want Verizon's release?

  • that kinda sucks…. i am a droid owner and an lg ally,,, yeah shoot me i got it for my daughter lol . anyways is perfect for her i love what i can do with the thing lol but her ally still in 2.1 so there some droids out there that are staying 1.x and 2.1 so why not keep us the discontinued droids dead too?

  • smckee

    Slightly OT but… did anyone else receive an update notification on their Droid 1 last night?

  • i say someone will figure out a way to convert the droid 2 gingerbread update to droid 1 rooted users since we can overlock to 1 gig. woop woop!

  • Part of me is bothered by this as I, like everyone here, swear by my OG. But really, I have a hard time believing that the rooted community will not get a taste of it. Most of us are OC'd to over 1 gig or more and the awesome devs we have always seem to find a way. But even if we don't get full Gingerbread love (not to be confused with ginger love) from VZW/Moto/Google then I guess I will actually use my 2-year upgrade on a 4G phone when the time comes.

  • Jeffreycarroll85836

    dont know if anybody remembers but looks like that information that was leaked that was supposed to be flase is anything but it was said about six months ago that there were going to requirments along that line and they were shot down as false not to cause a drop in sales for some of the older devices

  • Josh

    I'll just post back here in a month or two when ROM devs get the OG Droid 2.3 before all the other phones (except the N1, of course). lol

  • If it comes down to it, I'll root (again, stupid 2.2.1 update), over clock, and put 2.3 on it my self. What now LG? Moto and VZ, you better give me the sweat taste of gingerbread… or their will be words 😉

  • Notown2naptown

    Everything becomes yesterdays Tech.

  • Notown2naptown

    We all new that this day would come. It happens 2 PC's it happens 2 game systems. It sucks but Droid OG will become yesterdays technology. It was a good run.

  • Rancer

    This is all marketing. When a new version of Android comes out, the manufacturers have to tailor it to each device in rotation. Now imagine this, you come out with a phone with 2.2 and it sells pretty good. You make some money because Android is hot right now. You are a manufacturer (or a service provider) and a new version of the OS comes out. Why would you put in the time and effort into pushing out an update to older phones when you have something else waiting in the shadows for the release of Android 2.3. You can just leave your old stuff in the hands of people dying to get the new version and slap a fancy info bubble on your new device saying it comes pre-loaded with Android 2.3.

    So now you have all of these people that have “older” phones who can't stand not having the most up to date version of the OS. People have two options. They can add another line for the subsidized price (more money for the carrier and manufacturer), or they can buy one outright (more money for the manufacturer). Either way, the only team that doesn't come out on top is you (unless you see that having a newer phone with the newest OS is winning).

    Now, I imagine that there is some sort of formula for customer happiness. Since the OG Droid brought Motorola back to life and Android to where it is today, I imagine Verizon and Motorola will make sure to update this line of phones just to keep people happy. As for the phones that have seen lower sales, I wouldn't hold your breath. Just be happy that you are a part of Android and NOT iOS.

    One more thing. Why do you need the latest version of Android anyways? Do you absolutely need one of the new features? If you have to have it, stop complaining and just pay for the phone for full price. You signed a one or two year contract knowing that Android is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world today. Expecting the carrier to make all of your wishes to come true is pretty ridiculous in my opinion.

    • Rancer

      BTW, OG Droid fo life yo…

  • Brttwrd

    droid and droid eris were the pioneers of verizon androids, so props to ther service duty, but… lets b honest lol. they werent exactly made to last, werent made for performance, they were made to giv verizon some android money. cuz google, unlike unnamed doodoo headed makers of CRAPphone, knos that any innovative technology shuld hav the freedom to spread its influence, other wise its just a technazi. which basically also deacribes moto. i hate moto.

    neway, i think they r thinking of the thousands of.non techsavy og droid/eris users that dont belong to droid life or xea etc and that with the changes being made, its only proper to not allow those techtarda to cry ovr a new.software wrecking ther phone cuz they dont kno nething.

    htc ime keyboard on dx = that^^^ lovely

  • Jawshua

    Nah no hard feelings I'm just gonna turn my original into an Atari 2600 anyway, take that Motorola! I'll be smiling playing Food Fight!

    • JohnPA2006

      Atari 2600, H.E.R.O. and Montezuma's Revenge.
      2 awesome classic atari games you never hear much about.

  • Mrcookjr

    Will the gingerbread update get rid of God awful motoblur on DroidX? I long for vanilla…

    • Brttwrd

      u can get a vanilla ui by installing the fission rom. google team deffuse gl

  • Lpmeteoraremix

    Roms with ginger bread and kernels, thats the way to be

  • Droid-lce

    Are they saying that the new OG Droid will get a 1GHz and the old version doesn't?

  • EC8CH

    Verizon may very well leave my “older device” behind…

    thank God for ROM Manager 😉

  • InvaderDJ

    Does Verizon do 1 year contracts? I know at&t does, but I didn't even look at that option when I switched to Verizon.

    To me, that is the solution to a lot of our upgrade woes. Only get a 1 year contract. Yes you will pay more for the phone. But if you care about being up to date and not being at the mercy of the carrier because of the contract, the extra money up front is worth it. Plus, it isn't even that much considering thata normally for Verizon for data and voice you're paying $70/month minimum and the average is closer to $80-$100/month because of texting and additional voice minutes. Having to pay $300 or $350 for the phone is small potatoes over the year or two years of the contract.

    • CurtisNic

      yes

  • Appleanche

    Basically lesson is very much learned, get one year contracts and nothing else, it might be $70 more but it's much better then having something being left behind less then a year after launch. I really find Verizon low class for not offering some kind of upgrade option for original Droid owners, like AT&T and Apple did for iPhone owners.

  • Bikedude

    Got Miui or UD? Still trying to find a compelling reason to sweat this.

  • Kirmit

    Droid Eris sporting a test build of 2.3/gingerbread.
    Droid Eris does not have a 1ghz cpu.

    http://www.xda-developers.com/…/

  • Tripod

    I wants me some Gingerbread PRON!

  • According to Engadget:

    “Android engineer Romain Guy took to Twitter to drop some knowledge, saying “there's no hard minimum processor requirement for Gingerbread… trust me, if there were I'd know.””

    No Worries !!!

  • mikejs78

    If there is a 1ghz requirement, then what happens to the G2? Somehow I doubt that the G2 will be left behind.

  • Afa

    my droid 1 runs fine at 1.25 GHz…
    I just need a custom gingerbread rom to install on my rooted d1

    • gilmourd

      What's your battery life like?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    for months the rumors have said 1ghz and 512mg on board memory, comes as no surprise to me.

    But I am rooted and got over 1ghz so now the devs just need to solve the 512 memory supposed requirement floating around – maybe with a swap file?

  • The350zWolf

    It would be nice to rock gingerbread on the OG Droid (much venerable phone) but I don't know about you guys, but right now I'm drooling over the Nexus S. Unless the 10″ tablet that Andy Rubin showed on the video posted today comes out by mid year next year, I'll be getting myself a Nexus S!

    Edit: I really don't want to wait until Verizon/Moto decide that is time to upgrade my Droid2 to GB :^P

  • briderx

    Does anyone know how to get @DroidLanding to follow me VIA Twitter?

    • brando56894

      you want the reverse. Sorry but I dont think they care about what you have to say.

      • briderx

        Really? You think so? Because I know someone with a tweet in his inbox stating otherwise.. Hmm…

  • PatriotVirus

    Boooooooooo!!

  • Jerflash63

    until verizon comes with a tegra 2 phone with 4g there is no reason for me to give up my OG droid. Running a 1Ghz kernel on 2.2.1 stock rooted rom with some of my own hacks and im loving it. i think i will run roms again. just tweek it myself. Anyway guys…you know for a fact someone will port this to the OG droid. My phone was stable at 1.2Ghz just was running a bit hot lol

  • Oh dear, how will we ever get gingerbread on our phones? haha screw you google you can't hold us down with hardware requirements!

  • Mr. Joe

    I'm sorry but why would 2.3 need 1GHz? I could get 3.0 wanting it but 2.3? All I've seen from Gingerbread is some UI changes that the LG Ally can do.

  • The350zWolf

    From the technical point of view this might not be a show stopper for OG droid owners. There are two things that gingerbread can do, one is to check the clock speed, in which case rooted phone will have no problems after some system/kernel tweak. The other possibility is that GB checks the cpu model and compare it against a list of approved ones, in which case I believe that GB can be tricked into believing that the OMAP 3430 is approved. Isn't open source meant to be tweaked?

  • Odinintel

    From my understanding the OG Droid cannot run 2.3 atleast not without some tweaking which Moto will not do for a supported release. DroidX/2 will rock it and Honeycomb.

  • ckeegan

    An OS (or any software for that matter) with hardware requirements??? What are we ever going to do!?!?

  • I'm incredibly confident in the rooting community to not sweat this, however the MIUI ROM is something to not take lightly. If I don't get 2.3 before switching phones, I will have been proud to have rocked the MIUI. Why you ask? Because that ROM is silly ridiculous and keeps getting better! However I wouldn't hesitate to get me some gingerbread lovins on my phone 🙂

    • DunnerDroid31

      Def, have been running the latest MIUI ROM for a bit now and love it. OC to 1.125 and my DROID is better than ever.

  • Camaros_Kill

    Well its a good thing the Android community is as strong as it is because im sure we will be getting Gingerbread goodness ported over to our Rooted OC'd OG Droids…

  • ZZ

    http://twitter.com/#!/morrildl

    Shows over folks. Debunked.

    • Jager07

      You rock! 🙂

  • TheDrizzle

    I call BS on this. It's probably just LG making an excuse to not update their lower end phones. I'll wait for official word from Google.

  • Bro Droid

    Android Spin just posted an article, quoting an Google source. If your phone runs Froyo well, it should have no problem running Gingerbread, however it depends on the OEM's if they will port it. I don't care about that though, I'm rooted.

  • I could have sworn that a 1Ghz requirement was known a LONG time ago.

  • Corkis84

    well thats good news because my OG Droid runs at 1GHz 😉

    • RoadsterHD1

      Mine toooooo :):)

    • brando56894

      I'm usually at 1.1 or 1.2 GHz 😀

  • DroidRT

    Guess it's finally rooting time!

  • BKTee

    Doesn't make sense.

    The G2 has an 800mhz processor out of the box. That's a current gen phone running vanilla Android. Do you really think Google would exclude that phone from getting 2.3 just because it doesn't run a 1ghz CPU?

  • BKTee

    Doesn't make sense.

    The G2 is running an 800mhz processor out of the box. One would assume that it's new enough to be eligible for the latest version of Android.

  • SecurityNick

    I'm fine with Google saying that certain OS require certain hardware to optimally run on a device. BUT, if they are going to continue to allow people free upgrades of the OS, then they should not release an OS with new hardware requirements for at least the life of the typical cell phone contract from when the original phone/OS was released. Notice I didn't say life of the phone because those are getting end of lifed it seems ever 6 months. So if they want to say that Gingerbread or Honeycomb or IceCream or JellyCakes or KeyLimePie (OK, I really just wanted to see how many I could think of), I say the earliest that they release it (with requiring new hardware) be 11/2011. That would be 2 years from the D1 launch date. At that point, people can choose to pay the premium to get a new phone capable of whatever new OS, or choose to stay with your original D1 knowing you can't have the upgrades. My point is basically look out for the consumer and realize that they made investments in Google's product, and they shouldn't penalize said customers by releasing new stuff that they can't get because they're under contract.

    • Anonymous

      So you want a new OS update every two years? I’m guessing you’re not all about bleeding edge software, or even up to date software for that matter. This is one of the main reasons why I stopped using Ubuntu Linux, there were only major updates every six months meanwhile other distrobutions already had that functionality. If Google went with the model your suggesting Android would be so far behind and would eventually wither away and die.

      You kind of got your wish already considering the OG Droid has been out for a little over a year now and they’re releasing an OS update with increased hardware requirements. 😉

      “My point is basically look out for the consumer and realize that they made investments in Google’s product, and they shouldn’t penalize said customers by releasing new stuff that they can’t get because they’re under contract.”

      So they should look out for the consumer by only releasing updates that ALL devices can handle while Blackberry, iPhone and WinMo release updates every few months that include new features that Android won’t get for another year or two? That sounds like the exact opposite of what they would want.

      • Anonymous

        No, I’m not saying don’t update the OS for 2 years. Update it all they want, the more the better. I’m rooted and can’t wait to get my hands on an OS update weeks or months before the non-rooted folks out there. What I’m saying is that if they require newer hardware in order to get the update, those types of updates should be spread out. They can go all the way to Zebra Cakes for all I care and as quickly as they want to, just so long as I’m not prohibited from getting those updates because my handset that’s a year old doesn’t have as fast a processor as the phone that came out yesterday.

      • Anonymous

        No, I’m not saying don’t update the OS for 2 years. Update it all they want, the more the better. I’m rooted and can’t wait to get my hands on an OS update weeks or months before the non-rooted folks out there. What I’m saying is that if they require newer hardware in order to get the update, those types of updates should be spread out. They can go all the way to Zebra Cakes for all I care and as quickly as they want to, just so long as I’m not prohibited from getting those updates because my handset that’s a year old doesn’t have as fast a processor as the phone that came out yesterday.

    • Anonymous

      So you want a new OS update every two years? I’m guessing you’re not all about bleeding edge software, or even up to date software for that matter. This is one of the main reasons why I stopped using Ubuntu Linux, there were only major updates every six months meanwhile other distrobutions already had that functionality. If Google went with the model your suggesting Android would be so far behind and would eventually wither away and die.

      You kind of got your wish already considering the OG Droid has been out for a little over a year now and they’re releasing an OS update with increased hardware requirements. 😉

      “My point is basically look out for the consumer and realize that they made investments in Google’s product, and they shouldn’t penalize said customers by releasing new stuff that they can’t get because they’re under contract.”

      So they should look out for the consumer by only releasing updates that ALL devices can handle while Blackberry, iPhone and WinMo release updates every few months that include new features that Android won’t get for another year or two? That sounds like the exact opposite of what they would want.

    • Anonymous

      I strongly disagree,
      I do not want anything held back to fit older phones. They do not promise updates when you buy it. As long as it does what it says on the box as it were I do not feel I am owed the right to hold back requiremnets for others becaus ei subsidized my phone cost with a contract.

      Last year I bought a 2010 Chevy Malibu, the 2011 model has alot of cool new android related stuff attached that mine won’t do…even though i financed with the dealership for 4 years.

  • bffhusker

    Love how cell phones don't even last to the two-year contract. I agree with Matt W.

  • aczm1988

    I've had my droid at 1Ghz for a year. Its called overclocking haha. But I'm not gonna let this worry me.

  • Mth2134

    Google has no obligation to update their os. That being said, they stay in business because they do update the os. And like any good business model they cater to the new and now. The og, I agree, is probably the most popular android phone however it is a thing of the past no matter how much we don't want it to be. We can't expect google to keep making a version for it. Similar to Eris. I'm with Tim. I'll keep rocking my custom og until 4g but I wont expect or demand vzw upgrades me for free. This is a business void of feelings towards our favorite phone.

  • Vinnie

    is that wallpaper on that phone only on gingerbread? cause i wanna see if i can get it

  • maaax

    This is so obviously not a legit requirement. Having a frequency requirement makes no sense without the processor architecture. This kind of thinking is what led the horrible Netburst (Pentium 4) architecture.

    • Anonymous

      Yea it’s not a hardcoded requirement because that wouldn’t make sense. I believe its more of a “recommended” requirement, its pretty much saying “if your phone can’t handle one billion operations per second, your experience is going to be crappy”.

    • Anonymous

      Yea it’s not a hardcoded requirement because that wouldn’t make sense. I believe its more of a “recommended” requirement, its pretty much saying “if your phone can’t handle one billion operations per second, your experience is going to be crappy”.

  • blakjakdavy

    There's a ROM already working for the HTC Wildfire, Eris, and Hero (all 528 mHz), so I call shenanigans on LG unless the phones must be overclocked to run the ROM but there's nothing about that in the instructions for flashing this ROM.

    Sources:
    http://www.androidcentral.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
    http://forum.xda-developers.co

    • Gingerbread ROM? Come on……lies 🙂

      • Anonymous

        apparently they run like crap though.

      • Anonymous

        apparently they run like crap though.

  • cdmoore74

    I got 2 OG droid's to sell. Got to make it quick before this info gets out. Droid X looking better everyday.

  • Br_d

    Most of the main features of gingerbread are not usable on the droid 1 anyway. There's no front facing camera, no gyroscope, no NFC components, etc. A lot of the other stuff like the keyboard and new icons can be ported. Why do I even want gingerbread on my moto droid again?

    • Anonymous

      Speed and UI Improvements. I’m sure there’s a lot of other features hidden away that we don’t know about yet.

    • Anonymous

      Speed and UI Improvements. I’m sure there’s a lot of other features hidden away that we don’t know about yet.

  • Chris Crisis

    also, there are 2.3 roms that have been ported to droid eris. running 800mhz.

  • RW-1

    Bah, we already have the KB ported … Sooner or later, whether or not we like it, there will come an OS release that the Droid won't run, or run well.

    I don't think GB is it though. Especially because we can get it to 1Ghz OC'd ….

  • Good news Droid owners…your phone is one of the most popular phones for custom ROMs available after you root your phone. In fact your phone will likely have a version of 2.3 available long before other phones.

    • Anonymous

      We’ll probably get a rom of it around the time of the Nexus One OTA or the Nexus S release.

    • Anonymous

      We’ll probably get a rom of it around the time of the Nexus One OTA or the Nexus S release.

  • Stephen D

    OC'd Droids pass the requirement. Either way, with how massive the dev community behind the Droid is, it's gonna get Gingerbread.

  • Why is this bad news? My OG Droid is already running at 1ghz. Has been for some time now.

    • Anonymous

      its bad news for the majority of the users who dont know the power of the device they hold in their hands lol Ive seen soo many people with OG Droids and I asked them if they have it rooted and theyre response 99% of the time is “whats that?”.

    • Anonymous

      its bad news for the majority of the users who dont know the power of the device they hold in their hands lol Ive seen soo many people with OG Droids and I asked them if they have it rooted and theyre response 99% of the time is “whats that?”.

  • Pssssshaw..I am confident in the Android development community. There is no doubt in my mind that I'll have Gingerbread running on my Droid by Christmas no matter what the requirements.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to guess were probably gonna have a ported OTA within the next week or two and probably the first custom rom a week or two after that. Hell gingerbread was just announced last night and apparently theres already a few roms out for HTC(?) phones, even ones that dont run android by default (confused me too…).

      • I’m going to hold out for a built from scratch Gingerbread ROM. Hopefully the Cyanogenmod is working on it already but as far as I know they are still working on 2.2.1 ATM.

    • Anonymous

      I’m going to guess were probably gonna have a ported OTA within the next week or two and probably the first custom rom a week or two after that. Hell gingerbread was just announced last night and apparently theres already a few roms out for HTC(?) phones, even ones that dont run android by default (confused me too…).

    • Paul

      Exactly my thoughts as well.

  • Chris Crisis

    the comment seems to be based on nothing but speculation. needing a 1ghz processor would be condemning a lot of the still amazing phones. i don't think google would do that.

  • Brickforbrians

    I'm not worried. The original Droid is my current phone and if I do t get gingerbread via OTA I'm fine. I'll get my gingerbread goodies with a ROM. My overclocked processor will handle it just fine. As for honeycomb, I'm sure I'll have a new droid descendant to give me what I want by then

  • Stevo760

    Ha ha!!!!!

  • OldNuc

    No problem, I have a 1.2Ghz processor….

    • FortitudineVincimus

      ditto

    • FortitudineVincimus

      ditto

  • Ghostrigger

    I think any Original Droid owner should be allowed a free upgrade if the case is that they can not support Gingerbread!!!

    • its just an operating system update, i guarantee Cyanogen will get a gingerbread support for Droid anyways. Its nothing to get a new phone over, there are plenty more Android phones that can’t even run froyo, so don’t complain about what you don’t have when you’ve got it pretty good.

    • Bernie

      Its not like your droid will stop working. There comes a time where you can’t upgrade the software. I also don’t think there is a clause in your contract that says they will upgrade you to the newest level of OS.

      Be happy you have a good phone.

    • Anonymous

      Thats like saying you should get a new computer computer for free if your current computer cant run the newest release of Ubuntu (or any other free OS). As stated before, at least half the users could care less about software updates. All they want is a phone that works and does what they want it do, when they want it. I work in a college computer lab and at least six of my co-workers have android phones, obviously I get excited over new releases of roms and OTAs but when I ramble on about stuff or ask someone if they’ve gotten the OTA they’re usually impartial to the fact. I guarantee if the OTA updates were pull updates instead of push updates, half the android devices would probably still be on the version that they shipped with!TL;DRnot everyone is a geek like us and cares about the latest stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Thats like saying you should get a new computer computer for free if your current computer cant run the newest release of Ubuntu (or any other free OS). As stated before, at least half the users could care less about software updates. All they want is a phone that works and does what they want it do, when they want it. I work in a college computer lab and at least six of my co-workers have android phones, obviously I get excited over new releases of roms and OTAs but when I ramble on about stuff or ask someone if they’ve gotten the OTA they’re usually impartial to the fact. I guarantee if the OTA updates were pull updates instead of push updates, half the android devices would probably still be on the version that they shipped with!TL;DRnot everyone is a geek like us and cares about the latest stuff.

    • Anonymous

      Im sure you are joking. I know you are not surprised a phone over a year old may not be powerful enough to support new software that you never knew about a year ago.

      And I’m sure your phone is running very well with all the upgrades it’s already received.

      I fondly remember my D1 and how it seved me well.

    • Anonymous

      Im sure you are joking. I know you are not surprised a phone over a year old may not be powerful enough to support new software that you never knew about a year ago.

      And I’m sure your phone is running very well with all the upgrades it’s already received.

      I fondly remember my D1 and how it seved me well.

    • Ghostrigger

      LOL I very well know that stuff dies. It was just a jest. I’ll be getting new phone when dual core finally arrives with 4g .

    • Ghostrigger

      LOL I very well know that stuff dies. It was just a jest. I’ll be getting new phone when dual core finally arrives with 4g .

  • If Google actually requires a 1GHz CPU for Gingerbread, then the whole phone/contract/carrier cycle needs to change. I don't have the money to buy a brand new $200+ phone every single time Google decides to release a new version of their OS that only supports the latest and greatest phones. If Verizon wants to allow me to upgrade my phone for free, through some sort of deal with Google, then I would be all for it. As it stands right now, I only get a new phone when my contract allows me to, e.g. when it's affordable.

    • Maybe that means not everyone needs the latest and greatest device and Android OS? I kinda hope Tony Garza reads this. 😛

      Back when I first started coming to this blog, Tony and myself were frequenters, and I remember when the Droid Inc was announced and Tony all of a sudden jumped shipped for the next best thing. I felt hurt because of this…

      My point? No idea……I guess my point is, I don't think everyone always needs to have the latest and greatest. But yea, I know some people get hard ons for beating the Johnsons, but seriously. I still rock my OG Droid. and WILL NOT upgrade until I have a 4G Dual Core in my pocket. I don't see a need. Seems like a waste of money, because there's always gonna be something better.

      And I'm done hah

      • Dredamanfoo2

        Well said! There are a lot of people who assume that they have to upgrade their phone the moment something new comes out. If that is how things are seen, then you’re always gonna be unhappy because phones are like cars: the moment you take it off the lot the value depreciates and the next model is on the way in. You’ll always be fighting to get the best, but there will be a phone to top that phone very soon. For example, in another post today there was mention that there is gonna be a phone out in February to thoroughly trump the nexus S, and the S isn’t even out yet! So yeah, I completely agree that the latest and greatest isn’t always the best option. Find a phone to be happy with and give yourself some time before jumping ship for the newest model.

        • Anonymous

          Exactly, I got the OG Droid about 4 months after it came out and about two or three weeks before the Incredible came out, I was kind of pissed at myself for not waiting a few more weeks. But I was new to the whole smartphone market and didn’t realize that new devices come out like every 1-3 months. As soon as the first 4G dual core drops on Verizon I want to get it soooo bad but I’d have to buy my way out of my contract since its not over until November.

          The question is do I say screw it, buy my way out and jump on the first beast of a phone that catches my eye (and possibly be pissed once again that I didn’t wait because now they newest phones can be controlled telekinetically or something outrageous like that) or do I contain my lust for a dual core processor and 4g?

          I think its all going to come down to money since I’m a college student and my mom pays the phone bill. She wasnt too happy about the $30/month for 3G (which I said I’d pay for, which I do occasionally), if 4G is $50/month I definitely cant afford that….

      • its just a phone its nothing to get hurt over.

      • hahaha…i’m still here! sorry for hurting your feelings tim, we’re still friends. my bro wanted a droid, i sold it to him at a “family” discount and opted for the droid incredible…i still have it. i won’t upgrade, like you stated, until a dual core 4G phone (hopefully plain vanilla os) comes along 🙂

      • Anonymous

        PREACH It Brother PREACH AMEEEEN!!! LOL Thats what I am talking about a daul core 4G phone. I think Verizon, Motorola will milk the run of Android phones while they can. Just look at the Droid 2 and Droid 2Global back to back launches then your OGD2 gets retired pretty quickly. Big Red and Moto know what they are doing. Riding the profits of the general public and holding back the real phones that we want tilll they decide.

      • El El Kool J

        plus with our wonderful OG Droid in hand “rooted” we already have “1GHz” kernels running..lol.. so we might see a ROM for our OG Droid running some GingerBread 😛

        Its is way to hard to give up my OG…. I love her like a fat kid loves cake… 😛

      • PREACH.

      • I was planning on doing this but my Droid got knocked out of my hand down 4 flights of stairs at my college 🙁 they gave me a D2…I miss my droid so freaking much, dont get me wrong the D2 is nice but i HATE blur. if it had Vanilla on it i’d be just as good as my old friend

        • Anonymous

          root the d2 and install a custom rom: bam! no blur…

      • Tim-o-tato's droid

        Actually I wouldn't mind upgrading to the droid X for something under 100$. Its just so damn expensive. I love my droid, but I would not want to be stuck on an old os when everyone else is rocking Gingerbread. I bought the droid a couple of months ago and its basically “outdated”. I dont really care about the newer 4g phones cuz i have unlimited 3g right now. Maybe in a couple of years the droid x will get down to 100$, then ill buy it. I need a nice big screen anyways. Are all the droid 1's out of stock? What happens if we accidentally break it?

        • Anonymous

          my screen is actually broken on my phone and i don’t wanna claim it on insurance and get another D1 or a refurbished D1 so im like, why pay $90 dollars on the same phone i got that still works perfect minus the cracked screen, when i can wait and get a brand new phone of my choice, don’t get me wrong I love my D1 but i would love an inc or an X

        • Jeremy Gentry

          So…yah basically if the D1 is out of stock they upgrade your phone to a D2 at least that’s what big red did for my friend. and that was just because the physical keyboard space bar stopped working. i guess this means we can all hurl our phones down the stairs and hope big red gives us D2’s so we can all get gingerbread? LOL

        • Anonymous

          A few YEARS for the price of the DX to drop? give it about another 3 to 6 months and it will probably reach EOL and be (relatively) cheap like the OG Droid is.

          As for replacements I believe you would get a refurbished model. One of my friends just put in a claim for his OG Droid since the physical keyboard was screwed up and he got another OG Droid in return.

        • Anonymous

          A few YEARS for the price of the DX to drop? give it about another 3 to 6 months and it will probably reach EOL and be (relatively) cheap like the OG Droid is.

          As for replacements I believe you would get a refurbished model. One of my friends just put in a claim for his OG Droid since the physical keyboard was screwed up and he got another OG Droid in return.

        • You could of at least said, “Get all of this porn out of me!” or something 😛

          Sure, find me a DX for $100 and I'll upgrade haha

          • Anonymous

            Well my touch screen went completely haywire on me last week after the smallest drop. I had just past my one year with my beloved OG Droid, and Verizon said I could upgrade if I wanted. I went ahead and got the DX. Awesome phone. It’s the only true successor to my OG Droid, imho. Maybe next December I’ll get one of the new 4g duel core phones.

          • Anonymous

            Well my touch screen went completely haywire on me last week after the smallest drop. I had just past my one year with my beloved OG Droid, and Verizon said I could upgrade if I wanted. I went ahead and got the DX. Awesome phone. It’s the only true successor to my OG Droid, imho. Maybe next December I’ll get one of the new 4g duel core phones.

          • Ninjalex76

            I found one for a (net) cost of $150. I feel pretty lucky though.

          • Anonymous

            If you have your upgrade go to costco and buy it for 99 dollars

      • EC8CH

        Better than the open and free OGD…on Verizon… I think the grand daddy Droid was the begining and end of the era of open Android devices on Big Red :'(

      • John

        OG Droid, custom aosp ROM, 1.1ghz kernel.. no need to upgrade till a dual core comes out ! The tegra2 powered LG phone posted a 1759 quadrant.. my OG Droid just hit 1570.

      • BrianS

        Amen to that. I could have upgraded from my original Droid on Nov 16th (I generally upgrade once a year…I’m a somewhat of a gadget freak I guess). Though I really wanted to get the Droid X now, it just makes sense to wait until a good 4G dual core comes out early next year.

    • Jawshua

      Yeah like I’ve said before, those who buy a full price new phone everytime they come out, better also be giving to charity if they are throwing money around like that.

      But that’s what it’s always about the bottom line, not customer satisfaction.

  • CJM

    1.0GHz? Thats it? Bring it on.

  • someone will hopefully make a Gingerbread Rom for the OG Droid if this is the case I hope… otherwise give me the Terminator!

  • Chris

    I hope motorola doesn't ruin the gingerbread update with the crappy blur. i REALLY like the new ui tweaks

  • I am HAPPY Google isnt making something so weak as to where a stock 550MHz processor can handle it. I dont want something that weak! 😛

    • Thats right, oust the old device. Can’t wait until you see how it feels.

      • tanknspank

        I fail to see how it’s an “old” device. Yes there is better hardware out, but it doesn’t mean that our OG Droid can’t still run with the best of em.

        • TonkaRom better have gingerbread first 😀

        • TonkaRom better have gingerbread first 😀

      • tanknspank

        I fail to see how it’s an “old” device. Yes there is better hardware out, but it doesn’t mean that our OG Droid can’t still run with the best of em.

    • Thats right, oust the old device. Can’t wait until you see how it feels.

  • EggoEspada

    Well, I would be dropping my Motorola Droid if there was a Nexus S on Verizon. Sometimes I just hate CDMA, we miss out on pretty big stuff.

  • guest

    that would be dumb of google because the g2 doesn't even have 1ghz cpu.

    • Stephen D

      True, but Hummingbird aside, it’s faster than any 1ghz CPU. Plus, an OTA update could easily bring it up to 1ghz.

    • Except the G2 posts better quadrants than a a rooted DX 😛

      Also, the G2 is severely underclocked 😉
      So they could always take off the governor on that bad boy 🙂

  • Dito_Muertez

    My OG still lives hard