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Wednesday Poll: Is the DROID Brand Done for?

With yesterday’s announcement that the i*hone is on the way, all anyone can think about is how it will affect the DROID brand and Verizon’s Android lineup in general.  Will the DROID BIONIC be the last in a line of incredibly successful devices?  I sort of doubt that.  Will we see a lot less “DROID” branded devices than we saw last year?  I can almost guarantee that.  With the name as established as it is, there isn’t a need for every single Moto device that lands on Verizon to fall under the category that has helped drive Android to insane heights.  We should now look for the best of the best which is why the BIONIC is the only one we are currently expecting in the first half of 2011.  The DROID brand is far from dead, we just won’t be seeing new family member every other month like we did in 2010.  And thank god.

So what do you think?  Will it die off after the BIONIC?  Do we have years left?  Months?  Do you want it to continue on?

No poll needed, just drop your feelings on the future of the DROID brand below.

  • James Strickland

    Good take on this.  Years ago “Palm” was they brand that everyone thought would stay forever.  I’m pulling for Droid.  My last three phones have been droids (OG, X, Bionic)  I am hooked on the “Droid” line, but then again I did the same with “Palm” (Pilot, III, IIIc, Zire, Treo 700 and Centro) 🙂  The “Droid” line put imho Verizon on the map again.  I hope it is around for years to come.  This will only happen if they save the “Droid” brand for flagship dependable phones.  If they don’t will just become a name.

  • TBassham

    * Android that is.

  • TBassham

    The droid line should continue at least as long as the RAZR brand survived.

  • QDOG8

    Android? no.
    DROID? maybe.
    Did anyone else notice that at CES, only 1 DROID was announced?

  • Julian

    I personally left Android and went to the iPhone 4 last week and never looked back. My moto droid is my Alarm Clock now. I still have some love for Android though.

  • I think Droid will remain the big brand name but they will start having underlings with different names.

  • Zeadaplaya

    I agree they wont stop with the droids but what happened to all those Droid commercials?? They were sooooo awesome! Like the Droid x is landing commercial!

  • 50CalAL

    I think that 90-95% of current Android users will stay with Android, especially since it’s still the same ole 3G i*hone ATT has. Apple will release the i*hone probably this summer so why get stuck on the old version especially with VZW’s new upgrade policy.

    Android is sooooooo much more customizable, has Google Maps/Nav. Moto needs to not punish VZW for getting the i*hone and not send sub-par devices. Case in point is the Atrix, why release that on ATT, that should have been the Bionic!

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  • Tarsis Brito

    No it will never die because original Droid started all the Android fever and last year Droid x was the best phone coming second evo 4g bionic will be a blast only Android that will finally beat the Droid x and its another Motorola another Droid family. HTC is doing theirs too big props for them as well

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  • I think Motorola needs to make a DROID phone if it wants to be a large competitor with iPhone. DROID 1, 2, X, INCREDIBLE, PRO, INCREDIBLE, etc. is too much for the non-geek to handle.

    Motorola needs to focus on ONE phone and make it the best with innovation. Take off blur, and other crap that loads it down, and make releases a big deal. The DROID 1 did so well because of the hype around it. Out of all my friends (Im in high school) no one except me knows the BIONIC is coming, but they sure as hell knew when the first one came out.

    Make DROID into one phone, with vanilla Android.

    As for me I’m sticking with DROID 1 till that happens.

  • iPhone is better

    You droids are all the same. A brand based on following behind what others accomplished before you. Pathetic. The definition of the word droid means “unimaginative”. Idiots

  • Anyone who complains that people who have “regular” Android phones and call them a Droid needs to get laid and get over it.

  • Rivera939

    Droid for ever man! Where else can u download music completely free. Music wizard in the android market baby. FREE…. to all my iphone users. Yes l said free. Not 99 cents or 1.25 per song. I have about 700 songs on my droid x right now and didn’t pay for one of them. With an iphone at best that would have cost me 700 dollars. Ummmmmm iphone ….. kiss my A$$. Droid for life.

  • Anonymous

    1, The “DROID” brand does need to go to other companies, so they can have a crack at it.
    2. Don’t hate on the iPhone users, its community is good too. The iPhone users can always jailbreak and develop their own apps.
    3. I also have a feeling Android will soon turn out just like Apple (slowly and eventually) – I mean just look at their attempts (and successful) to stop rooting!

  • takeshi

    The brand isn’t done for. If anything Droid and Android should benefit as additional competition is introduced into Verizon’s offerings. Verizon has room for more than just one major mobile OS.

  • Cd

    I love my wife’s Droid X and was interested in either the Droid X or Droid 2 for myself, but will wait for the Droid Bionic…..I can’t wait to rid myself of my iPhone.

  • toaster

    The droid brand has already made a name for great phones, and the iphone will appeal to some but not everyone likes it. I think the Droid brand is here to stay

  • riz

    The Verizon iPhone 4 feels like a dirty trick being played on the unsuspecting public! iPhone 4 is 8 months old and in Feb when launched on Verizon, millions will buy an old phone than consumer reports will NOT recommend. Millions will now be in contract till 2013! and millions will not be able to buy the much better iphone 5 which will launch in June just 4 little months later! I guess these people will be screwed and I should kinda laugh? Or just buy a Android!

  • Ignitros

    I thought that this article from CNN.com was pretty funny given the news yeserday of the iCrap. Wasn’t the original codename of the Bionic the Etna?

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/01/13/italy.volcano/index.html?hpt=T2

  • UFISH2

    verizon is just a money game…sell phones and service but slow on rewards to us……where’s gingerbread…..other updatess to phones……and who wants a locked down i*one…cant play with it what fun is that..give me android and gingerbread and let the jobs want to be’s have that crappy phone:) DROID rules :):):):)

  • vz should have swapped the bionic for the atrix….why does at&t deserve that phone

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  • NateyFoFatey

    I don’t think the Verizon i*hone will kill the Droid brand.

    Here’s Why:
    The device is coming to Verizon mid cycle. i*hone users on AT&T are already talking about holding off until the 5 comes out. So I think early adopters are going to be existing Verizon folks that have not had a smart phone and will adopt the i*phone because they have a friend with one and because Apple’s advertising is very “accessible”.

    I do think that there will be some cross pollination from existing Droid users that run android devices because they wanted a good smart phone and didn’t want AT&T but would have preferred an i*hone originally. I’d guess that you might see a 5-10% move that incorporates that demographic. (Folks that ran android because there was no good next best alternative)

    There will likely be less movers from i*hone to android.

    So that leaves the growing market demographic. (Folks that don’t have a smart phone today):
    This is a HUGE group. These folks will need to chose a platform and when you look at the value of both brands, they both have their strengths.
    Apple has the strength of simplicity: One Device One Message One OS
    Droid has the strength of flexibility: Lots of choice, faster development

    In addition: The Droid devices are more valuable to the carriers because they can make more on them than an i*hone. (Don’t underestimate this)

    Both are very valuable in their own way. I can’t see any of the carriers killing off their android lines just because steve jobs allowed them to run his devices. At a minimum this would remove market competition from the upstream providers (Android providers, Apple) and create a near monopoly on that side of the value chain. VERY bad for carriers.

    Don’t worry. This will remain largely the same.

  • MAQSR1

    MOTOROLA DROIDz are BADASS. APPLE SUCKS.

  • Carlosdg23

    Android is like gum, different flavors but same boring gum that runs out of flavor after chew… P.S Written from my Dinc .

  • Carlosdg23

    Android is like gum, different flavors but same boring gum that runs out of flavor after chew… P.S Written from my Dinc .

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  • Chadazz4

    I personally will get the iphone, but at the same time find it ridiculous to think that the Droid brand is done for or will even be hurt much by the Veriphone. People are loyal to what they love.

  • The Droid branding won’t be going anywhere… Verizon paid LucasFilm some major $$ to use the name. We are going to be rocking Droids for many more years.

  • I*hone is Junk, will never leave Android

  • As a previous i*hone user I jumped ship as soon as the Droid X was released. The i*hone was too small and lacked many of the features i wanted in a phone. Customization and individuality of a device is important to me and unless you jailbreak your device that was next to impossible. Android enticed me with its promises of flash and other exclusive and innovative features to provide a better mobile experience. Apple has one phone and one tablet and they are pretty much the same. don’t get me wrong i love my mac computers but when it comes to mobile devices why would you want to downgrade and move backwards from android especially if coming from a top tier device. I dont think i*hone sales to consumers who already possess smart phones to be that great unless they are stuck with palm os or a phone that is stuck at android 1.x but even still with dual core and LTE phones immanent why upgrade to something that is already obsolete? Loyal i*hone users from at&t may switch to Verizon, but who wants to pay for something you already own? I do not see the DRIOD brand dying off, it is probably the most recognizable android brands, will we see less devices i believe so but we will see better ones. i think DROID will become the future of the best Motorola has to offer. I could see them holding out for a Motorola Atrix style phone for the next big DROID after the BIONIC. I guess we really just need to wait and see what the future will hold, one thing is for sure fans will always love their trusty DROID.

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  • nah i think the droid brand will be fine, it’s verizons flagship device and it makes them tonss of money.

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  • Lala

    Im not changing over, I love android. i*hone no flash , no removable memory card and battery = no care.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone needs to let go of their fears. If Android users want to switch back to the inferior Iphone let them. Maybe they’ll realize how much of Android they took for granted and want to switch back or not. Might just be me but I think the Iphone hitting Verizon will strengthen Android more than anything and I’m pretty excited about it too.

    I know exactly what I want out of my smartphone device and I choose accordingly. Openness, customization, widgets, rooting/roming and whatever else you want to throw in there. Long live AOSP.

  • Trombone Dixie

    i was an i*hone user before i joined Team ANDROID and i can gladly say that i will NEVER go back.

  • I think it will last alot longer, I on the other hand am bot crazy about the name droid bionic.

  • If Verizon drops the Droid brand it will be the worst thing they have ever done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people ask me if a certain phone is a “Droid” phone when they are pertaining to android phones. It’s great marketing and you can walk around just about everywhere and most people know what a Droid is.

  • jboy06

    Droid has been an absolute failure in branding. If it would have succeeded, there would be no need for the iPhone on Verizon. The superior iPhone 4 will soon send Droid and Android to an early grave on Verizon. If only Android phones didnt need to be rooted to get to near the user experience of an iPhone.

    Droid Done!

    • I had an i*hone and what experience on an i*hone is better than a Droid? How long did it take before you could change your wallpaper? how about putting a custom launcher or even just icons on your i*hone? hey how about those widgets? oh wait you can’t do that, customize your lock screen? nope.. hmm view flash content on the web.. no not that either.. removable and expandable battery and storage.. no.. i could go on all day..

      • I disagree with you. I currently own a Droid Incredible and I am disgusted with how it has been updated. I am forced to keep crapware that Verizon likes on my phone. If I want to remove it, I must flash to a different rom which I did and install all of my apps and settings on that new rom. Next comes apps force closing. The thing about different android phones is that apps don’t work on all of them. I can’t count how many times I had to go into airplane mode just to get my 3G service back and that was ON THE STOCK ROM!

        Android and iPhone are now like Windows and OSX. With different customizable options that windows offers also comes skinned roms and crapware that manufactures want to force on you. OSX offers less customizing but a more robust experience.

        I would rather have LESS customization than MORE force closes, random reboots, phone lock ups and having to use Gingerbread’s app manager. Not to mention it is a pain to “sync” my itunes to my Droid as well as listen to music on it.

        I will sacrifice widgets for apps that work on all devices and games that are up to par with psp

        • Anonymous

          you say apps that work on all devices…thats kinda hard not to do considering with apple you only have one device

        • I have all the same bloatware on my Droid X and don’t have a problem with it, maybe because i don’t use it or allow it to auto update. my phone has rarely ever force closed an app (one or twice since i owned it and only with beta launchers). Since your phone is obviously rooted if you’re flashing to roms maybe the stuff you have done to your phone caused it to be this way? You say some apps don’t work on your phone, such as what? i havent found one app on the market i want that i can’t run on my DX. read the app description if it only works on certain phones it will usually say so, either in comments or in the developers description. With the iPhone what you see is what you get, with android you have the ability to make it your own. I dont see myself ever switching back to an iPhone, not since i have seen the freedom i have with Android. sure you can jailbreak your iPhone but that still doesnt even begin to scratch the surface of what you can do on your DROID. Maybe you should have gotten a different phone or researched more before you purchased yours. Try to reset your phone to factory settings and leave it stock see if the problems persist. if they do your device may be defective and return it to Verizon for a new one.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really care about the branding. I just want an awesome phone.

  • Apples234

    droid is dead, jk but i might retire my og d1 for the iphone

  • Flashoveride

    We will see The droid 3,4, & Y,Z with a few specials in between. Just look at the moto razor history.

  • Beeze82

    I’m sure droid will be around for along time but like everything it goes out of style and I*hone started in 07 and since they added 3g, camera flash, and now you can change the wall paper wooo. If you ask me i*hone will start looking like bell bottoms soon and droid or android will get bigger and badder!!!!!

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    When the locked down MotoBLUR laden DROID 2 and DROID X were released the DROID brand stopped meaning anything.

    I hope they take it back to the drawing board and really analyze what they want the brand to mean. But I don’t see the DROID brand going away, it has incredible mindshare

  • Lukequeen

    I want an awesome keyboard. Droid is not listening. Samsung and LG are listening. If Droid is to survive, they must get a kick-butt keyboard…..enough said….Luke Q.

  • Z|NEAka

    i love my droid..that’s it. short and simple. simple and plain.

    i will end up purchasing a BIONIC, ive almost forgotten i had a computer, except to turn it on for usb capabilities, in DEBUG mode.
    who was that one guy, “just set it and … “, i love it.

    one person on our plan has a upgrade coming up, ill play with her new BIONIC and play with my fifth child, |X|

  • Olonajoseph

    Sorry you can’t fade the droid….I’m not saying the i phone is bad,, its a great phone but come on Droid is just bad to the bone….And you know it is….

    • Anonymous

      Droids are definitely bad a*s

  • iphone and android will always exist but whether or not the “Droid” line will continue with verizon is anyone’s guess

    i say it will continue but it wont be advertised as much now that the iphone is out on verizon

  • Brighterside11

    LOL DROID DIE?

    You’re joking. If anything, he DROID brand has just begun.

  • Anonymous

    Only if everyone decides to ditch customization and freedom for a locked down phone with a shiny fruit on the back.

  • Jdhtechboston

    i dont like the iphone the droid to me is faster. i cant wait till the bionic comes out i just want to know the release date so i can up grade

  • Rousellbrandon

    After having d1,dinc,and now D2g. Im jumping ship unless ship unless I can get a vanilla. O.s . Its ether iphone5 or vanilla android. And not leaving VZW to get vanilla android.

  • xyzlene

    i think the droid brand is done for, android in general. open source is great, but it allows such apps as bing to be installed – bloatware and all that. Iphone seals the deal in my opinion.

    i still have the original moto droid, and i do not see myself ditching this phone anytime soon. EVERYTHING works!

    why i think android will fail.

    samusung has disappointed many people one way or another.

    Droid X was the next messiah. how are those ringtones and speakerphone out of the box – that’s what i figured!

    nexus s 2 is already in the works. that sucks for nexus s owners.

    what about support for the n1 community?

    moto has blur

    other phones have bloat which slows down updates.

    we have all rooted our phones to optimize their potential, as they should have been out of the box.

    i think a lot of people are fed up with having to root to get their phone to work as desired.

    all i want is a plain android phone that does not reboot while making calls. a working gps. gorilla glass. good hardware/software that should last at least a year. i would pay for updates at this point of time.

    no desire for iphone unless google gps was available. that will never happen.

    Tired of rooting – i think android was at its best between the moto droid and nexus one.

    i will use my moto droid until it becomes obsolete. hopefully something worthy will come out in the future.

    • Anonymous

      Of course android has it’s flaws but those will be fixed. Many companies feel that way too. I mean, did you see all of the android devices at CES? They must think that the OS is going somewhere and getting there rapidly.

      • xyzlene

        because android is a free OS platform. FREE. no restrictions. that’s why fragmentation is present and all crap ware. it is a double edged sword.

        If i were a fortune 500 company and i could get a legal OS for free and mod it all i want – of course i would use it. If Andy Rubin or Eric Schmidt decided to charge for android – it would be a heck of a lot different!

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    Droid is gonna be around for a while. Jobs has met his match….F*ck unfragmented!!

  • Anonymous

    Yes, there will be ppl who switch to this long awaited device. But, if Moto and Htc keep producing stellar Android phones. The interest will continue and customers will come back.

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  • chistian

    well i have a droid and my dad got an email from verizon showing him the iphone and hes getting it for me not sure to tell him i rather a android.

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    still suck. Their contract w at&t ends in
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  • Rafier2000

    iPhone what… All the people at my work check or should I say chucked them for the DROID 1 after I showed them mine. They never looked back and have no regrets.

  • nick

    I believe that Verizon won’t waste anymore money on the droid name licensing and given a few years, android will simply be a feature phone operating system. It’s no where near the quality, stability and reliability as the iPhone and will all the crap google has been pulling about taking away H.264 and announcing a half-baked OS (2.3/3.0 with talks of 2.4 after 3.0…) every few weeks, the future of android is grim.

    (PS. I’m not an iPhone fanboy, I currently use the Droid but will be first in line to get the new Verizon iPhone!)

  • lets facts the facts there will always be an iphone and it will always will be a huge success. But the fate of android is yet to be determined. right now android looks to be successful, and the fan base is growing but its permanent success is yet ti be determined. both android and ios are great operating systems and that is a fact.

  • Rivera939

    My friend had said to me earlier that the only way he would get the Verizon iphone is if the iphone has the app store and the droid market combined lol could and would that ever be a possibility lol. Who knows n e thing is possible nowadays.

  • Dgid

    No reasonable person will switch to the i*hone it would just be completely ridiculous on there part, android provides every option possible while on the I*hone you get to pick where your apps go “yayy….”
    The Droid brand and android will be around as long as reasonable people keep supporting it and ignoring the icrap

  • Anonymous

    I think the motorola atrix is what’s going to kill the droid family.

    I mean here is the scenario.

    Person wants to buy a new phone.
    Lets see whats available oooh droid bionic so nice. what else, Motorola Atrix.
    Oooh motorola atrix.

    Then he goes and buys the motorola atrix.

    The only thing the robotic has over the atrix is Verizon.

    Also I am 100% sure verizon was going to get the atrix and at&t was getting the robotic but Motorola found out about the i*hone and they switched the phones up also, Verizon has shot themselves in there own foot with the i*hone. I mean the atrix is going to be a crazy seller.

    This officially ends the ties between motorola and verizon.

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  • Steve Hillshire

    The Verizon i*hone doesn’t change anything to me. I am still going to recommend Android and some of the superior hardware out there. IMHO, the CES announcements took Android which already had better technical specs and hardware, to heights so far above the i*hone that there is just no way you can ignore it! The i*hone and its icon app launcher of a home screen is so 2007 that I can’t believe there are some people that still actually want it. My kids all talk about how other kids on the bus are bragging they have Droids like the “X”…not about anyone getting an i*hone. The i*hone is losing its cool factor.

  • I have a droid by moto right now i love this phone best one i have ever had. and ihones seem to have tons of problems. so i wont even consider even looking at another phone other then a droid till there are on a later version of the ihone.

    i will admit ill check it out. because they do have some apps on them you cant get on a droid for certain websites i use. but as it looks in a comparison im stickin on the droid side.

  • I just love Apple products and I really wanted an iPhone a few years ago. But I will NEVER use AT$T for anything….so I recently got rid of my cursed Blackberry and got a Droid Incredible and I am in love with it. I also have an iTouch and although a few games on it are ok, I really like the Incredible features much more. Especially the sound for music and calls. I understand that the coming Droid phones will have 5.1 sound so I am eagerly looking to the Incredible HD around Q2. The iPhone lost a lot of people by staying locked to the worst company ever.

  • KJB

    Hopefully AT&T starts pushing Android more now that they have to compete and try and keep/attract new customers…hence the Atrix which i would consider even switching to AT&T for. But VZW isnt going to push Android or Droid by extention all that much and I wouldnt e suprised if the “average” Original Droid user does switch to the iphone in mass since they dont understand the Android advantages and instead just want the iphone because they heard it was the best! VZW will burn maybe a quarter of advertising money toward Droid that they did last year.

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    No DROID IS IMORTAL

  • Tenesejedd

    I would like to see the Droid branding live on, but should really only be used for flagship devices. Moto came out with some great devices in 2010, but I think the Droid name was used too much and diluted it’s image and exclusivity to some degree.

  • I’ll be honest; I plan to get the new iPhone this summer. I got my Droid X on launch day, and I want to use my 1 year upgrade to get the iPhone 5. Don’t get me wrong, the X has been the best phone I’ve ever owned without a doubt. I started off loving Android and the community. Over the months I’ve started to grow weary of managing my phone like a computer. I’ve discovered that I don’t want limitless options and tweaks on my smartphone. It seems like every time I actually need to do something productive on the go, my X either drops 3G or I can’t seem to pin down text input in a browser. Many small annoyances like these have made me miss the guilt-free ease of use the iPhone offers. I’ll be keeping my X as a secondary phone.

  • I’ll be honest; I plan to get the new iPhone this summer. I got my Droid X on launch day, and I want to use my 1 year upgrade to get the iPhone 5. Don’t get me wrong, the X has been the best phone I’ve ever owned without a doubt. I started off loving Android and the community. Over the months I’ve started to grow weary of managing my phone like a computer. I’ve discovered that I don’t want limitless options and tweaks on my smartphone. It seems like every time I actually need to do something productive on the go, my X either drops 3G or I can’t seem to pin down text input in a browser. Many small annoyances like these have made me miss the guilt-free ease of use the iPhone offers. I’ll be keeping my X as a secondary phone.

  • Geolevine

    Thanks to contracts the droid brand will have at least a few more years to last. Remember Droids have been the most innovative with changing designs (Droid 2 Keyboard) to introducing new hardware Droid Bionic with dual core. Droids just keep improving and to have a iphone crush it will hurt especially the droid community. But remember android users are cooler.

  • Geolevine

    Thanks to contracts the droid brand will have at least a few more years to last. Remember Droids have been the most innovative with changing designs (Droid 2 Keyboard) to introducing new hardware Droid Bionic with dual core. Droids just keep improving and to have a iphone crush it will hurt especially the droid community. But remember android users are cooler.

  • ((((((TO MANY COMMENTS TO READ)))))) aaaaahhhhhhh…..MY head….

    I’m just going to jump right in.

    I think the Droid Branding has Served its purpose…Plus with Big Red Now carrying the IPhone the Droid ads are kind of useless. I mean the whole Droid campaign was to show that Verizon androids are better the the IPhone. I will have to give Verizon credit tho, if it wasn’t for all the Droid ads the would be 1/3 less android users out there.

  • MikeSlim

    Couldn’t put it more perfectly..fuck the iphone imo.. People who buy androids and people who but iphone are two different types of people. Someone who just wants things done for them and doesn’t care about customization and lacks the technological mindset should but an iphone. Someone who wants there own personal phone unlike anyone elses and wants more innovation and customization should buy a droid. Since having my droid x I became much more intelligent. I learned about things I never known before and I spent hours on these forums looking for ways to make my phone more advanced… Ull never see me buy an iphone ever again!!
    Running droid x apex 1.3.1 revolutionBLU theme clocked at 1.25 extremely stable 14 hrs barry life. Beat that mr. jobs haha

  • Chris Nimon

    Droid is going somewhere,UP. Putting *phone on Verizon kinda reminds me of the shootouts between cowboys and indians. The bow and arrow was a huge stepping stone in the history of weapons but isn’t really comparable to guns anymore.

  • Bruce77064

    There will always be those mindless people that will simply choose the iblone because they think it is sexy, never mind what the other phones out there can do, it is the weak minded that this seems to work the best on, kinda like “The Force”

  • Kornfag11

    Just for fun, go and check out some different iphone forums. A lot of posts are up that talk about jailbreaking and running android os. Its rather amusing really. Now how many android users root there phone to run ios4?

  • Gerald Levine

    What does the IPhone being released have a effect on the Droid? If anything it will show more interest. The Droid is just as popular as the IPhone.

  • Yankee04

    I’d have to agree..who in their right mind is going to leave the real “open” system to go over to the ipoop for Jobs interpretation of what open is..that an the ipoop won’t b 4g capable, an youll still have to jail break it to use the facetalk outta wifi..No thanks I’ll stick w my rooted X running extreme orange apex at 1.2ghZ FLAWLESSLY until my contact runs out, or a bad ass piece of droid comez out!

  • Does anyone seriously think that Verizon has not been working on this deal while still advertising the Droid smart-phone line? Verizon will hedge their bets to attract the largest demographic of subscribers. They will carry the WP7 as soon as they can, as long as they see demand. If the i-product or any other product manages to change that Droid demand, then things will seriously change at VZW. There was only 1 VZW commercial for the i-Fad , that I am aware of. Samsung ran their own adds for the G-Tab. I suspect that Motorola , LG and HTC will do the same, again.

  • Infernox51

    The DROID line needs another DROID. Aka – No Blur, SenseUI, or otherwise. Best case scenario would for the next Nexus device to be on VZW.

  • Destin246

    Iphone I mean

  • Destin246

    Love my droid 2 and will stay an android user iphpne suxs!!

  • Joe Smith

    Why not? I mean you can dual-boot the i*hone with Android 2.3. Why not have the best of both worlds? Verizon’s line-up of Android phones to be released this year is depressing if the Bionic is really only going to have 512mb RAM and it’s going to be the only dual-core phone released (official as of now anyway). If they could make it 1gig, in a heartbeat I would grab it. But with the i*hone 5 on the way, who cares about the 4. Whatever the case… It seems to me that Verizon is almost always one step behind AT&T. When the i*hone came out, AT&T jumped right on it. How long did it take Verizon to catch up? 4-5 years? Now that dual-core and Android has come out, what did Verizon do, nothing!!!!! AT&T has 2 awesome dual-core phones coming out each with 1gig of ram while Verizon’s Bionic was equipped with 2009 technology. I guess they figured they’ve got the best network so it doesn’t matter if they’re up to date on technology advances. *Sigh* You are awesome at disappointment Big Red.

  • I’ll stay loyal to droid

  • not at all. Droid brand is here to stay!

  • WhrzDaSnowNYC?

    I still love my Droid Incredible. I have no interest in moving to i*hone. The only phone I am hoping for later this year or early 2012 is a device with the same size screen as the dInc made by HTC. Solid build quality, root-friendly, powerful, TONS of free apps. Why jump ship?

  • Rivera939

    The droid bionic better be only the beginning for droid. Right now l have the droid x. Its an awesome phone with great features and very fast as well. Also am a huge fan of the 4.3in screen. I was looking on youtube at the new droid bionic and was completely amazed. I hate the iphone and will never purchase one either. Let’s go droid. I love you man.

  • Anonymous

    Droid branding will not see an end for a long long time. There is no reason they would stop something with so much weight behind it. As for me, I want something like the bionic but has a hardware keyboard. No matter how good a virtual keyboard is it can never match the accuracy of hardware. I like having it for password input and things that need to be spot on.

  • Football4lifeson

    Viva La Droid!

  • Anonymous

    We’ll likely see 3 DROIDs a year, all from Moto on Verizon (obviously). One 4.3 in consumer device, a Pro business device, and a keyboard DROID follow-up.

  • Fffggj

    If motor keeps on dishing out crap under spec phones like the bionic I will jump ship myself.

  • booiphone

    Droid users saying they dont like people calling their Android phones a Droid is like people in Manhattan saying that people in Brooklyn arent really in New York. Its the same thing people! When I boot up my phone i get the “eye” and the DROID sound byte. Its a DROID. I love my DROID. I will never go to the iPhone and you can’t make me!

  • Vince Lewis

    I’m switching to iphone this summer when version 5 comes out—you all are suckers…hahahahhahaha

  • Anonymous

    I am kind of surprised that the Xoom doesn’t incorporate the Droid brandname though. It certainly is worthy of it.

    • Chief_rawka

      The droid brand would disgrace it. And goggle knows it

      • Anonymous

        Although your delivery was idiotic, it made me think of some good points. While this isn’t a nexus device, it really kind of is. Not that Google really has any say in what Verizon does on the marketing side. Also, Verizon knows that branding it with Droid may turn away potential buyers from other carriers, since again, Verizon is not likely to require (probably won’t even offer) a term contract, just as they don’t for the Galaxy Tab or iPad/MiFi. They’re both offered only with month-to-month options, which means you can cancel the minute you leave the store.As for the Droid brand disgracing it, doubtful. Verizon is the largest and highest rated carrier in the US for a reason, and probably the biggest seller of Android devices in the US too.PS – It’s Google, not goggle.

    • Chief_rawka

      The droid brand would disgrace it. And goggle knows it

  • Are you kidding me!?!?!? Droid is the reason Android is as great as it is today.

  • Theantt21

    Droid brand will live on have faith ppl iPhone coming to Verizon cool stuff now its a fair game to see who the true android supporters are. Two of the best os under Verizon? Think about how much the network is going to expand now. Everybody knows Verizon has the largest and fastest network let the competition begin!

  • Niemeyer2010

    This post makes me want to cry… 🙁

  • Niemeyer_18

    This post makes me want to cry… 🙁

  • Niemeyer2010

    Thats ridiculous… Why would you post such a thing? Verizon knows Android is #1 and i highly doubt a huge number of people will jump to the i*hone… DROID will dominate forever and always.

  • Niemeyer2010

    Thats ridiculous… Why would you post such a thing? Verizon knows Android is #1 and i highly doubt a huge number of people will jump to the i*hone… DROID will dominate forever and always.

  • My question is if the Droid branding dies does this mean Droid-life dies? because personally I cant handle that and Verizon-life doesn’t sound as good

    • We’ll all have to relocate to an-droid life

  • Anthony

    I have the original Droid and love it, but here are my feelings – They need to slow down the models and the brands. While technology moves at a quick pace, it’s hard to believe that my original Droid was the best device in October 2009 and by April of 2010 my device was VERY outdated. Incredible? Droid X? Wow! It was almost like they were putting out devices to find the one that was going to be the iPhone killer. There was a lot of fanfare when the original Droid came out. It was called the iPhoe killer. It was going to be Verizon’s flagship device. Then it all changed. I couldn’t keep up with all the Droid devices!

    With that “other” device, there’s a yearly new version. They nake their minimal (yet drastic) changes, such as a front facing camera, face time, etc. and that’s it for a year.

    I don’t want to purchase a device that’s going to be inferior in a few months. With the iPhone, I would know a new device is coming out in about a year, full of new technology and enchancements.

    Will I switch? Probably, when the iP5 comes around, Watching the Droid brand scramble in 2010 just left a bad taste in my mouth.

    • Fcr2886

      I agree…I purchased an original Droid last February and had problems was switched to a Droid 2, had problems and now I have a Droid X. This was all due to them “running out” aka coming out with newer models and not being able to replace mine because it was already outdated. I agree technology changes everyday but at least Apple does it once a year. I am a huge Droid fan as well as Apple and I am fortunate enough to be on a family plan where there are 4 lines and I always get to use the new upgrade. My biggest problem with Android is the blootware (applications constantly running in the background that are killing my battery) and lack of apps (although there are a ton) compared to the iPhone…Just last night I typed in EA on my iPod Touch and found a ton of games (including Rock Band which won’t be out until 4G phones come out). I probably will switch also because I have a Mac and all my music is purchased through iTunes so it will eliminate carrying my iPod Touch when traveling. I do not believe Droid Brand is done and I believe there are tons of awesome features it has that the iPhone doesn’t! There will be some competition from new users coming over, but I do believe that there not being a 4G iPhone right away will help the Droid Brand.

    • Chief_rawka

      By that logic as soon as you buy your Iphone it will be out dated

      • Anthonee

        Not true. It’s good for at least a year. When I purchased the OG, I thought it was going to be Verizon’s “THE” phone. Before I loaded 5 apps on it, here comes the Incredible. Don’t let me start on the X, which has a great screen. Had I known, I would have waited.

    • Chief_rawka

      By that logic as soon as you buy your Iphone it will be out dated

    • Anonymous

      Whats so outdated about the OG Droid? 256mb of RAM isnt 512, but its not 32 or even 128mb either. Besides, Froyo made it so internal ram doesnt really begin to matter until you have wayy too many apps anyway. 5MP camera, which with stock froyo or any 2.2+ based rom, takes amazing pictures, and even more impressive video for not being HD. It comes with a 16gb sd card, which is much more than i would ask for from a phone. Rooted, Rom’d, and overclocked, its fast, clean, and just the way i want it to be, software-wise. Plus, even at 1.2ghz, as long as you have the right kernel for your phone, you get 18+ hrs of battery life, with moderate to heavy usage. It has a decent slide out keyboard, Swype if you got to the beta, and enough apps and games on and off the market to keep me busy for the next decade, with more being developed as i type. i can download anything i want to it through the browser (download crutch lite) and even get free music and rip youtube videos. All that the OG Droid is missing compared to newer (An)Droid phones is the HDMI out (which is an AWESOME feature) and dual cameras, which i would probably never use anyway. Obviously im drooling over the thought of a dual core phone, but you still cant buy one yet. Same goes for 4G LTE. IMO the OG Droid is still better than the i*hone 4 for every reason i listed, and plenty more which we all know about. I will hold on to my OG until something with the Tegra 2, 1080p HDMI out, 4G, and a slide out keyboard pops up in the Android world. Oh yea, w.e phone meets that criteria HAS to be rootable/rommable, otherwise its no better than anything, not even my OG Droid.

  • ByeByeDroid

    Droid is long live Android and IOS

  • Selpar

    I cant believe “Everyone” is so upset about a Verizon iPhone. If people truly believe it will hurt Droid, then they truly don’t appreciate how different the 2 phone really are. Quit being so scared of the iPhone.

  • Red14

    it wont die ppl are still going to refer to there android phones as droids even if there not really droids.

  • The350zWolf

    I don’t think so, having a Droid has always been cool, heck people with regular android phones think that they have a droid! Droid FTW :^)

  • Mr.Joe

    It’s game over man…game over. Anyone I know who wanted a droid (or android phone) on vzw is going iPhone. I’ve tried showing them all the roming and rooting but they just get confused. I thought this wasn’t going to happen but it is. All android was ever to vzw is a way to combat the iphone. Now that it has it who gives a funk what other devices they have? Sooner or later we all will be absorbed into apple. It’s there funking plan man. This is how they’re going to win over android. Soon they’ll be on Sprint then Tmobile.. we don’t have a funking chance in hell man… We might as well just kill ourselfs now to avoid the pain and horror.

  • Droidish

    No way the brand is done. I’m glad the iPhone is on Verizon now. I’m a Droid loyalist (Gimme my BIONIC!), but in a year I’ll take a serious look at the iPhone 5. It depends on what my needs are at the time. It’s not political to me. If the iPhone becomes a better GPS device I might be open to it. If Amazon/Doubletwist close the gap in media management I’ll probably stay with Android. Build a better mouse trap…

  • Lomeli_Dan

    I believe it’s going to slowly fall. WIth the new policies implemented by VZW I can tell you that they saw this coming. AS of now I can tell you that the number of Droid sales has gone down since customers are waiting for the iPhone. I believe that what it’s going to kill the Droid brand is the fact that they have so many different devices under them, look what apple has made with just ONE device. Now that it’s going to Verizon and new versions are coming, its no doubt that android needs to cut down some phones and emphasize their attention to ONE device. Bionic, thunderbolt, etc. Just ONE

  • Gleff49

    I’m staying right where I am. Android has totally won me over.

  • Mike_ster57

    Android will never die. Besides the android os still has a way to go in the sense of performance and stability.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t see why you would get rid of something that has thus far been very successful. It will be around for a long time.

  • Markopolo1022

    we still have plenty of droid coming for us!!!! for a long time !!! keep all those kool as devices coming i’ll keep buying them .. :}

  • Durtydustydroid

    Droid lives should be the site name ithey do kill off the droid naming rights

  • I’ve long been dissapointed in the apps for Droid. For all it’s woth, Apple still has far better apps and games. However, I’m in no rush to jump ship…I’m just going to wait until July for the aftermath of everything to settle.

  • Dman

    I don’t think the Droid brand is going away anytime soon. Sure the models will be spread further apart but it will give both Motorola and HTC more time for R&D and giving the tech hungry something to feast upon.

  • Mr. Steve

    DROID DOES FOREVER!

  • Dman

    I don’t think the Droid brand is going away anytime soon. Sure the models will be spread further apart but it will give both Motorola and HTC more time for R&D and giving the tech hungy something to feast upon.

  • If anything the droid’s will have to only get better. Better support. Faster Updates. They have REAL competition now. Suddenly jumping to a whole other carrier in the United States is no longer necessary. It may not grow exponentially but it will but it really won’t shrink all that much and those who do stay with Droid will probably enjoy it more than they ever have.

  • Amd683

    Maybe one or 2 droids a year

  • DroidMan

    The Droid is my baby but it will have a tough battle ahead.

  • DroidMan

    The Droid is my baby but it will have a tough battle ahead.

  • elsa

    Droid branding is brilliant. However, I hope they would use it less frequently… and make it more exclusive amongst the Verizon Android smartphones…

  • elsa

    Droid branding is brilliant. However, I hope they would use it less frequently… and make it more exclusive amongst the Verizon Android smartphones…

  • MuddT0ad

    IMO this topic was brought up as page filler, droid sales continue to grow and the I*hone that VZW is getting is soo far behind in hardware you would be backpeddling to switch. Droids will continue to be released and I can almost guarantee that they will just soak up more I*hone loyalists.

  • MuddT0ad

    IMO this topic was brought up as page filler, droid sales continue to grow and the I*hone that VZW is getting is soo far behind in hardware you would be backpeddling to switch. Droids will continue to be released and I can almost guarantee that they will just soak up more I*hone loyalists.

  • Theonlychoman

    It won’t happen…android users will be loyal to android devices just like iphone users will be loyal to iphone devices.

  • Theonlychoman

    It won’t happen…android users will be loyal to android devices just like iphone users will be loyal to iphone devices.

    • Originalme8

      I switched from i*hone to Android a while ago, and I was a huge Apple fan. Lately though I don’t like what Mr. Jobs and Co. have been up to. Android is the better OS and it has much more hardware backers to boot. I go with what is top and unless Apple pulls a miracle out of it’s @$% (hat) then I will stick with Android.

  • Droidwonder

    To the point, I think the Droid nameplate will be just fine as long as Motorola continues to make it THERE premium phone for Android. I owned a Droid 1 and now own a Droid X. When 4g and a reasonable data plan comes to my area, I will own what ever the Droid model for that is. As far as iPhone vs. Droid/Android at Verizon we should know in six months whether Verizon is going continue to give Android most favored status. And that probably depends on how much Verizon is subsidizing the iPhone versus the Android phones. In my opinion, Verizon is not going to do anything that allows Steve Jobs to get Verizon over a barrel the way Jobs did AT & T. I think that is why Verizon embraced Android and held off bringing the iPhone to Verizon. Verizon wanted a viable competitor to keep Steve Jobs in check. Verizon has the strongest 3g network and their 4g network has the franchise to cover the entire country. With Android and Windows Phone 7, Apple needs Verizon, not the other way around.

  • Motorola Mobility came back form the edge of death because of the Droid brand… it’s their baby and they will NOT let it die. They’ll use all their available resources to push it further and further, because it’s all they’ve got. They know, with their history with the RAZR, that they cannot afford to let a runaway success like the Droid brand slip out from under them. They have to do all they can to maintain and improve that which is their lifeblood.

    HTC will probably always do well because their phones sell like crazy on T-Mobile and Sprint, and reasonable well on Verizon. When it comes to Verizon… look for Motorola to try to go toe-to-toe with Apple, using their Droid brand as their main weapon. They may also try to divide and conquer (something Samsung has done VERY well with their Galaxy S handsets so far). Either way, Motorola is heavily invested in Verizon and Verizon in Motorola… I don’t see it changing much.

  • Apfire21

    Droid for life!!!

  • Droid pwns iPhone for people who know how to use a smartphone.

  • Dellbx

    After my experience with the Droid X, I don’t have the appetite for another “Droid”

    • Xer

      What happened? I own a Droid X, and its by far, the best smartphone I’ve ever owned. In fact, I was a little scared of moving from AT&T and leaving my iPhone 3GS behind, but after 2 months with my Droid X, I don’t think I could ever go back. The only things I miss, are the camera (the iPhone camera is better, despite not having as many megapixels), and some games, but other than that, I love my Droid X!

    • Xer

      What happened? I own a Droid X, and its by far, the best smartphone I’ve ever owned. In fact, I was a little scared of moving from AT&T and leaving my iPhone 3GS behind, but after 2 months with my Droid X, I don’t think I could ever go back. The only things I miss, are the camera (the iPhone camera is better, despite not having as many megapixels), and some games, but other than that, I love my Droid X!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think the Droid brand is done, but I do feel that some changes can be made. For instance, I think that the i*hone will set the precident that the Android phones will need to be AOSP, not loaded with blur and all of that other crap. Just give us the operating system on the phone without your “sales pitch” attached. If that can be done, I feel like Droid can keep substantial marketshare down the road. Now, unlock my Droid X motorola! I’ve got 1.2 years still left until I can upgrade (without spending $600)

  • It all depends on how these products continue to sell.

  • Rashad4024

    Droid will be around for a long time, but if iPhone releases a model with a 4.3 inch screen, things will get interesting. However, fragmentation is still very frustrating.

  • I agree with some people on here… the Droid branding without a doubt brought Android to the forefront, but also confused a lot of people. I’ve heard people call my phone the android phone, and not realizing that there are a lot of other Android phones out there, and vise versa. I love the Droid brand just because I feel the Droid brand is like the most awesome of Android phones on Verizon, but that can be changing with the overall popularity of Android. I’d hate to leave the “droid” brand because it’s been fantastic. So I hope they keep it! but Android FTW!!!

  • I just think were not going to see as many droid’s out maybe the BIONIC, Droid 3 and 1 more but thats tops. Iphone is going to be Verizons new cash cow for 2011. The only thing thats going to change it is if google and android make revolutionary changes to Android that iOS cant handle. I’m devoted to droid only no matter what. I both a OG Droid and Droid X and they kick any iphones ass

    • Honeycomb my friend ^^ and remember we obviously are getting a version of Honeycomb the Honeycomb music player was leaked.

  • Anonymous

    I think Andriod will take a hit this year w/ i*hone coming to VZW. I know Gollum and the fruit-wraiths will spin any news in their favor. Like apple having more activations then android in Q1. Of course they will. You have to realize that i*hone will be out next month and there might not be any new android based phones until early Q2. And if apple comes out w/ i*hone 5, all the orc-boys will be out in force coming from At&t in slave to their master. By then we’ll have a slew of new Android devices, 3 from LG, 2 from Moto( Bionic & Xoom) etc… We’ll just have to wait it out. And so many people are under contract from the DX, Inc, & D2 that apple w/ i*ad sales will have more activations then a “DROID”(and that is what gollum will focus on) branded phone. Not Android itself. That is what we must focus on this year. It’s gonna be all about the press.

  • Anonymous

    First I think Brand loyalty these days are fleeting, I like what Verizon did with the Droid Marketing and Branding but Moto was hurting and Verizon was looking for that iCrap keller. Google stepped in and was given the keys to a high performance OS and Marketing drive to rival Apple. With all that said, Verizon is looking at bottom line and revenue string, not your loyalty persay. The move to bring iCrap into the Verizon fold is pure revenue to have all of the best phones under thier roof and not look back at T-mobile, sprint etc.. DL also reported late 2010 that there will be a slow down on phones from CEO of Moto. This is all business for Verizon and of course they ought to if they want to survive in this ever changing mobile space. The Bionic is the stp brother to the Atrix, and is a tease to the Verizon consumer, and FUGLY as well lol HTC is really stepping and I hope we see more of what we want in Q3/Q4 of 2011.

  • Cleowiliams22

    I love the Droid name I don’t think it’s going anyway….but enough about the I*fone when is that new samsung coming to the market r any 4g device????(loving my dx)

  • Anonymous

    Droid is going nowhere, so the i*hone people should get used to it…the release of the Verizon i*hone will not have a huge impact on Android.

  • DROID will continue on for a long time one little i*hone won’t stop it, the only thing that could stop it would be if the manufacturers stopped making DROID branded phones, not Apple’s phone

  • While it bugs me when people ask if my Nexus One is a droid it has brought android to the mainstream and people use the branding Droid like Apple which is a great thing. I just reply, “Yes, it and Android.”

    I have found people who have made the leap the other way have been mostly happy with some complaints of the OS but it is no more of the same complaint by Android users.

    There will be many more manufactures jumping into the Android pool that needs to prove themselves like Motorola and HTC with updates. This is the year we see if Song, LG, and Samsung prove to us that they have what it takes and provide the support without losing the consumer. (Well, Samsung has already for me but seems like froyo is coming ever so slowly).

    • Chief_rawka

      Droid is verizon.. And as a result full of skins and bloatware. with very little exception

      • Chief_rawka

        Verizon is the apple of providers. Locked down over priced tyrants.

        Stepping off my soap box

        • Roland

          If that’s the criteria, I think you’d have to add AT&T to that list, and give an honorable mention to Sprint. The only one who may get a pass is T-Mo, and that’s just because they are pathetic and small.

  • Chief_rawka

    Only the nexus brand matters. Everything else is imitation android. Pure android ftw.

    • Originalme8

      Strange I think my OG DROID is a true blood Android device. Besides the Nexus S feels like a toy to me. No thanks.

    • Originalme8

      Strange I think my OG DROID is a true blood Android device. Besides the Nexus S feels like a toy to me. No thanks.

  • Anonymous

    I just hope Verizon doesn’t give up on the Android phones. AT&T so far looks to have one of the hottest new Android phones coming out.

  • Anonymous

    First I think Brand loyalty these days are fleeting, I like what Verizon did with the Droid Marketing and Branding but Mot was hurting and Verizon was looking for that iCrap keller. Google stepped in and was given the keys to a high performance OS and Marketing drive to rival Apple. With all that said, Verizon is looking at bottom line and revenue string, not your loyalty persay. The move to bring iCrap inot the fold is pure revenue to have all of the best phones under thier roof and not look back at T-mobile, sprint etc.. DL also reported late 2010 that there will be a slow down on phones from CEO of Moto. This is all business for Verizon and of course they ought to if they want to survive in this ever changing mobile space. The Bionic is the stp brother to the Atrix, and is a tease to the Verizon consumer, and FUGLY as well lol HTC is really stepping and I hope we see more of what we want in Q3/Q4 of 2011.

  • I don’t think so at all. I think the Bionic looks beastly.
    BUT…it is a bit annoying how they release a new one so quickly. You buy the Droid X then BAM the Bionic is announced and, unless you wanna pay full price for it, you have to wait two years. But I guess that’s the wireless bullshit of any company.

  • Jtennyck

    i*hone sucks DROID FTW!!!

  • Anonymous

    The droid brand will be around for awhile as much as the Galaxy S brand will. Fortunately we wont feel like our phones are obsolete every 14 days when a new Droid product is released. Still, I really did like the idea of all Verizon Android based phones being dubbed “Droids”, but that’s going to be more a common name for us than an official manufacturer label.

    Same smell (Gingerbread hopefully).

    Here’s a question; how is Honeycomb 3.0, but Icecream 2.4?

  • Anonymous

    I think the brand will continue because Verizon would probably beat a dead horse with its own tail, and I can see how Verizon could use it to denote the best android phone (e.g., sales reps can point big spenders to either the iPhone or the Droid). However, I think that use is impractical as more manufacturers produce high quality android phones. It would force Verizon to choose the “best” phone from many comparable devices. So will the label survive? Yes. Is it meaningful anymore? Not really.

  • Anonymous

    The DROID marketing campaign was a viral attempt to spread the word on Android, plain and simple. It succeeded, very much so. It probably was one of the top 3 campaigns of any product the last 5 years. It was probably on its way out regardless of the iPhone. It accomplished what it was supposed to do. Did people really think it would run for years with 50 Droid xxxxx devices to cause all sorts of consumer confusion? That’s just not how marketing works. There certainly won’t be any future HTC DROID branded phones, and the BIONIC may very be the last of its kind. The signs of this were clear when the DROID marketing campaign was very very tame for a holiday shopping period. Nothing is gained or lossed, I’m sure Verizon will still champion Android as a platform in the future. I’m sure elements of the campaign will carry on (DROID eye boot screens, etc) But do you really expect them to call it the next next next generation of Does? Certainly not.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Droid brand did what it was meant to accomplish — bring awareness to the first true iphone competitor. Verizon rode it for all that it was worth with the introduction of the Incredible and then the X, but with many other Android phones raising their specs, they probably don’t see the need to continue the Droid brand as Android awareness is very high. Hopefully VZW will get a version of the Atrix in the summer/fall.

  • Anonymous

    But I can download apps on my iphone!

  • Dpu328

    i only want Bionic news. I want it Now. When, where and how. Tell me now. I want it, I need it I love it

  • Dpu328

    i only want Bionic news. I want it Now. When, where and how. Tell me now. I want it, I need it I love it

    • Amd683

      How can u stand blur dude

  • Anonymous

    if i had started with iPod/iPhone, i might have stuck around with it, but after experiencing the customization (and rooting) of the Android devices, I don’t think I would become an iClone. I can’t be the only one, so I would say there is enough of a market yet to continue the Droid brand another two years into the future. the great and powerful PixelSyndicate predicts… 4 more Droid branded UNIQUE phones in the next two years (not counting ‘R2D2’ versions and such).

  • Anonymous

    if i had started with iPod/iPhone, i might have stuck around with it, but after experiencing the customization (and rooting) of the Android devices, I don’t think I would become an iClone. I can’t be the only one, so I would say there is enough of a market yet to continue the Droid brand another two years into the future. the great and powerful PixelSyndicate predicts… 4 more Droid branded UNIQUE phones in the next two years (not counting ‘R2D2’ versions and such).

  • Anonymous

    Motorola was genius when it started with the “droid” name. It has become the coined phrase with android phones. Even if motorola stops using the brand “droid” the phrase will live on. And, unless motorola stops making android phones (and I highly doubt that) then the name droid will live on with a device.

    Otherwise it will be used like Band-aid is used for all adhesive bandages. Genius I say, pure genius.

  • anon

    Everyone will have a choice now. Verizon provides great service with phone calls. Not everyone with a droid or an iphone knows the true functionality of what they are getting. the choice can be good. Regardless what happens to Droid I’m sure Google isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  • anon

    Everyone will have a choice now. Verizon provides great service with phone calls. Not everyone with a droid or an iphone knows the true functionality of what they are getting. the choice can be good. Regardless what happens to Droid I’m sure Google isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

  • Rayman411vm

    I think eventually it will end; not because of apple, but because gorge lucas owns the rights to the name “droid”

  • Rayman411vm

    I think eventually it will end; not because of apple, but because gorge lucas owns the rights to the name “droid”

  • Steve Hallmark

    LONG LIVE DROID LIFE!!

  • Steve Hallmark

    LONG LIVE DROID LIFE!!

  • Anonymous

    Can you get an i*hone with a keyboard? How about a 4 inch+ screen? Is there an easy way to check for notifications on an i*hone? Oh and remind me, can you install any app you want, be it from the App Store or not, on an i*phone? Can you customize the home screen? Are there LED notifications? Free Google Navigation? Can you hold them in your left hand yet?

    Nah, Droid is gonna keep on rockin’. It’s been incredibly successful for Verizon so far, why would they, or Motorola, abandon it? Besides, my Incredible looks way more badass than any i*hone 4.

  • Anonymous

    Can you get an i*hone with a keyboard? How about a 4 inch+ screen? Is there an easy way to check for notifications on an i*hone? Oh and remind me, can you install any app you want, be it from the App Store or not, on an i*phone? Can you customize the home screen? Are there LED notifications? Free Google Navigation? Can you hold them in your left hand yet?

    Nah, Droid is gonna keep on rockin’. It’s been incredibly successful for Verizon so far, why would they, or Motorola, abandon it? Besides, my Incredible looks way more badass than any i*hone 4.

    • MikeSlim

      Couldn’t put it more perfectly..fuck the iphone imo.. People who buy androids and people who but iphone are two different types of people. Someone who just wants things done for them and doesn’t care about customization and lacks the technological mindset should but an iphone. Someone who wants there own personal phone unlike anyone elses and wants more innovation and customization should buy a droid. Since having my droid x I became much more intelligent. I learned about things I never known before and I spent hours on these forums looking for ways to make my phone more advanced… Ull never see me buy an iphone ever again!!
      Running droid x apex 1.3.1 revolutionBLU theme clocked at 1.25 extremely stable 14 hrs barry life. Beat that mr. jobs haha

  • Anonymous

    Of course the Droid is not done for. Droid has been a dream come true for us. Competition drives innovation. That’s where Droid wins, because Android is way more supportive of innovation. When one OS raises the bar, the other is sure to raise it again. We win! I love my Droid.

    btw, i bought my wife an ipod yrs ago, and hated how restricted A**le is with their music. i hear that’s changed a little since then…but that was a big turn off for me. i won’t be going back anytime soon

  • Anonymous

    Of course the Droid is not done for. Droid has been a dream come true for us. Competition drives innovation. That’s where Droid wins, because Android is way more supportive of innovation. When one OS raises the bar, the other is sure to raise it again. We win! I love my Droid.

    btw, i bought my wife an ipod yrs ago, and hated how restricted A**le is with their music. i hear that’s changed a little since then…but that was a big turn off for me. i won’t be going back anytime soon

  • Droidrage

    The one thing that may kill the DROID brand —-> The Atrix 4G.

    Why? It’s currently the top dog on Android, and is not a DROID. It’s not even on Verizon, but on AT&T!
    That’s like being a Red Sox fan watching Babe Ruth take the Yankees to another World Series.

  • Droidrage

    The one thing that may kill the DROID brand —-> The Atrix 4G.

    Why? It’s currently the top dog on Android, and is not a DROID. It’s not even on Verizon, but on AT&T!
    That’s like being a Red Sox fan watching Babe Ruth take the Yankees to another World Series.

  • PyroHoltz

    If LucasArts has it their way, the DROID brand name will continue on for a long time. I don’t know how much LucasArts gets from Verizon for the DROID name but it’s probably more than a $1.

  • PyroHoltz

    If LucasArts has it their way, the DROID brand name will continue on for a long time. I don’t know how much LucasArts gets from Verizon for the DROID name but it’s probably more than a $1.

    • Bullet Tooth Tony

      I dunno… I’d be pretty pumped if I got 1 dollar per device sold bearing that name… seems like a pretty good gig for doing nothing at all.

  • Lmaowow

    Droid iPhone FTW –

    Wait, no, that won’t work. 😉

  • Anonymous

    I am a Droid user and will continue to search for a Droid product in the near future, the iGadgets on Verizon make no differnce to my brand preference here

  • Mustagme

    Droid is done. Just look at the current VZW website now. Not one mention of the Droid. It’s all iPhone. Just a taste of what is to come.

  • Mustagme

    Droid is done. Just look at the current VZW website now. Not one mention of the Droid. It’s all iPhone. Just a taste of what is to come.

  • Mustagme

    Droid is done. Just look at the current VZW website now. Not one mention of the Droid. It’s all iPhone. Just a taste of what is to come.

    • Jon

      You seem to imply that Verizon is moving on from Droids and just sticking with iPhone???

      Yet it’s coming out with Droid Bionic on 4G LTE. I don’t see how the “Droid is done.” I’m sure they will continue to sell boat loads of Droids right along with iPhones. You will never see an iPhone B1G1 offer. And there is still so much choice to be had in the Droid lines that there’s plenty of appeal out there for non iPhone phones.

    • Jon

      You seem to imply that Verizon is moving on from Droids and just sticking with iPhone???

      Yet it’s coming out with Droid Bionic on 4G LTE. I don’t see how the “Droid is done.” I’m sure they will continue to sell boat loads of Droids right along with iPhones. You will never see an iPhone B1G1 offer. And there is still so much choice to be had in the Droid lines that there’s plenty of appeal out there for non iPhone phones.

    • Jager07

      I fear same. Even pulling down the “Phones and Devices” on the vzw page there’s no “Droid” listed, but the iPhone is specifically listed. Of course, they list “Android” under operating systems, but we’re talking about Droid phones not Android OS. And Droid is noticeably absent (as are every other brands except iPhone)… Of course, the interwebs are all saying that Verizon will spend the $$ on the iPhone at first even if this limits other phone sells. So it will be interesting to see if Droid gets thrown under the bus long-term…

  • Jawshua

    I sure hope not! I’m fine with there not being a new one every month but I don’t want it to go away completely.

  • Jawshua

    I sure hope not! I’m fine with there not being a new one every month but I don’t want it to go away completely.

  • Jawshua

    I sure hope not! I’m fine with there not being a new one every month but I don’t want it to go away completely.

  • Jawshua

    I sure hope not! I’m fine with there not being a new one every month but I don’t want it to go away completely.

  • Jawshua

    I sure hope not! I’m fine with there not being a new one every month but I don’t want it to go away completely.

  • Marc

    No there won’t be end of life for droid if for some reason the droid tends to fall I’m sure another carrier will pick it up, like I said before there is NO end of life

  • Droid goes, i go. I love my Motorola OG Droid and can’t wait to get the next.

    • Amd683

      D3?

    • Kobe

      Agree LONG LIVE THE DROID!!! Me and my OG Droid are just kicking it waiting for the next “chosen one” to emerge from the Motorola Droid vault

  • Alex

    I’m an android user…but gotta admmit that now that vz has the iphone a lot of people will drop android phones and get iphones..the only reason that the iphone couldn’t compete with Android phones its cuz iPhone use to belong to at&t and there edge 3g network..now that vz will get 4g and iPhone will be compatible with vz 4g a lot of Android users will get the iPhone

  • Gary

    Droid is here to stay.

  • Gary

    Droid is here to stay.

  • Anonymous

    Well, Verizon will now be generating a large portion of its revenue from the iPhone. There’s not really much doubt that the iPhone will outsell every other Verizon phone and perhaps all Verizon android phones put together. Verizon will obviously generate a large chunk of it’s time and money to pushing the iPhone and, obviously, android will suffer. Conversely, ATT will be more interested in acquiring android phones and Verizon will no longer have all the best phones (Infuse, Atrix). This isn’t to say that Verizon will drop android, but just that they’ll want to spend their money on what makes them the most money, and that’ll be the iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    Well, Verizon will now be generating a large portion of its revenue from the iPhone. There’s not really much doubt that the iPhone will outsell every other Verizon phone and perhaps all Verizon android phones put together. Verizon will obviously generate a large chunk of it’s time and money to pushing the iPhone and, obviously, android will suffer. Conversely, ATT will be more interested in acquiring android phones and Verizon will no longer have all the best phones (Infuse, Atrix). This isn’t to say that Verizon will drop android, but just that they’ll want to spend their money on what makes them the most money, and that’ll be the iPhone.

  • i hope that they continue to use the DROID brand… because it shows what phones are going to be readily updated. 😛

  • Anonymous

    verizon paid lucas a buttload of money for the DROID name, i think they’re gonna make the most of it.

    the DROID name started the whole android craze. there are plenty of people out there who still think DROID and android are the same thing! so no, DROID isn’t going away. and i’m keeping my og droid as a souvenir after i upgrade.

  • Anonymous

    I want to say, “Not on your life! That little Droid and I have been though a lot together.”

    However, I think the idea of paying Lucas is getting old (HTC already dropped out) for executives. I assume VZW shares the royalty expense with the manufacturers. I have a feeling they see bigger profits from promoting fruit than robots. So, sadly, I think the Bionic will be the last of the empire…

    Thankfully, I know Droid Life will live long a prosper!

    (Apologies for bringing Vulcan-speak to a Droid discussion)

    • Anonymous

      Eh. Vulcan is kinda robotish anyway. Not a whole lot of emotion.

    • Teabling

      for real. androids will keep on kicking even of they do drop the “droid” name. and to be 100% honest, i’ce already stopped calling it “my droid” and now call it “my android”. i just like the sound of android better…

  • Buckgrad

    Nope, not the end for Droid. The brand is well established. I expect most of the VZW iPhone business to be made up of [email protected] iPhans who jump ship for a better carrier. I suspect that a majority of Droid owners are happier with their Droids and have little interest in switching to iPhone. At least that is the case for me…why would I want a smaller screen???

  • Droiddead

    I think yes. The Droid brand, over the past year has become synonymous, not so much with Android, as it has with Motorola. Think of all the devices currently on Verizon that use the Droid Brand. Of all of them, the only non-motorola device is the HTC Droid Incredible. Because of this, it is likely that HTC will release its Thunderbolt outside of the Droid moniker. Look at Samsung, for all the bad press they got for adding Bing to their Fascinate, it did sell well, and it was not a Droid. HTC, seeing how synonymous the Droid branding has become with Motorola will likely follow Samsung’s model and will seek to sell its phones outside of the brand. Some will probably have Bing, others Google, but they will no longer be Droids. Motorola may be the only manufacturer left carrying the Droid brand forward. If that happens, since it likely won’t release 4 devices a year, the brand will loose some visibility, as what helped it gain it in the first place were high end devices and the competition between HTC and Motorola to out-Droid each other. So, yes, this is the beginning of the end.

    • Romma1

      Droid Eris…

      • Droiddead

        I left them out on purpose. The Droid Eris was never really a worthy Droid. It actually hurt the brand because it wasn’t fully spec’ed as Droids should be. It’s the runt of the litter, is what I’m trying to say.

  • I think the Droid will still be around for a long time! The Icrap err Iphone maybe on Verizon but it is still tied to Itunes!! I want to drag and drop my music and video to and from my phone to any computer I want not have to a limit of 3 machines I can do that to.

  • Anonymous

    The brand marketing will significantly drop this year, now that Verizon has the Jesus phone.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Droid brand is in need of a break anyway. They pushed the D2, D2G, R2D2, and Dpro out nearly in sucession. Hardly anytime for them to leave an impression before there’s a new phone being talked about. I’d look for early Q3 before another Droid emerges, and even that might be a bit soon.

  • Djeddiebear

    Let’s hope it’s over…

  • Djeddiebear

    Let’s hope it’s over…

  • Nope, of course not!

    In fact, the Droid brand is just getting started. My Droid X is just as awesome(and getting better…) as the day I got it!

    And with the future of the Droid Bionic, Android is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with! It will not, can not, be stopped!

    It’ll just get better from here on out!

  • DMBatCOFC

    Nope…. DROID is here to stay. One word: Customization.

  • Msk1277

    I dont think that Droid will go out the window, but I do think that it is a good thing that iphone has landed on Verizon so it gives people a choice of what they want and to those that are not smartphone users. It gives them an opportunity to use a phone that is still technologically advanced but easy to use for someone who is not used to droid. All in all it will not hurt the true droid user population but will just add to smartphone population of verizon.

    • how is having one button “so much easier” than Android? Is a car with one pedal easier to drive? I’m so sick of the “ease of use” argument

  • Icecream

    I say no, the Droid Brand has become synonymous with top of the line devices like the OG Droid, Droid Incredible, Droid X, Droid 2, Droid Pro, and now Droid Bionic. This means, that any company that wants to standout in Verizon with an Android phone, will have to have at least 1 Droid device. Right now, HTC is releasing the Thunderbolt. However, since it basically played second fiddle to the Droid Bionic, it is likely HTC will step up its game and release a Droid Incredible follow-up to either match, or exceed the Droid Bionic (dual core processor, 1GB Ram, etc.) in order to stay competitive w/ Motorola. Samsung hasn’t adopted the Droid brand, but given how poorly its Fascinate was received, due to bastardizing of the device with Bing, and the lack of Froyo on it, they will also turn to the Droid brand for their flagship device going forward.

  • Droid will live on, it is blackberry and Windows that will probably get squeezed out.

  • d Willy

    I do think its an end to the great commercials that build up the DROID hype like we saw with the OG and the X.

    Apple probably doesn’t want Verizon to continue those.

  • We have to look at it this way, as long as their are Android devices available we will have Droids. Remember you can’t have a Droid without the Android OS.

  • Madog55

    I will never switch to the iPhone I love the android platform to much.

  • Guessa

    I feel like the DROID branding was taken too far in the first place. I can see capitalizing off the success of the original Droid, but it would have made alot more sense to keep it specific to that phone and its predecessors (Droid, Droid 2)… Its part of the reason so many people know android as simply “droid.” I personally don’t care too much about naming schemes though, just as long as I can say it in one breath lol

  • I hate the DROID branding because now everyone calls EVERY android phone a DROID. IT IS NOT A DROID people, it is an Android.

    • Jawshua

      I agree a hundred percent. There surely needs to be that distinction.

    • DroidRules

      You shouldn’t. It was the Droid marketing that jump-started the Android craze this past year.

      • Exactly, while it annoys me a little when people call non DROID phones a “droid phone”, without the marketing I doubt android would have caught on as much.

      • Exactly, while it annoys me a little when people call non DROID phones a “droid phone”, without the marketing I doubt android would have caught on as much.

    • Steve Hallmark

      Lucas Arts likes the use of DROID cause they make $$ off of it. BLING

      • Freestyle270

        This right here: DROID branding isn’t going away unless Verizon is at the end of a contractual agreement with Lucas and don’t want to continue with the marketing campaign

    • Mike

      What and Who decides whether and Android phone is Droid worthy? I thought Motorola was the mastermind, but then why is it the Droid Incredible?

    • bkj216

      I agree. While I appreciate the Droid branding pushing Android into people’s view and spreading the word about Android in general, the general term for an Android phone (to non-techy people atleast) is now Droid.

      As a techy person (and an owner of the original Droid), this gets pretty annoying. I think the Droid branding needs to die or be scaled back to one phone at a time. Sorta like the Nexus Branding.

    • You may hate it but without that little mess up android would never be as big and great as it is now. if the i*hone wasn’t the only phone with iOS people would do the same thing with that, too.

    • You may hate it but without that little mess up android would never be as big and great as it is now. if the i*hone wasn’t the only phone with iOS people would do the same thing with that, too.

    • Mr.Joe

      It does especially when people say “does your droid run android?” And your like geeze you know I don’t know if my droid runs anDROID. Anyways its just what happens when you market. EVERY product has it and we are ALL guilty of it. Best thing to do is nicely correct them. Then thyey know and can spread the word.

    • yea that annoys me too, ive found after having my SGS for a few months that its just not worth it explaining my phone (/android) to people, if they dont know what android is already then any conversation on cell-phones/tablets is going to be a verrrrry dry one lol
      people literally cant fathom the fact that there are dozens of phones sprawling over every carrier that kills the iphone, you just have to experience android for yourself. (or have a good friend to rub it in your face every once in a while)

    • But…..but I have a Droid… My friends have Droids…..I’m so confused now!

    • KleenDroid

      There has not been a “Droid” since the D1 in my opinion. I’m not going to get into all the bootloader stuff again, but lets just say that in my opinion Motorola has only 1 Droid phone…. The original Droid 1.

      I had the D1, D2 and now the X, and since the D1 I would rather put the Droid branding on all the HTC or Samsung phones since they deserve it more.

      • Vire

        I’m right there with you, man. Once Moto encrypted the bootloaders and added Blur, that was it. If my D1 breaks down and I’m offered an X or D2, I will immediately request an Incredible, just to maintain the ability to root.

        • KleenDroid

          rooting isn’t the problem, I am rooted and run custom roms, but can’t run roms with custom kernels. So the rom options are limited. With the D1… anything goes!

    • Kierra

      Which do you say:cotton swab or q-tip? I don’t see the problem.

    • MNSk8r

      It’s like the majority of people that go Inline Skating say they are going “Rollerblading”.

  • Hudson Mark3

    I doubt that the iPhone will kill the Droid market. In automotive speak, it will more than likely be a rivalry, similar to Ford and Chevy.

    • Anonymous

      Chevy Kills!!!! Haha I had to do it

    • Anonymous

      Chevy Kills!!!! Haha I had to do it

  • Mrkylelovett

    its a done deal for droid, if the updates were steady like they are on iphone then i would keep my droid, but we all know thats not going to happen, good bye android. oh and by the way I’ve been waiting for Froyo on the fascinate for what 6 months. FAIL !

    • Phoxus

      You bought samsung. Not a droid line.

    • Anonymous

      i would blame samsung, not android. Plenty of people have been on froyo for what, 6 months? Also, it’s your own fault for not getting a “droid” branded phone. I know a lot of hype surrounded the galaxy S line-up but got to be loyal to the droids if you want it to pay off. Also, it’s been nice rocking a gingerbread themed ROM for the past month and a half, nice to be two steps ahead 🙂

    • Msk1277

      shoulda got a real droid. not the binged out gay fascinate. DInc or X

      • Romma1

        I had the OG, I did not like the slide out keyboard. I got the Dinc 10 days after the release, and still have it. My Dinc blew away the OG performance wise…. Long Live The Dinc!

    • yeah… samsung fascinate isn’t droid. at all. should’ve gone moto or htc. they’re fantastic with updates.

    • “steady like on the iPhone”… Android still releases about two updates to the time Apple releases one, and that one is just catching up to Android. And yes, your fault for going Samsung.

    • So you would rather wait for annual updates huh?

    • Kobe

      Then root if you have been waiting for Froyo

  • guest

    I think Verizon has already shown some signs that they don’t care as much about the Droid brand anymore, like adding so much unremovable bloatware onto this generation of Droid devices, which I know reduced brand loyalty for a lot of us.

    If the Verizon iPhone had happened a year ago, Apple really could have stifled Android’s growth by removing Verizon’s incentive for marketing the Droid brand, and their marketing campaign did more than anything to increase Android mindshare. But now, fortunately, Android doesn’t need Verizon to keep going.

    I do think Droid will keep going, just because it has high brand recognition based on the money Verizon already put into it. But I think they’re going to care even less about the end user.

    Fortunately for us, Android makes it pretty easy to jump ship to another carrier and manufacturer if we start getting too screwed over.

  • i hope the droid brand continues 🙁

  • Cassidy420rose

    If iPhone ever makes Android go out of business, that’s the day i lose all hope i- humanity.

  • Anonymous

    Droid Brand is here to stay. Droid Bionic is still here.

  • I’m sure it will be here to stay. It is about the most recognizable name next to i*hone. Its a major driver for Android devices.

  • I think the DROID family will continue on as a flagship line for VZW. The branding also serves as a handy way to set the devices apart from Verizon’s new/upcoming line of popular Apple products. They can easily promote both lines and differentiate between them.

    As far as the name, it’s awesome! I remember first reading that the rumored Motorola “Sholes” would be called the DROID… and thinking I NEED THAT PHONE.

  • I didn’t buy a Motorola Droid X just for the brand to die off just because of a fruit to join Verizon. If Motorola doesn’t evolve the Droid X as they did with the original Droid. I will have no choice but to move onto something else.

  • Djspikezz

    HELLO?! DROID BIONIC… I dont’ think it’s done for…

  • Anonymous

    It’ll stick around. Just don’t expect Verizon to pour millions like they did into the brand though. Also, it might only be on high end Motorola phones.

  • Phoxus

    I love the droid campaign. With evolution I hope to see it become more impressive with the phones.
    I don’t see it going anywhere soon, it’s been far to successful to not ride the campaign and maybe even prepare for a revamp of the entire campaign sometime.

    I think the Droid lines success all depends on the phones dubbed “Droid”
    I know many are impressed with the Bionic, but it’s no Atrix. 1GB of Real ram left me telling myself “droid” line is no longer the most elite.

    Verizon better get a solid deal for a super phone (to compete with the iphone5) and I hope it’s dubbed “Droid”

    • Izzyd

      If your comment and thought about the Bionic and Atrix is all relative to 1Gb of RAM you need to seriously go use each device before making judgement. Secondly if I recall correctly the device does not use or have access to all 1Gb for use in Android it only utilizes 512Mb just like the Bionic. The other 512Mb is for when it is docked with the laptop addon they have.

      Speaking for myself tho I’ll take the 512Mb of DDR2 on the Bionic any day over 1Gb of DDR mem the Atrix has.

      As for the Droid name/brand it is not going anywhere anytime soon.

    • I want them to market the i*hone as the Droid i*hone just to confuse people! ROFL… But it doesn’t qualify as a high end enough smart phone to make the grade! 😉

  • Anonymous

    HTC kind of “piggy backed” on Motorola with the Incredible just let the DROID name carry it, and it work pretty well. But I do not think there is any need to continue pushing it. Samsung and HTC will definately not use it, and LG (should they come to Verizon) will not either. SO I think it is kind of left up to Motorola if they want to continue in that direction.

  • it is a smart thing to keep around, how many people ask if you have a DROID phone when you have an EVO! Or even asking about the DROID phone when it is the G1.

    • i know a lot of people who dont know much about smart phones always seem to ask if they are droids.

  • Jcrotinger3

    No way. My X dominates the iPhone. No way will it die…….

  • Anonymous

    I figure the DROID brand name will probably last at least another year.

    The big change is the iPhone. That’s a big phone release for Verizon now. So the Bionic is their flagship until the iPhone 5, then there will be another DROID for the holiday season.

  • Camojasen

    These results will be very skewed though coming from a “droid centric” site don’t you think?

  • tbaybe

    android users will remain android users. Not many will jump off droid and go to i*hone. And if they do…. i have a feeling they will come back with their tail between their legs…

    • Anonymous

      I second that!

    • I like that.

    • I like that.

    • Anonymous

      no sir

      • Ya know you want too! Go ahead. Don’t worry, we are an accepting community! 😉

    • On point! I’m also sensing much more i*hone users eventually Android-bound, and once discovering the awesome dev community we have, never returning.

      • tbaybe

        heck yea!!!

      • Michael

        not everyone!

        • We just need pass out more of the Red Pills!

          Hey Big Red!… Help us out, will ya!?!

      • Jdhtechboston

        i try to sell a iphone 4g and everyone said there good i have a droid and im on verizon

    • But they can jump off Verizon though. What I see is ATT getting most powerful Android phones and T-Mobile getting Nexuses. What does it leave Verizon with? iPhone?

      • I am scared to say that you may be right. Droid is the dream phone….full control and powerful. Droid will join the Borg and become just another drone.

    • Gregory

      I think that most iphone users will remain iphone users. iphone and android are too different

    • peace2all

      AGREE! I came from the iPhone 4 and love my DROID X! The ANDROID is the best! You can do what you want with it! Apple will control you!

    • Anonymous

      DROID brand and Android are two different things.  86 people don’t know the difference between Android and DROID.

      Thread Necro!

      Hi tbaybe.

  • MALfunction84

    Competition between iOS and Android will heat up now that the two largest US mobile carriers have both.

  • Mrpicolas

    Vzw will use it till its dead because its profitable

    • DroidLady

      Off topic. How do I root my OG Droid? I got up the never to try it with Z4root downloaded from 4shared.com, but it did not work. I thought the OG Droid is suppose to be the easiest phone to root. I’m running 2.2.1 with build number FRG83D.

      • Mrpicolas

        There should be a guide on droidlife to walk you through it

  • jfrmtx

    We still have plenty of time left.

  • Phoenix8387

    Nowhere near dead, more like an exclusive family for the higher end devices.

    • Pmegna704

      Exactly !!!! And that’s the way it should stay!!

    • Pmegna704

      Exactly !!!! And that’s the way it should stay!!

  • For your sake, I hope it continues.

    • Anonymous

      Oh we’re much bigger than just the “DROID” brand these days. We’ll be fine. 🙂

      • Kellex, does that mean in addition to Android Life you’re going to have a sister site (iPhone-Life) sorta like Droidforums.net did with iPhoneforums.net?