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Rumor: Gingerbread DROID X Build Rejected by Verizon?

Another rumor…yuck.  So a Twitter user named PydePypper, has apparently heard that Gingerbread for the DROID X was rejected by Verizon just after Motorola approved it.  This comes almost a day after we heard that there was a chance the update would start rolling out Sunday; who knows at this point.  We have been unable to get further confirmation on it actually going down this weekend, so to be safe, we’ll just have to tell you all to not expect anything any time soon.  We were unbelievably surprised to learn that it could have been released this weekend, and are definitely not holding out hope at this point.  It just seems way too soon.

Instead, let’s talk about the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi that officially becomes available on Sunday!  And from a quick look around the blogosphere, it appears as if everyone is taking our advice and heading into Staples to grab one early.  Nice.

Cheers webmastir!

  • Kmar

    So a twitter user has apparently heard .. eh?

  • Anonymous

    Total BS … Verizon approval/rejection would not have been at the last minute before release …

  • Mongerer

    If it wasn’t for rumors there shire wouldn’t be much to talk about in the android world.

    • mongerer

      Or sure wouldn’t be much to talk about.

  • Jawshua

    Isn’t someone with the name Pyedpyper, considered, well, not so credible?

  • PydePypper

    My lord this did not take long…lol. gotta luv DL

    You guys can believe and question all you want. The fact is I have contacts I get info from along with many other things I will NEVER comment on to not get my contacts into any trouble. If you want to question the info ask Team Black Hat they can vouch for that, but fyi I do keep a low profile 99% of the time and let others post the info that is received.

    Secondly I’m not dumb enough to use my normal online ID to post this kinda of info and that is why there is no info in my account. I fully understand the concern and questioning my post but it is the reality that it was rejected. And for a little info here maybe this will easy your folks minds I copied and pasted from the twitter account

    P3Droid Plz plz do not hold ur breathe I highly doubt a release of gb this weekend..but changed from soonish to very (cont) http://tl.gd/9fmhuv
    25 Mar PydePypper
    @P3Droid I’ll say for certain NO GB release this weekend, but very soon tho as I just got feedback on it about 20mins ago myself

    [email protected] yeh tbh members are in the know..I wonder if ppl knew u were a member?
    25 Mar via Plume   Favorite Retweet Reply

    [email protected] I doubt it but it is all good as I prefer staying under the radar anyways as you know.

    [email protected] oops I outed you. Hehehe

    Pyde [email protected] no worries seeing as my forum/online ID is not the same as this one…..lol.

  • Ufish2

    we will not get GB till verzion has sold enough tbolts and bionic’s to up there profit margin,see above for when the bolt will get it so don’t count on no love till then:(…then make your next phone a real google phone so you can keep it updated >)));> 🙂

  • Darrin

    Who is ‘PydePypper’, and why should anyone believe him?

    • Mark1263

      I don’t know. He has no bio and only 43 followers (probably had even less before the headline). His only source is his claim to have “inside info at Moto and Verizon”. Why did this guy get a headline without being checked out first?

  • Darrin

    Who is ‘PydePypper’, and why should anyone believe him?

  • digsoreos

    Hmmm… makes you wonder how serious the bugs were in this update since VZW let so many others by in the last two updates. Or maybe it was as some suggested, that VZW sent it back because they got some last minute deal with a software developer to add the demo version of a game no one wants.

    • Booboolala2000

      .probably the latter. I can’t believe that they make that much money off of that crapware. And at some point I hope it bites them in the ass, like maybe a super malicious app. Then they could be sued for millions.

  • Anonymous

    If only the manufactures/carriers could at least have a supported and unsupported rom. The supported rom would be the one that they require you to have for them to support the phone and they can run whatever crap they want on it. The unsupported could be as simple as the latest vanilla Android OS, like a beta, while they work on it to make it the supported rom.

    For companies like Moto/Verizon could still lock down the bootloader or whatever they wanted and have both roms signed. It would at least give us, the users, the option to run what we want and they technically wouldn’t have to do any real extra work.

  • faber
  • faber

    if it werent for root….id thrown the x away a long time ago

  • Demon Of The Sword

    Why is everyone nerd raging on vz and moto? What other carrier or manufacturer even has RUMORS about GB? None but the nexus phones, and that’s the point behind em. My friends got an EVO and there aren’t even many rumors about GB there. Does she care? Not much. An update is nice but this one isn’t groundbreaking. The style changes are “eh” and bound to be skinned, the performance upgrades will barely be noticeable, and froyo works just fine. What ever happened to if it ain’t broke don’t fix it? Why are you ditching android cuz of this? That’s dumb cuz you wont care much for gingerbread once you got it so chill til it gets here. If you wanna jump ship for stupid reasons be our guest but maybe you lose your place here on droid-life

    • Booboolala2000

      .that’s because when HTC update rumours hit, the product is typically released within a week or two. Motorizon does this whole bait and switch thing all the time.

      • Nxus1ne

        You do realize it’s not moto or verizon putting out the rumors, they have no control over that.

        “Bait and switch” is just not true here.

    • Anonymous

      +100

  • Anonymous

    I’m not jumping ship for a basic iphone stay loyal or don’t come back when the getting is good. Real Talk there better roms out there then Ginger Bread.

    • JBOOGIE1289

      PLUS 1 !!!!

  • Mehoff88

    This goes out to all the people that want a Xoom and have not bought one yet. Biggest waste of money EVER!!! I bought one a month ago and seriously after the first week havent touched it. Everything it does my Droid X does! I can carry my X in my pocket though! I sent the Xoom back to Motorola for a refund and now have to wait 6 weeks to get my money back. Honestly, unless you have money you dont care about there is absolutely no reason to buy it. Worst 600$ ever.

  • Mehoff88

    This goes out to all the people that want a Xoom and have not bought one yet. Biggest waste of money EVER!!! I bought one a month ago and seriously after the first week havent touched it. Everything it does my Droid X does! I can carry my X in my pocket though! I sent the Xoom back to Motorola for a refund and now have to wait 6 weeks to get my money back. Honestly, unless you have money you dont care about there is absolutely no reason to buy it. Worst 600$ ever.

    • Booboolala2000

      Except its a lot easier to create a spreadsheet or word document on the XOOM. And consuming media is much better than on a 4.3 inch screen. Talk about impatient, by the end of summer there will probably be 2000 tablet specific apps, and by the end of the year I bet it’ll have 20000..

      • What did you buy the tablet for then?? I wouldn’t say they are useless. I wouldn’t mind having one in my living room, just to do casual browsing on while watching tv or something. I have a laptop, but i’d rather have a tablet for that. Takes up less space and can be used as a digital picture frame when not in use.

    • Tim242

      +1! Couldn’t agree more. Tablets are so pointless.

  • Anonymous

    What about Gingerbread for the Original Droids?
    PLEASE!

  • OG

    Bring the Nexus line to verizon. The problem will be solved. Big red gets their one or two year contracts, google gets their cut, and so does whatever company that’s making the hardware the dev phone. What is the hold up folks?

  • Anonymous

    People forget when google puts out a release for nexus it’s really beta, consumers don’t really want it. That’s why all the carriers release later builds. One of the biggest ginger bread features of music sync isn’t even available yet. Google focus is pushing or tech. The carriers are focused on pushing out builds the add tangible features to average consumers. Our perspectives didn’t match the carriers or typical consumer.

  • Anonymous

    People forget when google puts out a release for nexus it’s really beta, consumers don’t really want it. That’s why all the carriers release later builds. One of the biggest ginger bread features of music sync isn’t even available yet. Google focus is pushing or tech. The carriers are focused on pushing out builds the add tangible features to average consumers. Our perspectives didn’t match the carriers or typical consumer.

    • Nxus1ne

      WTF are you talking about? ‘Music sync’, whatever that is, isn’t a feature of Gingerbread.

      • Anonymous

        Sure it is, check the news on this site

        • Nxus1ne

          umm, WRONG. you obviously need to go back to school and learn how to read, buddy.

          • Anonymous

            If you have been following android for more than a few months you would
            know their cloud music service was supposed to be a big tie in for GB.
            Judging by your insults you are probably still in school so I won’t waste
            any more of my time.

          • Nxus1ne

            How do you know it was supposed to be a big tie in for GB? Do you have any proof other than the rumor spreading that goes on here?

            And if you knew what you were talking about, it was rumored to be in HC, not GB.

          • Anonymous

            It was being hyped before anyone knew what the follow up to froyo was even
            was officially. The point is the original release of every major version
            has not been consumer ready. It’s the incremental updates that include some
            polish that are. That’s the google beta mentality that you can see in all
            their products. I’ve setup businesses on apps platform, it’s there too.

          • Nxus1ne

            Do you care to cite example of the major releases not being consumer ready? What about them isn’t ready?

          • Anonymous

            Xoom, no sd, 4g product shipped with 3g, source code isn’t released as isn’t
            ready for prime time, lack of diversity of tablet specific apps. I’m not
            bashing google, as IT I love getting things quick. I just also see how it
            frustrates non technical consumers.

          • Nxus1ne

            Agreed on those points except diversity of tablet specific apps. That’s something not controllable by Google.

            However the other Android releases are complete and consumer ready.

          • Tim242

            Ummm no. According to Google at IO last year, it was going to be tied into Gingerbread. Get educated, then come back.

  • Lots of blame being directed at VZW for this. Isn’t it just as likely that Motorola submitted a crappy ROM? I mean, we know it has Blur on it, so it’s crappy to begin with, but Moto hasn’t really been shining in the QC department lately.

    It’s real easy to blame this on VZW, but I’d bet that not a single one of you knows what exactly it was rejected for (if it was at all).

    A couple tweets from a developer with a test build does not equal proof by the way.

    • Nxus1ne

      BINGO. No one knows why it was rejected, people need to get over themselves and lose this ridiculous sense of entitlement.

    • Anonymous

      Did you really expect different though? Verizon could give all of their customers free service for one year but people would still bitch and moan.

  • Teon39

    I think I am jumping ship and getting the Verizon iphone and sending my droid x elsewhere sorry android you can thank Motorola for my decision change……..

    • rruready

      I considered jumping ship after realizing that I hated Blur on the X, so I just rooted and rom’ed it. This phone is so much faster and more stable now, I love it. Instead of bitching and moaning about it (or going to a lesser iphone), I chose to fix it myself. Grow a pair and do something about it. You’ll thank me later.

      • Anonymous

        You shouldn’t have to root and rom your phone for it to work properly. This kind of sentiment keeps people away from Android and sends them packing.

        • DroidzFX

          Motoblur works just fine for casual users. Power or advanced users are the ones who complain.

    • Trust me once you get that beautiful iPhone 4 in your hands you will wonder why you waited so long. Unless you just love constant tinkering, watching porn with flash or staring at home screen widgets the iPhone is a much better experience for the user.

      • Yes, get the iPhone so that you have a phone that can’t be rooted/overclocked/undervolted, a phone where you are stuck with icons on your homescreen that can’t be removed, no widget support, and no apps that can be installed from outside the official app store. Should i go on?

        • why would i want to overclock or underclock my phone? the performance is amazing. the icons are great for me because i just use them to open apps. i don’t stare at the home screen ever, not now and not when i used android. also there is cydia so not sure what your talking about. besides i don’t know of any apps available that i want that are not in the app store.

      • Anonymous

        In your dreams.

      • Anonymous

        IPhone with bumper properly installed in hand…, thanks but I would rather have a phone that doesn’t HAVE to have a bumper/ case on it for it to work.

        • i don’t have a bumper or case. Thanks for playing!

    • Anonymous

      Have fun with your one update in a year, followed by another update the next year that lacks features and slows your iPhone down.

  • Mr. Joe

    It was blocked by vzw because it ran blue 😉

    Who here wouldn’t do the same thing if Moto handed you blur what would you do with it?

    • Mr. Joe

      Because it ran blur not blue lol.

    • Lakerzz

      I’d root it, get rid of the blur, and enjoy my blurless phone.

  • Uncle Paul

    Getting so sick and tired of the droid x, the locked bootloader is holding back the potential of the device in every way.. Sales, popularity, technically..

    • Tim242

      Nerds that care about locked bootloaders are few and far between. The Droid X has sold very well.

  • Anonymous

    I’m devastated.

    Oh wait. No I’m not. There’s nothing in Gingerbread thats worth a damn anyways.

    • Uncle Paul

      Agreed, Just the hard to read ugly green signal icons, etc are enough to turn me off..Everyone wants Gingerbread but nobody knows why they want it, I haven’t seen any mind blowing reasons to want it so bad. I just want the stupid Tube TV effect when turning off the screen..

      • Increased performance, better memory management, and better battery life seems like a pretty substantial update to me.

        • Anonymous

          My performance is already great. My battery life is already awesome. and I don’t seem to have a problem with memory management. Tell me again why I HAVE GOTS TO HAVE IT?!

  • Anonymous

    I’m devastated.

    Oh wait. No I’m not. There’s nothing in Gingerbread thats worth a damn anyways.

  • Anonymous

    INSTEAD, how about discussing some possible reasons for it supposedly being rejected by Verizon…I mean the post is tagged ‘rumor’ so lets hear from the source what ‘might’ be behind this, or it just baseless bantha poodoo??

  • Anonymous

    INSTEAD, how about discussing some possible reasons for it supposedly being rejected by Verizon…I mean the post is tagged ‘rumor’ so lets hear from the source what ‘might’ be behind this, or it just baseless bantha poodoo??

  • Awisseh

    droid-life is great. I check for you all the time. I just don’t know if journalistic due dilligence being practiced. look up pyde puppet on twitter and you’ll see he was talking about camel toes before he CLAIMS no gingerbread for the dx. now logically this makes sense as vzw wants you to upgrade hardware. but hey I’m just saying. @awisseh

  • Awisseh

    droid-life is great. I check for you all the time. I just don’t know if journalistic due dilligence being practiced. look up pyde puppet on twitter and you’ll see he was talking about camel toes before he CLAIMS no gingerbread for the dx. now logically this makes sense as vzw wants you to upgrade hardware. but hey I’m just saying. @awisseh

    • hah, this is a blog and none of the writers would ever be considered journalist by any stretch of the imagination. at least i hope they don’t consider themselves journalist.

  • Anonymous

    =http://qr.net/ft9

  • Anonymous

    Moto has sent out invitations to owner forum members to participate in a trial upgrade usually days before the real one. I’ve gotten one for every official update. Until you see people sending those in an update is not imminent. I would have assumed you would already know this from every other update…

  • All this update chaos, not just with the DX, but with all Android phones, has me seriously thinking about jumping ship to Sprint, getting myself a Nexus S 4G, and not looking back. At least that way i know i’m getting updates pretty soon after they’re available.

    • Tim242

      There is nothing in Gingerbread to get excited about. Enjoy what you have.

  • jim dandy

    Think its bad now. Wait until April 1st.

  • fartbubbler

    I doubt I would have switched from my Liberty 1.5 anyway

  • Detailphreak

    Dammit!

  • Wachutalkinbout

    Look at the twitter name, does anyone know what the pydepypper is, you are all just rats, this guy is full of @#%^.

    • PydePypper

      yeah and you are a clueless dirt bag, what does a screen name have to do with correct info being stated. know your facts before you make a comment about someone. I know 10x more about what goes on with devices going to VZW then half the people who make comments who THINK they have info that are totally inaccurate. A prime example of this will be when the X2 releases that will NOT have LTE like word traveling that it will.

      Personally I give a rats ars whether people want to believe or not I know what the skinny is. And if folks don’t want the truth I’ll be more then happy to not comment and folks can get all hyped up and then be let down.

  • Masroor60

    I was iphone user then tried andriod & liked it but now I will go back to iphone just because to this stupid update stuff

    • Anonymous

      Really? You liked it before but now you’re going back because an update wasn’t pushed? Yeah I’m a little disappointed too but it doesn’t change the fact that Android 2.2 still runs great.

      • Masroor60

        The thing with apple there is no issue of update they own hardware & software
        in Andriod case, google send the update and moto and others wait for months to give to customers

        • Anonymous

          Its still multiple times a year vs 1 and we’ve seen the charts, “fragmentation” is within a few percentage points of each other. Android is backward compatible.

          • Anonymous

            You’re wasting your time. They would rather go back to their fruit and its one update a year than wait 6 months for the android update because they are incapable of logic.

  • Jawshua

    No Angry Birds Rio and Amazon App Store post?? That just happened today, you should get on top of that, three game is free today on the Amazon App Store!

    • Um…that was posted earlier today.

    • Jeremy

      Actually wasn’t it like 3 days ago that it was posted? But why is it still free? Wasn’t that supposed to be a 24 hour only sale on weds?

      • Anonymous

        Probably the ad-supported version

  • Anonymous

    No worries, you Droid X owners can just flash a custom build of gingerbread. Oops, wait I forgot the bootloader is encrypted with no hope of it ever being unlocked.
    I was going to buy a Xoom, buy I’m not sure I want to buy any of their products ever again. Android is supposed to be open.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you and I own a DX. Still not supporting Motorola.

    • Anonymous

      What nobody seems to realize is that Moto not locking down the XOOM is a play to the community.
      As soon as the device(s) gain popularity they’ll lock it down – it’s the old D1 play.
      I’m DONE with Moto.

  • Anonymous

    per my sources at Moto there was never a planned release this week for GB on X. It is coming indeed and will be here soon. CTIA peeps confirmed it.

  • Jroc869

    Im so sick of skins. if we could just get vanilla android on all these handsets with the option to download sense or blur or touch wiz from the market that would be fine with me. open source is great but there has to be some structure or else theres just chaos.

  • Anonymous

    WTF. But, it isn’t a surprise. Why would they give you an upgrade while they want you to buy a new phone… Greedy bastard.

  • JagoX

    I swear…if I wasn’t struggling financially I would be looking at Swappa.com a lot more seriously. I am so tired of this crap…really wish I had gone the HTC route (or at least a phone that I could modify the kernel & ROM without any issues.)

  • goblueboy
  • Rain_king46

    First jrummy gets hurt before he can finish the liberty update now this? I call do over on today.

    • goblueboy

      this!

    • Anonymous

      Who hurt Jrummy? I’ll kill ’em!

    • What happened?

  • Mayze23

    Who cares really? It’s not like GB is a huge improvement over Froyo. I would still take froyo over any other mobile OS.

    • Rizzidy

      At this rate, Jelly Bean will be out before GB hits all the major devices.

  • Ufish2

    if anyone would look at the support for the droid X, why would you buy a high priced Xoom from moto and verzion ,there has been rumors of dropping it already just like the droid 2…you might regret it..go buy something your carrier and maker supports..moto and verzion only want to sell you devices that have one small advantage over what you own,then 30 days later your forgotten for the next new thing and really my dell 420D does a whole lot more than the Xoom! This might be coming news is just to get us worked up for GB so when we get let down we’ll buy something new from them…droid x…superphone… last on the list to get updated,heck my 2 yr might be up by then and I’ll switch to sprint..get a Evo that you can work with.

  • Ufish2

    if anyone would look at the support for the droid X, why would you buy a high priced Xoom from moto and verzion ,there has been rumors of dropping it already just like the droid 2…you might regret it..go buy something your carrier and maker supports..moto and verzion only want to sell you devices that have one small advantage over what you own,then 30 days later your forgotten for the next new thing and really my dell 420D does a whole lot more than the Xoom! This might be coming news is just to get us worked up for GB so when we get let down we’ll buy something new from them…droid x…superphone… last on the list to get updated,heck my 2 yr might be up by then and I’ll switch to sprint..get a Evo that you can work with.

    • Tabe

      People will buy Xoom because its a Google Experience device, no blur crap. Its Google’s flagship HC device, so it’ll get tablet OS updates first.

  • SON OF A……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SON OF A……..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Trdracer21

    Android 2.3 been out for 3months and yet nobody has receive it…. don’t u think this is a problem. Google need to review this and address battery issues. ASAP or its back to iPhone I go

  • Trdracer21

    Android 2.3 been out for 3months and yet nobody has receive it…. don’t u think this is a problem. Google need to review this and address battery issues. ASAP or its back to iPhone I go

    • Anonymous

      Not a bad idea. The iPhone is an excellent device.

      • goblueboy

        I’d rather have android 1.6 than a crapple icrap

        • Rizzidy

          You are probably alone in that sentiment.

          • DBK

            *raises hand* No he’s not.

          • Nope. Me and according to the likes received, 5 other people agree with goblueboy.

          • Rizzidy

            lol

            You guys are all lying or mentally retarded. No way you would rather have Android 1.6 than an iPhone 4.

          • They are not lying per say. They have become Android ideologues. At this point they cannot make logical judgement because their thinking is clouded. Its the same as people who actually believe Sarah Palin is more intelligent or would be a better President than Obama. They hitched their identity to that wagon and are going to ride it out.

          • DroidzFX

            I have your face printed out and throw darts at it in my spare time.

          • Rizzidy

            *per se

          • Thank you. I struggle to find a more valuable use of time than correcting grammatical errors on internet comment post. I think you should find a way to parlay that useful skill into a career.

          • Or they, like me, they hate apples way of acting like they are better than everyone else and never make any mistakes. Or the way apple thinks 8gb of ram costs $375. Or the fact that of all the money apple makes, they donate NONE to charity. Unlike the “Evil” microsoft. Maybe they like the freedom of android and the many things you can do that iPhones simply cant do. Not to mention that of all the people i know with iPhones, 85% of them are pretentious douche-bags who continuously try to show off with it and act like they and it are something special.

            The iphone is a ok product, but for ethical reasons alone, ill never own an apple product

            but thats just my take

          • Well the part about Apple not donating money is just simply not true. Simply using Google will prove that statement incorrect. Secondly, how the people you know with iPhones act is more of a reflection of you and the company you keep rather than it is of Apple. However, if after all of your incorrect assumptions you still don’t want to use Apple products that is your right as a human. Apple charges a premium for their products and judging by their stock price and sales figures a lot of people, including myself, are willing to pay that premium. If you choose not to, again that is your right.

      • Anonymous

        true. i love my OG Droid (overclocked, custom ROM), but i am always impressed by the snappiness when i use my g/f’s iPhone 3GS.

        not as customizable, but it just works.

        • Anonymous

          My Droid with 2.3 “just works” as well, I rarely ever have any issues with it.

          • Anonymous

            i don’t have big issues, but can be laggy and sometime it takes 5-10 seconds for the home screen icons to repopulate.

            2.3 via CM7 RC2 w/ home screen locked in memory.

    • DBK

      I thought they weren’t going to release 2.3 and make 2.4 Gingerbread instead? At least, that was the word a month or so ago.

      • Anonymous

        2.3 is out and has been, its up to 2.3.3 I believe. 2.4 I think is going to be ice cream sandwich which is suposed to be a blending of honeycomb and gingerbread for phones.

    • The battery issues will never be fixes. Android decided to differentiate itself from iPhone by allowing desktop like multitasking. That kills battery life. This is the reason iPhone doesn’t do true multitasking, it is not as if Apple just couldn’t figure out how to do it. They made a conscience decision of battery life over true multitasking.

      • Anonymous

        Battery life comparisons.

        http://www.anandtech.com/show/4165/the-motorola-atrix-4g-preview/8

        In android, especially 2.3, hitting the back button is the same as exiting and shutting down an application.

        • You are not very good at debate or using evidence. The iPhone according to the evidence you supplied gets 20% longer battery life. The Atrix uses a 1900 mAh battery the iphone 4 uses 1400 mAh. So Atrix uses a battery nearly 33% larger and get about 20% less life. Haha #FAIL on your part. Stop trying please its getting embarrassing. Zzzzzzzzz

          • Anonymous

            When you compare the capability between the two, that ~1 hour difference is hardly impressive. The iPhone cannot multitask, does not have multiple sources of information running on the home screen, is about 5 times slower and has a much smaller screen. You are obviously not very good at logic. #LOOSING on your part. Stop being a dimwitted dolt, it’s embarrassing for humanity.

          • here are some numbers maybe you can understand those a little better

            Atrix: 315 mins per 1900 mAh charge=16.57 mins per 100 mAh
            iPhone 4: 399 mins per 1400 mAh charge=28.5 mins per 100 mAh

            that is nearly double.

            iphone does multitask. it doesn’t allow third party multitasking. i can listen to music and web browse, check email, text my friend, etc…. please learn facts before you spew about something you have no clue about. i am done commenting on your replys because it is like playing basketball against a 12 year old. sure its fun but no real satisfaction destroying and inferior opponent. have fun and keep enjoying my comments. bye bye now!!

          • Ryan_e22

            The atrix is also 4g so take that into account…

          • No its not. The 4G has not been turned on by At&t.

          • Anonymous

            That’s right, run along with your tail between your legs. Only losers insult then run away when faced with facts. Bye bye loser, hope you’re having fun shoving that 5 times slower, functionally crippled for 1 hour longer battery life iDevice up your ass.

          • here are some numbers maybe you can understand those a little better

            Atrix: 315 mins per 1900 mAh charge=16.57 mins per 100 mAh
            iPhone 4: 399 mins per 1400 mAh charge=28.5 mins per 100 mAh

            that is nearly double.

            iphone does multitask. it doesn’t allow third party multitasking. i can listen to music and web browse, check email, text my friend, etc…. please learn facts before you spew about something you have no clue about. i am done commenting on your replys because it is like playing basketball against a 12 year old. sure its fun but no real satisfaction destroying and inferior opponent. have fun and keep enjoying my comments. bye bye now!!

        • You are not very good at debate or using evidence. The iPhone according to the evidence you supplied gets 20% longer battery life. The Atrix uses a 1900 mAh battery the iphone 4 uses 1400 mAh. So Atrix uses a battery nearly 33% larger and get about 20% less life. Haha #FAIL on your part. Stop trying please its getting embarrassing. Zzzzzzzzz

  • Verizon: “Silly android fans, you must realize that we only care about iProducts now”

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, keep thinking that.

  • Brian

    Does anybody listen to @P3Droid?!

    • PydePypper

      Obviously not, and if they did pay any attention to him they would know who PydePypper is and would not question this Tweet seeing as I am part of TBH but go by a different name online for obvious reasons.

  • Brian

    Does anybody listen to @P3Droid?!

    • PydePypper

      Obviously not which is why when I got confirmation yesterday the GB build was rejected I posted about it which I normally do not do. I let other post the info, I’d much rather keep the low profile.

  • LinuxLover

    I hate to say it, but it’s stuff like this that kills the Droid. Apple releases a new iOS, and all supported devices get it the same day. Google releases a new OS and MAYBE your device is on the list, then, if you’re that lucky, you’ll wait months before you get it. That’s if you have a phone by anyone other than Samsung, that doesn’t upgrade at all. On top of that, you can expect roughly 3 years of upgrades from Apple for the iPhone. You’re lucky to get more than one OS upgrade on a Droid device. This is just sad.

    I’ve been interested in getting a Droid, because I like the openness of it, and because it has some strong points. Actually, I’ve been waiting on the Droid Bionic. However, stuff like this makes me think twice. Seriously, why can’t they support their hardware better?

    • because there’ dozens and dozens of different devices running the software and many different carriers and device manufacturers that want different things for their customers. If it was up to GOOGLE it would all be wonderful, but thanks to companies like moto and samsung, they want to install their own UI and bloatware before they sell the device.

      • Anonymous

        No, thanks to companies like Verizon and AT&T. Blur and Touchwiz suck, but they’re not the real culprits, here.

      • the bloatware complicates things but it comes down to the carriers.

      • Jeez man, is HTC the holy cow here? I never hear a single thing about HTC here, even though they’re slow with some updates too. Let alone that awful HTC Sense skin. Why is nobody complaining about Sense? Sure, it runs a little bit smoother than for example Touchwiz. but it skins too much and it drains battery like hell.

        • Sense is actually an improvement over stock android. It looks a lot better and provides some useful tweaks. But you are right Sense kills battery life much, much faster than stock. It is that damn sync.

    • Anonymous

      Because Verizon and AT&T suck. If you really want updates, get a Nexus S.

      • Emike72

        Or root and look for a custom rom.

      • ya and get it on a crappy provider that’s being bought out.

    • Anonymous

      The 3 years of upgrades from Apple claim is simply not true. The original iPhone received two major updates, version 2.0 in 2008 and then version 3.0 in 2009 which had many of 3.0’s features stripped out. Apple dropped support for it after that. Look at the iPhone 3G, it received an update to version 3.0 in 2009 and then version 4.0 in 2010 that also had most of it’s features removed and degraded the performance of the phone. Notice the trend?

    • dannyjedi

      I totally Agree. I left my IPHONE for the OG droid, then got the X.
      I love my X.
      But the software is TERRIBLE.
      I wanted to be free from the douchebaggery of APPLE, but I went from the frying pan into the fire!
      I remember when I got my IPHONE 3G, I was happy, it was smooth, ran well, and I could count on APPLE releasing updates WHEN THEY SAID THEY WOULD.
      It wouldn’t be so bad if GOOGLE didn’t put dumbass statues on their lawn and give each other handjobs every time a new “OS” came out, only to find out that we the uses, and supporters of the platform would be left out in the cold by the MOTO, and other manufacturers.
      Android could be a beautiful thing.
      The companies are ruining the OS.
      Google either needs to make phones for a PURE android experience, or really put a fire under the ass of these dumb as companies.

      • LinuxLover

        I say they unlock the bootloaders and start letting, us, the users install the OS, just like Linux. Then, 3rd party developers could release timely updates and we can install them without fear of backlash from the manufacturers. This OS controlled by the manufacturers scheme, even though it’s developed by Google, sucks. Too many hands in the till…

      • dannyjedi

        Update:
        I just bought my first Mac tonight.
        It is an older G4.. Running older software..
        (A friend sold it to me tonight, he has a recording studio, and got all new Mac’s for it, so he let it go to me for $100!)
        But man, it is fast.
        I plugged my Iphone in,*The phone that is pretty much now just an ipod.. cool the wifi still works. Came up right away, and was able to download all photos into Iphoto… or what ever it is called.
        I plugged in my X, Had to set it to “Mass storage device” and poof, all photos seem to be transferring.
        I don’t think I will ever buy a PC again.

        • Macs are the way to go. I bought a MacBook Air a few months ago and it was the best purchase I ever made. Unless you are a gamer or a spec nerd Macs are where its at.

          • DroidzFX

            Or unless you want to do anything exchange related then your screwed

          • no clue what your talking about, i have microsoft office and exchange works great for my work email.

          • Anonymous

            exchange works fine for me too.

          • just got my first mac shipped monday…mac i7 mbp 13 inch…gotta agree best purchase ever. computer wise ill never use a pc for personal use again… but im not leaving android i love my DX

          • Anonymous

            You ended your sentence in a preposition….

            Leopard was the worst modern OS I have ever used. You can setup any PC to automatically connect to your Android phone. It is just because that comes preinstalled between Apple products that you notice.

            Anyone that knows more than basic computing skills understands that Windows 7 (and even Vista) are the best functioning OSs out there.

          • Anonymous

            Vista? no one I know has Vista on a work computer. most of my company’s computers are on XP and they are just starting to experiment with Win 7 images.

          • Yes that is why at every single Android press conference or Google demonstration they are using Macs because Google employees don’t know “more than basic computing skills”

          • Dyz_blade

            you all are funny…. macs nowadays actually run on a unix based version.. and I would say unix is actually the most stable (not the easiest to use) I’ve been working professionally with microsoft products since before windows 3.1.1 around the time the internet was non gui and having a 300 baud modem (if your not technical look it up, and compare the speed to what your running at home now…).  Call it what it is, mac’s are on the general waaay more stable then windows OS… vista is complete garbage unless you like running unstable beta software.. mac has it’s place, it’s stable but in my opinion limiting.. I prefer Windows… but the “best” is a childish question.. like asking who has the best wife… it’s more about whats best for your and your needs…… I’ll get off my soapbox now and return to working on our android 2.3.3 problems with exchange active sync… we’re having these on Droid X2 phones from motorola as well as HTC EVO running 2.3 and an htc that was running 2.1 and still having the problem upgraded and still has the problem, to date we also have an incredible 2 user that is having the issue…. we get invalid cert on our server… cert didn’t change and we didn’t make changes.. I’d know because I manage the server… to make it even better i was able to go into the verizon store and get my account to work on about half the phones… i promptly factory reset their phones to be safe.. techs in the store are not very technical they’re more like sales techs used to working with people that don’t have a clue rarely is anyone at the verizon store all that technical… no offense to them but if they were technical why would they be working at a verizon store…  seriously.   Google makes the base OS…. the phone manufacturer alters it to their needs and then verizon alters it futher (bloatware)… original droid email sync was written by google and had no issues.. i understand the newer versions are done by motorloa notorious for having decent hardware but flaky software development.. like maybe their QC department sucks…  there are also some legal issues going on with microsoft regarding activesync… all I know is I have a bunch of users who’s email stopped syncing recently so there are deffinitely changes being made.. seems at the moment to be split between verizon droid and evo users and sprint htc users… think I’m going to try to find a phone that doesn’t have all the extra garbage  in it…. i work with a lot of developers and I know how a single poorly written applicaiton can wreak havoc on a phone or computer (think windows xp before they released SP2…

          • Tux

            People with more than basic computing skills tend to flee to Mac or Linux dude, what are you smoking.

            Macs are nice, but not my kinda thing.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, the way to go for clueless halfwits such as yourself who need stupid simple interfaces to get anything done.

          • Anonymous

            Other things being equal, stupid simple is always preferable to overly complex.

          • Anonymous

            Sure, for the stupid simple.

        • dannyjedi

          So I think the mac sees the photos and videos on the X, but it only downloaded about 40 of them… and them stopped. I will have to research this more before I start bitching…. for once. 😉

    • Anonymous

      How many phones does apple have to support? 4, And out of those how many are still being supported? 2, how long does apple suppot a device about 2 generations. How many phones does Google’s android run on? 39 and how long does google suport these devices? As long as the phone manufactures continue to update the phone. And if google could push out vanilla versions of their softwear you would see update as off ten as the nexus one got them and now the nexus s is getting them.

    • Fred Farkle

      LOL–let’s say IOS5 is rumored as it is–are you dissapointed in Apple cause you cant have it on your iPhone for 6 more months?–Google releases the code to all and then the developers, modders and OEM’s have to tweak it for their needs and desires–I have stock 2.2 on my X and love it–the ‘Blur’ I can’t see it and it’s stable and does everything I want–I have a tablet toy w Tegra2 and it’s rooted and customized–for fun–you can whine and join the JobsBorg or enjoy freedom the choice is yours

    • Anonymous

      not true the verizon iphone didnt get IOS 4.3 when the at&t iphone 4 got it

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, Verizon, for giving me yet another reason to switch carriers. If it wasn’t for your awesome network, your crappy lockdown policies would have driven me away awhile ago.

    Sprint, get your WiMax in my area; STAT!

  • Dane

    This is bull. Come on.

  • Anonymous

    VZW: Rule the Despair

    I guess there wasn’t enough bloatware.

    • benJA

      My friend with an Epic 4G updated to stock 2.2 a few nights ago.

      Complained today about the added bloatware that came with the updates. Notably the “Free HD Games!” app that does absolutely nothing besides take up space.

    • Anonymous

      VZW: Sorry, Moto; it looks like it runs really smoothly. Here’s some more bloatware to put on it and some features to take off of it. When it starts to lag a little bit, you’re done. See you in a month.

      • angermeans

        Blur running smoothly? Ill believe it when i see it. Hey moto ya know you wouldn’t have this problem if you didn’t skin up android. It runs great ask the nexus users.

        • Ehm, HTC, Sony Ericsson, Samsung… Who does ship vanilla Android these days? Only Nexus. So blame the other companies too if you want vanilla. Nobody is doing vanilla these days, only Nexus and Xoom.
          (btw, I love MotoBlur and it runs smoothly on my XT720 even though it’s only unofficial ROM, so that says a lot)

          • Anonymous

            The LG G2x on T-mobile is stock.

  • o.k. this proves to everyone that it is the CARRIERS you block updates and not the manufacturers! So get off of Samsung, Motorola, and HTC’s back! If you want a phone that gets updates your only option is the official Google Nexus phone! As a proud OG Droid owner this is truth! Carriers block updates unless it’s stock android!

    • Rizzidy

      This proves nothing except that VZW blocked this particular update.

      • anybody got Gingerbread yet expect the Nexus phones and rooted users? Didn’t think so, don’t hold your breath. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have no interest in pushing out such a huge update unless it is written in their contract to do so with stock android devices that meet the minimum specs.

      • anybody got Gingerbread yet expect the Nexus phones and rooted users? Didn’t think so, don’t hold your breath. AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have no interest in pushing out such a huge update unless it is written in their contract to do so with stock android devices that meet the minimum specs.

  • Anonymous

    SO SADDDDD!!!!! But when will the Thunderbolt get it?

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully Kellex gets a chance to try the easy root method for the tbolt and post up a video walkthrough of it. Then we can get to the custom ROMs and have 2.3 right away. My OG Droid I gave to my wife has had a 2.3 ROM for a couple months now.

    • Anonymous

      Hopefully Kellex gets a chance to try the easy root method for the tbolt and post up a video walkthrough of it. Then we can get to the custom ROMs and have 2.3 right away. My OG Droid I gave to my wife has had a 2.3 ROM for a couple months now.

      • Anonymous

        I finally figured out the easy root process. Anyone need help with it?

        • Anonymous

          With so many people saying it did “nothing”, I would welcome any help. I want to try this, but not until there is a GOOD set of instructions. The explanation of the previous method requires you to already be proficient with ADB, which I am not. I am pretty good at figuring things out, but I don’t want my lack of knowledge to cost me my tbolt…

        • UnlockMyTbolt

          Yes please!