Droid. The name still rolls of the tongue of iSheep as they ignorantly believe Droid is Android. Normally, I am quick to correct the terminology using a simple analogy that it’s like how a Mustang is a brand from Ford. Then the light clicks on. It’s a shame that for a long time now that I would have the sense of need to make such a correction. Besides the point of the literal branding, let’s be honest…the Droid family has not represented Android well at all these last few years.
For a long time Droid was known as a premier brand. I was one of the original Droid supporters. My life was changed when I returned my Blackberry Storm 2 for the what we enthusiasts call the OG Droid, Motorola’s game changer to the smartphone world. My collection and loyalty with the Droid lineup was strong for a while as I proudly owned the OG Droid, Droid X, Droid X2, and Droid Razr. The Razr is where Droid took a plunge. The Razr set a standard of creating devices that were thin and the trend still continues today as people care about not having a bulky phone. However, the OS experience was lacking and that’s where the Droid lineup started to suffer.
Many more Droid devices have been released since then, but none have drawn a hint of interest to make a my daily driver. Granted, when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S3 the smartphone industry took a new shift. Android started to make a louder presence as a strong competitor to Apple. Droid was silenced. Droid became the rugged phone that only people who needed a robust durable phone were attracted to the brand.
The Droid Turbo boasts some crazy good specs that has now made Droid stand out in the crowd of quality devices. Matter of fact, the Turbo pretty much is the best of the best when it comes to specs. There isn’t another phone that has the combo of beastly specs as what the Turbo shows off.
For a while there were rumors floating around the Turbo was going to be the next Nexus, the Verizon version of the Nexus, or a “pure” version device of some sorts. Today was the official announcement of the Turbo and we now know what it is all about, along with the release date of October 30, 2014.
Unfortunately, for myself and I am sure others the timing is horrible. The Nexus 6 which will be available to all major networks is available for pre-order October 29th, the day right before the Turbo is released from it’s cage. As a Verizon subscriber for years (unlimited data user at that) a Nexus made by Motorola is a dream come true. While the Turbo specs looks better on paper compared to the Nexus 6, I am going to choose the Nexus 6 over it every time.
Motorola sure has been a busy bee releasing devices. The Moto X 2014 hit the shelves only a couple months ago, the Nexus 6 is about to be available, and now the Turbo. Makes me with they would have made the Turbo as the Nexus setting the bar for mobile handsets. I am looking forward to experiencing the large phablet size of the Nexus 6 (I like big phones I cannot lie), but I would love to have some of the specs of the Turbo inside the Nexus 6. Don’t get me wrong the Nexus 6 has some stout specs to be proud of, but it doesn’t make much sense to have two phones released about the same time and differ in so many ways.
I guess it’s one of those things as like how parents love each of their kids equally, but in unique ways for each child. Motorola must be proud of the last three devices they have made, because they are all quality phones. All of which are different in their own respects, have their own identities, and compliment the experience the user desires.
Most of all, congratulations to Motorola for making a HUGE comeback. You have always had a special place in my techie heart and has been cheering you on to once again be a profound device manufacturer in today’s competitive market. I like the path and direction you’re going! Keep up the great work and thanks for making me think about getting a Droid device once again! Although, I will be delving in one of your other specialties, the Nexus 6.