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Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile USA

Is the Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon process any good?

Chieh Cheng
Tue, 05 Jul 2011 17:06:42 +0000

not bad. I think ti's used in thunderbolt - has power to for 720p video recording, gaming, and probably future Android updates. you getting a new phone?

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 08:10:21 +0000

I'm thinking of upgrading to the following phone when it comes out: . . . . . .

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:10:25 +0000

Yeah, I will probably pick one up on 7/19 if they have it at Target (5% off with red card).

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:41:30 +0000

I have the Samsung Intercept on Virgin Mobile. Which is why I'm
thinking of upgrading to the Motorola Triumph. However, no physical
keyboard on Android 2.2 (doesn't support Bluetooth HID) makes me think
the trade-off over and over again.

The only solution to this problem at this time, is if Motorola Triumph
will be able to provide WIFI hotspot without root.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:21:32 +0000

i have an optimus v.

The Optimus is a decent phone... there are some shortcomings (tinny sounding speakers, bluetooth misbehaving, etc), but generally it works well.

I am looking forward to the faster processor, front facing camera, larger screen and larger internal memory on the Triumph. Hopefully, I can still use it for tethering. And I hope Swype is available.

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 13:37:34 +0000

How are you tethering at this time?

I use Proxoid, which does not require a rooted phone. However, you do
need to use the USB cable. Therefore, I believe using this method will
still work on the Motorola Triumph.

As a side note, the Proxoid is only sufficient for getting my netbook
on the net. At this time, I'm looking for ways to get other multiple
devices on the net using WiFi hotspot. But it seems difficult without
a rooted phone.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 15:40:37 +0000

The Optimus on Virgin Mobile runs stock Android 2.2. WiFi tethering is built-in but hidden. I used an app called Quick Settings to make it available. This works without rooting. Don't think this works on the Intercept though. . . .

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 17:32:39 +0000

In that case, I think you (and I) should have no problem with the
Samsung Triumph, as Virgin Mobile has mentioned that all of their
future Android phones will run stock Android.

Chieh Cheng
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 19:06:49 +0000

the stock in that case meant stock UI... but i hope wifi tethering will remain available.

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:20:51 +0000

Doesn't sound like they're locking anyone down. But unlocking is easy these days. I've bricked my G1 many times and it's still ticking.

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 21:04:53 +0000

motorola has a history of locking their bootloader... . . .

i think this makes it impossible / difficult to root the phone, but the triumph is actually a re-badged Huawei IDEOS X6, so maybe it won't have anything from Motorola except for the logo.

we'll see when it comes out.

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:09:55 +0000

I could see why you are concerned about the Motorola Triumph now.

Are you saying that other Motorola phones are produced by Motorola,
while this one is a rebadge?

It sounds like I'm repeating the obvious, but I'm trying to understand
if all Motorola phones are rebadged or if a small subset is rebadged.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:22:02 +0000

I don't know if Motorola carries other rebadged / rebranded phones, but they do make phones themselves (Droid, Atrix, etc).

check out all the other names it goes by: . . .

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 02:14:08 +0000

Based on this answer, I suspect that Motorola will lock it out like
it's other phones.

It's not clear from the link that the Motorola Triumph is a rebadged
Huawei IDEOS X6, rather than Huawei IDEOS X6 being a rebadged Motorola
Triumph. Maybe I'm not reading it right. Honestly, I wasn't sure what
I was reading from that link.

Chieh Cheng
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 03:35:18 +0000

Here's a,, thread on attempts to use wifi tether on the Motorola Triumph. It isn't looking good... . . .,,

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:22:43 +0000

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Title: Wireless Tether with Motorola Triumph?
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Excerpt: Got the highly anticipated Motorola Triumph at the local Best Buy yesterday. One of the biggest necessity was to be able to tether to it wirelessly. So last night, I threw my bag of non-rooted and rooted tricks at it. I documented my experience in this post. Last night, I installed Quick Settings. I . . .
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