Should I avoid Motorola phones?
I think it may have been the best Android on the market at the time. But it was not a reliable phone. I blame the hardware. (And slow updates on the software team.)
I will probably buy a new phone between now and when Google announces the next Nexus 4 revision. I'm leaning toward the Nexus 4 update. But if the Moto X is a good phone I'd think about it. But I'm worried it will have the same problems.
And I didn't hear about reboots and announces like that on reviews of the Droid/Milestone. Maybe you have to use it for more than a week to get the low down on it? Any comments or suggestions?
When the Moto X is launched here, at the start it will be a Rogers exclusive. So if that is not your carrier of choice, you will have to wait more. Carriers and phone vendors have got much better in the past year or so with delivering timely updates, however the nexus phones will still be the first to get a new version.
I would keep this in mind, no matter what phone you want; pretend like it will never get any future software update. Do you think you will still be happy with it in 2 (the new contract length) years? If so, then that is probably a good phone to get. Don't buy a phone because it may get better in the future if it is not what you need in the present.
I have a nexus 4 and am pretty happy with it, but it isn't the perfect phone. There is no solid rumors about a successor to it yet, and you may be waiting a while. Also with the rising plan prices in Canada this month, if may be better to go off-contract, and the current generation of Nexus 4 is much cheaper off contract compared to what the Moto X will be
"no matter what phone you want; pretend like it will never get any future software update."
I agree with you. The only reason not to do this is if you just have to have the latest in tech. For any other regular consumer your statement is the best advice I have seen in a while.
(Edit for wrong link)
Seems like that wasn't the issue.
I had the original Droid, the Droid 2 Global, then moved to the Galaxy Nexus and now am on a Galaxy Note 2. Regardless, I'd be giving the Moto X a chance if I were you. The things you're describing happened 4 years ago (well, 3 if you got the Milestone when it came out, but the hardware's the same). It's like saying "well, that screen on the original iPhone was really lousy, should I trust Apple to give me a better screen in the iPhone 5?"