While the tag wiki states the Motorola Droid is exclusively offered by Verizon, it is almost identical to the Motorola Milestone (see Wikipedia). Only difference is that the Droid is facilitating CDMA, while the Milestone uses GSM/UMTS.

So currently, we have both the (x90) and the (x30). Should we merge them, and make one of them a synonym to the other?

A similar issue applies to the (x22, CDMA) and (x2, GSM/UMTS) tags (see Wikipedia again). Owning a Milestone 2, I experienced the similarities in many issues (except for the CDMA versus GSM/UMTS, solutions for the one can easily be applied to the other).

As usual, my suggestion would be to merge and synonymize. I guess, tag wikis could still point out the concerning details.


The difference between GSM and CDMA phones is pretty major. I'm not sure that synonymizing them makes sense despite their other similarities.

  • I have always been referred to the Droid 2 on most forums (except for specific stuff or ROMs to flash, for good reason as you mentioned). I could check how many of the 30 Milestone questions wouldn't fit in the droid section. Let me quote Al Everett: People are using tags to describe their device and not the question. (Merge stock, stock-android, vanilla) – Izzy Sep 6 '12 at 16:00
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    besides one being CDMA and the other being GSM, they are basically the same otherwise. I think they should be merged and synonym'd. If not, then there is an argument for having tags for samsung-galaxy-s-vibrant, samsung-galaxy-s-captivate, samsung-galaxy-s-fascinate. While these devices are all Galaxy S devices, they are very different. And there are TONS of Galaxy S III variants. using the gsm or cdma tag along with the device tags would be useful. – Ryan Conrad Sep 6 '12 at 19:47
  • @Izzy IMO that quote supports leaving them separate. If there's no question-determined reason to use a device tag then it should be left off; if there is, then it should be specific to the device and not a class if devices unless it is known to apply to that class. Ryan, we do have tags for specific SGS variations (or did last time I checked) and they've come in handy. – Matthew Read Sep 6 '12 at 22:43
  • @MatthewRead I guess we do have specific SGS tags... – Ryan Conrad Sep 7 '12 at 0:25
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    I see 3 SGS specific tags out of the 20 SGS incarnations around the world. Do you really want to tag for every one of them? IMHO this should be decided on a per device base. And for the Droid/Milestone it's IMHO to merge them. I don't see the a major difference in the GSM and CDMA versions. Maybe you could elaborate the difference a little bit more? – Flow Sep 7 '12 at 11:40
  • @Flow If they are warranted, tags aren't created for no reason. I don't see a compelling reason to merge them, is there one? – Matthew Read Sep 7 '12 at 13:18
  • most users that have a Droid are not going to know that it is called a Milestone everywhere else, so for that I can see a reason not to merge them. With that said, they are the same device minus the different types of networks they are used on. – Ryan Conrad Sep 7 '12 at 14:29
  • So let the "droid" be the master, and "milestone" its synonym. Typing "milestone" would reveal it, and I guess at least half of the milestone users know it's called "Droid" in the US. Another reason for the merge: The device is pretty outdated meanwhile, and already had 3 successors. I just replaced my Milestone-2 :) – Izzy Apr 6 '13 at 19:58

Same hardware, just the radio module is different. Let's merge the tags.

  • May I rise this question again? Merge 'milestone-2' (3 questions only, and not even GSM specific) to 'droid-2' and make the former a synonym? If a question would be GSM specific, we still have the 'gsm' tag to be used in addition (as we have 'cdma', before one needs to check ;) – Izzy Feb 20 '13 at 10:16

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