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To: antiRepublicrat; F1reEng1neRed

The major software manufacturers and American carriers have all agreed to Google’s demand that phones get software updates for 18 months. It is a definite improvement. The carriers in the US have been the major hold up because they want you to buy a new phone and extend your contract. They have to add the bloat after the manufacturers update their skins. It is a tedious process.


161 posted on 06/08/2011 4:45:22 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: Mr. Blonde

If it were up to me, they all would run stock Froyo, Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, whatever...I can’t think of a single carrier specific app that I ever use. I don’t really use the manufacturer skins or launcher either. I like my phone to be the way ***I*** want it. That’s what’s nice about the Nexus phones...no bloat, just stock Android with updates as soon as Google pushes them out the door.


163 posted on 06/08/2011 4:58:32 PM PDT by F1reEng1neRed
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To: Mr. Blonde
The major software manufacturers and American carriers have all agreed to Google’s demand that phones get software updates for 18 months.

That's good, although it's non-binding and it doesn't help me. Luckily I'm a geek so I can handle rooting it and flashing new ROM. Most others are screwed.

BTW, why do we call it ROM? It's not read-only, since we can easily write to it.

168 posted on 06/09/2011 7:32:59 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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