Still, you're right. Everybody is making fat profits and there's no transparency to the consumer on anything.
My Motorola Droid X got firmware update notification today. Saw "4.5.621" in the message. Thought it must have something to do with ICS. Got super excited for a moment, thought Verizon had decided to give the old girl Android 4.0.
Turns out, that was the phone's firmware version number, not the Android version number. Still running Android 2.3. Got my hopes up for nothing.
Ordered me an Evo 4g LTE. It's a tad ugly, but the hardware is amazing.
I really would love to have a google experience phone, but the galaxy nexus is a bit lacking on the hardware front. I wish more oems would just stick with stock ICS. In trying to differentiate themselves they've made it so you never see stock ICS, so what could be more different than creating a damn stock experience?
Give me stock and let me buy your widgets and apps.
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I pretty much can agree with Brandito on this issue. My reasoning is this is just one more way companies like Samsung and Motorola force consumers to upgrade to the latest and greatest. The new version of whatever os Google has comes out, and they use the excuse that since they are running "customized" versions of that os, it will take a while for them to make the necessary changes and get the update out. As has been the case more often than not though, their older phones just never get the update. They hope the customer will get tired of waiting and just buy a new phone with the latest (or usually one os before the latest) installed on the new phone, with the promise of course that the new phone will get the latest in "a few months" or some other lie.
I've been through this with both Motorola, and to a lesser scale, Samsung. It's bad enough that if it wasn't for custom roms and the great developer community behind them, I'd seriously give thought to getting rid of my Android phone and switched to a tablet and dumb phone. As it is I'm using ICS on a phone Samsung claimed didn't have the specs to run it, and even better it's pure stock with no Touchwiz nonsense. There are roms out there for the Galaxy S that include the TW interface too, which makes everybody happy.
still love my HTC Sensation 4G still seems to keep up with most the newer phones hardware wise !
Straight talk now can use ATT and Tmobile locked phones I dumped Tmobile and saved myself $100 bucks a month. I had to sign up online and have the sim cards sent thru fed ex but it was well worth it.
Tmobile has the HTC One S on sale for 99.99 with a 50 dollar mail in rebate card. For a total of 49.99.
Ordered it, will be here in 2-4 days. Had to add a line but w/e .
decisions decisions, wife want's to get my son a cell phone. Will be adding to our Verizon plan. So do I get him a cheap one and keep my Bionic or do the old trickle down, give the wife the Bionic, her samsung fascinate to the boy and get me a Nexus or Samsung galaxy S3?
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