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    Default Re: Benefits of stock Android?

    As everyone noted there isn't any overlay and there is no crapware as well. I also liked that it is unlocked.

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    Default Re: Benefits of stock Android?

    For me, it's not so much the immediacy of the updates but knowing that I'll get more than the one or two that Android vendors typically provide before abandoning a product. Eventually Android will advance to the point that the N4's hardware can't handle it without the user experience suffering, and when that happens, Google won't push any more to it. But I don't see that happening for at least two years, based on the headroom in the N4's processor and memory.

    In fact, the older that the N4 gets, the more I'm going to wait before installing an update so I can see if other owners are reporting problems. I leaned that the hard way with the iPad 1, which I should have left at 4.x instead of upgrading to 5.x, whose features don't outweigh the performance hit. Just because Google, MSFT, Apple, et al say that a device can handle something doesn't mean it can handle it without the strain showing.
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    Default Re: Benefits of stock Android?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    I did until Google started to mess up their own product by getting rid of 2 of their advantages over iphone

    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
    Hah- Samsung's got rid of Android's advantages of onscreen buttons, a smooth experience, and a pretty interface.

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    And to the OP, a launcher will only cover up the home screen, so it still won't be stock Android. You'll also get less bloat, a smoother experience, a faster processor, and faster updates.

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