WHERE THE %@$& is the stock androids on verizon??
Ok, I was REALLY excited about the Droid 3! Because of the keyboard finally having a dedicated number row, the 4" screen, 8mp cam in back and the front face! BUT I was REALLY EXCITED about it being stock more than anything! And now it has blur?.WTF!
AND Verizon releases a stock phone with a game pad? Verizon, don't tell me thats my option! GIVE US A NEW STOCK ANDROID! ENOUGH WITH THIS SKINED BS! GIVE US A LEGITIMATE OPTION WITHOUT PORTING TO SPRINT FOR THE NS4G!
THE fact that the D3 is blured, brke my heart enough to leave! If u don't give us a stock phone within the year, that DOESN'T have a game controller on it I'm leaving!
Who's with me?
- 06-08-2011, 09:08 AM #2
- 06-08-2011, 11:10 AM #3
You need to remember what the general public, who also happens to be the majority, wants in a cell phone. Many might not know that a plain vanilla OS is better than the eye candy manufacturers give them. I'm right there with you on the need to have more stock OS' on the market. But company's are out to make money and they will make it with something thats different than the competition and offers more
"wow-factor" to the consumer.
Hopefully more manufacturers start to embrace the open development community and keep phones unlocked so that we can have access to AOSP choices.
- 06-08-2011, 12:05 PM #4
- 06-08-2011, 01:04 PM #5
- 06-08-2011, 01:07 PM #6
- 06-08-2011, 01:49 PM #7
If they made a case for it that was to prevent it from opening maybe I'd get it!.but I'm sure they won't.
- 06-08-2011, 03:12 PM #9
- 06-08-2011, 03:20 PM #10
Personally, I only consider devices that get firmware updates right away (like the Nexus One & Nexus S) "stock Android". The G2X & Xperia Play might not have *much* bloatware on them, but they do have some & are blocked by the carriers from getting immediate OTA updates when they are released.
That, in my opinion, puts them right in with all the others.
- 06-08-2011, 05:32 PM #12
Do you not like to root & flash ROMs? It sounds to me like your problem could best be solved by installing an AOSP ROM.
I understand the desire for a stock Android phone, but I couldn't imagine switching to any other carrier to get one because coverage with T-Mobile, AT&T, & Sprint are an absolute joke where I live & travel most.
- 06-08-2011, 07:05 PM #14
- 06-08-2011, 07:13 PM #15
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- You Jelly Huh 2.1
Can't have your cake and eat it too. Remember, when a company puts out consumer products, it looks at who's the majority type of buyer for that product. Sorry, we are the minority when it comes to having "Stock" phones. Instead of posting on this forum, you should hit up HTC, Moto, and Samsung and give them some feedback.
- 06-08-2011, 07:15 PM #16
- 06-08-2011, 07:21 PM #17
I don't know which is the best stock Android ROM for the Droid Incredible since I don't have one, but again, you will find a lot of input in the forums.
- 06-08-2011, 07:25 PM #18
- 06-08-2011, 07:51 PM #20
I'm with you dude! VZdubbs, we need a stock android or we're out!
- 06-08-2011, 07:59 PM #21
- 06-08-2011, 08:47 PM #22
If you want to go to T-Mobile, Sprint, or AT&T to get a Nexus phone or any upcoming stock Android phone, you totally should. Sprint & T-Mobile's plans are less than VZW's so you will save some $ each month anyway.
Myself, as much as I would like a stock Android, I am content with getting the bloatware off myself by rooting & freezing it because the other carriers aren't even an option because I chose Verizon because of their coverage area. You get what you pay for, in my opinion.
- 06-09-2011, 02:46 AM #24
People, we need to realize that Stock Android OS' are not going to be pushed to market. Nobody wants a BMW with manual windows, no AC, and no push to start ignition. The same applies to a phone. The more bells and whistles it has the better. Maybe not from a usability standpoint, but from a marketing gimmick to push a device out the door and have a new two-year contract on the network. Don't get me wrong. HTC Sense, Motoblur have their perks and set the phones apart. My first, and current, Android device is a Sprint Hero with Sense. I know what sense is about so I'm not being biased. I love it, but it bogs the phone and prevents it from being 100% useable.
Google realizes their is a development community and has released the Nexus series to help fit that void.
At this point I'm just rambling. In summary, plaing vanilla phones will not become the norm, imo. It would be nice, but not realistic.
- 06-09-2011, 10:02 PM #25
I know it sucks, I kind of want to leave Verizon too. I'm sticking with Verizon for the time being though, gonna wait for the Nexus 3 to come out to see what the new generation of ICS phones are gonna be like (not holding my breath on a Verizon Nexus though). If the Nexus 3 steps it up in specs (especially display specs, I'd take a SAMOLED+ over the iPhone's Retina display anyday, but I still wish they'd bump up the resolution on high-end Androids), I'll wait for an ICS device with an unlocked bootloader to hit Verizon. If the Nexus 3 doesn't really have much of a spec advantage, I'll get the Samsung Galaxy SII.
I'm really starting to hate Verizon for their attitude towards the Nexus series, but I can't just switch because of that (not yet, anyway). I'm stuck in a rural area where they're the only reliable carrier for right now. I wish that things were flipped and Sprint had the best coverage, but that's just a fantasy.