I'm no expert nor do I claim to be one, but it would seem to me that it would be far easier to provide an update or new OS to a "pure google" phone with vanilla android versus an HTC that has to deal with Sense UI etc. Just my .02 - take it for what it's worth.
I assume the subject relates to one of my posts asking for the name of a US phone that has ICS...
Since the HTC Vivid does not, I repeat NOT have it yet the question still is looking for an answer.
Did you not read the article?! The Vivid HAS the update already. The OTHER phones are coming soon. (In fact on this site - android central - you can go to the vivid subforum and see people who already have the OTA update to ICS!
Making the case for "false advertising" would involve proving intent (or lack thereof). They can still rightfully claim they intended for the Nexus to get first updates, but snags and hitches and bumps caused unforeseen delays. Poof...there goes your argument.
Right now, aside from the weird random rebooting that happens every now and then, my phone works fine on GB. I'll be happy to get ICS, but I'm not desperate enough to screw around with it by unlocking, etc.
I will, however, probably not look for the Nexus branding when considering my next phone.
I agree. I'm not going to sue anyone for false advertising but the promise of first updates was definitely a factor in choosing this phone over others, so yes, I'm going to be a bit upset at Google for it.
Oh really? The sprint store I went to (lakewood, CA) had that advertised on the little plastic plaque thingy. I was intending to get an iPhone 4, but they soon told me that I would have to pay an additional $99 for insurance w/ no replacement, so they took me over to android. I went looking over at the E4GT but my rep persuaded me to get the NS4G because of the bloatless software, first to get upgrades, and it was cheaper.
My next phone will definitely be a GSIII
Sent from my Nexus S 4G on 4.0.4 ICS Leak using Tapatalk
Yeah.. I love my Nexus S and have been pretty happy Google, but never again will I fall for that line of bull (first to receive updates) crap when choosing my next phone and it DID weigh in heavily on my decision to buy it. I though it was a great idea and feature.... so much for that.